TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

In Dubai everything is big and luxurious. The city is part of the small country of the United Arab Emirates and borders the Persian Gulf. It has traditionally been an important trade hub, but is now known as a luxury holiday destination. There are hundreds of spectacular hotels built and other impressive buildings were set. In Dubai you are surrounded by enormous wealth. In the heat of the warm desert climate, a fairytale-like oasis has been created. Dubai continues to invest in development.Not only is it renewed but also improved. If you want to escape the busy city life, a desert safari isrecommended.

10. Atlantis De Palm (hotel) and Aquaventure (water park)

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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

On Palm Island Jumeirah (see number 8 of this list) is Atlantis De Palm. This is a very big spectacular hotel. It has very special rooms, including two underwater suites and a royal bridal suite with a magnificent view over Dubai. Even if you do not stay there, you may enter the hotel. This is worth it, because when you step in, you are enchanted by a fairytale-like world. Aquaventura is located next to Atlantis De Palm. This seaside water park features a beach with beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah’s villas. There are several slides and there is even the possibility to swim with dolphins (at extra charge).The queues at Aquaventura can be long.

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

9. Dubai Museum

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The Dubai Museum is located in the Al Bastakiya district. The museum is located in Dubai’s oldest building. Here you will find information about the history and emergence of Dubai. Here you can see how a small, modest town has grown into a large modern metropolis. This is done by means of a journey over time. First, familiarize yourself with the historic Dubai in which pearl fishermen and bedouin played the lead. Old buildings, such as a bedouin house, a wind tower and a fort will show you how life looked like it. At the end of the trip, you will also see how recent developments have come about, such as Burj Al Arab’s construction (the number 1 of this list) and the Palme Islands (the number 8 of this list).

8. The Palms

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The Palm Islands are located on the coast of Dubai. These are artificial peninsulas , which are built here to grow tourism. The very expensive project was set up by the leader of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rasjid Al Maktoem. The first palm island was completed in the year 2004. There are now three islands: Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. The name of Palm Islands is chosen because the islands are in the form of a palm tree, a tree with many branches. This means that a long coastline has emerged, which many Dubai residents live in peperdure apartments and villas.

7. Wild Wadi (water park)

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On the coast, in the Jumeirah district, is Wild Wadi. This is a large water park with three swimming pools and many water slides. Some of these slides are among the largest water slides in the world. In the park are scenes recorded for two films, The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1.

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

6. The Walk (Boulevard)

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Dubai Marina’s most famous boulevard, The Walk, is located in Dubai Marina (the number 5 of this list).This is the place to be. Here is all about watching and viewing. The traditional Arabic clothing has replaced western fashion, according to the latest fashion trends. On the promenade you will find many cafés, restaurants and shops.

5. Dubai Marina (neighborhood and marina)

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In the Dubai Marina district, you are surrounded by spectacular modern high-rise buildings, mostly sandy apartment buildings. Here are also all kinds of highlights of modern architecture built. At two older hotels after, all the construction works come from this century. There is also the port of Dubai, an artificial marina. It has the same name as the district and is located behind the Jumeirah beach and The Walk (the number 6 of this list).

4. Deira (district)

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Originally, the older district of Deira is the center of Dubai. Here you will find the authentic Dubai. In the old port of Khor Dubai, which used to be used for fishing for pearls, you can watch traditional boats.Another port located here is Port Saeed, a trading port. Spices Souk, the herbal market, offers a wide range of fragrant oriental herbs and spices. And at the Gold Souk you will find dozens of jewelers selling impressive jewelry.

3. Dubai Mall (shopping mall)

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There are many covered shopping malls in Dubai. The biggest of these is Dubai Mall. With its area of ​​over half a million square meters, this shopping center is even the largest in the world. There are over 1,200 shops, many catering establishments, a huge cinema complex, an indoor aquarium and an indoor ice rink. Dubai Mall is located near Burj Khalifa (number 1 of this list).

2. Dubai Fountain

Between the Dubai Mall (the number 3 of this list) and Burj Khalifa (the number 1 of this list) is the Dubai Fountain. Here is the largest (and most expensive) fountain show in the world. The fountain spills up to 83,000 liters of water at the same time up to a spectacular height of 150 meters. The huge fountain has a length of 275 meters, which equals two football fields. With breathtaking scenery with 6600 lamps and 25 color projectors. From 18:00 in the evening, a fountain show will be shown here every half hour. This is not the same every time, there are several. Very well-known songs, such as “I’ll Always Love You” by Whitney Housten, “Thrillers” by Michael Jackson and “The Prayer” by Celine Dion play in the background. The first and last song of the fountain show is Sama Dubai. This is specially written for Mohammed bin Rasjid Al Maktoem, the leader of Dubai. It is advisable to watch the show outside Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On these days, it is very busy at the fountain, because the residents of Dubai have a weekend.

1. Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world)

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The tallest building in the world is located in Dubai. It is called Burj Khalifa and has an altitude of 829,84 meters. Although Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building since 2007, its peak reached only in 2009. The opening took place with the largest fireworks on January 4, 2010. Burj Khalifa was designed by the United States architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The building is in the form of a Hymenocallis, a desert flower, which is common in the region. With the fastest passenger lift in the world, you can enjoy the view from Burj Khalifa. This can be done from the observation platform or from the restaurant located on the 122th floor. Here you can only enter if you spend a (good) minimum amount per person and do not take children under the age of 6. If you want to go around sunset, booking is advisable

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