It’s not hard to see why Dubai has become such a popular holiday destination. A glittering oasis in the middle of the desert, the city has been undergoing a major construction boom for some years now, and ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is ambitious to make it the number one tourist destination in the world. With summer temperatures reaching a scorching 42⁰C, autumn or spring are probably the best times for spending a great getaway in the Asian region as your holiday would be more enjoyable during these seasons. Dubai, among the other best destinations in the world, is truly a must-visit. You have to remember though that holiday here may not come cheap. However, by planning ahead and making sure your funds are enough for your travel, you can put money worries aside and enjoy your holiday in this fabulous city.
3 of The Best Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Dubai’s architecture is truly breath-taking. Whether you’re exploring the city or relaxing on beautiful Jumeirah Beach, the magnificent sight of opulent skyscrapers rising from the desert is all around you. The famous Burj Al Arab hotel, designed in the shape of a sail, is perhaps the most recognizable of Dubai’s landmarks and can be admired in all its glory from Jumeirah Beach. Meanwhile, downtown Dubai boasts the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. If you dare, take a trip to the top for some spectacular views.
Shopping is one of Dubai’s major attractions. There are many impressive malls, such as the Dubai Mall, which is the largest in the world and boasts an aquarium and ice rink among its charms as well as an almost overwhelming choice of shops. You can find just about every designer brand you can think of here, not to mention the world’s biggest sweet shop. Other notable malls include the Mall of the Emirates, which has its own indoor ski slope, and Ibn Battuta Mall, with its intricately-decorated Persia Court.
3. Authentic Dubai
It’s easy to get caught up in the extravagance and excitement of modern Dubai. However, taking an organized desert safari is a fantastic way to experience another side of the place. Try dune bashing (driving over the sand dunes in a 4×4) and camel riding before watching the sun set over the desert. The famous souks are also not to be missed, especially the gold souk and spice souk. Even if you’re just window shopping, the dazzling displays will delight your senses.
Dubai is a stunning destination, offering you the ultimate in luxury as well as a taste of old Arabia. A holiday here is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.
Contributed by Rose Cauilan