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Towering Dubai

July 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Dubai went from being a desert to one of the most frequently visited cities in the world in less than 100 years. It is now comprised mostly of skyscrapers and more wonders.

First off we have Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building. You can start by checking out the building’s history at the exhibit then you can take the elevator to the top. Naturally this is the world’s fastest elevator. It takes a few seconds to reach a breathtaking view. If you’re into photography the view will provide you with galleries worth of beautiful photos. It is open daily from 8am to 6:30pm and opens as early as 5:30am on Fridays and Saturdays meaning you can catch sunrise as well as sunset later during the way.

Dubai Creek is next on the list where you can take a boat called an abra across the street and to the market at the other side which is the best place to buy authentic spices. Next is the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding which is where you can learn about Islam. It was founded by a man from the United Arab Emirates who married a European woman. Besides more knowledge about Islam and the Muslim world it is also a host to traditional Emirati cuisine. Opening times are 9am-5pm from Sunday to Thursdays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Burj Al Arab gave itself the title of “the world’s only 7 star hotel” and their service certainly lives up to the name. It is an iconic building rising over the coastline of Umm Suqeim and its design resembles a sail. Another exciting experience is Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. It’s the perfect place to ski with the desert lurking outside the building. You don’t need to take any equipment with you as you can rent all you need at the ski park itself. It is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 11pm, Thursday from 10am to 12 pm, Friday from 9am to 12pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 11pm.

At the other end of the weather spectrum you can take a desert safari. These trips include beach buggies, sand surfing, Bedouin food, shisha, and more depending on the organizer of the safari. This goes to demonstrate how far along Dubai has come. IT has added plenty of experiences for tourists to enjoy. If it’s something people want, Dubai will make it happen.