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Top attractions in Dubai

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

1. Burj Khalifa

Looking at the Dubai skyline, one of the structures that really stand out is the Burj Khalifa. This 828m high skyscraper currently holds the record for the tallest building in the world. This world-class attraction also draws in people due to the spectacular views of Dubai that can be seen from the observation 124th and 148th floors of this building.

2. Dubai Mall

Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall is a massive complex and home to a whole range of entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. Among the favorite spots in the Dubai Mall include the huge cinema complex, the ice skating rink and the gaming zone. There are also events like concerts and fashion shows that are held in the mall.

Perhaps the most notable feature of the Dubai Mall is its Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. It offers the tourists a view of how 140 species of marine creatures live underwater. Visitors may go through the aquarium tunnels in the Aquarium Zoo if they want to be conservative about their activities. If they want to go daring, cage snorkeling and shark diving are also available.

3. Dancing Water Fountain in Burj Lake

At the base of the Burj Khalifa is the lake which houses the largest choreographed fountain. The Dancing Water Fountain plays every night starting at 6:30pm and with different tunes. There’s a joke that every time people drop by the fountain, they would always whip out their cameras to take a photo or video even if they’ve been to the area countless times. This is a must-visit place especially for your tourist friends who visit Dubai.

4. Palm Jumeirah Island

This is a group of islets shaped into a palm tree which features several luxury hotels and resorts as well as residences. In terms of visiting it, this is a bit tricky because when you travel to Palm Jumeirah, you cannot really see the shape of the island unless you see it from afar. Either viewing it from a tower in Dubai Marina, or riding a seaplane, helicopter, or by skydiving.

5. Madinat Jumeirah

For an experience that marries tradition and luxury, come to Madinat Jumeirah. Literally translated as ‘City of Jumeirah’ this complex is inspired by an ancient citadel. It encloses luxury hotels, private enclaves built in the traditional style, the world-class Talise Spa, the Madinat Souk, Madinat Theatre, and more than 40 restaurants and lounges.

6. Sheikh Zayed Road

This eight-lane road runs through this urban metropolis and gives access to the best destinations within the city limits. Among the attractions that line up on its sides include the Gold and Diamond Park and the Dubai World Trade Tower.

7. Jumeirah Beach

The Jumeirah Beach is the recipient of a lot of the praise thrown the way of Dubai due to the variety of activities that can be done there like picnics, water sports and sun bathing. Visitors also do not have to pay a big amount of money as it is publicly owned.

8. Dubai Miracle Garden

The largest flower garden in the world can be found in a desert! The Dubai Miracle Garden is a popular tourist attraction and stays true to its name considering how so many flowers are in full bloom and prepared for a few months for families to visit. The size of the area and the number of followers planted here during winter season is good enough reason to visit the place.

9. The Walk and Beach at JBR

For those who like to shop, dine, see a movie and go to the beach all in one place, consider a trip to The Beach opposite JBR. With guest DJs pumping out the tunes on weekends, a regular open-air cinema and a popular water park to entertain the little ones for an hour or two, JBR is always buzzing with activity.

10. Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai is in the process of becoming a real entertainment paradise − thanks to the forthcoming opening of the Dubai Parks and Resorts. Children will not be able to contain their excitement in the labyrinth of enormous theme parks such as Motiongate, Bollywood Park, and Legoland theme and waterpark, while the adults can relax on Riverland Boulevard which is home to restaurants and exciting entertainment programmes.


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