Traveling brings fun, excitement, and meaning to your life and there is nothing more wonderful than having a vacation in Dubai, the glamorous city of UAE. This financial and entertainment hub is known for its high-rise buildings, awesome shopping malls, luxurious resorts, and incredible diving spots.
Dubai is a one-of-a-kind destination where you can immerse yourself in arts and culture, enjoy shopping, savor delectable cuisine, appreciate avant-garde architecture, and go scuba diving.
Exploring Dubai’s amazing sites
If you watched the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster movie Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, then you must be familiar with the scene where Tom Cruise showcased his jaw-dropping stunts from a skyscraper. That building is the famous Burj Khalifa which is noted for its height of 829.8 meters.
This mega structure is hailed as the tallest building in the world and Dubai’s most famous point of interest. Completed in 2010, Burj Khalifa is considered the tallest free-standing structure and has the highest number of stories in the world. This must-see destination in Dubai features a high-speed elevator that whizzes you to the observation deck on the 124th floor where you can appreciate the breathtaking view of the city skyline. It’s difficult not to be captivated by this 360-degree view where you can see high-rise buildings, the desert, and the ocean.
The Palm Jumeirah
Dubai is a place of innovation and creativity and the Palm Jumeirah is the perfect example. This iconic artificial island is made from millions of tons of sand and rock. It is shaped like a futuristic palm tree when viewed from the sky. Would you believe that it’s even visible from space? Incredible is an understatement. The Palm Jumeirah is lined-up with 5-star hotels, residential buildings, luxury resorts, and beachfront villas. It’s also a great site for scuba diving Dubai.
Tagged as the largest man-made island in the world, The Palm Jumeirah is a perfect site for beginners and experienced divers who want to enhance their diving skills. You can get in touch with Nemo Diving Center to know about our different scuba diving Dubai deals.
After completing your dive course, you can check out Dubai Mall, the city’s premier shopping haven. It offers a wide selection of shopping opportunities plus a wide array of dining and entertainment choices. Dubai Mall also has access to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium. If you love shopping, you might want to coincide your travel plans with the annual Dubai Shopping Festival every January and February. Another shopping extravaganza to look forward to is the Dubai Summer Surprises every July and August.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo feature 33,000 aquatic creatures including the largest collection of sand tigers in the world. The 10-million liter tank located at the ground level of the Dubai Mall is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo offer many exciting tours and activities ideal for the whole family.
Built in 1787, the Al-Fahidi Fort was formerly the residence of the ruling family, a seat of government, as well as a prison. It was restored in 1971 and again in 1995. The fort now houses the Dubai Museum. You’ll see a display of old maps of the Emirates at the entrance. The right hall showcases weapons while the left hall displays Emirati musical instruments. A variety of exhibits and dioramas featuring the traditional Emirati life including pearl fishing and Bedouin desert life may be seen on the ground floor.
Enjoy your Dubai adventure
Make your Dubai trip memorable by visiting these iconic attractions and bringing home priceless memories.