Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. This is the second largest among all the emirates and is the most populous. It might be widely known as a shopping destination but it also is a place containing ancient and modern attractions that will surely take the interest of any tourist.
The 5.39-kilometer circuit that has been sanctioned by the world-renowned Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is a must-see along with the CIK-approved Karting track and their Race & Driving School. This motor sports facility hosted the final round of the FIA GT Championship.
Dubai boasts some of the best beaches in the entire world. Aside from the clubs and hotels that run along the length of their shores, tourists are also treated to public playgrounds, barbecue sites, and picnic areas for friends and families. January is deemed to be the best month to visit their beaches.
Burg Al Arab
This hotel is dubbed as the only “7-star hotel”, making it a very iconic symbol of Dubai. It also holds the record for being one of the tallest in the world as well.
Located four kilometers off the coast of Dubai, this man-made archipelago consists of 300 islands that have been constructed in the shape of a world map. The total expense for the realization of the project is believed to be an astounding US$ 14 billion.
These three islands are so large that it has been told that they are seen from outer space with the naked eye. The islands have been shaped just like that of palm trees and even have houses that can actually be lived in.
Standing at over 828 meters high, this building is considered to be the tallest in the world. Tourists can enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of Dubai from high above or dine in the tallest restaurant situated 442 meters from the ground on the building’s 122nd floor.
The oldest building in all of Dubai; this museum serves to present the traditional ways that its people had lived. It features local antiques and artifacts from other countries that were traded in Dubai.
This is an indoor ski resort that is located inside the Mall of the Emirates. With a land area of 22,500 square feet, guests are treated to the 60-meter high indoor mountain, 400-meter-long run, and 90-meter-long quarter pipe.
With over 1200 shops, this is considered to be the world’s largest shopping mall. The mall houses the world’s largest Gold Souk, the 850,000 square feet Fashion Catwalk atrium, Fashion Island, Galeries Lafayette department store, Oasis Fountain Waterfall, and the WaterFront Atrium.
An exciting journey is the desert’s offering as guests set out on the sands riding off-road vehicles. Anyone who takes a pleasure in driving should enjoy the thrilling activity that the sand dunes bring. This is the perfect getaway for the adventurous and thrill-seeker tourists out there.
Amy C. is a travel blogger who enjoys exploring the best things that a place has to offer its tourists. She enjoys writing about the hidden wonders in the many countries in Asia and Europe. In between her discoveries, she works with Greyside Group, a maritime security and executive protection company, with their administrative and blogging activities. Be on the lookout for her next voyage on her next post.