Dubai is one of the world’s fastest expanding cities and is also a bustling metropolitan. It is always brimming with life and teeming with activity and you just cannot manage to sleep in this city of life. It is a part of the UAE and is situated in the middle-east and all of its money comes from its oil resources and of course, tourism.
Tourism is a booming industry in Dubai and there are so many things for a tourist to do in Dubai, that no amount of time will be sufficient to visit every attraction in this city. So I’ll just round up tell you about the best of Dubai’s attractions. Dubai is currently constructing the world’s tallest tower, the Burj-Dubai Tower. The height of the Burj-Dubai tower has not been revealed as yet, but they are competing with other skyscrapers being built around the world. The Burj-Dubai tower is being built in close proximity to the Dubai Mall.
The Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest malls. The Dubai mall coupled with the Mall of the Emirates is like heaven on earth for shoppers, because there is literally nothing that you will not find in these shopping malls. Dubai is known for shopping and it has raised its standards several fold, thanks to these 2 malls. The malls in Dubai play host to every single major brand in the world. So you don’t have to worry about running out of variety.
The next stop in the line is The Restless Planet, which is situated in the City of Arabia. The City of Arabia is a very huge theme park which is currently under construction, but will be open to visitors very soon. The Restless planet is actually a reconstruction of the famous Jurassic Park. It will consist of a horde of life-size robotic dinosaurs, each of which takes more than 6 months and a whole team of over-qualified professionals and researchers to build. Some of them are even being programmed to lunge at park visitors as they pass by. Impressed?
Next on the tour is Ski Dubai, the world’s largest indoor ski slope. Believe me when I say it is HUGE. It even has an indoor ski lift to take people to the top of the slope! Now how’s that for a surprise? Well, if you do get bored of skiing, you can always try out sand boarding, which is nothing but snowboarding, but on sand. The sand boarding session is usually coupled with the Dune bashing session, which is something that you absolutely cannot miss. The Dubai desert safari usually lasts for around half an hour, which usually involves driving on the edge of treacherously shaped sand dunes, not knowing whether or not you’ll live to see the next day’s light. It involves a million times more adrenalin than going on a roller coaster! Do not miss this. This is the highlight of your Dubai tour.
Well, there’s more. Dubailand, the world’s largest amusement park is being built as you read and when it throws open its gates to visitors, rest assured that you can expect nothing less than extravagant. Apart from these attractions, Dubai is also building three islands (they are totally man-made), all shaped like palm trees, which mostly consist of residential complexes and uber-sexy beach bungalows, each with a private beach! If you are lucky enough, you can easily spot the Palm Islands, from the air just before you land at Dubai Airport. Even if you do not manage to catch it then, you can always take a private aerial tour of Dubai in a helicopter.
There are also several projects which are coming up like ‘The Cloud, Dubai’, which is actually a resort, that is being built on stilts! Yeah. You read right. It is being mounted on 300 m poles which will extend right into the clouds over the Dubai skies. There is also another project, the Hydropolis, the 1st totally underwater hotel. The hotel’s guests will be brought to the hotel in submarines or a helicopter! Stunned! Well, don’t be, because this is just the tip of the iceberg.
With an alarming number of 5 star hotels coming up, Dubai has groomed itself to be the most exciting place for the modern traveler. Right from skiing, to exotic hotels, to typical Arabian attractions, Dubai has it all and it will stop at nothing to attract tourists from all around the world to feast on its magnificence. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun!