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Nikita Rudra Sep 12 2014

10 reasons why you should visit Dubai

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From seven-star hotels and skyscrapers to snow skiing and fountain shows, Dubai has everything to woo a traveller. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Dubai. Read on to find out more.



Burj Khalifa


Surrounded by a world of entertainment options, hotels and shopping destinations, Burj Khalifa is a world-class destination. Acknowledged as the tallest building in the world, this masterpiece is a must visit in Dubai. While here, you can take the fastest lift in the world or check out the exhibits of the Khalifa’s history. You can even try your hands at photography and shoot panoramic views of the city from the top of Burj Khalifa.


View from the top of Burj Khalifa (by huskyte77)


Foodie’s Paradise


If you love to eat and sample different cuisines, then Dubai is definitely an excellent destination for you. From fine dine to street food, you’ll find many eating options in Dubai. Of special mention are Ravi Restaurant, a hit among die-hard curry fans; Al Iwan, that serves Arabic food with a strong Moroccan accent and Aces Shawarma House that is famous for mouth-watering shawarmas. It is no wonder why the top-rated restaurants in Dubai are amongst the most popular restaurants in the world.


Shawarma by Tasja


Gold Souk

Dubai is a hub of malls and offers ample scope for luxury retail therapy. Already home to some of the famous malls, there are plans afoot for more designer stores and souks. Located on Baniyas Road, Gold Souk is where you can explore the widest collection of gold jewellery under one roof. You can pick up beautiful gold bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, etc., in every possible and conceivable design, both original and imitation designs, from all across the world. There are over 300 jewellery shops to choose from at the Gold Souk.


Gold Souk (by Poco a poco)


Desert Safari

Desert Safari in Dubai is an experience in itself. It gives you a chance to study the Bedouin lifestyle from years gone by. A four-wheeled drive vehicle takes you to an authentic-style campsite where you can savour barbecue food or try “Shisha”. Grab one of the best Duabi holiday packages that include desert safari and head off for an adventure and on a desert drive and camp in the desert after sunset--the desert safari is a truly memorable experience.


Desert Safari (by ashraful kadir)



A Dhow Ride on the Dubai Creek


A dhow ride on the Dubai Creek is what you need after the adventurous Desert Safari. The creek is Dubai’s most beautiful and oldest place. Sunset is the best time to enjoy a dhow cruise across the creek while the evening prayers resonate in the atmosphere. Take in the heady aromas that waft through from Dubai’s Spice Souk close to the creek.



Dubai Creek (by mckaysavage)




Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates


Close to Burj Al Arab, Ski Dubai, a huge artificial ski slope located in the Mall of the Emirates is simple amazing. As you move from 50 degrees Centigrade desert heat to sub-zero temperatures inside, you cannot help but be left amazed by this winter wonderland. You can enjoy snowboarding, skiing and other snow-related activities inside this indoor ski resort.


Playful penguins at Ski Dubai (from the official Facebook page)




Dubai fountains


Just like the famous Las Vegas fountains, Dubai fountains offer quite a visual treat to the eyes. Located at the base of Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, these fountains are simply mesmerizing. The fountains dance to the tunes of Baba Yetu--an award-winning song in Swahili, Shik Shak Shok--the Arab world’s top selling dance number, and Sama Dubai among many other signature pieces. There are many restaurants alongside the fountains where you can dine and watch these fountains dance to the music.


Stunning Dubai fountains (by indy138)



Burj Al Arab


One of the most iconic buildings in Dubai, Burj Al Arab has been consistently voted as the world’s most luxurious hotels. It resembles a billowing sail and stands at a height of approximately 321 m. Being one of the most photographed masterpieces in the world, this place is where you can capture an ultimate shot of Dubai. The public beach next to it is quite inviting and offers a relaxing experience.


Burj Al Arab (from the official website)


Skydiving in Dubai


The most premier skydiving location is none other than Skydive Dubai. Located near the Dubai Marina and the luxurious artificial island of The Palm Jumeirah, Skydive is the ultimate place for adrenaline junkies. Apart from fun jumps, tandems are also offered. The view from the sky is absolutely spectacular. World-class skydiving instructors are available for those who need assistance.


Skydive Dubai (from the official Facebook page)


Public parks and beaches

Dubai boasts some very tranquil beaches and lush parks and gardens. While in Dubai, you can pay an entry fee of 5 Dirhams to enter these parks or unwind at the Mamzar Beach Park-- one of the most desirable beaches to visit. (It is certified as a Blue Flag beach.)


Mamzar Beach Park (by travelourplanet.com)


These are just 10 reasons why you should visit Dubai. There are many, many more. Family fun days, cultural excursions, luxury shopping, spectacular architectural attractions make Dubai a super holiday destination.

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