Describing this emirate, which is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, we need to constantly use superlatives. It seems improbable that a city can include as many “the …st” buildings and attractions. And what characteristics cannot be found here is “the oldest” the history of Dubai before the discovery of oil deposits wasn’t characterized by any interesting events. Neither this part of the world was a province of an ancient empire, nor was it a meaningful point in the path of the nomads. Maybe that’s why – out of a desire to prove its significance to the rest of the world – the country and each of its individual elements are developing so quickly.
Top ten best places to see in Dubai
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is not the tallest building in Dubai and probably not the most interesting one, in terms of it s architectural solutions. But this the most luxurious hotel on the coast, and besides – the picture Burj Al Arab – is the most replicated advertising image of Dubai, the unofficial symbol of the emirate.
Even the zoo in the Dubai Enirate has been built with pomp and elegance. Animals from around the world should be glad to find themselves in such luxurious conditions, and even the eternal desert heat is not a hindrance of their lives – the architects have taken care not only about the external beauty of the zoo but also about the comfort of its inhabitants.
Man-made islands – The Palm, The World and others
There are several ensembles of such islands in Dubai and all over the coast of United Arab Emirates, and even if you are unable to purchase a million-dollar villa there, still you are strongly advised at least to visit artificial islands. This is the technology that hasn’t been used anywhere else in the world.
Grand Mosque of Dubai
A great example of traditional Islamic architecture, the Grand Mosque is not the only one mosque here, of course, but it is famous with its beauty and it looks even more attractive and traditional, shaded by the super-modern buildings all around.
This is the oldest existing building in the whole emirate – built in the late eighteenth century it has almost no changes since then thanks to droughty and arid climate of the region that prevents any kind of spoilage.
The Dubai Fountain
Surrounded by multi-storey buildings and the desert at certain distance, the fountain looks surreal. Who would have thought that human genius will make it possible to build fountains in the midst of arid desert.
This attraction is something that would be hard even to imagine if not endless desire of locals to be original and unique in anything in combination with their untold wealth. Probably this is the only place on the whole Arabian Peninsula where you can see real snow!
Do you want to feel yourself like a wizard, treading on the seabed? Then you need to come to Dubai Aquarium and enjoy its marvelous creatures of the water world. Dubai cannot boast with amazing nature but it is very important to be able to appreciate what you have – the ocean ecosystem of Dubai coast is outstanding.
This water park is definitely the funniest and the most exciting attraction in emirate. Luxurious life is definitely very attractive but somewhat tiring, so if you feel like having fun with no conditionals – come and visit Wild Wadi Water park.
The Dubai Mall
It is not a real vacation if at least one day of it hasn’t been spent in the shopping mall. The Dubai Mall is a great diversity of all possible brands and multi-brand stores, mixed with cozy lounge zones and food courts.
Where is Dubai
Dubai is one of Emirates situated in the very eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai is located at the coast of the Persian Gulf and is characterized by a desert arid climate. Though, it didn’t prevent the Emirate from becoming one of the most visited spots of the world.
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When to visit Dubai
Traditionally touristic sites and informational portals advice considering two things while planning the visit to Dubai. The first thing is to get known when the Holy Month Ramadan is. Though Dubai is rather democratic country, still it respects Islamic traditions and barely will you be happy if somebody would scold you for drinking water in the middle of hot day. Another thing that should be taken into account is desert weather – summer months are too hot and it will be hard to concentrate on positive emotions of the trip when it is +45 outside.