The city of gold, the jewel of the desert and the Arabian pearl, Dubai has many nicknames. This Emirate in the UAE houses some of the world’s tallest buildings and finest shopping destinations. It is a modern city in every sense of the term. With many incredibly beautiful places to visit in Dubai, you can rest assured that your vacation here will be excellent. Here are some places in Dubai you must add to your travel plan while visiting this city of dreams.
The Dubai Sightseeing Guide
The best places to visit in Dubai include the following:
The Burj Khalifa
Standing tall at 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. This 200+ storey tower is an engineering marvel, built in a record five years. You can book tickets to the observation deck, situated on the 124th floor or go to the highest floor – the 148th floor. Fun fact, the Burj Khalifa elevator is the fastest in the world, taking you from the ground to the 124th floor in exactly one minute.
The Museum of the Future
One of the newest Dubai attractions, the Museum of the Future, is where you can unleash your inner geek. The museum houses some “predictions” of what Dubai will look like by 2071, UAE’s centenary year. It boasts some futuristic experiences humankind can look forward to – a spa for the senses, space colonisation, human interaction with artificial intelligence, and so much more.
Arguably the most luxurious part of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah island is home to the most exquisite hotels. Even if you don’t choose to stay here, you must take a day to visit this uber-posh locality, nicknamed the Dubai Marina. Get a birds-eye view of the palm-shaped Jumeirah island from ‘The View at St. Regis’, and capture some photo-worthy moments. Also, stop by for the most delicious coffee at ‘Boon’ at the observation deck.
Burj Al Arab
Long before the Burj Khalifa became the most-talked-about Dubai attraction, the 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab was synonymous with Dubai. Boasting an indoor golf park, an F1 track and a helipad, this Burj (meaning tower) is the playground of the rich and famous. Every room in this iconic hotel boasts furniture embellished in 24-carat gold. In 2021, the hotel started welcoming visitors for a 90-minute guided tour.
Separated by a bridge and situated on the opposite end of the posh downtown Dubai is the region where you can find Dubai’s legendary Gold and Spice Souk. This popular tourist attraction in Dubai is a budget shopper’s paradise. Check out the world’s largest gold ring on display, weighing 64 kilograms in the Gold Souk. Also, take advantage of the lower gold prices and tax exemptions on your gold purchases here.
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