Top things to do in Dubai

Top things to do in Dubai

Top things to do in Dubai

Dubai is the epicenter of culture, architecture, tradition, modernity, food, fashion and a pulsating nightlife. Though an Islamic state, Dubai welcomes everyone with an open heart. What makes Dubai a truly global city is the way all cultures and traditions are followed in theie actual faiths and customs. Dubai portrays its innovative engineering and architecture through the man-made wonders like the ‘Burj Khalifa’ and the ‘Palm Jumeirah’. If you want to experience the ancient side of the state, visit Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, souqs and local markets which will take you to the Islamic heritage and legacy of Dubai. Modern Dubai stands in stark contrast with its opulence and new age structures like the Dubai Fountain, Burj al-Arab hotel, Dubai Marina, etc. Offering a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities like desert safari, fishing, dune bashing, water sports, yacht cruises and many other exciting activities, Dubai is the perfect place for the adventurous one. Shopping itself becomes an adventure for those who want to explore the innumerable souqs and shops that sell almost anything from around the world. Attracting millions of people every year, The Dubai Shopping Festival has everything to suite every taste, age and budget. Each night in Dubai is like a celebration of life because of the vibrating nightlife the city has to offer.

Burj Khalifa:

Named in honor of the ruler Abu Dhabi and President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, this mega structure took 6 long years to build and was finally inaugurated in 2010. Designed by Adrian Smith, Burj Khalifa stands as the tallest structure in the world at a height of 830 meters. This mammoth skyscraper features an observation deck on the 148th floor which is the second highest observation deck in the world, along with an amazing fountain and a park which are definitely worth a visit.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah:

Standing at a height of 321 meters, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. This hotel features a private bridge which connects the hotel to the mainland. Led by the famous architect Tom Wright, this mega skyscraper is an architectural highlight of the city. Needless to say, this luxury hotel charges exorbitant rates for its services, but its glistened with some of the finest suites, restaurants and activities.

Palm Jumeirah:

Palm Jumeirah is the largest man-made island in the world housing a number of attractions and hotels, making it one of the most popular destinations of Dubai. This artificial group of islands is indeed a marvel whose construction took over 13 years. Many movies have been shot at this archipelago, however, the ideal time to visit this wonder is during New Year's Eve to witness the sheer beauty of the island when it is illuminated with fireworks and lights.

The Dubai Fountain:

Situated on the man-made lake of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain is the largest fountain system in the world. Designed by WET Design, this engineering marvel is a treat to watch and will leave you spellbound with its sheer beauty. The fountain's animated performance of Arabic and World music is a prime attraction here, making it a scintillating crowd-puller.

The Dubai Mall:

With over a thousand stores, an enormous aquarium, an Olympic size ski-rink and a colossal option of food outlets, The Dubai Mall is the most luxurious of all and is home to a number of international brands. It is also hugely popular for the vivacious Dubai Fountains, which in itself are a major high point of the city. This mall is known to host annual shopping festivals, attracting shopaholics from all around the world.

Jumeirah Mosque:

Often regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in UAE because of the atavistic Fatimid-styled architecture, Jumeirah Mosque is largely made of white stone and can accommodate close to 1,200 worshippers. Open to the non-Muslims 6 days a week, the ideal time to visit the mosque is during dusk as it is elegantly lit up further accentuating the beauty of the mosque. Note: It is compulsory for women to wear a scarf while visiting this mosque.

Wild Wadi Waterpark:

Owned by Jumeirah International, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is a buzzing park with 17 breath-taking rides, 3 restaurant serving lip-smacking dishes and 2 gifts shops. The park also features a heated wave pool with 2 artificial surfing machines which are a key attraction here magnetizing many surf enthusiasts to this place.

Dubai Parks & Resorts (Bollywood Park):

If you are a Bollywood fanatic, make sure you visit the Bollywood Park at The Dubai Parks & Resorts. The park takes you into the kaleidoscopic world of Bollywood with 5 different zones consisting of rides and attractions of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema. Be it Gabbar Singh from the movie 'Sholay' or the Superheroes of Bollywood; Krrish or RaOne, get enthralled in the rides as you encounter the vistas of the famous Bollywood films. Note: The entry fees are flexible. It is advisable to check their website before visiting the theme park.

Dubai Parks & Resorts (Legoland):

Get ready to witness an adrenaline rush like never before at the Legoland inside The Dubai Parks and Resorts. Legoland is divided into 2 parks; the Legoland theme park offers non-stop fun with over 40-theme rides that are sure to get your heart pumping and 6 theme lands that will leave you awestruck with an unforgettable experience. The Legoland Water Park consists of over 20 spunky water slides and a wave pool that will surely take your excitement to higher levels. Spend an entire day to experience the fun of a lifetime while you are in Dubai. Note: The entry fees are flexible. It is advisable to check their website before visiting the theme park.

Dubai Parks & Resorts (Motion Gate):

Surreally blending entertainment and leisure, Motion Gate is one of the 3 theme parks inside The Dubai Parks & Resorts. Consisting of a number of attractions like the Smurfs Village, Columbia Pictures, Smurfs Village, Studio Central and DreamWorks, this Hollywood-inspired theme park is sure to bring out your inner child. Note: The entry fees are flexible. It is advisable to check their website before visiting the theme park.

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