Dubai has become one of the world tourist destination. Tourism is a booming industry in Dubai and there are so many fascinating tourist attractions in Dubai. Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which become the most expensive place in the world, most luxurious in the world. Dubai is great place for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events. It is a city of superlatives for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest.
Here are popular tourist attractions in Dubai you must visit:
1. Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower)
This is the most important icon of Dubai. In addition to being on the waters of the sea, the tall tower is also equipped with a special dish, cocktail Skyview Bar, underwater restaurant, seven-star hotel and an outdoor tennis court. Building of the Burj al-Arab, was designed by Tom Wright, reaching a height of 321 meters, 66 floors and is the tallest building which fully used as a hotel. The building stands on an artificial island located 280 m off the coast of the Persian Gulf.
2. Bastakiya Quarter
You will feel very comfortable herein because of the environment around the building’s 20th century felt so calm and filled with a variety of public facilities such as a maze of paths, wind towers, art galleries, cafes, small museums, hotels and boutiques. Traditional wind-tower architecture built to cool the buildings. The Bastakia Quarter is a heritage area in the old Bur Dubai area. Built originally in the 19th century and renovated for tourism, it is a picturesque little zone of narrow, winding alleys and traditional buildings.
3. The Dubai Fountain
Dubai Fountain is the tallest fountain in the world. This fountain is able to spray water to a height of 275 meters, equivalent to the 50storey building. This spectacular attractions could be enjoyed free of charge. Dubai Fountain water jets designed in such way. Dubai Fountain is indeed the world’s largest dancing fountain and one with a very enticing display, at night it looks more charming attraction with 6,600 ornaments colored lights and 25 projectors. It is a definite must see.
4. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is an example of the highest and most stunning architecture. The tower, 153 floors high in the city of Dubai. The building includes part of a hotel, office space, Residential Apartment with all luxury facilities. Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.
5. Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is a district in the heart of the city that has become known as ‘new Dubai’. This is one of the best models of the city in the world. It offers numerous features such as a phenomenal skyline, world class hotels, a fabulous beach, a mall, and 2 different walkways (The Walk and Marina Walk) with coffee shops, restaurants, and shops. Marina Walk is right on the “Marina water”, and there are many yachts there. You can rent a yacht for a cruise around the area. The Walk has a nice open market run from October till May, every Fridays and Saturdays at daylight.
6. Palm Island
Palm Jumeirah has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday break. World famous hotel names, amazing tourist attractions, luxury fashion and shopping malls are starting to open up. Whether you just want to relax or immerse yourself in an exciting world of leisure and entertainment, this is a truly inspirational holiday destination.
7. Wild Wadi
Wild Wadi is a water park located on Jumeirah beach. This Water Park is giving you free time to enjoy the water excursion. Children can enjoy the many rides here. The park has water rides, slides, and a lagoon that’s hidden away. You’ll enjoy waterfalls, out of the way swimming holes, and a tidal pool.
8. Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy. It is one of few mosques in the city open for visits by non-Muslims, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding conducts special tours for non-Muslims to help promote understanding of Islam. The mosque is an especially great place to visit in the evening when it’s dramatically illuminated by floodlights.
9. Dubai Creek Cruise
The Dubai Creek is a natural seawater inlet that runs through the centre of the city and devides the city into two parts – Deira Dubai and Bur Dubai. In and around the creek one can see some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses and defense structures. You can book a ride on the creek with a dinner cruise or even rent a private boat to take you on a hour long ride up and down the creek.
10. Desert Safari or Dune Bashing
A desert safari is something you have to do when you are in Dubai. Head out to the desert in an SUV with specialist Desert Drivers. The drivers will take you for a roller-coaster ride over sand dunes, show you the sunset from a strategic vantage point and then take you to a lavish dinner with music and dance to complete the atmosphere.