Sightseeing and things to do in Dubai
The emirate offers plenty of diversions for younger guests, such as the ever-popular Dubai Zoo, home to a selection of wonderful creatures of all sizes.
The city is also home to a number of pristine and perfect beaches where guests can while away a few hours, either relaxing to the soft sound of the sea or marvelling at the city that has sprung up around them out of the arid desert, seemingly changing before their very eyes.
Introduction to Dubai
In the last few years the Emirate of Dubai has come to fascinate more and more people the world over. Things that might be of little interest to tourists visiting other places are as much as a part of the appeal of Dubai as any of the expected attractions.
This is because Dubai is a place people need to see to believe, which is one good reason why many millions arrive there each year. A host of glamorous luxury hotels and vast designer shopping malls provide all the rest, relaxation and retail therapy anyone on Dubai tours could need and the beautiful weather is virtually guaranteed all year round.
Dubai has come to represent the heartland of Arab prosperity – and a place which balances a proudly faithful society with an affluent devotion to building bigger skyscrapers and staggeringly ambitious residential complexes.
Dubai is an endless fascinating, vibrant and unique place which can never be fully appreciated unless seen for oneself.
Dubai Desert Safari
One of the most popular Dubai excursions, the desert safari is an absolute must-do. Take a thrilling ride across the sand dunes before enjoying Bedouin hospitality at a tent in the desert.
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Not being able to afford a room does not mean you cannot enjoy the delights of the world-famous Burj al Arab hotel. Whether you just admire the unique design from afar or venture inside for lunch or a cocktail, be sure this is on your Dubai itinerary.
An indoor ski resort in the middle of the desert – no, really. Occupying a space of over 3000 square meters, with 5 runs and the world’s only indoor black run, Ski Dubai really must be seen to be believed.
Wild Wadi Water Park
One of Dubai's best loved attractions, the Wild Wadi Water Park has over 30 waterslides as well as a range of other attractions.
The Dubai Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort. The fort dates back the 18th century and is one of the oldest buildings in Dubai. Inside are a range of artefacts and exhibits from around the world that reflect Dubai’s origins as a trading post.
An absolute must-do in Dubai. Take a cruise on a traditional wooden Dhow on Dubai Creek which cuts right through the heart of Dubai. You will pass a range of Dhow’s unloading merchandise from Africa and the Far East and afford wonderful views of the city’s modern skyline.
Mall of the Emirates
Less a mall and more a complete indoor city, the Mall of the Emirates offers shopping, dining entertainment and much more. Even if you are not looking to shop be sure to take a stroll around this architectural marvel perhaps to escape the heat of the midday sun.
An exquisite example of Arabic architecture and Islamic devotion. Be sure to take the fascinating tour which is offered with the aim of promoting understanding of the Islamic world.
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