Whenever I plan to travel, I think about fun and excitement at the peak. This time it’s Dubai- a city on my list of 5 top exotic destinations in the world. The grand architecture and sparkling nightlife allures visitors to plan a Dubai tour.
• Burj Khalifa, Dubai
It is the tallest building in UAE with a total height of 829.8 meters. A masterpiece and a must see the place in Dubai is Burj Khalifa that created records in tallest service elevator in the world, the highest occupied floor in the world and the highest number of storeys in the world. You can experience yourself at sky heights by the use of elevator from where you can look down to see the human-made wonders.
Buy tickets to view from 125th and 148th floors as the view is spectacular. You can satisfy your hunger on the 122nd floor with a variety of food items available.
• Miracle garden, Dubai
14th February is celebrated in the world as the day for lovers. Miracle garden was launched in Dubai on this day. A typical garden with millions of flower varieties to allure visitors and setting up a romantic atmosphere is a speciality of this place. The flowers are organized in the form of different structures like Airbus A380 finding a place in Guinness world record.
The amenities to facilitate tourist visit to the garden include toilets, security rooms, open parking, prayer room, VIP parking and more. The flower garden made up of 9 domes in 1800 square meters area sufficient for 300 persons is a 3D butterfly garden.
The garden is formed with greenery and colourful flowers, but this is an exceptional piece of art to be appreciated by all.
The closing time for the garden is in the summers when the area is being renovated.
• Ferrari world
An easy way to Ferrari world is through E11 highway. A nice place in Abu Dhabi for kids to enjoy is Ferrari world. If you love adventures, this world’s largest theme park is worth visiting. It includes gaming attractions like Racing Legends and Tyre twist and adventures like Fiorano GT challenge; Formula Rossa is there for endless fun.
The theme park is one of the major Dubai tourist attractions with engaging activities to thrill. The faster roller-coaster in the world is Formula Rossa. Imagine the fun in Ferrari world!
The opening hours are- 11:00 AM to 20:00 PM every day. Outside food, smoking and pets are not allowed.
• Palm Atlantis
A human-made island in the heart of Dubai is Palm Atlantis that is being crowded with luxurious resorts, hotels and restaurants. Adventurous trip of the area includes activities like skydive above the island and sailing around in a speedboat. The spot is not only beautiful but provides a wonderful experience with fantastic views of Arabian Gulf and Burj Khalifa.
The island is built in the shape of a palm tree exquisitely embedded in the waters providing the exclusive view of the beautiful isle.
• Dubai Frame
An architectural splendour in Dubai is Dubai frame made of glass, steel, aluminium and concrete and designed in such a way that the older parts of the city are visible at one side and representative landmarks are on the other. It is considered as ‘the biggest picture frame on the planet’.
An attraction for the tourists and visitors, Dubai frame, has been built at the cost of 250 million dollars. The two glass towers of 150 meters height connected by 93 meters bridge at the top. The 3D pictures in the frame depict the past, present and stages of development of the city of Dubai. The frame is now open to the public from January 2018 as a New Year gift.
• Dubai Aquarium
Dubai is popular for aquariums and underwater zoo. We watched one of the aquariums in Palm Atlantis Hotel situated on the human-made island of the same name. A variety of fishes including big ones like sharks were visible. The view was awesome for all of us as millions of species in vibrant colours were present in the water.
The beauty of life was admired in the transparent waters by adults and kids alike. Another attraction was the underwater zoo in the Dubai Mall, third floor. It was home to a large number of marine species, open to swimming with an oxygen tank.
• Burj Al Arab
Get the experience of iconic Dubai in one the five most famous hotels- Burj Al Arab. Grand interior, splendid lifestyle, superior suites, luxurious dining marks the extravagant living in Burj. It is the third tallest hotel in the world constructed on an artificial island and is connected to the land with a curving bridge. The shape resembles the sail of a ship, and the hotel is one of the best in Dubai. Although it is meant for riches yet is a major attraction in the city.
• Desert Safari
If you are searching for some fun and adventure, then opt for desert safari! It is one of the popular activities of Dubai. They are well-planned by the event planners and include entertainment along with Arabian cuisine while travelling through the sand.
The experiences of riding on camel or hummer are different, and you can select according to your convenience. You will get barbeque dinner, and skiing, sand boarding, a view of Dubai sunset, a taste of Arabian coffee, exotic dates, sheesha and more.
• Jumeirah Beach
The magnificent Jumeirah beach with white sands is another Dubai tourist attraction. It welcomes you to relax, take sunbath during daytime or put your back against the mat when the sun is setting. The entry is free, but you need to hire beds and umbrellas during the day. The area is flooded with restaurants and cafes with well-maintained surroundings.
A portion of the beach is reserved for the guests of Burj Al Arab while remaining is open to the public. A jogging track is available for visitors with other water sports for fun. Do not forget to take sunblock to keep you safe against the scorching heat of the sun.
Best time to visit Dubai
My favourite time to visit any place is when the atmosphere is favourable. In Dubai, the season is friendly from October to March. In January, the temperature falls to as low as 15 degrees. You can choose festive seasons to enjoy in Dubai during this period. The Dubai world cup horse race is organised from March to April; the Dubai shopping festival from January to February, Dubai Tennis championship and Dubai International Jazz festival during February and March and International film festival is celebrated from November to December.
Now, what are you waiting for, get your bags packed and get, set, go for a Dubai tour!