Travel Guide: Dubai
Dubai is the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and it is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. It is the centre of the Middle East – the centre for business, culture but also much more. Although the oil production is really low today, earlier it helped the city to accelerate and to get its popularity. Nowadays Dubai is popular mainly thanks to its tourism.
It is well-known for the low prices of the luxury hotels and other goods like clothes of the worldwide known brands. If you want to see the luxury life and if you want to experience a luxurious life, you should travel to Dubai and try some of the following things.
Are you asking what to visit in Dubai? There are so many things so I will start with Burj Khalifa. It is an observation deck from which you can see the Dubai. Primarily, it is a skyscraper which is 828 meters high with restaurant, hotel and offices.
Another well-known place which you have to see is the Palm Islands. These are the three artificial islands with the houses and villas of the worldwide businessmen. Almost every house has its own private beach and much more. It is another luxurious place in Dubai.
If you want to buy something and if you are the shopping type of the person, in Dubai you will be as in a paradise. The well-known Dubai Mall is the second biggest shopping mall in the world. It was opened in 2008 and nowadays there are more than 1200 shops. According to the statistics, 92 million people visited this mall in 2015. That’s an enormous amount of people. It is also a centre where you can find many attractions like cinemas but also Rainforest Cafe or Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo – There are more than 300 species of marine animals including many sharks and rays. It was also rewarded with the Certificate of Excellence.
If you are a lover of gold, you should visit Deira Gold Souk – you can find there shops selling gold and many other types of jewellery.
Don’t forget to bargain. Many people here sale the same things and they want you to buy it in their shops. That is the reason why they will sell it to you even with some discount!
Another shopping park is Global Village Dubai. It is more than a shopping park because there are many festivals and events which are really interesting and it can be sometimes even better than the shopping.
If you don’t like hot temperatures and you really like winter, you might like the attraction called Ski Dubai. It is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. It is located in Mall of the Emirates and you can experience there so many things including snowboarding or skiing. You can also take part in many winter events taking place there.
On the other side, if you are there to visit deserts, you can visit deserts on the back of the camel. There are many Dubai Camel Riding Tours – here you can experience riding on a camel in e.g. in the Red Dune Desert Safari. If you are in the desert, you can also experience so-called sandboarding. It is something like snowboarding but on the sand dunes. It is really exciting and it is a really good experience. Usually, you are picked up by a luxury 4×4 air-conditioned car and you go to the desert where you can have a BBQ, you can go sandboarding, …
There are also many historical museums in Dubai – like Dubai Museum, Etihad Museum, Coffe Museum, … There are also many theme parks where you can spend your free time when you don’t know what to do.