Monday, January 9, 2012

Places to Explore in Dubai

Dubai Travel
Photo by David Rodrigo 

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has emerged as a global city and a business hub paving the way for the development of innovative construction projects that have attracted the attention of the world. Although Dubai’s economy mainly depends on the oil industry, the emirate’s model of business drives its economy with the effect that an essential part of its main revenues comes from the tourism industry. In fact, it attracted 7.8 million visitors in 2009 and ranked 7th in the “150 most visited cities by international tourists”.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa Dubai
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With its epic boom of large-scale construction, Dubai has attracted visitors for its top-end luxury accommodations. Burj Khalifa is a perfect example of opulence aptly branded as the home of the elite. Boasting 160 stories of first-class facilities and hotel rooms, it has been considered as the tallest building in the world towering with a height of 828 meters or 2,716.5 feet. It has also the highest number of floor stories and the highest observation deck in the world. “At the Top”, Burj Khalifa’s observation deck, visitors will be surely captivated by the panoramic scene of the city’s amazing skyscrapers and city lights. Throughout the journey to the top, visitors will also be entertained by the exotic history of Dubai and the beauty of Burj Khalifa. Spending an air ticket booking to Dubai won’t be worth it without visiting this magnificent structure.

Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum
Photo by Dubai Culture

After seeing the spectacular view of the city from the world’s tallest building, head on to the city’s museum for a dose of essential knowledge about the city’s history and culture. Dubai Museum is an old building of Al Fahidi Fort which was built to defend the city from foreign invasion in 1979. Visitors will be entertained while learning about the city’s history and its people with the colourful life-sized dioramas vividly depicting the everyday life of the ancient years before the discovery of oil. The museum also possesses galleries recreating scenes from Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms, the desert, and marine life. Dubai Museum makes learning far from boring as it provides its visitors with an entertaining way of presenting its historical facts and culture. It's definitely a must-see place for all the tourists who are planning to have a fun-filled holiday in Dubai.

Dubai Grand Mosque

Dubai Grand Mosque
Photo by Junhan Foong 

A trip to Dubai won’t be complete without visiting the magnificent mosques which are a significant part of its community. The Grand Mosque of Dubai boasts the city’s tallest minaret of 70 meters in height. It has 9 large domes and 45 smaller ones which can accommodate 1200 Muslims at once. Throughout the years, this mosque has been the center of the religious and cultural life in Dubai. Although non-Muslims are not allowed inside the building, it is still worth a visit just to see its inspiring sky-blue mosaic, sand-hued facade, handmade stained glass, and wooden shutters. 

Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi Water Park

Children and adults alike will definitely have a wonderful time at the Wild Wadi Water Park. It is the only themed amusement park in Dubai featuring 30 rides and attractions for the whole family. The concept of Wild Wadi is based on the tale of Juha and his friend Sinbad who are famous characters of Arabian folklore. Those who just love water will surely enjoy its large wave pools, several water slides, and artificial surfing machines. Wild Wadi Park has the largest wave pool in the entire Middle East and the tallest free-fall water slide in the region which makes it more appealing. Don’t miss the adrenaline rush you will surely experience at Wild Wadi Park when you purchased air tickets to Dubai.

Having been considered as one most attractive and posh destinations for tourists around the globe, numerous travel companies are now offering attractive travel deals for those who would like to spend a vacation in Dubai. Various cheap air tickets to Dubai are easily available online making it a more affordable travel destination for all tourists.

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