Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dubai Attractions

Visiting Dubai?

Dubai is home to many first. Yes, they like it BIG (sense some kiasu-ness) here! They have the world tallest tower and the largest man-made island and not forgetting they even have 7 star hotel - the Burj Al Arab when the max is only 5 star. Gotta love the spirit!

My friends keep asking me where to go and what to do when they are here in Dubai. So I figured I would just write a blog about it once and for all.

Where to go? What to do?

1. Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and centrepiece of Downtown Dubai.


Spectacular view from the TOP!

Some Facts about Burj Khalifa

World Records

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
• Tallest building in the world
• Tallest free-standing structure in the world
• Highest number of stories in the world
• Highest occupied floor in the world
• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Tallest service elevator in the world

For more information on ticketing, pricing and info about Burj Khalifa , go to http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/ :-)

2. Go to Dubai Mall

It is the world's largest shopping centre. You have to see the dancing fountain. Grab a cup of coffee and sit by the fountain. I think the show starts at 6pm onwards.

Other attraction includes - Burj khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

3. Desert Safari

If you want a taste living in the desert, book the desert safari tours!
Evening desert safari normally includes
  • Free pick up and drop off
  • Pick up in between 03:00 to 04:00pm and the drop off in between 09:30 to 10:00pm
  • 30 minutes thrilling dune driving (desert driving)
  • Camel Riding
  • Henna Painting
  • Arabic dress for souvenir picture

  • Hubby Bubbly (sheesha smoking)
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Tea & Coffee
  • BBQ Dinner( Veg & Non Veg )
  • Arabic sweets and Fruits
  • Belly Dance & Tanura dance (Egyptian Folk Dance)
  • Buggy riding and alcoholic drinks also available with additional charges

4. Dubai City Tours

Experience the true contrast of the old and new parts of Dubai. Take a walk through the winding Lanes of historic Bastakiya area and visit Dubai's new landmarks on the Beach Road and the creek,

Visit Al Fahidi Fort and cross a creek in an Abra (water taxi) and explore the Dubai's tradional Spice and Gold Souks.

5. Seawings Seaplane Flight

Embark on the Seawings Silver air tour, a 40 minutes 'dock to dock' excursion.

For more info on this Seawing and how to book , go to this website http://www.seawings.ae/ for more info :)

4. Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai - the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. Never tried this but it looks like fun. It offers amazing snow setting for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Its fun for everyone :)

For more info , please check out this link http://www.skidubai.com/

5. Atlantis the Palm


Enjoy the thrill of the largest and most exciting water park in the Middle East. Aquaventure Dubai is set in 42 acres overflowing with fun including Master Blasters, speedslide, rivers, rapids, Splashers children’s play area, lush tropical landscapes and a private beach. Guests staying at Atlantis have unlimited access to the water park.

more info : http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure.aspx

Lost Chambers Aquarium and Dolphin Bay

6. Burj Al Arab

Pic taken from http://www.allaboutskyscrapers.com/property/burj-al-arab

Burj Al Arab  is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fouth tallest hotel in the world.  The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating is disputed.

7. Madinat Souk Jumeirah

Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah for an experience that will surprise and delight every time. Wander through the traditional Arabian souk, past wind towers, lantern lit hallways and narrow waterways to discover the treasures hidden within. With specially selected shops, restaurants and bars to entertain throughout the day and into the night, enjoy unlimited amusement at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the gem of Dubai.

The list goes on and on... These are the main attractions here in Dubai that you must not miss.

I think I'll continue next time! :) Hope this post helps!

Sorry peeps.. too tired and sleepy to continue! xx

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