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Dubai is the largest metropolis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also known as the Golden City, located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the heart of the Arabian Desert. Dubai has evolved from a modest fishing village into a major global business center and has managed to become a top tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors annually from all over the world due to its architectural landscape, extravagant luxury, shopping centers, and exciting tourist attractions. Many of the luxury hotels have rooftop swimming pools, which offer a beautiful landscape with spectacular views of the city and the Arabian Sea, making it a perfect place to relax and take pictures, as well as make unforgettable memories. In the next few minutes, we'll take a closer look at Dubai, such as: Top 10 tourist attractions in Dubai (what to see and do in Dubai; prices; recommendations), customs and rules to follow in Dubai, and Dubai seen at night We wish you a pleasant viewing! What to see and do in Dubai: Top tourist attractions BURJ-KHALIFA Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai that is today called the tallest building ever built by man, a world record worldwide, measuring approximately 828 m high. It is located next to one of the world's largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall.
The exterior of the building is covered with steel and reflective glass, producing a glowing appearance that varies with the angle of the sun. The building was built by Samsung Corporation, and the project's expenditure totaled $1.4 billion. It is currently a residential, office, hotel, and commercial building with 163 floors, 162 of which are residential and one is dedicated to services.
The Burj Khalifa is home to the world's fastest elevators; they can travel at speeds of up to 64 km/h (40 mph) and offer passengers very smooth transport in a very short time. The Burj Khalifa has two vantage points for viewing the cityscape and beyond. The two vantage points on the 148th and 124th floors have different looks and open-air balconies. It is recommended to go to the 154th floor, where you can admire the amazing view of Dubai and take the best pictures while enjoying a tea, a beer, or a dessert (all included in the entrance ticket). From that height (approx. 550 m), you can admire the
city's attractions (Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina), the Dubai Desert, the Arabian Sea, the peaks of the Hajar Mountains, and many other sights that amaze the viewer. Ticket prices are approximately 46 USD for adults and 38 USD for children (for the 124th floor vantage point). For the 148th floor, tickets are approximately 129 USD for adults and 109 USD for children. At peak times, the ticket prices are higher.
Recommendations: due to the sudden temperature changes, come dressed for the wind and book tickets in advance, especially during peak season. Attracting travelers from all over the world, the Burj Khalifa is a must-see tourist destination that at the same time has become a major international business center, attracting foreign businesses and investors who want to take advantage of the city's rapid development, invest large sums of money, and thus contribute to the further development of Dubai. BURJ AL ARAB It is considered a symbol of luxury and architectural extravagance. The Burj Al Arab is located on an artificial island off the coast of Dubai. At approximately 320 meters high, this building is the tallest hotel building in the world. The building was built with the intention of revolutionizing the notion of luxury hotels by offering guests an unforgettable experience and thus captivating interest from around the world.
The interior of the hotel was constructed from high-quality materials, including marble and gold leaf, as well as bespoke furniture. Although it is widely recognized as the only 7-star hotel in the world, its official rating classifies it as a 5-star Deluxe. The hotel has internationally renowned restaurants with numerous renowned chefs, each offering guests a wide variety of culinary recipes, from the simplest to the most sophisticated and extravagant dishes, satisfying even the most discerning tastes. Over the years, Burj Al Arab has managed to attract celebrities, dignitaries, and tourists from all over the world who want to experience its unparalleled luxury.
PALM JUMEIRAH Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island located in the Persian Gulf. Using state-of-the-art engineering, the island has managed to be an example of architectural innovation around the world and a paragon of luxury. Viewed from above, the island's image is very much like that of a palm tree. The island is also visible from space, as it can be seen from a distance of about 400 meters above the ground. The project was designed with two objectives: to enhance Dubai's real estate portfolio and to provide access to the world's most luxurious locations, luxury living, top tourism, and numerous recreational activities.
The project began in June 2001, and the apartments were handed over to the owners in 2006. The trunk of the palm tree comprises infrastructure, roads, and utilities, while the leaves comprise a neighborhood of villas and luxury residences. Overall, this location encompasses a host of internationally renowned hotels, resorts, and residential complexes offering breathtaking views over the cityscape and the Arabian Gulf.
It is both a popular tourist destination and a luxury community, containing state-of-the-art residential developments. On the waterfront are various properties offering stunning views, easy access to the beach, and a diverse range of amenities, all set against the backdrop of Dubai's renowned landscape. As a luxury destination, Palm Jumeirah also attracts celebrities and wealthy individuals from all over the world who are looking for expression and an opulent lifestyle. The Dubai Mall Located at the base of the world-famous Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall and one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations globally.
It opened in 2008 and is a destination for people looking for a vast experience encompassing state-of-the-art retail, gastronomic delights, and exciting entertainment offerings. With over 1200 stores, Dubai Mall is a place for people who have a keen interest in fashion, elegance, and sophistication and are looking for the latest collections created by renowned designers and luxury brands. The stores offer customers a wide range of fashion styles, from haute couture to street fashion. This is reflected in the large influx of visitors in 2012—over 65 million people.
In Dubai Mall, one finds a diverse selection of cafes and internationally renowned restaurants offering customers a diverse gastronomic collection covering many cuisines from around the world. Besides the diversity of luxury shopping, the mall also offers some cultural and educational facilities. These include: the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (with over 33 thousand marine animals such as sharks, tropical fish, and turtles), a year-round artificial ice rink, and a 22-screen cinema (Reel Cinemas). For children and families, Dubai Mall offers two popular attractions: VR Park (a virtual amusement park) and KidZania (a miniature city where children can try out different professions).
DUBAI FOUNTAINS The Dubai Fountains are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dubai and are visited by millions of people every year. They are located on the artificial lake Burj Khalifa (with an area of 12 hectares) near the Dubai Mall. It is the world's most extensive system of choreographed fountains that delight spectators both day and night. Approximately 275 meters long, 150 meters high, and with a total of 6,600 lights, the fountains offer a synchronized movement of water and light to a musical accompaniment with a wide range of musical genres, from classical works to modern folk songs. Performances are held daily, every 30 minutes, and last about 5 minutes.
The nighttime performances, which usually start after sunset, attract most tourists. The illuminated tower of the Burj Khalifa, together with the surrounding skyscrapers, provides a unique backdrop for the artistic interplay between light and water. The fountains use 80 thousand liters of water per minute, and the shows are performed by a team of 100 people.
DUBAI MARINA Dubai Marina is a luxury neighborhood in Dubai; it is built on a floating surface and is a popular destination for tourists. It is also the largest man-made marina in the world (there are over 1500 yachts and ferries here). It has a lot of tall residential and commercial buildings (grouped in a block known as "The World's Tallest Block", where most skyscrapers are 250–300 meters high). Also here are numerous hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as several kilometers of landscaped public walkways. In Dubai Marina, tourists can stroll along The Marina Walk, where they can admire the impressive architecture of the buildings, relax at the beach (Jumeirah Beach), and participate in a number of water sports activities.
A yacht trip is also a great way to see the city from a different perspective. The cost of a yacht trip can differ depending on the length of the trip, the type of yacht, and the tour operator. A 30- to 60-minute ride, which includes the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah as local sights, costs USD 13 per adult and USD 6 per child.
Day or multi-day tours include several activities, such as snorkeling, swimming, and lunch, and are priced at USD 78 per adult and USD 41 per child. SAFARIS DESERT Enjoy day or two-day trips to the Dubai Desert, where you can enjoy the view of the sand dunes, the wildlife there, and the Desert Conservation Reserve. Day trips include activities such as camel rides, game drives, and Arabic dance and music performances. The cost of the trip is approximately 27–54 USD for adults and 13–27 USD for children.
Two-day trips to the desert include activities such as sandboarding or hot-air balloon rides. The cost of these trips is approximately 54–108 USD for adults and 27–54 USD for children. Recommendations: trips that include more activities are cheaper than those that include fewer activities. THE DUBAI FRAME A truly amazing place for photos is the Dubai Frame (a 150-meter-high frame). The cost of the ticket is approximately 13 USD for adults and 6 USD for children.
Recommendations: To see the amazing views, it is advisable to be there 30 minutes before sunset. DUBAI EYE WHEEL A unique tourist attraction, it is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. The Ferris wheel is 250 meters high and has 48 cabins with a capacity of 40 people per cabin. A full ride on the Ferris wheel takes about 30 minutes and the price of a ticket is 13 USD per adult and 6 USD per child. Tips: Choose to take the ride at dusk or at night to see an absolutely gorgeous view of the city. EXPO CITY (AL WASL PLAZA) It is a crescent-shaped architectural building in Dubai with a dome made of glass and steel.
It is the largest fabric dome in the world (150 meters in diameter and 60 meters high). It is an open-air plaza and a popular venue for events and celebrations such as festivals, concerts, and exhibitions. RULES AND CUSTOMS IN DUBAI When visiting Dubai, keep in mind that it is an Islamic country (with a predominantly Islamic society), and it is important to observe certain rules and customs regarding behavior, conduct, and dress to avoid social problems during your trip. Below, I will list some of these: Respect Islamic culture and show respect for the Islamic faith and traditions of the inhabitants.
Avoid behaving insensitively toward their religion or making comments. During the month of Ramadan, fast from sunrise to sunset. During fasting hours, most cafes and restaurants will not be open.
Respect this religious custom of the community, so during this month visitors are asked not to eat, drink, or smoke in public places. Wear modest and decent clothing in public places. Women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders, arms, and legs, and men should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts in public places. Avoid kissing and hugging in public places; it is considered unacceptable and frowned upon. Do not consume alcohol in public places, on the streets, or in parks; it is illegal and can be punishable by a fine or even imprisonment. Smoking is forbidden in some public places, such as beaches, parks, and transport stations.
Avoid making noise and behaving obscenely in public places; this can lead to fines or arrest. AERIAL DUBAI AND DUBAI SEEN NIGHT The aerial view of Dubai, with its sophisticated urban design given by its famous skyscrapers and the city's intricate network of promenades and waterways, is truly a blend of luxury, vision, and innovation, revealing a fascinating world of stunning contrasts and achievements. Every detail, from the tall buildings to the golden beaches, contributes to the complexity and beauty of this desert city. Suspension bridges, the modern network of highways, the number of islands, and residential complexes also define this unique city, which is more than a metropolis.
As the sun sets and the night falls, the atmosphere in Dubai is unique and captivating. The urban landscape becomes a luminous fantasy, where the city's tall buildings glow, casting a multitude of colored lights against the starry night sky, creating a dreamy cityscape full of light and color and transforming the buildings into true works of art. Dubai's lights are a symbol of the city's drive, creativity, and ambition. The iconic Burj Khalifa is illuminated by a multitude of lights cascading down from its extraordinary height to create an unforgettable spectacle.
The Dubai Fountain at the base of the Burj Khalifa also creates a mesmerizing spectacle that impresses viewers with its jets of water that move in time with the music and lights. The Burj al Arab also becomes a shimmering jewel at night, when the ocean waves create a luminous outline of its silhouette reflected in the water. However, the skyscrapers are not the only thing visible against Dubai's starry skies; the streets are also spectacularly lit up. Traditional lanterns light up the city's crowded souks, creating a lively atmosphere on the busy streets. Watching Dubai at night, you'll feel the rhythm of a metropolis that never stops moving. It's a city that offers a memorable experience, whether you're looking for a light show, a romantic stroll along the waterfront admiring the city's nighttime views, or a lively party.
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