As the tallest building in the world with the magnificent centrepiece of Dubai, Burj Khalifa is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options.
Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world with more than 1,000 stores and a giant Aquarium with an underwater zoo.
Right next to Dubai Mall you will find the Dubai Fountain. It has shows every evening starting at 6 p.m. It easily rivals anything that the Bellagio in Las Vegas has to offer. Get a table outside from one of the many restaurants bordering the fountain so you can have fabulous food and enjoy the shows away from the crowds.
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280m from Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.
Palm Jumeirah, the most audacious of all of Dubai’s megaprojects is the world largest man-made island increasing Dubai’s shoreline to a total of 520 kilometers. Palm Jumeirah, which looks like a stylized palm tree from above, was the first offshore development of its kind, and was originally billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World, and along the the Great wall of China, is rumoured to be the only structure created by the man that you can see from space.
Near Dubai Marina, this beach is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. There are hotels strung out all along the length, with this being one of the most popular places to stay for tourists. The beach has excellent facilities with plenty of sun loungers, restaurants and water-sport operators offering jet skiing.
Dubai Gold Souk or Gold Souk, is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai. The souk is located in Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewellery traders. The major items of mall includes Gold, Platinum, Diamonds and some times also deals in silver.
A desert safari is one of the best things to do while in Dubai. Head out to the desert in an SUV with specialist desert drivers. The drivers will take you for a thrilling roller-coaster ride over sand dunes, show you the sunset from a strategic vantage point and then take you to a traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite where you'll be offered lavish barbecue buffet dinner with music and belly dance to complete the atmosphere.
Dubai Creek is the foundation from which Dubai grew. It was built as a port for trading vessels plying to and from India, Africa and the Middle East. Today a bit of the old shipping culture still remains. In and around the Creek one can see some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses and defence structures.