The city of Dubai will take your breath away and you won’t believe your eyes when you see the magnificence of record-breaking architecture and a man-made island that seem to grow out of the ocean, alongside the traditional quarters of Old Dubai. Below are some of the most spectacular sights to see and things to do while visiting Dubai:
Burj Khalifa – The Tallest Tower in the World
Discover a truly magnificent and unique view from the top of the world’s highest building, towering 828 meters into the sky. This is iconic Dubai at its most spectacular. The Burj Khalifa dominates the skyline and the true majesty of this tower can only be appreciated when you enter it.
The view from the level 124 observation deck is stunning, but for a truly unforgettable experience you have to travel to the 148th level’s “At The Top Sky Lounge”. From this luxurious vantage point it seems as though you can see forever. For a wonderful meal in the clouds, book a table at “Atmosphere” on the 122nd level.
Palm Jumeirah – One of Dubai’s Triumphs in Architecture
The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island shaped like a palm tree and the reason for the popular saying: “Only in Dubai”. This magnificent artificial island is one of the largest in the world and a true representation of human ingenuity. The best brains in engineering and construction were employed to design and create this masterpiece that was literally raised from the seabed.
A vast array of the best hotels in the world can be found on the island including the Fairmont, the Waldorf Astoria, The One&Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and most notably, Atlantis The Palm.
Hundreds of luxurious villas are situated on the man-made beaches that run along the fronds of the palm shaped island, many with their own water berths. A four-lane highway and a monorail run along the trunk of the palm that connects the island to the mainland.
Traverse the majestic landscape of Dubai’s desert dunes less than a 20-minute drive from the modern streets of Downtown Dubai. Experience the marvels and mystique of the Arabian Desert by taking a desert safari and spend the night under millions of stars in a Bedouin-style camp.
Sample traditional barbeques with goat and camel dishes and enjoy authentic Arabian entertainment with belly dancers and traditional music. The adventurous can experience the desert on their own with Dubai-style off-roading, sand-boarding, camel rides, or quad biking. For those looking for a little more luxury, like exotic car rentals, indulge in an unforgettable night at the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa or at the Bab Al Shams.
The IMG World of Adventure Indoor Theme Park
Young and old can enjoy the thrills and spills put on at this awesome adventure park full of fun, speed, and excitement. This enormous indoor theme park is roughly the size of 28 football fields where all your favorite characters are brought to life. For the younger ones, there are exciting theme rides with Gumball, Lazy Town, The Powerpuff Girls and Ben10. Fans of Marvel comics can enjoy superheroes like Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, The Avengers, and Spiderman. In the Lost Valley, you will encounter animated life-size dinosaurs and the range of entertainment for the whole family just goes on and on.
You will need more than a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy all that Dubai has to offer and everything is of top quality and created for optimum entertainment and fun.