Located in the United Arab Emirates on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a bustling city filled with high end shopping, a dynamic nightlife, and ultra contemporary architecture. Dubai is also known for their iconic attractions. Here is a list of the 5 must see attractions when visiting the famous city.
Enveloped in well-defined Arabian architecture, the narrow lanes are suggestive of days gone by when life was a bit slower. Built in the 19th century for affluent Persian merchants, Bastakia Quarter calls the eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek home. Several galleries, which house Arabic ceramics, can be found in many parts of the city.
Separating the town into two parts, Dubai creek first attracted pearl divers and fishermen. The history of the small towns found along the creek goes back 4000 years. Still used as a loading and unloading dock for goods, visitors are often invited on board to experience what life is like on the creek.
No trip to Dubai is complete without visiting the tallest building in the world.
At 829.8 m (2,722 feet) the Burj Khalifa dazzles visitors with a 360-degree view of the spectacular city. With unobstructed views of the desert and ocean it’s an experience no one should miss.
Mall of the Emirates
This one of a kind mall features an inside ski facility complete with chairlifts and a penguin exhibit. The –4 degree Celsius temperature ensures guests have an authentic ski experience. With endless shopping prospects, restaurants, and a movie theater there is something for everyone.
For the beach lover Jumeirah Beach offers miles of powdery white sand, innumerable hotel and resort accommodations, and world class dining options. The area is one of the most visited attractions for travelers to Dubai.
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