Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
The main areas in Dubai are Old Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah. Old Dubai is the city’s historic heart and includes Dubai Creek, Deira, Bur Dubai, and Al Fahidi Districts. Deira (home to the souqs) is on the northern side of Dubai Creek, while Bur Dubai lies on the southern side. Abras (traditional wooden ferries) are available for crossing the creek. The souks, with their myriad of spices, textiles, and handicrafts, immerse you in a sensory journey that’s steeped in the rich heritage of the Middle East. Downtown Dubai is the most iconic area, home to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Fountain, while Dubai Marina and JBR are the best areas to go for a waterfront stroll and sizzling nightlife.
The Burj Khalifa
The sprawling desert city of Dubai hosts some of the best architectural wonders made by man and awe-inspiring experiences. From skydiving over the Palm Islands to ziplining over a sea of skyscrapers, Dubai is never short of innovative diversions to enthrall even the most stultified millionaire. Of all that Dubai has to offer, Burj Khalifa surely takes the spotlight.
Soaring at a height of over 828 meters, nothing defines Dubai as much as its emblematic Burj Khalifa. Crowned the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa hosts over 160 floors and offers visitors the once in a lifetime opportunity to get an eagle’s view of the Persian Gulf from the highest outdoor observation deck (555 meters). The superstructure is a pandora’s box of cutting edge technology and features quite a few engineering marvels.
With offices, residential units, ultra-luxurious restaurants, and stunning observation decks, Burj Khalifa is constantly buzzing with locals and tourists alike.
The Burj Al Arab
The Burj al Arab is one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, its sailboat-shaped silhouette emerging from the sea. It’s one of the most elegant properties in a city known for modern marvels of engineering.
From the unique man-made beach and infinity pool terrace to one of the tallest grand atriums at 180 meters high, Burj Al Arab stands tall with 56 floors, piercing 321 meters high in the sky. No matter which suite or floor you are in, you will get to see stunning views of the ocean and the city’s picturesque skyline. For even more relaxation, the Burj Al Arab Terrace provides 10,000 sqm of outdoor space for poolside lounging
The Dubai Mall is a leading lifestyle and entertainment centre in Dubai featuring hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment centres all under one roof. Touted as Dubai’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall is located in Downtown Dubai. Tourists, who visit Dubai, should not miss the shopping experience at The Dubai Mall featuring 1,200 retail outlets, 2 department stores, 220 stores Gold Souk and more than 150 food & beverage outlets. All this and more is spread out on an astonishing area of 12.1 million square feet.
The Dubai Frame is large, tall and truly a landmark for the city. The views from the top are immersive and are a beautiful combination of the old and new the past and present and future of Dubai. The night view of the Dubai Frame is just too breathtaking.
Climbing up, there is a multimedia exhibition with 3D projections and multi–sensory experience and beautiful timeline of the Dubai city on how it rose and grew transforming itself from a fishing village to a urban luxury city of the world.