Travel: Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Standing tall at 828 metres in Downtown Dubai, the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. The glorious tower is one of the most prominent attractions in all of the Middle-East. It displays exceptional work of art and it is not without reason that it has been called the Jewel of Dubai.
A man-made archipelago, Palm Jumeirah is one of the three planned Palm Islands and the newest in the list of attractions that Dubai has to offer. The island offers tourists a host of activities to indulge in. From up-market shopping malls to hotels to luxury beach resorts, Palm Jumeirah Islands have it all. It is, indeed, just another example of Dubai’s uninhibited fantasies put perfectly in perspective.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Go scuba diving, opt for a glass bottom boat ride, swim with the sharks, meet the dolphins and explore the many species of fish at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Otters, piranha, Humboldt penguins, caiman crocodiles, lionfish, giant spider crabs and more – you will find them all here.
Al Fahidi Fort, a stunning desert fort and architectural marvel, houses the Dubai Museum. A look inside the museum will take you back in time to a more traditional Dubai with artifacts on display. The underground section makes use of the latest technology to showcase this Emirate’s history. Be prepared to be charmed as you witness many ancient instruments, handcrafted weapons and the re-made grave from the Al-Qusais tombs.
Dubai, the ultimate tourist destination, also boasts of the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, Ski Dubai. A beautiful wintery setting, 60000 tonnes of snow and unlimited fun are some things which will greet you here. Build a snowman, throw snowballs at each other or indulge in activities like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing while you are here. Don’t miss the newest addition to this ski resort – cuddly Snow Penguins!
Atlantis Palm Jumeirah
Atlantis Palm Jumeirah is more than just a hotel. Offering the ultimate in luxury and extravagance, it has loads of attractions to fascinate you. Have up close encounters with dolphins at the Dolphin Bay as water slides, river rides and more await you at Aquaventure. Don’t miss the Shark Safari and Cownose Ray feeding at Aquaventure. Explore the exquisite marine life, feed the fish and watch an entertaining show in the Aquatheatre at the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
The Burj Al-Arab is the world's tallest hotel, standing 321 m high, located on its own artificial island on the Dubai coastline. Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the Burj Al-Arab is lit up by a choreographed coloured lighting show at night. Decadent in every way possible, it is one of the most expensive hotels in the world with the most luxurious suites costing over $15,000 for one night.