What to do when in Dubai?
From skyscrapers and seven-star hotels to the souks and skiing! Discover the best of Dubai as a local. Dubai is glamorous, modern and a place to be visited at least once in life. Dubai is a miracle of architecture, a vertical city that has flourished in the desert and one of the best destinations to enjoy the sun all year round.
Here are the 4 top must-visit places in Dubai:
The tallest building in the world, by far; you will not find anything more majestic. Burj Khalifa is 828 meters high spread over 124 floors, so you have to climb to the top to enjoy the stunning views. This alone makes it worth the trip to Dubai. The tour lasts an hour and allows you to go up and down , besides taking as many photos as you want of this skyline postcard. It will be difficult to return to put the feet on the ground! The best time to go is at dusk as you can see the panorama of day and night.
Open: 10 – 20h. Entry fee: 25 € (with reservation) until 80 € (without reservation).
After the world’s tallest building, nothing better than climbing a contrast open in Dubai Creek. This stream is one of the oldest and most beautiful areas of Dubai. Nothing beats the feeling of sailing in one of these traditional boats at just 1 dirham as the sun sets, while in the background the sounds call to evening prayer from the minarets of mosques. Close your eyes and you will travel to the 1960s when this dream began. You can even hire a private open boat for about 12 € per hour.
On the other side, you will find the aromas of the Dubai Spice Souk. It is the perfect place to buy some incense and then stroll through the charming old town of Deira, with its alleys and street cats.
Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
It is perfect for breakfast or lunch, with a differential point place. If you’ve always wanted to know more about Islam but were afraid to ask, here you have the opportunity to know everything. Do you want to know why women wear an abaya? How long can you survive on camels in the desert? Why are Muslims oriented in a particular direction to pray? Sheik Mohammed in the Centre for Cultural Understanding will give you all the answers. So do not be surprised if you come home with a lot more information and a more accurate view of the Muslim world.
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is called “the only 7-star hotel in the world” and whether you agree or not, it is undoubtedly one of the most iconic buildings in Dubai. With a height which rises to 321 meters, the Burj was designed to resemble a sail swollen by the wind. There are several places from which you can take amazing pictures, but one of the best is the public beach which is right next door. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world and one of the most luxurious hotels also.
Dubai has lots to offer for the wanderlusts – Souks and traditional markets, the largest shopping centers, theme parks and the list rolls on . From the desert to the sea, shopping and skiing, Dubai offers everything that modern cities can only dream of.