Six Top Things To Do In Dubai
Dubai has become a hot destination over the last years because of its spectacular sites. The deep blue waters of the Persian Sea, perfect skies, yellow sand dunes, and exotic sites blend splendidly with some of the most breathtaking modern architecture in the world. Below is a list of 6 things to do in Dubai, which are also great activities for a solo getaway.
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is a hot spot mostly frequented for its observation decks on the 148th level that provide stunning views of the Dubai skyline. Situated 555 meters high, the decks are the highest in the world and they do give an exhilarating sensation of being on top of the world! Not surprising, as the structure itself is also the tallest of its kind with a height of 828 meters.
Other attractions at Burj Khalifa are the multimedia display of Dubai’s inspiring past and the super-fast elevator ride that takes visitors to its observation deck in less than a minute! Add to that the chance for sky-high dining experiences with a sumptuous culinary session at its At.mosphere which is one of the world’s highest restaurants.
2. Palm Jumeirah
Hosting Palm Fountain, which recently became the world’s largest fountain when it beat Dubai’s iconic fountain outside of the Dubai Mall, it’s definitely a must-visit site to take in its aquatic-colored fountain show.
The man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, named so for its breathtaking palm tree design with a crescent on the top, is also famous for Atlantis, The Palm Resort, Aquaventure Water Park, and its stunning Boardwalk.
3. Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall a vast shopping center with over 1200 amazing outlets and tons of amusement and leisure spots, including the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Ice Rink, and some free attractions such as the iconic Human Waterfalls and Dubai Dino. Plus, there are over 200 dining venues in the mall to recharge your energy when tiredness sets in.
4. Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
Dubai is most famous for its rich and vibrant sites. but its traditional side in Old Dubai is a hidden gem well worth a visit. The 19th century Al Bastakiya Quarter - Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood - still preserves its original glory.
Take a stroll through its narrow lanes to dwell on Dubai’s humble past as a humble sleepy fishing village. Observe its modest and rugged old structures, which have mostly become art galleries or museums such as the Dubai Museum and Coin Museum.
5. Dubai Miracle Garden
Millions of flowers dwell at Dubai Miracle Garden the world’s largest natural garden that features flowers of every color, variety, aroma, shape and size. A visit here is quite exhilarating.
For those looking for an affordable alternative to Dubai’s massive and expensive malls, the region’s souks or traditional markets are a good option. With their vast unique products, bargain rates, and vibrant atmosphere, souks are great places to explore, and of course, shop!
One of the most popular among them is Gold Souk, where a whole Bazar is dedicated to selling stunning gold jewelry pieces. Other souks such as Perfume Souk, Spice Souk, and Textile Souk also offer interesting merchandise.