Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This city is the most populous of all the cities of the United Arab Emirates and is entirely defined by skyscraper buildings, imposing corporate offices, busy shopping complexes and charming beaches. Whether it’s career-oriented opportunities, entertainment, accommodation, shopping or dining, this vibrant city is rich in all aspects. By taking advantage of organized trips to Dubai, travellers can easily explore the magnificent landscapes of this city.
The presence of only seven-star hotels makes this city unique from the rest of the world. For its lavish and extravagant lifestyle, to which most of us aspire, this city attracts the attention of hordes of tourists from around the world. Whether tourists are travelling with partners or families, they can choose a Dubai vacation package suited to their needs.
From beautiful minarets to tall skyscrapers, desert safaris to amazing theme parks, and lavish restaurants to expensive gems, this city is enough to keep visitors busy on their travels. Some of the wonderful attractions of this place that can be included in a Dubai itinerary are listed below.
Although not the largest and the brightest, this mosque is one of the most photogenic places in the city. With beautiful half-timbering and a white facade, this beautiful mosque is sure to fascinate tourists with its excellent architecture. Near this mosque, visitors can also see the last vestiges of the city walls of Dubai, carved in corals and plaster in the mid-19th century.
Heritage and diving village
Diving and dhow building – two of the historic economic pillars of the city, this building highlights its cultural, architectural and maritime heritage. There are also recreations of the coastal village and the traditional Bedouin way of life, as well as cultural music and dance performances. This heritage site is a place that you should definitely visit with tours of Dubai as it provides important information on the architectural and cultural dimensions of the place.
With about 140 species of marine life in a huge tank hanging from the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, this place is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Travellers can indulge in many activities when they visit this aquarium. Underwater zoo tours and glass-bottom boat trips are popular activities that visitors can do to get up close and personal with marine life. Activities such as shark diving and cage snorkelling are also offered.
Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House
Formerly the residence of Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum – the ruler of Dubai, this building has now been restored as a museum, displaying a perfect example of Arab architecture. This museum houses the exhibitions of the Dubai Museum of Historical Photographs and Documents, as well as some of the old photographs of the city between 1948 and 1953. There is also a naval wing in this museum with pictures of pearls, boat building and fishing. Throughout the building, there are numerous cards, coins, stamps and letters that reflect the development of this emirate.