Dubai is the hottest holiday spot of the United Arab Emirates. This city of high-rises and shopping malls is famous for sightseeing attractions, including the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa and shopping malls that come complete with indoor ski slopes and mammoth aquariums. In addition, this city also has many cultural things to do, as well as a lot of glamorous modern add-ons. Let’s learn more about the top attractions in Dubai to prepare for your next trip.
1. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and the most famous of the city’s points of interest, is Dubai’s landmark building. A trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa is a must-do for most visitors while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this position are simply staggering. This experience includes a multimedia presentation on both Dubai before a high-speed elevator will whizz you up to the observation deck for 360-degree views out across the skyscrapers to the ocean on one side and the desert on the other.
Due to Dubai’s famous city-lights panoramas, nighttime visits are particularly popular with photographers. Buy the Burj Khalifa “At the Top” Entrance Ticket in advance if you want to avoid long line-ups, especially on weekends.
Wrapping around the Burj Khalifa are the beautifully designed gardens with winding walkways. There are also a lot of water features such as the world’s tallest performing fountain – Dubai Fountain – that was modeled on the famous Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
2. Dubai Mall
Location: Doha Road, just off Sheikh Zayed Road
The Dubai Mall is the city’s premier mall, providing entry to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium. It also offers an ice-skating rink, cinema complex, and gaming zone for those who are looking for more entertainment options. Within the mall, the shopping and eating here are endless, and there are nearly always special events like live music and fashion shows, the most famous of which are the Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February each year and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.