Dubai has transformed itself from a desert city to an ultramodern metropolis. The first thing that comes to people’s mind while thinking of this city is the glitz, glamour, and luxury it is known for. But there is much more to Dubai than that. The city is also brimming with historical attractions that show off the culture and values of bygone days. If you have recently moved to Dubai, here are some Dubai attractions that you must certainly visit.
Dubai Creek and Souks
Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek that is an essential part of Dubai’s history and cuts the city into two main areas: Deira and Bur Dubai. You can cross the creek for just AED 1 in the traditional wooden boats called ‘Abra.’ Visit the souks bordering on both sides of the creek. The Gold Souk houses more than 100 shops selling gold, precious stones, and diamonds. The Spice Souk has a wide range of dry fruits, spices, herbs, and teas. You can buy essential oils and perfumes from the Perfume Souk and traditional Arabian footwear and garments from the Textile Souk.
Enjoy an exciting day at Aquaventure Waterpark, one of the largest waterparks in the UAE. It offers unlimited fun and thrills with a plethora of entertainment options such as tropical landscapes, children’s play areas, private beaches, and exhilarating rides including the Tower of Poseidon, the Aquaconda tunnel, and the Leap of faith. You can discover the hidden secrets in the ruins of the lost city of Atlantis and head to the Lost Chambers Aquarium to see some captivating aquatic animals.
Dubai is known for its vast stretches of golden sand, so going on a desert safari is a must. Camp in the fascinating desert in traditional Bedouin-style camps. Make sure you take all the safety measures needed, protect yourself from wild animals, small baby rattlesnakes, and other dangerous reptiles and animals. Enjoy a lavish Arabian dinner and watch amazing traditional live entertainment. Indulge in fun activities such as sand-boarding, quad biking, dune bashing, camel riding, and more. The options are endless, and the experience is worth every penny.
A visit to Ski Dubai is the perfect excuse to escape the blistering heat of Dubai. It is one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, that maintains a temperature of minus 4 degrees throughout the year. Participate in various snow activities such as skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding. Spend a fantastic time with the penguins from Antarctica and don’t miss the ‘March of the Penguins’ show. With a 280-foot high mountain, a chairlift, and a snow cave for kids, there are several things to keep you entertained.
You can see the tip of Burj Khalifa piecing the skies from almost anywhere in Dubai. This exemplary tallest manmade structure has two observation decks, one on the 124th floor, and the other on the 148th floor. You can treat yourself to some spellbinding views of the city’s skyline from either of these decks. It also offers a contrasting sight of the ocean on one side and the desert on the other side. You can also see some of the most important landmarks of the city such as the Palm Islands and Dubai Marina from here.
Sign up for the Dhow Cruise Dubai to experience luxury and tradition like none other. Set sail like royalty on the pristine waters of Dubai and enjoy mesmerizing performances such as Tanura dance show, magic show, puppet show, and belly dancing. Pamper your tastebuds with a delicious Emirati buffet dinner and take in the splendid landmarks of the city from the comfort of your seat.
Dubai Mall is home to some of the swankiest restaurants, top-end stores, and posh hotels. As one of the largest malls in the world, it has innumerable entertainment options such as VR Park, Dubai Aquarium, KidZania, and Dubai Fountain among others. And believe it or not, there is an ATM that dispenses gold coins and gold bars. With so many attractions under one roof, this is undoubtedly one of the most famous places in Dubai.
The Palm Jumeirah is one of the best architectural wonders created by man. This largest archipelago is the hub for luxury residences, hotels, apartment complexes, spas, and resorts. Shaped like a palm tree, this majestic island is visible even from space. The most popular attraction here is the iconic Hotel Atlantis, the Palm which sits gloriously at the edge of the island. You can try sky diving or book a helicopter tour to see the spectacular beauty of the islands from above.
Dubai offers diverse attractions to its visitors including spotless beaches, state-of-the-art theme parks, the oldest residential neighborhood, the largest natural garden, and more. As a newbie in the city, you can start with the most famous ones, and gradually explore the others as well.
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