Why Travel to Dubai?
Everything about Dubai is over the top. This isn’t a destination that knows how to do things subtly, and that’s what makes it such a fantastic, one of a kind place to visit. Innovative and exuberant ideas such as the Burj Al Arab Hotel’s sail boat like appearance, the underwater restaurant, manmade islands and magnificent fountain shows are just a few examples of the prime attractions you’ll be surrounded by whilst here. But if you still need more convincing, then here’s some more information about the kinds of things you can see and places you can stay at if you choose to take a holiday to Dubai.
Top Hotels in Dubai
It would be difficult to find many bad hotels in Dubai, though one that comes highly recommended is the Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah. Extensive dining options that cater to every taste palette, a butler service, a water park and much, much more make this somewhere that has thought of every single detail, ensuring that service is impeccable and at the same time warm and welcoming.
The Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah is also the epitome of luxury. It’s Talise Spa and fitness services are world class, and there’s certainly no chance of going hungry with the option of 40 restaurants and bars. There’s even a traditional souk too that has over 95 boutiques, while the architecture is truly breath taking.
When speaking about top hotels in Dubai, it’s inevitable that the Burj Al Arab is mentioned. This striking building is iconic in Dubai, and is also branded seven star. The facilities are seemingly endless, while its location sits uniquely on a little island over the Persian Gulf. Wherever you stay in Dubai you can be sure that there’s nowhere else quite like it.
Famous Shopping Malls in Dubai
Dubai is a Mecca for shopaholics. There are round 69 shopping malls in total, with more under construction. Of these, the best known are the Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates. The Dubai Mall is located in Downtown Dubai, and is the world’s largest shopping mall, with a total of 1200 shops. For those that aren’t so keen on the shop till you drop mantra will be pleased to know that there’s a lot more on offer than in your average mall. An ice rink, aquarium, cinema, exhibitions and a kid’s centre provide more than enough activities to keep everyone entertained. Plus, amongst all the commercial glossiness there’s a hint of traditional Arabia through the Souk.
The Mall of the Emirates, similarly to The Dubai Mall is a huge complex, filled with not only shops, but also lots and lots of activities. 466 shops vie for your attention along with cinemas, an indoor ski slope and even a hotel. This goes to show how a day out at a Dubai shopping mall rarely means just shopping, though does mean you’ll still need quite a few coffee breaks!
Historical places to see in Dubai
The historical attractions of Dubai are often forgotten about, with so much else at the forefront. Hidden amongst the city’s commercial spectacles there’s some fascinating cultural heritage to explore. The main one is Dubai Creek. Snaking through the centre of the city, it creates a divide between the old and the new through passing by the traditional souks of Deira and Bur, with trading Dhows bobbing on the waters while the skyscrapers of the modern city silhouette the distance. This creates an odd impression of Dubai, as you feel as though you’re drifting between two different times. The best way to travel the creek is by a water taxi/Abra.
Hatta is a heritage village, and is notable also for the 1896 Hatta Fort. It is a wonderfully scenic town, unspoilt and a vision of the United Arab Emirates in its natural state. This is a little way out of Dubai, so for a closer historical attraction there is also the Sheikh Saeed House, which can be found at the end of Dubai Creek and dates back to around 1896. Inside there’s an intriguing collection of rare old photographs, stamps, documents and more, which gives an intimate feel to what you’re viewing.
Lastly, a museum trip is usually handy on a holiday, as it can give you a large chunk of information on the culture and country’s past in one place. The Dubai Museum is appropriately housed within the striking Al Fahidi Fort, which dates back to 1799. Galleries and dioramas within the museum provide an insight to the lives of those that once lived in Dubai.
While Dubai may not be everyone’s idea of a dream getaway, it’s still not difficult to sell. Some of the attractions are luxurious to the point of almost being ridiculous, yet that’s what Dubai is all about. It’s offering travelers a destination that will provide them with new experiences and leave them feeling pampered through great service and exotic establishments. One thing’s for sure too: If you do decide to visit, you certainly won’t be left short of things to do.
Missing and Famous places which are still hidden
I know I have written all the places which are already explored, and a business places which are pretty expensive to go, But I would expect readers to let us know in the comments about the places which are un-discovered by Travelers.
I hope everybody will take part in exploring those places and some of you will even consider living in Dubai.
Do you have any connections with the team who are fond of travelling and exploring new places which are undiscoverable, let me know.
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Date: 08 Apr-2014
Impression & Feelings: Dubai, as one of the most exciting cities on Earth, is absolutely sure to take your breath away.