Top Most Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Dubai, DXB in United Arab Emirates is one of the key tourist places that attracts hundreds of thousands tourists every year. Dubai is the city of high rise skyscrapers and shopping malls located in middle of desert. The tax free city (Dubai) is a hot spot for job seekers, employers as well as for quality conscious buyers. The city (DXB) is a beautiful merger of tourist attractions, shopping malls and traders while law enforcement makes it an ideal place for living and family vacations. These all factors make Dubai air port one of busiest air ports in the world where a plan full of tourists and opportunity seekers lands every 3 minutes.
The following are the most desired to visit places (tourist’s attractions) in Dubai
839.9 meters high Burj Khalifa( opening 2010) is credited the tallest building on face of earth. The building with more than 160 flooring is state of art. The ultra speed evalator’s whizzes tourists up to the observation desk on 124th floor. Here presentations on multimedia about Dubai and burj Khalifa gives sufficient information to the visitors. The 360 degree view from within skyscraper seems bird eye view. On one side you will see Deseret while ocean on other. Night time visits are mostly secured by professional photographers to capture lights panoramas. The paid visits are limited to a daily schedule.
Dubai museum in the Al-Fahidi Fort (1787) was constructed to defend Creek (Dubai). The fort design and traditional material hits you back in history. The fort was used as residence (royal family), garrison, seat of government and prison. The fort was restored (2971 & 1995), museum entrance hold exhibition of old maps (Dubai and Emirates). Courtyard with a palm leaf house and wind tower is the home of traditional boats. The halls at right showcases weaponry while halls at left features traditional musical instruments. Below grounds you will find different aspects of Emirati life and artifacts (3000-4000 years old) found in Al Qusais.
Bastakiya (Old Dubai)
Built in late 19th century for wealthy merchants (Persians dealing pearls and textiles). They were attracted to tax free Dubai and easy access to Creek. Persian merchants adopted the architecture from Iran where wind is trapped in towers (air conditioning) and flows down to the houses. Here you will find Arabian architure , Majlis Galary and XVA gallery with huge traditional collections.
Dubai Creek, a water dividend that splits the city into two parts Deira (north) and Bur Dubai (south). The creek was famous for fishing and pearl diving among fist settlers. Villages grew on both sides of creek 4000 years ago while modern era started with Bani Yas tribe (1830). Today Creek is used for trading, loading and unloading. Tourists and individuals cross this sea strip by traditional wooden boats while dinners and event management can also be availed in cruise drives.
Jumeirah mosque is considered as most beautiful mosque in Dubai that represents Islamic architecture. The mosque is a fine smaller (8 times) copy of Al Azhar Mosque (Cairo). The stone work and floodlights in evening makes it’s a tourist attraction. Jumeirah Mosque can be visited 6 days a week except Fridays.
Deira, on northern bank of Dubai Creek and is most famous for souks (markets) crowded with shoppers all time. On its shores loading and unloading of goods with modern buildings represents a beautiful merger. Deira Gold Souq known as largest gold market in the world where merchants and individuals have access to a long range of designs (traditional to modern). Gold Souq is the reason of calling Dubai “city of gold” where investors from all over the world invests in gold.
In Deira Spice Souq you can find all spices, scents driven from OUD and may traditional items.
Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road, the eight lane highway is the main thoroughfare connecting downtown to business district .The tourist attractions at sheikh Zayed road are Courtyard Gallery, Dubai World Trade Tower and Gold and Diamond Park and Museum. .The gold and Diamond Park with hundred plus retailers and hundred plus wholesalers is a dream place for jewelry lovers.
Dubai mall is one of the latest openings in Dubai and is at verge of Burj Khalifa entery and Dubai Aquarium. Dubai mall displays hundreds of international chains with faming funs like ice skiing (maintained at -4 degree temperature) and gaming zones. The mall has multiple options for food lovers while watching dancing fountains in evenings is a great fun. The dancing fountains changes their dancing pattern according to the selected songs. Multiple festivals are held here to attract locals and tourists.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is located on artificial island of Dubai and is called tallest hotel of the world. The luxuries suites may cost USD 15,000 per night but it the stay worth. The underwater restaurant Al Mahara with finest glass walls allows the visitors to sea through to the sea life and is a hot attraction for tourists. Skyview Bar on 27th floor gives you an ultimate scene of the city.
White sand beach with jogging tracks, sun bathing facilities and luxuries hotels makes Jumeirah Beach one of top choices for the tourists. Jumera beach has bundle of water sports facilities for all water sports lovers. This is one of the finest places to stay in.
Mall of Emirates
The most famous and busiest mall of Dubai has indoor Ski facility. The mall with more than hundred internationals garments branding, jewelers and custom items are a key attraction to the natives, experctriates and visitors. The indoor Ski facility, cinemas and food courts makes unlimited fun opportunities to all visitors.