United Arab Emirates, that was formed in 1971 by the association of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Ajman, Fujeirah, Umm al-Quwain and Ras al-Khaimah, are gaining ground among the countries most visited sites in the world. And that reputation was earned mainly by beauty planned of Dubai tourist attractions. Grand hotels and luxury shopping center was built to improve the economy of the UAE and of course, entertain and pleasing tourists from different parts of the planet.
All the modernity and magnificent skyscrapers, shopping malls, hotels and shops of famous brands join with the wonderful culture of the place, Dubai making it one of the destinations most wanted throughout the Middle East. Find out what are the top tourist attractions in Dubai, which promises pleasure and culture to all its visitors.
Dubai tourist attractions
Dubai is a place some of the highest buildings in the world are concentrated. That’s why one of the must-visit is the Burj Khalifa, which has more than eight hundred meters in height. The Observation Deck, which is called “At The Top”, located on the 124th floor. It is possible to see the entire landscape of the modern city and on weekends, some go there to watch the sunrise or sunset. In addition to beautiful scenery, tourist can still find some souvenir shops and several professional photographers offering photo as a souvenir of your trip to the Burj Khalifa. But this visit might be costly: ranging from $ 36 to $ 110.
Next to the tower is located the Dubai Mall, one of the most extravagant attractions of the city. The largest mall in the world has more than twelve hundred shops and about one hundred and fifty restaurants. Furthermore, is within it which is the Dubai Aquarium located, one of the largest aquariums in the world, with about thirty-three thousand marine animals. And not only that: the mall includes an ice skating rink at Olympic format, one indoor theme park and various other entertainment venues. There you can see an even of Light & Water Dance Show, which occurs in The Dubai Fountain. The show is considered as one of the most recommended Dubai tourist attractions in the city. It happens from 18h to 22h, every thirty minutes and is completely free.
Dubai is also a city with remarkably rich culture. Is still the Arab inheritance, but many residents are Pakistanis, Filipinos and Indians. Traditions can be checked especially in neighborhoods Deira and Bur Dubai, which is located the largest traditional market (or souk) in the city. In stores, tourists can find everything: jewelry, electronics, clothing, decorative objects and typical foods. What’s most striking is the variety of the Gold Souk. In it, the windows are packed with necklaces, earrings, bracelets and even shirts made of gold. Not surprisingly, also check the Spice Souk with about three hundred shops sell a variety of fragrance, incense, spices and household items.
Dubai hotels are also, most of all tourist attractions. A great example is the Burj Al Arab, which is located in the region called New Dubai. The hotel became a symbol of the place: in the structure shape to mimic the sail of a ship, with over three hundred meters in height, it was built on an artificial island. Although the maximum rating of the hotel is five stars, the Burj Al Arab has received seven stars. This reputation attracts the rich and famous visitors over the world.
In the indoor environment, this hotel is very luxurious – gold everywhere, both in the door handles, faucets or other details of the rooms and suites. This site also has an airstrip to exclusive helicopter where visitors are greeted with scented water and a cold towel to ease the heat of Arabia. There is also available luxury cars and personal shoppers. They go to every store to select items chosen by guests at the hotel.
Food in Dubai
The typical dishes of the region can be checked in various and elegant restaurants. In the 122 floor of the Burj Khalifa is located the At.mosphere Grill & Lounge. The menu includes dishes refined and delicious, with meats and grilled seafood. The entire floor is surrounded by glass walls, which enable the customer with a beautiful view.
The official currency is Dirham, but the dollar is also widely used. Currently, $ 1 is worth about 3.67 Dirhams.
Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but English is also widely used (since the city is predominantly tourist).
Visitors need a visa to enter the UAE. The procedure takes a few days, and the form asks for your dates and number of fly back and forth. Learn more at the website of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in your country.
Islamic days of the week
There, the week works differently: the rest day is Friday, not Sunday. On that day, some establishments, such as banks, and most public services close. Other attractions such as museums and malls open only in the afternoon.