Dubai is a beautiful city that looks like the future. A city that could have come straight out of a sci-fi movie, and is home to some of the largest, most fantastic buildings, attractions, and natural miracles in the world. What more could you expect from the place with the largest artificial islands, the Palm Islands? For a tour of the best of the best, be sure to include these attractions in your visit to the City of Gold.
The World’s Largest Building: Burj Khalifa
At 829.8 meters tall and over 160 stories high, the Burj Khalifa is the largest building in the world. This spectacular building is a sight to behold. However, to truly understand the scale of the building, take the time to get as close to the top as possible by reserving a time on the Burj Khalifa Experience.
The outdoor observation deck, At the Top, boasts an incredible view, both from an indoor area and an open-air terrace. Through the Behold Telescope you can not only get a close up look at your surroundings, but you can also see sights that other tourists have saved. You may want to check out images preserved at different times of day or under different weather conditions.
According to their website, the Burj Khalifa holds many world records including world’s tallest building, world’s tallest free-standing structure, world’s highest number of stories and highest occupied floor, world’s highest outdoor observation, and world’s longest elevator.
The World’s Largest Dancing Fountain: The Dubai Fountain
Can’t get enough of shows that feature a fountain that is choreographed to music? Then the Dubai Fountain is the place for you to see. This fountain, located on the Burj Khalifa Lake, shoots water over 150 meters high. Make sure to check out one of the daily performances. Performances occur daily on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake. A must see on anyone’s itinerary, if you are looking for something to do on your cheap Dubai holidays, this is the stop for you.
The World’s Only Seven Star Hotel: Burj al-Arab
This hotel, which must be seen to be believed, is shaped like a sail. The Burj al-Arab boasts two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor pools, and a private beach. Visit the Talise Spa, see the city in a chauffeured Rolls Royce, or lounge all day in your seven star room. Just don’t forget to leave the hotel at least once to see some of Dubai’s other amazing attractions.
A Leader in Environmental Recreation: Wild Wadi Waterpark
Step outside the front door of the hotel to find the Wild Wadi Water Park. In addition to being a super cool water park based on the legend of Juhi, the water park also leads the region in environmental responsibility for water parks.
The UAE’s First National Park: The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
The reserve was designated as a protected area for the conservation of the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. This impressive nature preserve covers 4.7 percent of the total land area of Dubai. Home to 57 different species of plants, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles, the DDCR has been internationally recognized by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
Activities include: Camel back riding, falconry, horseback tours, archery, safari, driving tours, sand surfing, private dining, and camping. There is something for everyone in this unique addition to your travels.