As I looked down from the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the majestic scenery of the city of Dubai left me breathless. And this is just one of the many reasons why you should visit Dubai and do it soon, rather than later!
Have you always wanted to visit someplace exotic and cosmopolitan? Then you should think about a visit to Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, and one of the richest and most glamorous cities in the world. It is surely not the best choice for a travel destination for people on a tight budget and it is considered as a big luxury for most travelers, but the city also has a lot to offer so visitors would not mind spending extra money there. Whether you are looking for an adventurous holiday or holiday full of relaxation, you can find it all in Dubai, and fortunately for us travelers, the city has plenty to offer to everyone, regardless of their interests.
The Amazing Skyline
As a first-time visitor, the magnificent sight of the many tall buildings covered with glass and lights can make the experience feel surreal in the beginning. Dubai has one of the most fascinating skylines in the world so you are always able to enjoy an amazing view. Rising up literally from the desert, the numerous skyscrapers make for a splendid view that never fails to amaze visitors.
Take in The View From The Tallest Building in The World
Dubai also happens to be home to the architectural masterpiece Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on earth. The skyscraper is located downtown and reaches 828m of height with over 160 floors. You can book a visitor journey that takes you to an open air (but still fenced!) deck on level 124, which affords a stunning panoramic view of the city of Dubai. All of this makes Burj Khalifa a must-visit attraction that you would not want to miss (and you could not, even if you wanted to!) during your stay in Dubai.
Shop Till You Drop!
Dubai has a lot of shopping malls, with the largest and most famous one; the Dubai Mall, which covers up to 12 million square feet. With its high-class shops, it is considered a paradise for shopping lovers. Even if shopping is not really your cup of tea, the Dubai Mall is still worth a visit as you can visit the unique Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, and KidZania; a children’s theme park. Also, make sure you do not miss out on visiting the Dubai fountains outside and witnessing the spectacular free water shows.
Visit The Traditional Gold Souk
Dubai is popular with its traditional souks, the most famous is the Arabian jewellery market Deira Gold Souk, which is located in the oldest part of the city, and is a far cry from the shining glamorous shopping malls. Around 10 tons of authentic gold jewellery is sold for relatively cheap prices (definitely much cheaper than the ones in western countries)!
Dubai Desert Adventures
If you think that Dubai is all about skyscrapers and shopping… think again! The city also offers plenty of other activities for visitors to fully enjoy their experience.
You can also enjoy a nice ride on a camel through the desert or if you are more of the adventurous type, you can even go for a wild safari experience in the desert. All of that before spending an evening of entertainment at a traditional Bedouin desert camp, where you can enjoy some music and dances from the locals as well as an authentic dinner under the stars.
The Palm Islands
Dubai’s man-made islands are a great example of the city’s impressive wealth and luxury. These artificial islands look like a palm tree when looked at from above, and are host to many high-class hotels and private villas. It is especially spectacular when viewed from above, so if you are not afraid of jumping off a plane and if you are seeking an adrenaline rush activity, you can challenge yourself by skydiving right above the islands and enjoy the stunning view.
Ahhh, the list of activities to do in Dubai just does not seem to have an end! You will never have to experience a shortage of things to do during your visit in Dubai, which makes the city a must-see location.