Dubai is an artificial Oasis, probably the greatest of man-made city with all kinds of attractions that you can think of.
Dubai is one of the most popular cities in the United Arab Emirates and is known for the luxurious lifestyle, trendy fashion, and lively nightlife. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, this beautiful city is the capital of The Emirate of Dubai.
Emerged as a global city, Dubai is also the business hub of the Middle East. Attracting lakhs of tourist every year, it has been catching a lot of attention due to recent innovative large construction projects and sports events. As per last statistics, Dubai has become one of the most expensive cities in the world and has also been rated as the best place to live in the Middle East.
Glimpse of City Attractions
The beautiful Dubai is one of the hottest spots for vacation. Home to one of the tallest, ancient, trendiest and luxurious tourist attraction and infrastructure, Dubai has a lot to offer for a first time visitor. Read about the cities and find more about the major highlights this city has to offer you during your trip.
– Burj Khalifa
The landmark of the dazzling city Dubai is Burj Khalifa. Standing with a height of 830m, it is the tallest building in the world. For a visitor of this enormous beauty, visit the 124th floor is a must do. The skyline view from the top of the floor is absolutely breathtaking. One can take a view of the city by using 360-degree view out across the skyscrapers to the gold desert land on the one side and eye pleasing ocean on the other side.
– Dubai Museum
Built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek, this museum is located on the famous Al-Fahidi Fort. It is built of traditional coral blocks and held together with lime. This museum depicts the perfect example of traditional history, with a fascinating exhibition of 3000-4000 years old artifacts showcasing Emirati and Bedouin lifestyle.
– Jumeirah Mosque
It is considered to be the most beautiful mosque in Dubai. It is a copy of the famous Cairo’s Al-Azhar mosque which defines Islamic architecture at its optimum best. This is built in medieval Fatimid tradition with two minarets displaying the subtle details in the stonework. The mosque is open daily from 10 am, except Fridays.
– Deira Souks
For any traveler, Deira is a heaven. Deira Souks represents the true meaning of doing a business and making a profit. Bustling with shoppers, looking for various products and items, this place is a shopping hub for an individual irrespective of being a traveler or business shopper. Deira Gold Souq is the largest gold market in the world, and thus the name ‘city of gold’ is bestowed to Dubai. Jewelry of all kinds is highly available here. Deira Spice Souq is another market in Deira Souks that sells almost all kinds of unimaginable spices.
Besides these places, one must definitely visit Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall, Burj al-Arab, Jumeriah Beach, Mall of the Emirates and Bastakia Mosque to name a few.
The Rich Food
If you are a die-hard foodie and your life revolves around having good food, then Dubai is the place for you. One must definitely try good Emirati cuisines. The best part about Dubai is that there is not just one style of food available here. Whatever you desire to eat, you will find it here eventually. The restaurants here are highly inspired from Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Said so, you can try anything from East to West food.
- Dubai is the host of World Expo 2020.
- Local people who are called as Emiratis are of total 15% in the population.
- The remaining population consists of Indians, Bangladeshi, Pakistanis, and Europeans.
- Dubai uses Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bentley as their police fleet cars.
- The tallest building in the world resides in Dubai – Burj Khalifa with 164 floors in it.
- Online shopping is not a great idea for shopaholics there because Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes and no postal system either.
The city’s warm weather and luxurious shopping has put it on the map as one of the top destinations for travellers.