Famous for sightseeing attractions, Dubai is a city with lots of cultural highlights and things to do, but in this post, we will highlight only the places you can visit while on holidays/vacations.
Dubai is a city of high-rise buildings and shopping malls and it has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where tourists visit for relaxation, sunshine, and family fun.
First let’s learn a few things about Dubai.
Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the emirate of Dubai, is located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf.
It is a city of skyscrapers, ports, and beaches, where big business takes place alongside the multi-million-dollar industry, TOURISM.
On Crystalbeds, you will learn more about the best places to visit with our list of the top attractions in Dubai.
Burj Khalifa: Towering at a height of 829.8 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city's points of interest.
It is an exotic skyscraper which has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. The interiors and ambience inside seem to be wrapped up in artistic exuberance.
There is an observation deck on the 124th floor which is named “The Top’’. You can get a breath-taking view of the entire city from there.
Palm Jumeirah: Described as Dubai's magnificent artificial archipelago, Palm Jumeirah is the epitome of beauty that extends into the Persian Gulf.
The archipelago resembles a palm tree with a circle when you take an overhead view of it. It was one of the first major tourism projects in the UAE and currently houses some of Dubai’s top tourist destinations like Atlantis, the Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: Located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses over 33,000 marine life occupying the 10 million litres of water within the tank.
It has a unique underwater zoo occupies the level above the tank displays a range of underwater life that can be found in the oceans, rivers and other water bodies across the earth.
Ski Dubai: This is an indoor ski resort with its ski area measuring about 22,500 square meters. It is the largest indoor ski park in the world, with a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum and a skiing academy for those who wish to learn skiing.
Apart from the regular facilities, Ski Dubai also hosts various events and concerts and a very cozy eatery called the Avalance Cafe which has a balcony that faces the ski slopes.
Dubai Mall: This is the city's premier mall and one of the its best places to visit for a day of shopping and indoor activities to keep the kids busy.
It provides entry to the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Aquarium.
Al Fahidi Quarter: Formerly known (and sometimes still referred to) as the Bastakia neighborhood, Al Fahidi quarters was built in the late 19th century for wealthy Persian merchants who dealt mainly in pearls and textiles and were attracted to Dubai due to their tax-free trading and access to Dubai Creek.
Jumeirah Mosque: Considered by many to be the most beautiful of Dubai's mosques, Jumeirah mosque is an exact copy of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, which is eight times its size. Jumeirah Mosque is a fine example of Islamic architecture.
This stone structure is built with two minarets that display the little details in the stonework. It is particularly attractive in the evening when its floodlights are on.
Burj Al-Arab: Standing high at 321 meters, the Burj Al-Arab is the tallest hotel in the world and it has its own artificial island on the Dubai coastline.
Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the building is lit up by a choreographed, colored lighting show at night. Beautiful in every way possible, the Burj Al-Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, with the most luxurious suites