Dubai is a dream well conceived and well implemented and by all means is the true cosmopolitan city in the Arab world. Apart from the skyscrapers, bluish east coast and blistering sand, Dubai has a lot more for travelers to enjoy and cherish. Ever since the beginning of its golden time, Dubai is well known for its tourist attractions as well. Myriads of travel-friendly places, international events and tourist hubs are waiting for every visitor in Dubai. Let's see few of the most illustrious tourist attractions in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa, the symbol of Dubai, holds many records in its credit; the tallest existing man made structure in the world, the building with most number of floors, the building with world's highest occupied floor, world's longest travel distance elevators, world's highest observation deck, world's highest nightclub and many more. Burj Khalifa is the no.1 tourist attraction in Dubai. visitors are allowed to go up to the observation deck at the 148th floor. Burj Khalifa is a true man made miracle and a must to visit place for every tourist in Dubai.
2. The Dubai Mall
Everything in Dubai has its splendor and uniqueness, so is Dubai mall, the largest shopping mall in Dubai by total area. Located adjacent to Burj Khalifa, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex, and includes 1,200 shops. it remains the most visited building on the planet, attracting over 54 million visitors each year. The main attraction in Dubai mall is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The aquarium, showcases more than 300 species of marine animals, including sharks and rays.
3. Palm Island
Palm island is the artificial island on the coast of Dubai. There are two palm islands in Dubai, Palm Jumeira and Palm Jebel Ali. Palm Jebel Ali takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent, while Palm Jumeira consists of a tree trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island. Palm islands are built entirely from sand and rocks. These islands are major tourist attractions in Dubai. there are hotels, resorts and beautiful artificial beaches for travelers to enjoy the holidays.
4. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is the world's only 7 star hotel and designed to resemble a billowing sail. Burj Al Arab is the icon of Dubai. This hotel is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. No trip to Dubai would be complete if you haven't at least watched the building. this hotel is built in an artificial island, connecting the mainland by a curved bridge. There are 202 bedroom suites in the hotel. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2 and the largest covers 780 m2 The Royal Suite, billed at $24,000 per night, is listed at number 12 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites.
5. The Dubai Fountains
Dubai fountain is a main tourist attraction in Dubai. It is the world's second largest choreographed fountain system. Dubai fountain is located at the Burj khalifa lake which is a thirty acre manmade lake. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, the fountain sprays water up to the height of 500ft accompanied by Arabic and Western music. A visit to Dubai Fountain gives you the opportunity to view the Burj Khalifa and shop from Dubai Mall as the Fountain is constructed beside them.