Whether it is sightseeing, partying, shopping, skiing, sunbathing, enjoying different cuisines or visiting dessert safaris, Dubai has everything. Dubai boasts of the largest skyscrapers, fastest modes of transportation, tallest structures, and costliest hotels, among others. Popular places to visit in Dubai include Burj Al Arab, Dynamic Tower, The World, Palm Islands, Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Dubailand, and Mall of Arabia, to name a few. Sheikh Saeed House, Heritage and Diving Village, Dubai Museum, the Bastakiya, and Souks are among the few places which provide an insight into the pre-oil history of Dubai. One has the option of going on excursions to the Creek, desserts, Hajar Mountains, sandy beaches or through the wadis. Fishing, camel and horse riding, golfing, and bird watching are some of the activities one can engage in.
BURJ AL ARAB
Burj Al Arab Hotel is the only seven star hotel in the world and is 1,053 feet tall. This hotel stands on an artificial island, at a distance of 280 metres (919 feet) from the beach in the Persian Gulf. It is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world that is connected by a curving path with most corners almost 90 degrees to the mainland. The hotel resembles the sail of a dhow. The hotel is built in such a way that the beach is not covered by its shadow.
The Jumeirah Mosque, located opposite the Palm Strip Mall exemplifies Islamic structure. This mosque is the largest in the city and was built in the1970s in the medieval Fatimid tradition. It is supported by two minarets and dozens of domes. This mosque is illuminated by floodlights and its interiors are decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy. It is one of the few places open for non-adherents. The question-and-answer session that follows each tour is conducted by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. This helps non-followers understand the concepts of Islam.
Dubai Museum is located in the oldest existing building of Dubai, the Al Fahidi Fort that was built in 1787. The museum was renovated in 1971. This museum gives an insight into the days before the discovery of oil. Additionally, it also features structures recovered by digging graves of the third millennium BC. The history of Dubai can be revisited through the galleries built below the fort. The galleries depict scenes from date farms, desert, marine life, traditional Arab houses, mosques and creek that are worth watching. It also displays sets of pearl merchantsí scales, weights, sieves and sand pearl diving.
Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Imagine yourself on having dinner on a Dhow Cruise with the facinating lights of Dubai creek with Music and Tanura Dance show with a sip of your favorite drink and BBQ buffet dinner. Romance for never so easy to find. Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, dinner on a Dhow Cruise with the facinating lights of Dubai creek with music and belly dancing with a sip of your favorite drink and BBQ buffet dinner. Romance for never so easy to find.