An amalgam of culture and futuristic innovations set in the backdrop of dizzying buildings, glamorous locales, and mesmeric vantages, Dubai is truly a rollercoaster ride for its admirers. Be it the tallest tower in the world or the largest mall, Dubai owns it all and it wouldn’t be wrong to call it a record-setter. A treasure trove of historical edifices, entertainment choices, exuberant sky-high towers, glittering beaches, and exotic flavours, Dubai has set the bar rather high for any other metropolis to reach! As fancy as it looks, planning a trip to Dubai is definitely an extravagant affair, hence, this blog will talk about how to make sure that one experiences the marvels of the city in a fun-filled and hassle-free manner.
Gems of Dubai
The scent of affluence can be sensed from far with Dubai Marina’s swanky neighbourhood and yachts lining alongside the canal. Extending from Al Sufouh Road and Jumeirah Beach Residence, the Dubai Marina treats tourists with a plethora of unique experiences like Dhow Rides, Cruise Rides, and cable car rides at JBR’S Amwaj Towers, eating adventures and what no! One can also head out to the Palm Jumeirah beach while in Dubai Marina and enjoy a sunny, sandy and splashy day. Home to the Dubai Marina Mall, tourists can also enjoy a shopping spree in one of the best malls in the world when on a trip to Dubai.
A heaven for shoppers, Diera is a place that has evolved over time and has come on the list of places in Dubai. Housing the Gold Souk and Deira Old Souk Abra aka the Spice Souk, Deira perfectly depicts the vibe of a UAE city. Tourists can go out and get their hands on aromatic spices and authentic jewellery when making a trip to Dubai. Apart from this visitors can pamper themselves at the YHI Spa or watch the friendly creatures at the Dolphinarium.
For those who want to relive the historic time of Dubai, Bur Dubai is an excellent choice. Equipped with souks, dhows, cruises, museums and galleries, Bur Dubai can be best defined as the best of both worlds. Tourists can head out to visit the Bastakia Quarter and get a sight of this heritage site. The Al Fahidi Fort housing the Dubai Museum is yet another place that finds shelter in Bur Dubai and is definitely not something to leave out. To experience the culture and traditions of artistry one must visit the Dubai Heritage Village when on a trip to Dubai. Although Bur Dubai is a hub of precious charms of Dubai, the highlights of the place are Meena Bazaar and Global Village. While the former offers great souvenirs to take back home, the latter makes the trip an unforgettable affair!
The coastal beauty of Dubai, Jumeirah, is one of the places that one cannot afford to miss while on a trip to Dubai. It hosts admirers and visitors from all over the world owing to the bulk of tourist attractions placed there. Be it the Palm Jumeirah or the Jumeirah Beach, the place has carved an image of itself which makes it an irresistible attraction. Palm Jumeirah definitely needs some extra credit for adding to this image. Being the exquisite archipelago that it is, Palm Jumeirah is a reflection of Dubai’s love for innovation. The 2700ft tall tower, the Burj Khalifa, is yet another unprecedented attraction found none other than Jumeirah.
For someone who loves to gaze at the magnificence of nature and manly attractions, Atlantis the Palm is the answer. Themed on the myth of Atlantis, it offers splendid panoramas of the Arabian Gulf while tourists bask in the sheer resplendence of a 5-star resort, an underwater aquarium and a chance to swim with dolphins!
Apart from these, Jumeirah is home to marvels such as Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque, Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab Public Beach, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai Water Canal, The Walk at JBR, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Wild Wadi, Aquaventure Waterpark, Kite Beach, Etihad Museum, The Green Planet Dubai, Dubai Street Museum, The World Islands, and La Mer Dubai, which one can explore while taking a trip to Dubai!
Adventures of Dubai
While these 4 areas cover most of the attractions that one should sight when in Dubai, there is definitely a lot to this list which can be added through exploration. However, sightseeing is just one thing that people fancy about Dubai, adventure enthusiasts and explorers will find much more adrenaline boost with the adventure sports and recreational activities available in the city!
Skydiving being the thrill-seeker’s favourite, Dubai is a safe haven for skydivers and one can always go on to jump and get an amazing top view of the metropolis. Skiing is yet another amazing recreational sport that tourists can opt for at Ski Dubai.
While adventurous sports could be exciting and thrilling, Dubai Creek is a place that offers chills without even asking for that much enthusiasm. Known for its music shows, lighting and floating yachts and dhows, no trip is ever complete without a visit to the Dhow Creek. Apart from its scintillating shows at Dubai Creek, music lovers can also visit the very famous Dubai Opera and be a witness to amazing art and culture portrayed through ballets, orchestras, theatres, concerts, conferences and fashion shows.
The superlative topography of a city as fine as Dubai is very hard to find, so it’s almost impossible to visit the place and not feel heavy-hearted when coming back. With its ever-changing and futuristic approach to life, who can deny that one day tourists could be spotting the Burj Khailifa in a flying car! Leaving tourists craving for more, even if one returns heavy-hearted the beautiful memories of the place are enough to drive them back to this sandy metropolis filled with charms of all sorts.