Planned for a Dubai trip this vacation? Oh! That’s wonderful! Well, if you are not a native of the city, you must be confused about where to go and what to look at. Before looking at the list of dos in Dubai, let me introduce you to the city.
Anyone not hearing the name of Dubai is next to impossible. It is one of the most popular and largest cities in UAE. Once you enter the city, slowly you will understand how beautifully the city manages to maintain a balance between old Dubai and new Dubai. Since it lies at the lap of Arabian desserts, it is expected that the summers will be much hotter than you can imagine. It is recommended that you make a visit to the city during the monsoon or at winters to avoid the humid and sweaty weather. Being one of the world’s rapidly growing economies, you can estimate how much you can get from the city.
You can begin your mornings from the Jumeirah Beach and then shift to the Ski Dubai in the afternoons. You are free to start off your day with whatever location you feel like but first things first. Know the city first. To get a total view of the city, run to the top of the Burj Khalifa. Okay, so it’s time that you look into the list of places one by one.
1. Dubai Mall: Anyone who has previously visited Dubai and not entered the Dubai mall is something none have done. Considered as one of the largest stores in the world, the mall provides shelter to more than 1200 stores. Even though you do not want to buy anything, enter the largest retail store. Missing it is a sheer stupidity. It is advised to get hold of a map of the mall as soon as you enter it. It’ll really be of a great help to explore the mall. The best way you can reach here is by metro. The mall welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. and continues until midnight.
2. Burj Al Arab: Once you are in Dubai, you should not miss the enigmatic view of the Persian Gulf from the Burj Al Arab. The whole model of the building is structured with glass. The island on which it is built consists of numerous high-class hotels. If possible you can make a stay at for a day. You need not worry about the lodging and breakfast, everything is available at your doorstep.
3. Jumeirah Beach: Coming out of the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach is a walking distance destination. If you want to watch the sunrise or the sundown, nothing can be as satisfying as the beach. You can visit the place for a sunbath, or little jogging or maybe just a simple walk. The beach also contains children’s playground, a lot of barbecues and picnic zones. You can reach the Jumeirah Beach either by walking from the Burj Al Arab or through the Jumeirah Road. The road opens at 7 a.m. and closes by 11.00 – 11.30 at night. The per person cost is 5 dirham.
4. Jumeirah Mosque: Crafted on the artistry of the Fatimid period, the Jumeirah Mosque is a beautiful creation of the city. At one side of the mosque flows the turquoise waters of Dubai Marina and at another side, the mosque is lit with orange lights to focus on the details of the architecture. Apart from other mosques in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque welcomes both Muslims and people from other religion as well. But before you enter the mosque, keep in mind to dress up decently. Come in full sleeves. Your legs should not be showing. Women need to cover their heads with scarves. If you are in dearth of traditional dress, the mosque is generous to provide you with some in exchange for some charges.
5. Burj Khalifa: When your goal is ‘mission Dubai’ how can you miss the Burj Khalifa! The 2716.50 ft. tall monument proudly claims the title of being the world’s tallest building. It is also famous for its exotic views that it offers to the tourists of the city. Tourists are taken to the 124th floor for the best view of the city. If you want you can tread till the 148th floor even, provided you pay more.