With a fascinating sight on the East Coast of the Arabian Peninsula, located the Emirate of Dubai, the second-largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has very competently become one of the best and most important tourist destinations in the world, and is certainly the most popular in the Arab region, thanks for the astonishing progress it has achieved in the past two decades. It is distinctly the modern city, and also the city that adheres to its history and original Arabic heritage, that left its mark on the world map and never stopped drawing the world’s attention to its achievements, as if it was born to stun you with unprecedented achievements in the field of growth, economic diversification, public service development, urbanization, health and transportation, and many other aspects of life! If we wanted to mention the features and potentials Dubai is rich with, starting with the tallest tower in the world, and the man-made islands that dazzles visions, we will find that the pages of the magazine will not be enough as, dear traveler, you must see everything with your own eyes, and live the experience of the successful blend of the Arabic heritage and modern luxury, and the technological development that Dubai is replete with.
Dubai International Airport
Your trip in Dubai begins usually from Dubai International Airport which is classed as one of the best airports in the world, with a capacity to handle more than 60 million passengers yearly. There you will find the largest duty-free shop in the world with an area of approximately 60,000 square feet, with a wide selection of goods!
The Downtown area is considered the modern center of Dubai, its source of vitality and elegance, and a successful model in the beauty of streets and buildings designs. The landmarks in Dubai Downtown are a lot and unique, but if there is an icon that symbolizes the level of achievements there, it is definitely Burj Khalifa. With a cost that exceeded 1.5 billion dollars, Dubai constructed the tallest tower in the world with a height of 829 meters. Burj Khalifa features many commercial offices, hotels and restaurants, making it a vertical residential city indeed. In front of the tower, you will see the most beautiful fountains in the world! It is the exceptional dancing water fountain that adds charming touches to this incredibly tall tower. The harmony of music and the evenness of water movement, with the overlapping of lightings, makes you swim in the world of imagination! Moreover in Downtown, it falls the largest mall in the world, it is ‘The Dubai Mall’. There you find all that you desire of international brands and trademarks. As well as ‘The Aquarium’, which is one of the biggest aquariums in the world, and one of the best without a doubt. The aquarium reaches a height of 50 meters and has a tunnel that provides a vision with an angle of 270 degrees, where there are a great amount of various sea animals. The outside of Dubai Mall is ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard’, one of the most beautiful streets in Dubai. It makes you feel like you’re walking among the twinkling stars and its gorgeous shining sparkles.
The most noticeable remark there is ‘The Palm’, one of Dubai’s most attractive architectural and cultural landmarks and the most magnificent. A palm’s trunk with 17 fronds, all in the water, and occupied with residents! That is what draws The Palm, which you can clearly see from the plane before landing in Dubai airport. On this Palm’, falls one of the best hotels in the world!! Dubai Atlantis, the only 8 stars hotel in the world!! We can never describe why it received 8 stars, that is why it deserves your visit to discover that yourself. In Jumeirah, directly on the sea, situated ‘Burj Al Arab’ which is rated one of the world’s most brilliant hotels, and the third tallest. It holds 7 stars and is designed in the shape of a sailboat, with the bottom part of it submerged in the gulf water! you would like to spend a relaxing night after visiting all those marvelous appealing sights, you will find ‘Souk Madinat Jumeirah’ near the hotel. It is a small land designed as an ancient Arabian city with all its traditional atmosphere, surrounded and If interspersed with man-made lakes, several restaurants, shops, conference halls, and small hotels. When we speak about “Jumeirah”, we have to mention ‘VWild Wadi’, the wonderful water park. If you visit it, then be certain that you will spend one of the most memorable days of your life!
Beaches and Parks
Dubai never stops adding the fresh and exclusive to the long list of its achievements, and we are speaking here of JBR, or what is also recognized as the “New Dubai”. In this area, you will find the luxury and entertainment in every meaning of the words! The JBR is a long street, resplendent with various restaurants and coffee shops, where you can enjoy international food with the sea view. There you’ll find a number of water sports too. You can also rent a boat and take around Dubai Marina. If you are looking for pleasing greenery and nature, you may visit the ‘Mamzar Park’, where many entertainments are available, particularly the barbeque area overlooking the beach. Likewise, there is the ‘Creek Park’, with multiple entertainments from cable cars, children museum, and horse riding, to dolphin show and barbeque areas. We must not forget to point out ‘Safa Park’, where you can relax, and enjoy nature’s beauty and landscape designs.
Shopping in Dubai
In Dubai, entertainments are ending, especially shopping, the field where the emirate gained an unrivaled never- recognition. Shopping has a special flavor and spirit in Dubai where there are shops, streets and busy markets, and the huge malls that the visitor finds everything in! Above all that is the Dubai Shopping Festival, the most notable annual shopping festival in Dubai, and we shall not forget the bid of hosting Expo 2020 that Dubai won competently, which will further enhance the emirate’s status in the world of shopping.
Global Village and the Gold Souk
Dubai provides its visitor with an incomparable kind of entertainment in the Global Village, where you’ll find the world minimized in one place! There you’ll find pavilions for various countries of the globe, where they represent their country’s own products for you to buy. Many events, entertaining, cultural and artistic activities take place there to reflect the culture and heritage of those nations. Shopping in Dubai is not completed without visiting the Gold Souk. It is a trading, economic and architectural market, and a real shopping center. There the visitor comes across incalculable number of gold and jewelry, which makes this market a touristic place that became significantly popular. Dubai’s magic is endless! In Dubai, you’re in the heart of fantasies! You live an experience of tourism and shopping that is one of its kind. Dubai is where the beach and sky, where modernity and authenticity, and where history and the future meet.
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