This global city is situated in Asia on the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf. It is the city/state of the United Arab Emirates having its own flag and Islam as the major religion with a total population of 3,1 million people. It is located in a stable zone with minimal risk of earthquakes and tsunami.
It is one of the most diverse and international cities in the world which makes it truly diverse and unique to visit or stay. 25% of all cranes in the world were once located here. It is also a very safe place to travel because of its low crime rate. It has one of the most powerful and expensive police force in the world.
You can often see police serving their duty in Lamborghinis which is quite rare for international visitors.
Well, if this news doesn’t shock you then here is another fact that there is no income tax system in this area. The one and only 7- star hotel “Burj al Arab” with its luxury and mind-blowing projects. This place is mostly populated by foreigners and the percentage of it can be approximately 85%. The longest automated Metro is also here which covers a distance of 74.6 km.
This city has a reason that it is called the city of gold, in the streets, you can find machine-like ATMs that dispense real gold bricks. It has plenty of buildings and skyscrapers like Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, 23 Marina Tower, DAMAC Residenze, Burj Al Alam, Ocean Heights, Pentominium, Etisalat Tower 1, etc.
Things to do in Dubai
When talking about Dubai and not mentioning Burj Khalifa seems unreasonable. It was $1.5 billion projects was inaugurated in 2010. This is the most famous landmark of here and is the world’s largest tower having a height of 829.8 meters with 200 stories.
It was inspired by an abstractor of the Hymenocallis flower, the towering structure is essentially three sections arranged around a central core. It has an observation deck on the 148th floor where you can enjoy the view of the entire city becoming the world’s highest observation deck.
You can have a dine in the restaurant and lounge atmosphere on the 124th floor. The following are the records that are broken by this place:-
- The tallest skyscraper in the world
- It has the highest number of stories in the world
- The highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Elevator with the highest travel distance in the world
- World’s highest swimming pool in a building.
it is known for its exotic malls and shopping center. Here is the world’s biggest mall situated in the financial center Rd, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Burj Khalifa tower.
This contains up to 1,200 varieties of malls that can be mid-ranged to highly expensive. You can find a whole new world full of shops and activity centers inside it. There are many things that you can do here like ice skating, watching a movie, going to the game parlors, etc.
It has an aquarium that is home to more than 30,000 aquatic animals including over 400 sharks and rays. They can be viewed free from the mall through the largest acrylic panel. For those who buy tickets can enjoy the 270-degree view through the 48-meter long aquarium tunnel and gain access to the underwater zoo on Level 2.
Popular for the wide range of jewelry, gold and precious stones this traditional market is located in Dubai’s commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of AI Dhagaya is a must-see whilst touring here.
The souk or market has more than 380 retailers in which most of them are jewelry traders. It is one of the most tourists attracted places. It is open from Saturday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm and on Fridays, it opens from 4 pm till 10 pm. It offers you the cheapest value of gold which will be 100% pure.
There will be very much eased for international tourists to shop because most of the vendors can speak fluent English. My tip for you will be to carry money instead of cards. Because even though most of the vendors accept cards, bargaining will be much effective when traveling with cash in hand.
it is estimated that 10 tons of gold are spread all over the market for business and yes it is a huge amount. For those who don’t buy it, you can still come here to take pictures.
BURJ AL ARAB
As mentioned above, it is the tallest and only 7-star hotel in the world which is 321 meters tall standing high on its own island overlooking the sea. It has the iconic seashell structure.
It resembles a billowing down sail. Being the tallest hotel, it is the most expensive hotel in the world cause why not, it has an underwater restaurant. It has 56 floors and 3 floors are below the ground. It is also the most photographed picture in the world.
Home to over 4000-year-old art facts, this museum is located at the Al-FAHIDI fort built-in 1787. This museum tells you how traditional city changed into the modern city via its art.
The main Museum is the Dubai Museum. It is the center of attraction of most of the international tourist causes it only takes 3 dirhams and can let you explore the history in the most artistic and interesting way.
It is a tribute to its history and traditional culture. We can find a variety of life-size dioramas model showcase behind the glass castle in the story of the history and tradition of life in emirates.
This Museum was opened by the ruler in 1971. 1800 visitors can be counted for the daily visiting here with a yearly total of 611840 visitors. Between August and April, this place is fully crowded. It has a total area of 4000 square meters.
it has a very historic fishing heritage it can be clearly seen in this museum. Galleries in this fort of museums are mostly underground.
You can learn about the wall which protected the city in its 1800s. You can take a lot of wonderful memories of this place. Since this fort on the border of the urban, it defended it against invasion and it is probably the oldest building here.
JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE
it is said to have some of the most pristine beaches in the world. A beach with white sand and clear blue sky is the perfect place for you to relax and give yourself quality time.
The temperature is relatively hot here and the sun shines bright all year long. You can come here at any time of the week and enjoy what it offers.
It is totally free to visit and you can do numerous activities here like sunbathing, surfing, paragliding, sky diving, etc. You can also do the camel ride. There is a complex that is situated in the most central part of it. Its luxury lavishness of here will leave you mesmerized.
It has everything you want that means there are full ranges of shops, restaurants. Restaurants are open from 8 to 12 am for breakfast and 11 am to 12 am for lunch on a daily basis. The shopping or retail shops open from 10 am to 10 pm (Sunday to Wednesday) and 10 am to 12 am (Thursday to Saturday). You can find hotels where you can enjoy the perfect scenery of the sun meeting the ocean in the dawn from your balcony. Outdoor cinemas are also available here.
aquarium and underwater zoo
With a height of 11 meters and a width of 20 meters, this tank contains 10,000,000 liters of water along with a count of 140 species of numerous aquatic creatures.
You can also find penguins, water rats, and even piranhas. Alligators, crocodiles are also here to increase the beauty of this place.
In fact, there is also the stunning king crocodile which is 5 meters long having a weight of over 750 kg. This place is not only for seeing, you can do certain activities that are offered here like you can feed the fishes, go on a glass-bottom road ride, you can experience virtual reality underwater zoo, etc. the price of the ticket is 175 dirhams and is open from 10 am to 12 am every day. It should definitely be on your must-see list.
This ice rink is located near Burj Khalifa. it has a huge skating area which is as big as an Olympic- sized skating are. It is opened from 10 am to 10 pm between Sundays and Wednesdays and from 10 am to 12 am between Fridays.
The entry is not that much costly. It takes only 55 dirhams for adults and 25 dirhams for children. You can do ice skating with the public. Disco skating, freestyle skating, racebikes are the other activities that you can do here. There is also a session where you can enjoy snowfall inside the dome of the mall.
parks and resorts
It is situated in the Middle East on sheik Zayed road that leads towards Abu Dhabi. It is the largest known theme park. You can come here with your family and enjoy the beautifully themed park. There are three theme parks in total. There are cafes and restaurants for your cravings.
Lego was the favorite toy of everyone’s childhood and here is the Legoland entirely themed as the lego to brighten your day. It is part of theme parks and resorts. It is open from 10 am to 8 pm and the ticket price id 220 dirhams for one day. There is also a water park here attached to this park and you can also buy the attached ticket for both the park and water park at 265 dirhams.
WHEN TO GO
As we know it is a superhot place, it is better to in winters which lie between November to march. At this time you can enjoy every place here and can do almost every activity that you want.
About the visa
No advanced visa arrangements for 30 days are required to visit Dubai for the followings
USA, UK, New Zealand, Japan, Kazakhstan, people’s republic of china, Monaco, Mauritius, Malaysia, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Brunei, Ireland, Hong Kong, Russia, san Mario, Ukraine, Vatican City, Singapore.
It is probably the most expensive place to visit. So if you are thinking to visit here then a minimum of 1,112 dollars per day if you stay in a good hotel.