-Dubai- Definitely Dubai!
It seems to be a mirage to witness Dubai; an over-the-top modern city lying in the middle of the desert.
When we say, ‘You can’t Ditch because it’s Dubai’ we mean it. Dubai, the capital city of United Arab Emirates marks up with everyone’s expectations and is stated as one of the most popular destinations to visit. Dubai is a global city in the true terms as people from all around the world come together. From outside it seems to be a modernised city filled with skyscrapers but as much you go closer you will find a great historical heritage that the city holds for each one of you. Without wasting any further time, let’s understand this city of surprises.
Best Places to Visit in Dubai
Dubai Miracle Garden
Do we really need to mention the reason for ranking this epitome in the first position? We all are aware of the fact that Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower that is standing strong with a height of 829.8m in the centre of the city. The night time is considered to be the best time to visit this tower due to Dubai’s famous city-lights panoramas.
Best tip: If you are planning to visit here, buy your ‘At the Top’ tickets beforehand to avoid last-minute hassle or long line-ups.
If you are the first-time visitor, you might be thinking that how come a mall be ranked on the second position on the must-visit list. But this is where Dubai makes itself unique. The Dubai Mall is a full-package for everyone. From Dubai Aquarium to the ice-skating it has everything covered. The mall also has access to the largest shopping and eating area of the city. The most famous thing about the mall is the events that happen every now and then.
Best tip: The most popular event, Dubai Shopping Festival happens January and February, plan your trip accordingly.
Bastakia Quarter is the magical symbol of the past of the city. Bastakia is known to be the historical distict of Dubai located in the Old Dubai. It was built in the 19th century for the wealthly Persian merchants who use to deal in peals and textiles. Once you enter this district, you will be left awestruck by seeing the contrast between Bastakia and the cicty center. The houses here are towered with wind-towers and corals and limestones building are still well-preserved. The place will give you pure Arabian touch.
Best tip: Whenever you visit Bastakia, do visit Majlis Gallery, there you can find a collection of cultural Arab furniture and ceramics, and a lot more.
You really need to visit this place to know the reason behind it’s name. we bet you will get mesmerized with the kind of wonderland that they have made with just flowers. It’s like the best blend of nature and beauty with art and creativity. Miracle Garden is one of its kind in the entire world for such a unique and magnificiant representation by mankind in today’s world. with it’s beauty and artistry at it’s best, the garden also facilitates open parking, first-aid rooms, toilet blocks, and other assistance for its visitors.
Best tip: Don’t forget to notice the flower version of the Burj Khalifa made at the centre of the garden.
When in Dubai, Desert Safari is the must-do thing. The desert safari comes with different packages and you can have a perfect sight-seeing tour to the glamour of the city on a safari tour. Embark yourself on a heady ride over the sand dunes in safari that is driven by experts. Try Desert Safari and don’t miss the chance to taste traditional Arabia with a barbecue dinner and lots of other fun activities to do.
Best tip: No dubai tour is complete without Desert Safari. Choose your Safari tour perfectly if you don’t wanrt to miss on any thing.
Some Interesting Facts About Dubai
- You might wonder if this is true but Dubai is the home to ATMs that dispenses gold bars. I really mean gold.
- You know what? The largest man-made island; Palms Jumeirah is so gigantic that it can be seen from space.
- This might leave you a bit astonished that 85% of Dubai’s population is not even the Emiratis.
- Dubai has a peaceful residence, why? Because Dubai is Tax-Free.
- The world’s only 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab is decorated with nearly 1,790 sq meters of 24-carat gold leaf. It is really a wonder piece of art.
Activities You can Experience in Dubai
The first thing everyone thinks of when in Dubai is a full-fledged Desert Safari tour. The is open for everyone.
Flying over a city full of skyscrapers and other things is mesmerizing, right? Seaplane Flight can sound a bit fancy and is surely not one of the cheap activites you can go since Dubai is all about luxury, you need to try this once.
Do a SpeedBoat Tour in the waters of Dubai and experience the breeze of the city from a unique perspective.
Experience nature and greenery at it’s best in a city full of skyscrapers.
Everything is good when it’s for free. Yes, you can actually chill and spend time around the Jumeirah Beach.
- Desert Safari
- SeaPlane Flight
- Speed Boat Tour
- Zabeel Park
- Jumeirah Beach
We know it’s hard to believe that you can find some local street markets or street food so easily in Dubai. But yes, this is also a fact that every tourist place is incomplete without any especiallity from the streets. Let’s get to the streets straight to know more about it:
Dubai has it’s own flea market, so if you want to shop from the locals, the Dubai flea market is best for you. From handicrafts to clothes and crafts. You can get everything from the Flea Market.
More markets in Dubai are; Ripe Market, the Market: at the beach, The Makers’ Market, etc.
- Flea Market, Dubai
- Street Food
The most popular street food in Dubai is
A non-vegetarian delicacy famous in the streets.
Price: AED 6 - AED 10
this sandwish is really famous and you can get this at almost every shop.
Price: AED 10 – AED 115
Omaan chips roll is a concrete memory of any Emirati’s childhood. This is really a famous dish.
Price: AED 3 – AED 5
Harees is a dish made by wheat and meat and is famously served in Ramadan.
Price: AED 20 – AED 22
This is a popular Arabi desert famous in Emirates among the residents and tourists.
Price: AED 10 – AED 30
- Shish Tawouk Sandwich
- Omaan Chips Roll
There are many more dishes and delicacies that you find on the streets of Dubai. Visit Dubai to explore each and every street.
Things to Take Care About When in Dubai
Dubai experience two seasons; hot and hotter! But the time between October and April is said to be a perfect beach weather. It is not hot and the city witnesses rains too.
Airlines release their best fars nearly six months prior to the travel date. It doesn’t mean you necessarily need to book your flights that before. But at least you can try and compare prices to get the best price.
As we all know Dubai is an Islamic state, Ramadan is celebrated throughout the place. If you are planning your trip to Duabi in the holy month of Ramadan. Then you need to respect the people fasting. So, you can not eat, drink, or smoke in front of anyone fasting between sunset and sunrise.
While you pack your stuff for a vacation to Dubai, first do full research. Women who are dressed in short, tight or in transperant clothes are said to be indecent. While men can never walk in public shirtless. So, plan accordingly!
In Dubai, you are not allowed to take pictures of or with any stranger especially Muslim Women, without their permission. Also, you can not be clicking photos of any government buildings, etc.
- Plan your trip to Dubai Between October & April
- Book your flights atleast six months before
- Respect Ramadan
- Modest Dressing
- Ask permissions before clicking pictures