Located in the Persian Gulf, this most populated global city and the capital of UAE, is a hub of business and tourism. The fusionof Western-style model of business, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services, skyscrapers like Burj Khalifa makes it a hot destination for different types of people. Dubai has made gigantic strides towards development and attractions like Burj Al Arab, BurjKhalifa and Palm Islands are the proof of it.
Climate: Hot desert climate, light summer clothes are the best choice but do remember to check out the dress code!
How to reach:
Air: Dubai International Airport-the busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic
Al Maktoum International Airport, at Jebel Ali, 37 km southwest of Dubai
Sharjah International Airport
Bus: Dubai is connected to all other emirates via Emirates Express
Road: Oman is the only way to enter Dubai via road. You have to pay an exit charge to enter. On your way out, the receipt of the same has to be shown.
Travelling within Dubai
Metro rail- Dubai Metro
Palm Jumeirah Monorail: that connects Palm Jumeirah island to the mainland
High speed rail
Waterways: Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali
Places of Interest:
Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai
Timing : Sunday to Wednesday10.00-22.00
Thursday to Saturday10.00-24.00
How to reach:
By Taxi-20-30 minutes
Opened in 2010 in downtown Dubai, this 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall is the world’s tallest structure. It was built to give Dubai a major international recognition. Made of glass, steel, aluminum and reinforced concrete, this world record holder building was designed by Adrian Smith. The Dubai Fountain, Observation deck, Burj Khalifa Park are some of the major attractions of Burj Khalifa.
Burj Al Arab
Location: Romero, Kyle Jerome B., Kyle 3 - إمارةدبيّ, Dubai, United Arab Emirat
Timing: The hotel cannot be visited for free, so the best way is to go at tea time. The Sky view Bar serves tea at 1.00 PM and 4.00PM from Saturday to Thursday.
Sahn Eddar, serves tea along with sandwiches, pastries etc. from 7-8.00 PM.
How to reach:
Metro and Taxi: 21 min from Dubai mall and BurjKhalifa
Located along the beachside on a man-made island, this 7 star sail shaped world’s most luxurious hotel is the most popular amongst the rich and famous from all over the world. Its world class Rooms,suites and Restaurants provide excellent hospitality that demanding guests asks for. It is a stunning sight and an engineering marvel, a reflection of modern Dubai and a symbol of opulence and luxury.
Location: on the coast of Dubai
The three man-made islands namely- Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali, were made for housing, leisure and entertainment purposes. Battling the 2 meter high waves, storms, earthquakes and other natural challenges, the team of Robert Berger (Project manager: 2000–2004),MounirHevar (Chief of planning),Scott Hutchinson (Apartment Construction engineer from Turner Construction International),Samuel O'Carroll (Civil engineer 2000-2004) pulled off a miracle by creating these artificial islands. Palm islands can be seen from the international space station in the space.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Location: Jumeirah Road, Next To Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Timings: Monday to Sunday 10AM–6PM
Wild wadi water park gives you a lot of amzing water rides for those who like to have an adrenaline rush. It is equipped with heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. The WildWadi Water Park offers some insane rides like;
White Water Wadi
Flood River Flyer
Tunnel of Doom
Tantrum Alley &Burj Surj
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Location – Ras al-Khor Road, Khor Dubai
Visiting Time – Saturday to Thursday 9am to 4pm
Experience nature at its best, in this beautiful wetland and reserve situated in Dubai. Home to numerous migratory birds, this place is haven for nature lovers and those who love to watch birds. In winters the pink flamingos visit the sanctuary making a spectacular sight. The sessions for bird feeding in the morning and evening are a pleasure to watch and surely something that you can’t miss.