Friday, 23 October 2015

Beautiful Places in Dubai to Add on Your Bucket List

By Raj Thakkar  |  22:27 No comments

The most significant as well as the second largest emirate in the UAE, Dubai surely boasts some of the world’s most incredible and inspiring sights which you should see at least once in your lifetime. Here are 15 of the most beautiful places in Dubai.

1.    Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina

Home to several premier attractions like Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, and the Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai Marina is famed as the world’s largest artificial canal city. With numerous restaurants, shopping centers, upscale hotels and residences, and phenomenal architecture wonders dotting across the region, this is a year-round touristic paradise. Go on a yacht ride or take a dhow cruise or simply walk along its promenade overlooking the scenic views to absorb in the region’s energizing vibe. It looks striking mainly in the evening when the whole area is rivetingly lit up.

2.    Dubai Beaches 
Jumeirah Beach in Dubai

Blessed with a picturesque coastline characterized by a whole strip of spotlessly clean and attractive beaches, Dubai perfectly fits the bill as an exciting beach holiday destination. Whether it’s Jumeirah Beach that is apt for swimming, soaking up some rays or playing volleyball or Kite Beach where you can enjoy kite surfing or Al Mamzar Beach with excellent facilities, each of Dubai’s beaches is worth the visit for absolute fun, leisure, and tranquility.

3.    Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum

It is a must to visit this place if you wish to probe into the region’s intriguing past. With a wide array of art and exhibits collected even from the pre-historic period, Dubai Museum housed inside the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort promises hours of fascination for enthusiasts of Emirati culture and history. Traditional boats, ancient weaponry, dioramas depicting the traditional Arabian lifestyle, and Emirati musical instruments are among the many amazing displays seen here.

4.    Burj Al Arab 
Burj Al Arab

The world’s fourth tallest hotel is also popular as the world’s only seven-star hotel. This breathtaking sail-shaped structure is erected on a majestic island, about 250 meters from the Jumeirah Beach. A curving bridge links the hotel to the mainland. While a night’s stay in Burj Al Arab may cost you a pretty good amount, you still have a chance to enter this architectural tour-de-force and experience its opulence. Reserve a table at one of its restaurants which not only serves finest culinary delights in the best of ambience but also blows you away with the beautiful views of the surroundings.

5.    Palm Island 
Palm-Island

Palm Jumeirah which is one of the three islands that makes up the artificial archipelago of Palm Islands is another marvelous example of Dubai’s unrivaled engineering fineness. Placed off the coastline of Dubai, the Palm Island boasts the prestigious label of the world’s man-made island and is mainly known for its iconic design that resembles a palm tree with a crescent on its top. Several of Dubai’s upscale commercial establishments and hotspots are concentrated on Palm Jumeirah thus offering an astounding mix of premier leisure, shopping and accommodation choices.

6.    Wild Wadi Park 
Wild Wadi Watar Park

If getting outdoors and indulging in heart-thumping pursuits is top on your list of must-dos in Dubai, then don’t leave out this place to include in your itinerary. Located right in the front of Burj Al Arab, this water theme park features a variety of rides, slides and attractions including the world’s highest water slide. Not a water park alone, it is equally noteworthy for its climbing wall and a zip line providing commanding vistas of Jebel Hafeet Mountains.

7.    Burj Khalifa 
Burj Khalifa

A tour to Burj Khalifa should be part of everyone’s bucket list. Standing tall at a height of 828 meters and dominating the city’s skyline, it’s a real symbol of Dubai being the world’s tallest building. There are several opulent wonders within this towering glossy structure. One among them is the fastest elevator which within seconds will take you up to the 124th floor where you’ll be treated to the very best views of Dubai from its observatory deck.

8.    Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall

Adorning the title of the world’s biggest mall, Dubai Mall invites you on a journey through the region’s finest couture, leisure, and gastronomy. Part of glittering Downtown Dubai and adjacent to majestic Burj Khalifa, this is a shopping mall like no other with more than 1200 outlets plus more than 150 places to dine. There is also Reel Cinema, Dubai Aquarium, an expansive ice skating rink, and several astounding facilities for kids including Sega Republic and Kidzania – all under one roof! Unsurprisingly, Dubai Mall is one of the most visited touristic attractions in Dubai.

9.    Dubai Fountain 
Dubai Fountain

Just outside Dubai Mall and beneath Burj Khalifa, you’ll find one of the city’s most stupendous attractions - the Dubai Fountain on the Burj Lake. The dancing fountain show which shoots water to more than 150 meters high is both eye-catching and artistic. Amazingly, it is free to watch. 

10.    Ski Dubai 
Ski Dubai

It is quite unbelievable that this desert city has an exclusive chill zone at its centre but it’s absolutely true! Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates is the place where you can enjoy the best alpine sports facilities. Filled with real snow all throughout the year, this massive mountain-themed resort is a wondrous snow world with something for everyone. Ride snow bullet, throw snow balls, ski down the slopes, enjoy a spin on giant snowball, take snowboarding lessons and of course have a close interaction with lovable penguins during your visit here. Besides five runs of different gradient as well as height, there are restaurants and cafes at the park to refuel your energy.

11.    Desert Safari 
Desert Safari

Heading further away from the city centre towards Al Avir, a trip to Dubai’s endless stretches of pristine dunes is recommended for those looking to experience Dubai off the beaten track. Interwoven with a long list of must-dos including dune bash and camel ride plus a BBQ dinner and cultural performances, a desert safari is the perfect way to get a real Bedouin feel and also discover the charming rusticity of the region.

12.    Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden

A visit to Dubai Miracle Garden will abandon any perception you may have about Dubai as a dull or barren desert region. After all, this mind blowing 18-acre floral enclave, featuring more than 45 million flowers in a variety of colors, shapes, size, and patterns, has been designed to emulate a piece of Eden on earth. 

13.    Atlantis Hotel 
Atlantis Hotel Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm, set on the crescent of revolutionary Palm Islands, is one of the most recognizable and well-regarded attractions in Dubai. Uniquely designed on the theme of the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis, this splendid hotel exudes an unusual charm with its exceptional location, accommodation choices and of course attractions like Lost Chamber Aquarium, Aquaventure Water Park, and Dolphin Hotel.

14.    Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai Gold Souk

Rows upon rows of gold shops in Gold Souk on the northern banks of Dubai Creek speak to Dubai’s popular nickname, ‘the City of Gold’. Expect to see here jewelry pieces in a huge spectrum of stunning designs and styles, from antique and traditional to most modern. Not to mention, treasure hunting down the packed alleys of this shimmering market, the largest of its kind gold bazaar in the world, is every bit a worthwhile experience. Another interesting thing about this souk is that you can shop from here precious gold and gemstones for a fraction of cost that you’d spend anywhere in the world. But make sure to check for its quality.

15.    Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

While Dubai is mainly known for its glittering skyline and dramatic architecture, the real quintessence and vibe of Dubai is captured by the Dubai Creek. Bifurcating Dubai into two main regions: Deira and Bur Dubai, this historic creek has played a dominant role in the city’s commendable growth, being one of the prime reasons early settlers were attracted to this region. Take an abra ride or go for a dhow cruise with dinner to immerse in the quaint ambience and attractions of Dubai Creek.

Author :  Shambhavi Sisodia.

Author: Raj Thakkar

Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University. He is addicted to web development.

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