Dubai has seen astounding development in last three decades. Today, it is an ultra-modern playground for locals, emigrants, tourists alike. Its history can be tracked through its ultra-multicultural population and varied neighborhoods. It also means you will get an opportunity to indulge in multi-cuisines.
You can get Dubai attraction map online, so planning an itinerary becomes easy. First time Dubai visitors must remember to take help from maps to get detailed information regarding the historical places, interesting locations, monuments, museums, and landmarks.
Blockbuster attractions in Dubai not to be missed
Most famous skyscraper the Burj Khalifa is really an incredible building 828m in height and is covered in 26,000 glass panels to gain the mirror look. Just enjoy a ride to the 124th floor on fastest elevator in the world. Enjoy the comparatively tiny building structures below and chaos of highways.
Dubai mall is largest shopping centre stretched across 13 million Sq. feet. Besides plethora of shops there is an ice rink, aquarium, cinemas, vast food court, and theme park.
Marina Walk is prettiest in the evening with colorful lights from huge buildings twinkle on the waters of man-made canal. This pedestrian walkway is 7 km in length and has cafes and restaurants lined up making evening stroll more pleasurable.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is the first 7-star hotel in the world serving expensive but delicious dinner and drinks. You can hit any nearby beach bars to watch sunset with drink in your hand.
Dubai fountain dance
Dubai fountain turns lively to music sound along with choreographed lighting. Water sprays reach as high as 140 m. It is always crowded in the afternoons and evenings, so make sure to reach early to grab the best spot.
Different things to try at less visited attractions
For fresh air visit Safa Park
Park in desert landscapes is the last thing you will think about but Dubai has numerous green and gorgeous spaces. Make sure to carry a walking map to the Safa Park, which is sprawled across 150 acres. It is filled with lawns and foliage as well as picnic spots along water falls. It even has lots of room to play sports.
History fans can visit old Dubai
The Al Fahidi has historical neighborhood, which is totally different than modern malls and shiny skyscrapers of current Dubai. Al Fahidi has alleys and squares, which are lined with mid-19th century’s traditional homes. You will find the place extremely calm offering an insight of what this city was prior building boom.
Art lovers can stopover at Alserkal Avenue
Al Quoz holds an unexpected creativity hive. It is an industrial district, which is still not developed. The old marble factory Alserkal Avenue got tuned into a design and art district, where you can explore shops, cafes, galleries, and chocolate factory.
Foodies can join Deira food tour
Dubai has plethora of cultures, so its food scene is global. Deira is an oldest area, where foodies can taste Middle Eastern cuisine. You will get to understand various cultures that structure this modern metropolis.
Madinat Jumeirah for fine shopping experience
Madinat Jumeirah is not enormous or glitzy as Dubai Mall but offers relaxing shopping experience in comparison to the Bur Dubai’s old souks. This complex is a blend of modern amenities and traditional architecture standing on manmade stream surrounded with bars and restaurants.
You can check the Metro map available on http://www.tripindicator.com/dubai-tourist-attractions-map.html to look at the best way to get around Dubai from your hotel. Choose a stay as per your needs and preferences.
Stay in opulence
- For sleek stay – Armani Hotel
- For beach – One & Only Royal Mirage
- For family – Atlantis, The Palm
Stay on budget
- XVA Art Hotel
- Melia Dubai
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel
Make sure to buy Entertainer discount card to enjoy discounts at attraction and restaurants.