12 Destinations To Visit In Dubai
One of the most expensive cities in the world, Dubai is a business hub and global city that receives millions of tourists every year. In 2013, Dubai was included in the top 10 most visited cities in the world. It boasts ultramodern architecture, a lively nightlife, and luxury shopping as well as other tourist attractions fit for different kinds of visitors—from families and couples to business travelers. Here are some of the amazing Destinations to Visit in Dubai:
1. Burj Khalifa
Ride a high-speed elevator and enjoy a 360-degree view of the city from the world’s tallest building. Burj Khalifa also features the tallest performing fountain in the world, Dubai Fountain.
Built in the 19th century, Bastakia Quarter (also known as Old Dubai) is lined with structures featuring distinct Arabian architecture. Check out traditional and contemporary art at Majlis Gallery and XVA Gallery, respectively, in Old Dubai.
3. Deira Souks
A traditional souk bustling with shoppers all day, this attraction has received the title, ‘City of Gold.’ You can find outstanding modern and traditional jewelry at Deira Gold Souq. For other interesting buys, visit Deira Spice Souq and the fish market.
4. Sheikh Zayed Road
As the main thoroughfare of the modern business district of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road is home to interesting sites like Courtyard Gallery, Dubai World Trade Tower, and Gold and Diamond Park and Museum.
5. Bastakia Mosque
Lovely mosque featuring meticulous lattice-work detailing.
6. Mall of the Emirates
One of the most famous malls in the city, the sprawling Mall of the Emirates has an indoor ski facility complete with chairlifts, a cinema complex, and a family entertainment center.
7. Jumeirah Beach
A popular place for tourists, this beach is lined with restaurants, watersports operators, and sun loungers.
8. Burj Al-Arab
The tallest hotel in the world houses the underwater Al-Mahara restaurant and the amazing Skyview Bar.
9. Dubai Mall
A premier mall of Dubai, this is the entry way to Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium. Dubai Mall has a cinema complex, gaming zone, and ice-skating rink.
10. Dubai Aquarium
Home to about 140 sea life species, the famous Dubai Aquarium offers dozens of activities like glass-bottom boat tours, shark diving, and cage snorkeling.
11. Heritage and Diving Village
This village is an excellent place to view Dubai’s traditional architecture as well as maritime and cultural heritage.
12. Dubai Creek
Far from the suit and ties in Dubai’s modern center, Dubai Creek lets you get an insight on the traditional economy of the city.