The Best Five Tourist Places in Dubai

JiVie, 2014-08-13


Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020.

The Best Five Tourist Places in Dubai are:

  • Burj Khalifa & Dubai Fountains

The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest structure in the world and visually striking. Towering over this ultra-modern city, pictured above, it resembles a huge icicle bursting out of the desert sand. Some random facts about the building include boasting the world’s highest Mosque, the highest and fastest elevator and more floors than other structure with 160. Anybody can go to the observation deck at the top. It takes just over one minute to reach it in an elevator and trips go every 30 minutes between 8:30am and 11pm. Make sure that a tourist book before he/shego, ticket prices are only £15 if you book online before arriving as opposed to £60 at the door.

  •  Burj Al Arab

Dubbed ‘The world’s first 7-star hotel’, this iconic structure is arguably more famous and recognisable than its taller downtown rival the Khalifa. It is the fourth highest hotel in the world and is only linked to the mainland via one private bridge. Situated off the coast on a man-made island, it marked a signal of intent putting the city on the global stage and its helipad roof has hosted many PR-stunts from Tiger Woods hitting balls into the ocean to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer playing tennis.

  • Sport

With such perfect weather almost all year round, Dubai has some of the best sport you will find anywhere. It’s golf courses offer perfect playing conditions on holes designed by icons such as Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els to name just two. However the most famous and oldest course in Dubai in The Emirates Golf Club, host to the annual Dubai Desert Classic. As you can see here, the course offers truly breath-taking views of the city.

  • The Palm

A man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. Yes you did read that correctly! Not happy with just the best in the world, Dubai also boasts several other world class hotels all with their unique attractions. Atlantis on the Palm, pictured here is by far the most unique.

  • Desert Safari

A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, This is one safari you cant do back home. We recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spend ! This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to Dubai/Sharjah watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.


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