Dubai with its ultramodern architecture and nightlife scene is the United Arab Emirates' holiday hot spot. With its 5-Star hotels and mega malls, thriving art and design ecosystem, to the constantly changing food scene, there is always something new happing in the city.
PLACES TO VISIT
The building is the tallest building in the world. The views across the city skyline from this bird's-eye perspective are simply staggering. Nighttime visits are particularly popular with photographers due to Dubai's famous city-lights panoramas. Beautiful gardens with winding walkaways is wrapping around the building.The world’s tallest performing fountain the Dubai Fountain is one of plenty water features onsite.
The museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. In the courtyardyou will find several traditional boats and a palm-leaf house with an Emirati wind-tower. The right-hand hall features weaponry, and the left-hand hall showcases Emirati musical instruments. Below the ground floor are display halls with exhibits and dioramas covering various aspects of traditional Emirati life as well as artifacts from the 3,000- to 4,000-year-old graves at Al Qusais archaeological site.
The Mosque is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Dubai's mosques. This stone structure is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with two minarets that display the subtle details in the stonework
4.HERITAGE AND DIVING VILLAGE
The architectural, cultural, and maritime heritage of Dubai is showcased at the Heritage and Diving Village with displays related to pearl diving and dhow. With recreations of traditional Bedouin and coastal village life, Persian homes, a traditional coffeehouse, and a small souk where potters and weavers practice their handicrafts at the stalls.
As one of the top tourist attractions, the Aquarium houses 140 species of sea life in a huge suspended tank on the ground floor of the mall. You can walk through the aquarium tunnels if you enter the Underwater Zoo. Activities offered: Glass bottom boat tours, cage snorkeling and shark diving.
6.WILD WADI AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK
Based at Atlantis, Dubai’s most famous man-made island this world-class waterpark with its water slide (nine stories tall) and underwater safaris is a great place to cool of after a hectic day.
7.ALSERKAL ART DISTRICT
Established galleries, The Green Art Gallery, The Third Line, The Ayyam Gallery and other smaller galleries have made their home here. Show casing art from varies major artists as well as highlighting new Middle Eastern talents. Fashion and accessory boutiques by local designers as well as pop-up restaurants and cafes showcases the energetic and youthfull buzz of the city.
The marina is the largest man-made marina in the world and is home to super yachts and the Dubai Marina Mall. Set in the backdrop of the buildings of JBR it has great views, walkaways and boat rides available.
The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. It offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
The best way to travel in Dubai is by Dubai Metro, buses, water buses and water taxis. You can also rent a car but be forewarned, driving here is not for the faint-hearted.
The best time to visit Dubai is November to March, when temperatures are in the low 30°Cs. From June to September, temperatures average 43°C with 95% humidity.