Burj Al Arab
The elegant shape of the Burjis believed to represent the sails of a Dhow (a traditional wooden cargo container ) could be to Dubai exactly the way it is to the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. The construction began in 1999. magnificent structure is situated on an artificial island, which also houses its own helipad, as well as the fleet of chauffeured Rolls Royce limousines. Beyond the impressive lobby that is adorned with gold leaf and a dazzling fountain, are the 202 suites that come with more decorations than a traditional Thanksgiving turkey.
The museum that is the heart of the town illustrates Dubai’s rapid transformation from a fishing and pearling villages to an the world’s leading center for tourism, trade and finance. It’s a stunning setting of the sleek Al Fahidi Fort, built in the 1800s and considered to be the city’s oldest and most enduring structure. The walk-through model souq displays on Bedouin living in the desert and an area that emphasizes the importance of the sea are a perfect example of times prior to oil discovery. The room prior to that showcases the archaeological evidence of local excavation sites.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
In an air-conditioned hangar that is the size is 28 soccer fields IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor themed park. The $1 billion of playgrounds are incredible, and includes more than 20 rides and attractions spread into four distinct zonesfour zones – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure along with IMG Boulevard — and 28 dining outlets. Food is prepared on-site as well as the quality is impressively high and includes a variety of healthy choices. This theme park situated in the vicinity of International Village around the E311.
The Burj Khalifa is an impressive architectural and engineering feat and features only two observation decks on the 124th floor and 148th floor as well as a restaurant-bar on 122nd. The world’s highest structure pierces the sky at 828m. Construction began construction in January of 2010, just six years after excavations began. To avoid long waits or expensive fast-track entry fees reservations, make your reservation on the internet up to 30 days in advance. Be aware that humidity can often cover Dubai in a thick haze making the views not as spectacular.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Anyone who is interested in delving more deeply into Emirati tradition and culture should take advantage of the events, Emirati tours, and meals served by this non-profit center, which is situated on the boundaries with the Al Fahidi Historic District. The concept behind the center is ‘Open Doors open minds, open Minds This exceptional facility was created in 1995 by the current Dubai ruler Mohammed Bin Rashid. Mohammed Bin Rashid, to establish bridges between different cultures , and to help expats and people who are unable to understand the traditions and customs that are part of UAE.
Al Fahidi Historic District
Traffic sluggishly fades into a peaceful buzz in the labyrinthine lane of the restored heritage area which was formerly known as the Bastakiya quarter. The narrow lanes for walking are surrounded by homes of sand color that are topped by wind turbines which provide natural air conditioning. Today, there are around 50 buildings , including shops, museums as well as cultural displays art galleries, courtyard cafes and two boutique resorts.
Amidst Dubai’s many enticing enhancements, Madinat Jumeirah is a modern take on the traditional Arab village that includes the souq (market) with palm-fringed lakes, desert-colored resorts and villas adorned with end towers. It’s particularly stunning in the evening, when the gardens are illuminated and it being lit up as the Burj Al Arab gleams from the background. There are gorgeous elements all around. In the event you come across an incline, go up them, they may lead you to go to a secret patio with a stunning view of the sprawling compound.
Everything glitters gold (and often silver) on this covered arcade, where shops are filled with every kind of jewelry imaginable such as exquisite pearls to luxurious gold wedding bands. Watching the happenings is a great way to relax. Relax on a bench and enjoy the lively street theatre of hardworking Afghan men carrying heavy loads of merchandise, African American women in vibrant kaftans, and local girls going on a shopping spree. The best time to visit is during the early morning hours.
Tours end with a lively meeting where you’re allowed to ask any questions about Islam or Emirati culture. There is no requirement to make a reservation. The simplest dress is the most popular however, conventional clothing can be borrowed for free. Cameras are accepted.
Alserkal Cultural Foundation
The non-profit foundation manages the most vibrant cultural zone within the Al Fahidi Historic District. Gallery spaces that showcase cutting-edge and traditional work from international and local artists are set in an open courtyard that is anchored by an urban-style café that is artistic. A majority of the art is on display, and a small shop has a selection of beautiful gifts and there’s an upscale Arab style boutique, a living room and an upstairs space.
This beautiful, long stretch of white sand off Jumeirah Rd and adjacent to mosques, is extremely clean and has plenty of activities including kitesurfing beach volleyball, beach tennis and kayaking. There are bathrooms, showers, wi-fi with changing and shower facilities as well as plenty of food truck and food cafés. Amazing panoramas of Burj Al Arab. It’s a hive of activity on Fridays and Saturdays, when a market on the beachfront filled with gifts and crafts appears.
More than a dozen hot shots of the world’s street art scene, including Aiko, Blek Le Rat, ROA and Nick Walker are now transformed into the brand-new urban-style quarters City Walk into a gorgeous outdoor bar. The art work is not to be missed, ranging from tiny pop-up versions to large-scale installations that fill all of the wall. The project was funded by City Walk programmer Meraas.
Contemporary art that comes from both The contemporary art of Middle East and outside has been able to find a home in Dubai thanks to the vision of Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal. The resident programmer and arts patron has transformed into an enormous warehouse complex in the chilly Al Quoz to a buzzing bar and cultural center that includes a theatre and an indie theater café, and an industrial chocolate plant.
The 2017-born tradition enthrallingly documents the establishment to the UAE in 1971, prompted by the discovery and exploration of petroleum in the 1950s, and as well the withdrawal of the British in 1968. Documentary films, images timelines, artefacts, timelines and interactive screens concentrate on important historical events in the time that preceded and following this historic event. They also honor the nation’s founders, seven of them. The free tours that go around Union House, in which the agreement was executed, are easily accessible.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall’s most fascinating sight is the gigantic volcano, where hundreds of thousands of animals flit run around in artificial coral. The sharks as well as rays make for among the most popular attraction, as are sumo-sized groups and massive schools of pelagic species. It is possible to view plenty of things without cost from the outside, or by covering for access to the tunnel. The base package also comes with access for The Underwater Zoo upstairs, whose most admired exhibit is King Croc, a 5.1m-long Australian saltwater crocodile called King Croc.
If you’re able to build an iceberg out of the desert, why not build a volcano too? It’s the Green World is a indoor tropical oasis designed to teach about sustainability, biodiversity, and the natural world. More than 3000 species of plants and animals reside in its lush green canopy, including butterflies, birds, frogs, snakes , and spiders. The tiny fruit bats may be difficult to identify and if you are able, look for them at 2pm , when they’re feeding.
This fountain for dance is located in the middle of a massive lake, set with a backdrop of the sparkling Burj Khalifa. The water sways as gracefully as an belly dancer, and arcs like dolphins, and surges up to 140m. All of it is synced to thrilling classic, Arabic as well as world-music soundtracks, played by from speakers. There are plenty of stunning viewpoints, like the 272m long floating boardwalk (Dhs20) and is only 9m away distance from the fountain.
Since the beginning of 1900, this area was the city’s trading hub, at an era when the business of pearl diving had been established. It extends for 1.8km along Dubai Creek, the programmers have divided the region into two distinct zones with one being modern as well as buildings that appear like stacked shipping containers and the other with an Old Dubai neighbourhood feel thanks to the rough-hewn façades narrow alleyways and fake end turbines.
The Beach at JBR
The beachfront is a long way of dividing it for around one kilometer, The Beach in JBR is an open-plan cluster of urban-style, non-intrusive structures that are surrounded by plazas. A hugely loved by families during weekends, it is a mix of cafes and stores that are more expensive along with a lively waterfront fun zone that has a kids splash park, a outdoors fitness facility, an craft market and various other activities. The beach club is a great place to clean out the sunloungers and allows you to put your towel on the ground for free.
Jumeirah Public Beach
Just to the north of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this public beach (also known as Sunset Beach) is ideal for taking that stunning selfie with of the Burj Al Arab as a background. The wide, sandy strip is well-equipped like showers, bathrooms changing cubicles, and whistles throughout Smart Palms. There’s also a area of night-time swimming pool floodlit.
Steps along steps in the Deira Old Souk abra channel. The sounds of Arabic chatter echoes through the streets of the small covered market while vendors try to get rid of cardamom, saffron, and other aromatic herbs stored in burlap bags with burning incense, nuts as well as henna kits. dried limes and shishas, essential ingredients used in Middle Eastern cuisine. In the main thoroughfare, the tiny shops also sell supermarket plastics, and other household items to sailors as well as sailors from Dhows (traditional Arabian sailing craft).
This neat, gorgeous playground offers a lot of amenities, including bathrooms, showers and changing rooms that are set within distinct panelled pods. Kids can cool off in an outdoor splash zone as well as an outside fitness centre for exercising, and since it’s situated right beside The Beach in JBR and The Walk at JBR, there’s no shortage of bars and restaurants however alcohol is available only at the resorts.
Fairmont The Palm Beach Club
Skylines of the south are among the most memorable elements of a full day at this fun-filled club that is located in the stylish Fairmont Hotel. Parents are able to play on around in the sand, or in the pool, while their children take a breather in their Fairmont Falcon Juniors Club. When I was studying renovations, people’s access to the facility was temporarily unavailable It was planned to be in operation in the beginning of 2019.
The tower stretches upwards for 307m. it may not be the highest residential building located in Dubai Marina, but it surely is a building with a spin which is a 90-degree swoop across the length of its elevation to be precise. Apart from it being stylish the design actually minimizes the impact of wind on the structure and also reduces direct solar energy. The design was developed by exactly the same firm that created that of the Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Street Museum
In 2016 16 street artists, including Hua Tunan, Aswaq Abulla and Inkman and Inkman, hung their cherry-pickers to change the charming facades on the 2nd of December Street into an amazing outdoor gallery featuring murals depicting Dubai’s Bedouin tradition. It was stage one of a government-funded last-minute project that aimed to bring the urban and aesthetic energy to other areas in the city.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
It is oddly constructed with roads, this unassuming refuge along Dubai Creek is an essential stopping point for waterbirds that migrate along the west Africa-west Asian flyway. Flamingos in pink steal the collection in winter time, while avid birdwatchers can spot more than 170 species within an amalgamation of salt mangroves, mangroves, mudflats and lagoons that spread across an area of around 6.2 square kilometers.
Take a stroll along the creek to capture stunning close-ups and close-ups of colorfully colored dhows moored next to your Deira souqs, which take everything off and load it out of chewing gum and air conditioners into stalls for cars. This kind of long, wooden cargo vessel that is horizontal has been operating in across the Gulf as well as the Indian Ocean for decades, trading with nations like Iran, Iraq, India, Somalia, and Oman.
Dubai Design District
Creative individuals have a brand new headquarters in Dubai. The fresh-off-the-drawing plank Dubai Design District (d3) has attracted both regional and global brands and talents, such as hotshots such as Adidas and Foster + Partners. Visitors can explore this thriving community of tastemakers by examining the contemporary public art and design browsing pop-ups and showrooms as well as chatting with Egyptian hipsters in glitzy cafes and spotting art exhibits in the lobbies of buildings or going to a free screening, workshop, or other cultural event. The website has the program.
Dubai Miracle Garden
It covers an area of around 2000 square feet and billed as the largest organic floral garden in the world There is a sense of Wonderland-like surrealism upon entering the garden. Explore the quirky peacocks that are covered in blooms as well as castles and clocks (a large Emirates Airbus A380 was the show-stopper of 2017). You can also relax in the cabana, complete with a soaring curtain and comfy cushions. Home to 100 million flowers and abutting the gigantic 9-dome Dubai Butterfly Garden, it’s very popular, and attracts 55,000 people per week.
Bollywood Parks Dubai
In five different regions, Bollywood Parks celebrates Mumbai’s famous film market. There are a few 3D as well as 4D attractions that are based on blockbusters such as Lagaan and Sholay along with an interactive display of stunts, cinema-maker knowledge and six dining options. However, it’s all about song and dance with more than 30 live shows each day that are colorful and fun. It’s also a bit kitsch and completely infectious.
Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Guide 4 Travelers
- 1 Burj Al Arab
- 2 Dubai Museum
- 3 IMG Worlds of Adventure
- 4 Burj Khalifa
- 5 Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
- 6 Al Fahidi Historic District
- 7 Madinat Jumeirah
- 8 Gold Souq
- 9 Jumeirah Mosque
- 10 Alserkal Cultural Foundation
- 11 Kite Beach
- 12 Dubai Walls
- 13 Alserkal Avenue
- 14 Etihad Museum
- 15 Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
- 16 Green Planet
- 17 Dubai Fountain
- 18 Al Seef
- 19 The Beach at JBR
- 20 Jumeirah Public Beach
- 21 Spice Souq
- 22 JBR Beach
- 23 Fairmont The Palm Beach Club
- 24 Cayan Tower
- 25 Dubai Street Museum
- 26 Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
- 27 Dhow Wharfage
- 28 Dubai Design District
- 29 Dubai Miracle Garden
- 30 Bollywood Parks Dubai