Dubai is situated on the UAE’s Persian Gulf Coast and is the country’s largest city and most-popular holiday destination. Much of Dubai’s popularity is due to the fact that it is home to such diverse attractions. From relaxing on the sandy coast to shopping at one of the city’s many souqs and shopping malls, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Dubai!
As mentioned in the introduction, Dubai is the perfect destination for those that love shopping as shopping here is tax-free and an abundance of Dubai’s malls are open during the evening so as to avoid the daytime heat. Indeed, most of the shopping malls here remain open until at least 22:00. There are plenty of exciting souqs to visit while on holiday in Dubai, such as the Deira Spice Souq where you will find all manner of spices and the famous Deira Gold Souk where you can purchase some of the 22 carat gold jewelry which the city is so famous for.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Popular with groups and those on holiday with their family, the Wild Wadi Water Park is a must-visit for anyone looking for a welcome break from the heat! Here you will find an excellent range of water attractions from laidback Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon which is suitable for all the family to the 32 metre high Jumeirah Sceuirah which launches visitors down a slide at 80km/h!
Dubai is home to a number of the UAE’S most famous landmarks. Not be missed is Burj Dubai (also called Burj Khalifa) which towers more than 800 metres above downtown Dubai and is the tallest building on earth. The building is the home to the first Armani Hotel in the world as well as a mall, a myriad of restaurants and an impressive gym. For a fee, visitors can visit the tower’s observation deck for an unforgettable view of the city. Another popular attraction is the Palm Islands which are two artificial islands built in the shape of palm trees.
Museums and Galleries
While on holiday I Dubai, there are plenty of museums and galleries to visit. The largest museum is the Dubai Museum that is situated Al Gahidi Fort which looks over the Dubai Creek. Through a number of interesting and engaging exhibitions, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of Dubai. One of the most famous galleries in Dubai is the Majlis Art Gallery which is situated in the city’s historic Bastakiya Quarter. The gallery is home to a varied collection of artistic work including ceramics, paintings and furniture.
Dubai is home to a great assortment of world-class restaurant which cater for a range of preferences and wallets. Some of the city’s finest restaurant can be found on one of Dubai’s many five-star hotels as well as on the city’s most fashionable streets.