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DUBAI – The Jewel of the Middle East

Dubai, a well-known place in itself, is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, this jewel of the Middle East offers the tourists a lot from. incredible encounters with wildlife, epic cityscapes and delicious international cuisine, art, culture and exciting activities. From the sands of the Arabian Gulf to one of the leading economic centres of the world, Dubai has captured the world’s attention. Dubai is at the pinnacle of modernisation is setting an example for many cities around the globe. Greatly known for its luxury, Dubai is
attracting much tourism. It is becoming popular for tourism and shopping. Being a tax-free policy has also helped garner a lot of attention.

Attractions of Dubai

1. Burj Khalifa


Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The height of the tower is not the only reason to visit but also the high profiled building has an admirable architecture and is out of the book of modern renaissance art. Also referred to as the ‘City within a City’, pointing to the districts, parks, fountains and passages within the tower. Try imagining yourself standing on such a height and exploring the view from there. Burj Khalifa looks like a column of crystals hanging from the roof of a cave. The structure is in the shape of a cone made of steel and glass. There are 57 elevators that work night and day
transporting visitors to their desired floors. The elevator for tourists takes less than a minute to reach the top and serve the appalled tourists the beautiful amalgamation of desert and sea.

2. Dubai Mall


It’s true enough that people love shopping, exploring and buying new things. So if you plan a trip to Dubai, don’t miss to visit Dubai Mall, the famous shopping mall in Dubai. In fact, it is the second-largest mall in the world. Shopaholics will rejoice at the Dubai Mall, as it is the full package for shopping, entertainment, and leisure located next to the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. Consisting of over 1200 retail stores, two anchor department stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets, The Dubai Mall covers more than 1 million sqm – an area equivalent to 200 football pitches. The Dubai Mall is the ultimate family entertainment destination, along with the Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo, Children edutainment, a massive cinema complex.

3. Dubai fountain


One of the world’s largest choreographed fountain systems, Dubai fountain is the best thing to watch. Set on the 12 hectares (30 acres) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake it provides a once in a lifetime view to see the fountain dancing on various melodies. The splendid shows start in the evening from 6 pm and last up to 11 pm. Two performances are also there in the day time. The music genre ranges from contemporary pop to classical serving everyone’s taste. Each show lasts about 3-5 minutes. The orchestrated show takes 6,600 lights and 25 colour projectors. The water is projected in the air in different combinations and patterns. Even the beam light from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away. The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk is the newest addition to the experience. Visitors can get even closer to the spectacle by strolling on the 272m floating platform which is just 9m away from the fountains.

4. Ski Dubai


Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of the indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai. Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. A fun day out with the family awaits at the very first indoor ski resort in the region. Ski Dubai offers a variety of activities and provides an opportunity to experience ski, snowboard, toboggan, zip line, take a chairlift ride, take a chairlift ride. Also, you can enjoy a close encounter with Ski Dubai’s resident colony of Gentoo and King Penguins. After so much icy fun, don’t miss to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at Ski Dubai’s winter-themed Avalanche and Ice Cafe. Just go and hit the slopes and find out why this winter attraction has been ranked among one of the best activities in Dubai.

5. Palm Islands


Palm Islands are three man-made islands- Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island, and Palm Jebel Ali, on the coast of Dubai. However, only one island open to visitors is the Palm Jumeirah. This island takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. It has become a popular holiday destination just because of its uniqueness. While visiting Palm Jumeirah, the first thing that will strike you is its size. A monorail runs from the base of the trunk to the Atlantis, making it an ideal base for exploring the must-visit sights of the Palm Jumeirah. Kudos to the designers, who thought of merging architecture, nature and technology. Beaches of the islands are extremely clean and scenic.

6. Global Village, Dubai

Global Village

The global village is a theme park in Dubai. Global Village is the world’s leading multicultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment. The magical thing is that different cultures are brought together, it’s like you can discover different cultures of the different parts of the world in just a few hours. Visitors can pick up traditional handicrafts and snacks of their interests and choice. Now, the most interesting thing is the iconic structures or local architectures that are used to design the pavilions. From London’s Big-Ben to the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy, you can take selfies against the romantic backdrop of the Taj Mahal, and much more. Both adults and children together can enjoy all kinds of shows, from fire-breathing street performances to star-studded concerts.

7. Grand Mosque


Located between the textile souk and Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque is a magnificent mosque in Dubai. The mosque is the hub of Dubai’s religious and cultural life. It now holds up to 1,200 worshippers and there are 54 domes. The captivating feature of the Mosque is the 70m Minaret, which is the tallest Minaret in Dubai and it resembles a lighthouse. Being the centre of Dubai’s religious and cultural life, the original structure also housed akuttab i.e. a school, where children learn to recite the Quran. The mosque is a tourist attraction because of its architecture, built-in traditional Islamic style, and it’s peaceful surroundings. In the night, the Mosque is spectacularly
lit up with lights, and is a standing paradise for all photographers.