Dubai is a city unlike any other, with its ancient to modern history on display in epic proportions. With impressive skyscrapers, vast desert, and ancient history, It’s a twirling mix of ancient customs and cosmopolitan modernity, and you’ll want to make sure to see bits of everything on your visit, this article will ensure that visitors get a taste of all the variety Dubai has to offer.
Burj khalifa is right outside the great Dubai Mall and is the epicenter of the city’s extravagance. This huge building will take your breath away. Standing roughly 829 meters in height, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world.
On our visit, we booked a ticket to the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa. This floor has an observation deck with the best view of Dubai and the vast desert. However, don’t expect these views to come cheaply. If you want to visit during sunset or sunrise, you’ll have to dig deeper into your pockets. But it is definitely worth a visit if it’s within your budget. From up here you’ll be able to really soak in the strangeness of this giant cosmopolitan city surrounded by nothing but sand dunes and miles of desert. I am in love with this place. Later we visited the old Dubai, old Dubai is a mystical place covered in secret tales and fascinating history. You can’t get any closer to the origins of Dubai and the Arab traditions than as you wander through its mazes of abandoned streets and narrow pathways. Explore the historical neighborhood of Al Bastakiya, shops in the Dubai souks, and discover the history of the Dubai Creek that divided the city between tribes and dynasties. Immerse yourself in traditional arabic culture by visiting one of Old Dubai’s tea houses, or pick up some traditional garments at the textile souk as a souvenir. For foodies, don’t forget to stop by one of the amazing spice and herb souks.When you’re ready for an escape from chaotic city life, head to the Dubai desert. It is only about an hour drive away and opens up a whole new world of Arab culture. From huge luxurious skyscrapers, you’ll enter a world of untouched and empty natural landscape. Here is where the bedouins reign and the camels roam, and it's a place unlike anything you’ve seen before.There are many companies that provide tours into the desert and overnight stays in bedouin tents. Most tours will pick you up at the hotel and drive you into the desert where you can see the sunset, dine on amazing Arab cuisine, and experience the silence and vastness of the Dubai desert, it is magical.
DOWNTOWN DUBAI AT NIGHT – THE PERFECT FINALE
After a long day getting lost in the city, there is no better way to unwind than visiting the Level 43 sky lounge on top of the Sheraton Four Points. From up here you soak in glimmering downtown Dubai by night while enjoying one of the many extraordinary drinks and snacks served at the bar. This is an unbeatable view and the perfect way to end an unforgettable vacation in Dubai.
From extravagant luxury to ancient history, Dubai is one of the most fascinating and unique cities in the world. There is so much to do and see here, from beaches to sand dunes to skyscrapers to historic neighborhoods. You won’t want to miss any of it on your visit!