In the past, the Middle East is not a popular tourist destination because of many misconceptions. Thankfully everything changed when Dubai opened up to the world and modernised. Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates. It now welcomes more expatriates and tourists. The city is known for gastronomic delights, luxury shopping, vibrant nightlife and exceptional architecture.
Dubai is appealing to tourists because it offers a balance of old and new. You can have your morning walk along Jumeirah Beach and spend the night in desert safari Dubai. There are plenty of things to do. Here’s why Dubai should be your next destination:
The glory of Burj Khalifa
Before exploring fun things to do in the desert, you should get to know the city first. The prudent thing to do is to head straight to the top of Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. This means that you will find panoramic views of the whole city. The skyscraper is also home to the world’s highest outdoor observation deck.
The mesmerising Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is one of a kind infrastructure because if its curved glass façade – which is modeled after a sail. It is overlooking the Jumeirah Beach, Palm Islands, and the Persian Gulf. Burj Al Arab houses world-class hotel. With this, it is considered the world’s tallest hotels. The good thing about this tour is that it is free!
Dubai Mall as a shopping paradise
After visiting the Burj Khalifa, you can continue exploring downtown Dubai by going to Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall is actually the world’s largest shopping center. The mall houses 1,200 stores. If you do not have plans for shopping, you can head to entertainment facilities like an ice rink, aquarium and movie theater. If you stop by at night, you should not miss the dancing Dubai Fountain. It is just outside the mall.
The glitz of gold souk
If you want a laid-back experience, you should take a stroll through souks or bazaars. The traditional souk will transport you back in time. You will be awed seeing displays of glimmering necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Gold Souk houses more than 300 retailers. In fact, it is considered the world’s most renowned gold jewelry trading center since 20% of the world’s gold is traded through this market.
The surreal Ski Dubai
When it is summer time, the temperature will get so high that even a single step outside will drench your clothes in sweat. With this, the people see Ski Dubai as surreal or dreamlike. The massive indoor winter wonderland is a first in the Middle East. Ski Dubai is home to five ski runs, snowboard zone, and chairlift. As if it is not enough, there’s room for snowball fights. Kids will have fun because of ski lessons and penguin colony.
The charm of Desert safari tours
If you want to get away from the concrete city, there’s an adventure waiting – desert safaris. This is the best way to enjoy the deserts. You can even spend a night in the desert. If you do not want to spend a night in the desert, you can have a day tour. Day tour is fun with different activities like dune bashing in 4 x 4 land cruiser vehicle, camel riding, falcon viewing and many more.