Dominating The Skies
The world’s tallest tower, standing over 838 meters tall, dominates the Dubai skyline, but the true majesty of the building is best appreciated up close or, more accurately from the top. On a clear day, the view from the observation deck on level 124 is simply mesmerizing. And if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, check out the view from the luxurious “At The Top Sky Lounge” on the 148th floor. You can always choose to stay for a meal in the clouds, at the “At.mosphere” restaurant on the 122nd floor.
The Dubai Mall
A shopper’s paradise
One of Dubai’s best spots. Having over 1200 shops and more than 150 restaurants the place is more than just a simple shopping mall. It is home to a huge indoor theme park, an ice rink, a massive indoor waterfall and serves as home to the famous “Dubai Fountain” and the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Challenge: Can you see it all in a day?
The Dubai Fountain
The Dancing Waters of Dubai
Vegas got nothing on this massive water show in Dubai. Located at the base of Burj Khalifa, and right outside the world famous Dubai Mall, its bound to stop you dead in your track. With massive water jets reaching over 150 meters high, mixed with unique choreography and lighting, the fountain is bound to earn its place in your book of memories. The fountain has two shows during the daytime, and one show every half an hour at sundown!
A palm-shaped island
This is probably what you think off when someone mentions Dubai. A massive Palm shaped island in the middle of the ocean. One of the reasons the expression only in Dubai exists. Palm Jumeirah is a feat of human ingenuity and has become a defining trademark for Dubai. When you are there you should definitely visit the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. The island is littered with high-end hotels and restaurants that only Dubai can provide. You should definitely check it out!
Ancient trade routes
Dubai may be famous for the glitz and glamour of its sky-high towers, but the real heart of the city is, and always will be, the Creek. The saltwater estuary is the original site where the Bani Yas tribe settled, and its waters were vital for what used to be Dubai’s main forms of economy: pearl diving and fishing. Today, the area is awash with the history of the emirate, as it’s home to the Dubai Museum as well as the labyrinthine alleyways of the gold, spice and textile souks. While at the Creek, a ride across the water on a traditional abra is a must, and at an unbelievable AED1 per ticket, it’s easily the best value tourist attraction in the city.