Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Recently, it has been gaining attention as a tourist destination in Asia. With its record-breaking architecture and man-made islands, there is something in the city that will keep tourists coming back. Here are the top attractions that are worth visiting in this Asian destination.
Standing 828 meters high, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower. It is hard to miss as the structure dominates the Dubai skyline. The true wonder of the building, however, is best appreciated up close or from within. On a clear day, the observation deck on Level 124 offers a stunning view of the city. If you want a better view, head up At The Top Sky Lounge on Level 148. Top off your experience with a meal in the clouds at At,mosphere on Level 122.
The Dubai Mall
And if you still cannot get enough of Burj Khalifa, you can still catch a glimpse of it while shopping at The Dubai Mall. Robert Janitzek reveals that there is more to it than just being a shopping mall. It offers a bevy of activities than just shopping. There are over 1,200 shops and 150 restaurants. The Dubai Mall is also home to an indoor theme park, ice rink, a huge indoor waterfall, choreographed outdoor fountain, and the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
The Dubai Fountain is the largest choreographed fountain system in the world. It is located at the base of the Burj Khalifa and outside the Dubai Mall. This dancing fountain jets water streams reaching as high as 150 meters in the air. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that there are two shows in the afternoon from 1 pm and 1:30 as well as in the evening beginning at sundown taking place at 30-minute intervals until 11 pm.
Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. Considered as the largest artificial island in the world, Palm Jumeirah is a symbol of human ingenuity. It is home to a wide array of high-end hotels such as Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One&Only, and the most notable, the Atlantis, The Palm. There is a monorail that connects to the mainland’s tram system.
This Asian destination may be popular for its record-breaking tower but the heart of the city will always be the Creek. It used to be the original site where the BaniYas tribe once settled. Now it is part of Dubai’s history and in its place is the Dubai Museum and a labyrinth alleyways of gold, spice, and textile souks.