Dubai is a city full of skyscrapers, historic sites and is surrounded by the Persian Gulf and serene blue Arabian Seas. Dubai has transformed itself from the land of barren deserts to the top 10 most visited places on the planet. The city is raising its standards every year by building record-breaking structures, luxury shopping malls, attractions, amusement theme parks, and unique attractions. Along with the modern sights, Dubai has also conserved its historic sights. Here is the list of 5 top-rated tourist attractions that you cannot miss out while visiting this city:
1. Burj Khalifa
As you hear the name of Dubai the first thing that flicks into mind is the Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is the tallest architecture of the universe and has set records like world’s tallest freestanding structure, world’s highest elevator installation and many more. Here you can enjoy the magical views of the city and the Arabian Desert from the highest Observatory Deck in the world which is on the 148th Floor. The best time to visit Burj Khalifa is in the prime hours when the city looks absolutely amazing.
2. The Dubai Mall
If you are visiting the Burj Khalifa then don’t forget to take a leisurely tour of the world’s largest mall the Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall is the entrance to visit the Burj Khalifa and also a home to the world’s one of the largest aquariums i.e the Dubai Mall Aquarium. If you are a shopping freak then this would be the best place you could ever visit, shop from over 1000 retail outlets and experience the dining at some of the best restaurants and cafes.
3. The Dubai Fountain
Located very next to Burj Khalifa and just outside of the Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain is second best-choreographed fountain show in the world. This grand show is performed inside the Burj Lake which starts at 6.00 pm in the evening and continues until 11.00 PM and you can enjoy this amazing show without spending a penny for it. The fountain dances on famous Arabic, Indian & English songs. With the little fee, you can take a traditional Abra ride on the Burj Lake and enjoy a breathtaking water show.
4. Burj Al Arab
The next attraction that you can’t miss out is the Burj Al Arab. One of the best luxury hotels in the world and is also considered to be the only seven-star hotel in the world. The sail-shaped Hotel is located on a small artificial island and is connected to the mainland by a small bridge. If you want to enjoy the delicious meals of Burj Al Arab, then you can definitely book an exclusive table at one of the famous restaurants in it. All their cuisines are cooked by the world-renowned chefs and served by well-mannered butlers.
5. Al Fahidi Fort
After exploring the modern attractions of Dubai plan a visit to one of the oldest sites i.e Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai. The Fort takes you back in times when Dubai was nothing and only surrounded by deserts and seas. Al Fahidi is a home to Dubai’s oldest existing architecture built in 1787 i.e. Dubai Museum. The Museum depicts the life of the city and people before the oil exploration. At the entrance, there’s a model of Dhow and Al Abra, which were used for transportation in early times.
So these were the best attractions of Middle East’s gems that you must visit when in Dubai. Have a look at the Fun things do in Dubai Deserts to make your Dubai trip Memorable.