Burj Al Arab
The distinguishing sail-shaped feature of Burj Al Arab Jumeriah, is more than just an impressive hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. It can be rightly said that this graceful silhouette is to Dubai what Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Completed in 1999 and touted as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, this fine destination offers you the best services- from a chauffeur driven Rolls Roye, private beach access and iconic helicopter trips from its very own helipad. What more could one ask for? It’s worth visiting if only just to gawk at the garish interiors which are as magnificent as the gorgeous exterior.
Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort which was built in 1787, the oldest building existing in the city, this museum charts Dubai’s evolution from a pearling and fishing village to a global centre of finance , tourism and commerce through colourful exhibits. It features galleries that recreate historic Arabic Souks, mosques, date farms and marine and desert life. You can also view artefacts from Asia and Africa, as well as local finds from several archaeological excavation sites that date back to the third millennium BC.
Is a trip to Dubai even complete without visiting the Burj Khalifa? This stunning feat of engineering and architecture, with two observation decks on 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant bar on the 122nd, is the world’s tallest building and opened in January 2010, six years after excavation began. To be on the safer side and avoid waiting time, we’d advise you to book your tickets online, as far as 30 days in advance.
A hub for water sports and marvellous vibes, you’ll find beach goers , surfers as well as spectators flocking to this popular beach. If you’re serious about putting you water sports skills to test, there is no other place that has all the challenges you seek. This pristine stretch of white sand is abound in activities and has something for everyone. If you’re more of a land person, you could enjoy beach volley ball, or beach tennis and check out the food trucks or just lounge around at one of the cafes . You get amazing views of the Burj Al Arab too. Keep in mind that this beach gets comparatively busy on Friday’s and Saturday’s when a seaside market is set up.
Alserkal Cultural Foundation
This non-profit jewel located in the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood cannot be missed at any cost. Galleries showcasing traditional works by local and international artists orbit the courtyard and most of these artworks are for sale. They also have an Arab fashion boutique, a reading room, and a workshop space upstairs.
IMG Worlds Of Adventure
Looking to pump up your adrenaline with your favourite Marvel characters? Or keen on enjoying a pre-historic tour among the dinosaurs? Or maybe enjoy your favourite cartoon network characters as they come to life with themed rides! With interactive attractions and a wide range of retail outlets, this is the world’s largest indoor themed park. Food is prepared on site and the quality is extremely high with good choice of healthy options. Check it out here!