Dubai, the world’s entertainment city, needs no introduction! Thousands of hundreds of visitors visit this city every year for sales bargains, family fun, shopping and much more. There are a number of sightseeing attractions which make it very famous and attractive to tourists from around the globe. Some top visited and must go places are mentioned here:
Burj Khalifa – World’s tallest building
World’s tallest building with 829.8 meters height is the landmark of Dubai and the most famous tourist point. If you are in the city or planning to visit, to have a bird’s eye view from the observation deck on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa is a must. Buy your tickets for top floor visit in advance to avoid wait.
It provides entry to Dubai Aquarium & Burj Khalif and is a premier mall in Dubai. There are lots of entertainment opportunities including gaming zone, ice skating rink and cinema complex. Almost every time during the year, there are live music concerts and fashion shows. Most famous events are organized during January-February and July-August which are Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises respectively.
Along with all modern buildings, shopping malls and unbelievable tourist attractions, to present the Emirati culture and traditions, Dubai’s excellent museum is also there in Al-Fahidi Fort. There are a lot of traditional boats, weapons, musical instruments and items which shows the cultural and traditional aspects of modern Dubai.
Jumeirah Masjid (Mosque)
One of the most beautiful Mosques in Dubai is the Jumeirah Mosque. This is the fine example of Islamic architecture and the same copy of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque which is eight times big in size. It is most attractive at night time due to floodlights. To foster a better understanding of Muslim’s faith, a guided tour is also organized every day except Friday.
On the northern bank of Dubai Creek, Deira lies. It is dhow’s loading & unloading point on shore with modern hotels, banks, markets and offices. It is very famous for travelers due to its traditional markets (Souqs). World’s largest gold bazaar is Deira Gold Souq. You can also find all type of spices from around the world in Deira Spice Souq with top filled bags.
On the ground floor of Dubai Mall in a huge suspended tank, Dubai Aquarium houses about 140 species of sea life and one of the top tourist attractions in the city. You can walk through the aquarium tunnels if you enter the underwater zoo. There are lots of fun activities including a glass-bottomed boat tour on top of the tank.
Jumeirah Beach is one of the top visited tourist’s spots in Dubai and hotels there are the most popular staying places for tourists. A number of restaurants and water sports activities are available there including jet skiing.
In the south of Jumeirah Beach, the long-stretched white sand beach is the top destination for sunbathers. Kite Beach is home of water sports operators and a premier destination for Kite surfers.
Burj Al Arab
World’s fourth tallest, most expensive “7-Star hotel”, Burj Al Arab is also a most popular tourist attraction in Dubai. It lightens up very beautifully and presents an unbelievable look, which is must visit for photographers.