Places To Visit in Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks. Popular destinations are Bhurj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Creek, Dubai Marina, Palm Islands, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai desert, Wild Wadi Water Park
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The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).Burj Khalifa is surrounded by an 11 ha (27-acre) park designed by landscape architects SWA Group. Like the tower, the park's design was based on the flower of the Hymenocallis, a desert plant. At the centre of the park is the water room, which is a series of pools and water jet fountains. Benches and signs incorporate images of Burj Khalifa and the Hymenocallis flower.The plants are watered by water collected from the buildings's cooling system. The system provides 68,000,000 L (15,000,000 imp gal) annually.WET Enterprises, who also developed the Dubai Fountain, developed the park's six water features.
The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water up to 500 ft (152.4 m) into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.It was built at a cost of AED 800 million.
The Dubai Mall
Located in the heart the prestigious Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination.The Fashion Avenue, the precinct dedicated to high fashion, positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital for the region. Another niche component of the mall is The Souk, an elegantly designed precinct featuring jewellery shops, accessory outlets, traditional Arab clothing and handicraft stores, among others.The Dubai Mall features the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. The strong family entertainment components include KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft high adrenaline indoor theme park.
In the heart of Dubai lies Dubai Creek- a saltwater creek that separates Bur Dhabi and Deira. To witness the outrageous magnificence of this city, take a cruise in the traditional Arab dhows that can be easily spotted floating across waters. It’s a pocket-friendly ride that allows a beautiful view of the city in a few minutes. Passing through the shimmering waters of the creek, you can see the historical construction of the emirate on one end and the modernity of the city on another. Adding to the clamor of the activity on the dhow are the lively souks that can be spotted from a distance that gives you insights into the marine-time trade of Dubai, first hand.
Located in what is known as ‘new Dubai’, Dubai Marina is a man-made canal city built to encourage luxurious lifestyles through exclusive waterfront constructions along the Persian Gulf shoreline. These include swanky hotels, aristocratic residential palaces and extravagant shopping and entertainment centres.
Jumeirah Beach Park is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai which is awarded the Blue Flag certification for adhering to strict international standards. The beach park is an ideal picnic spot for families offering desert garden, children’s playground, cafes, barbecue areas, round-the-clock lifeguard service and sports facilities. The park also has a soft, stretch of golden sand, palm trees and grassy areas, making it one of the most desirable beaches in Dubai.
With endless construction works, shopping malls and skyscrapers, no one could have imagined that Dubai has dedicated its biggest piece of land to the UAE’s first national park.The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is a systematically planned rehabilitation area restored to save Dubai’s severely damaged beautiful desert habitat. At an hour’s drive from Dubai, the DDCR encompasses 250 square kilometers of shifting dunes, sprinkled with fire bush, stunted acacia and endemic ghaf trees, and serves as a sanctuary for threatened local mammal and reptile species such as the Arabian mountain gazelle, sand gazelle, Arabian red fox, oryx and sand fox.It is possible to visit the reserve only through tour operators who arrange for 4X4 and camel-back tours of the area. For those who are ready to splurge on a luxury hotel stay, the fancy Al Maha Resort lies deep within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Splash the hours away at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai with this all-day entrance ticket. Make your own way to Wild Wadi and enjoy the aquatic adventures at your own pace. Rocket down the super-high Jumeirah Sceirah, waft along the lazy river, ride the churning tornados of Tantrum Alley, and catch the surf at the Wipeout Flowrider. Plus, kids will love the fun and games at Juha's Dhow and Lagoon. From terrifying to tame, there’s something for everyone, plus restaurants and shops when you want a break from the action.