Top 7 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Dubai
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Dubai, one of seven Emirates, is a mesmerizing place for shopping trip and enjoying holiday. The city has much to offer the tourists who come from different parts of the world. Shopping in Dubai is world famous and the sounds & sights provide a glimpse of different cultures of the world. It would be very fascinating and wonderful to enjoy holiday in Dubai. Have a look at top 7 tourist attractions that you can include in your Dubai trip.

1. Cruises on the Dubai Creek

Named as Khawr Dubayy or Khor Dubai, Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek which ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The creek has divided the city in two sections – Bur Dubai and Deira. It is the main economy of the city and very famous for fishing, breakwaters, etc. Having cruises on the Dubai Creek make Dubai tour worthy. 

2. Dubai Museum

The Dubai Museum, the national museum, introduces the life of locals which started before the discovery of oil which transformed the face of this emirate. Located inside the Al Fahidi Forte, it represents the life from the 18th century. It has several types of recreations of wharves, mosques, souks, date farms, Arab houses and exhibits of archaeological artefacts.

3. Dubai Zoo

Spread over 3.7 acre land, the Dubai Zoo was constructed in 1967 and is the oldest zoo in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Till the late 1960s, it was treated as the “town’s end” and houses around 230 animal species. Visiting this zoo during your Dubai holiday, you will have opportunity to watch closely animals like foxes, lions, hyenas, pumas, chimpanzees, jaguars, monkeys, baboons, porcupines, deer, bears, giraffes, Barbary sheep & gorilla and birds such as parrots, golden eagle and ostrich. 

4. Ski Dubai

If you love adventure, include it in your Dubai holiday. Located inside the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai has its own recognition and is included among the largest indoor ski slopes. It has snowboarding facilities along with five ski runs having varied difficulty levels. In addition, it has penguin encounters for kids and a snow park spread over 3000 square meter. 

5. Burj Al Arab Hotel

Synonymous with luxury, Burj Al Arab technically meaning is the Arabian Tower. Located near the Jumeirah Beach, it is a distinguishing sail-shaped glass building and has 202 suits having private reception at each floor and butler. It has nine restaurants and bars including the underwater restaurant Al Mahara, the Skyview Bar and the Al Muntaha Restaurant. The guests staying the Burj Al Arab Hotel can have complementary access of the Wild Wadi Water Theme Park.

6. Wild Wadi Water Theme Park

Located in the area of Jumeirah, the Wild Wadi Water Theme Park is an outdoor water park which is next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and is operated by Jumeirah International. It has a heated/cooled wave pool, two artificial surfing machines and multiple water slides. The wadi has another attraction having an 18m height waterfall which goes off after every ten minutes. There are three restaurants, two gift shops and two snack stands for those who come to this wadi.

7. Desert Safaris

It is one of such which no wants to miss in Dubai. Everyone has a desire to include it in their Dubai tour. The Desert Safaris that you can have are of three types – Morning Desert Safari, Evening Desert Safari and Overnight Desert Safari. Normally Desert Safaris include dune bashing, camel ride, sand ski, belly dancing, sunset photography, shisha and BBQ dinner. The including can differ according to the type of Desert Safaris.

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Category: Travel
Aug, 15, 2014 by