See some of the recommended places to visit in Dubai below:
Enjoy the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa
Renowned as the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is one of the architectural masterpieces that you must visit with your family. Standing at 829.8 metres, you can experience what the world’s tallest skyscraper has to offer at viewing decks At the Top. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views at Dubai’s most prime location. The Burj Khalifa has not one but two stunning observatories - At the Top located on the 124th and 125th floors, and the premium At the Top SKY lounge on the 148th level that is a staggering 555m above ground. On the way up, you will be entertained by fun facts, multimedia presentations and special effects that will captivate as well as educate you on the creation of the Burj Khalifa and the history of Dubai.
Once the doors open, you will be greeted with floor-to-ceiling glass and the magnitude of what lies before you: the unobstructed 360 degree view of the world you just left, the Dubai city, desert and the Arabian Gulf during the day. At night, the view takes on a different turn showcasing gleaming skyscrapers and a vibrant city. Step out to the open-air terrace and take a closer look at the world below through the state of the art digitally powered telescopes that offers unmatched panoramic views of the city and beyond. There is no time restraints whilst visiting the observation decks, so take your time, relax and enjoy your momentous journey to embrace Dubai’s architecture and history.
Discover Dubai’s Past and Future in Dubai Frame
One of the newest cultural attractions in the country, the Dubai Frame is a landmark that captures the spectacular views of old and modern Dubai in a single frame, connecting the emirate’s past with its thriving present. Much like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab's iconic structures, Dubai Frame's landmark location in Zabeel Park provides sweeping panoramic views of the city, telling its story over time from its pearl-diving beginnings to its ambitious plans for a bright future. Beyond the stunning views, you will experience the evolution of Dubai’s past, present and future from the ground to the sky.
Be transported back in time through holographic projections and curated scents and music for an authentic retelling of the city’s origins, and experience Dubai’s continued evolution through the immersive time tunnel at the Future Zone which reveals what Dubai is expected to look like in 50 years, complete with flying taxis, underwater living and incredible missions to space. Enrich your experience further by walking the 50m long clear glass bridge at the Sky-deck and peer at the ground with a drop of 150m beneath, all while feeling like you’re walking out into thin air. An evening walk here is especially memorable – every footstep sees the projected image (and sound effect) of ice cracking.
Cross Dubai Creek in Style with Abras
The Dubai Creek flows between Bur Dubai and Deira and is the historic focal point of Dubai, signifying where trade with the outside world began more than a century ago. The bustling Dubai Creek has been the lifeblood of the city for generations and continues to entice visitors today. You will be mesmerized by the gorgeous sunsets over the creek, colourful passing dhows, and the hustle and bustle of merchants near the Dhow Wharfage. Complete the experience by exploring and bargaining for great offers at Dubaí’s shopping heritage at the nearby top Arabian markets – Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Perfume Souk and Textile Souk!
And for just AED1, you can hop aboard one of many traditional boats or abras to cross the creek. The abras or ‘water taxis’ run every few minutes throughout the entire day across four stations along the creek. The first route goes from Deira Old Souk Abra Station (near the Spice Souk) to Bur Dubai Abra Station (west of the Old Souk). The second, much busier route runs continuously from Al Sabkha Abra Station (just southwest of Baniyas Square) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station.You can truly admire the spectacle of old and new Dubai from the traditional houses, towers and minarets that you pass by on an abra.
Explore Dubai’s Most Popular Activity at Desert Safari
Exotic and spectacular, the desert is one of the most popular settings that visitors to Dubai seek. The pristine golden landscape will mesmerize you making it a moment to remember. Dubai’s beautiful and cozy desert camps offer families a new way to travel, see nature, immerse in the destination’s culture and to bond with each other. Go on a camel ride to venture across the desert like those who originally inhabited the region did for centuries. For those who like a little action, head to Al Marmoom where you can find lively camel races taking place at the Al Marmoom Racetrack. From the grandstand, you can cheer contestants in this thrilling sport that has been integral to Emiratis life. Witness 60 camels race at a time, harnessed by remote-controlled robot jockeys as they speed down the sandy track.
Hop on a 4x4 with an experienced driver, and let the fun begin as you go on a thrilling ride braving through gigantic sand dunes across Dubai’s desertscapes. Other activities includes sandboarding, henna painting, wildlife watching and the age-old desert tradition of falconry with knowledgeable guides. After your fill of fun and entertainment, head on to the Bedouin-style to enjoy a lavish Arabian buffet meal, while seated on traditional carpets and cushions. Your evening is topped off with upbeat live entertainment and dance, and last but not least, the highlight of the night begins when all the camp lights are extinguished for you to gaze at the starry open sky while immerse in the stillness of the desert.
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