The United Arab Emirates is a small nation but it is packed with places for its visitors to fall in love. There is a little bit of everything from modern buildings to cultural hot spots that has made this country one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Burj al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is known to be the only 7-star hotel in Dubai. Every visitor to Dubai can’t stop having a photo taken at the sailboat-shaped hotel.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, measuring more than 800 meters. Without a doubt, it is one of the most impressive places in Dubai.
For those who enjoy shopping, there is no more exciting experience than visiting the largest mall in the world and it is located in Dubai. The Dubai Mall has 1,200 retail stores, from some of the world’s largest luxury stores, such as Chanel and Cartier, to Forever 21, Zara and other well-known branches. The mall also has an entire area dedicated to jewelry stores and dozens of food and beverage outlets.
The Palm Jumeirah
Every tourist to Dubai definitely needs to know The Palm, taste a dish from one of its restaurants and drink or dance in one of its high-end bars. Even better than visiting the island is staying at one of its 5-star hotels, such as Fairmont the Palm, Atlantis or Anantara.
Gold and Spice Souk
The Gold Souk and the Spice Souk are separated by five minutes, and both manage to transport you to that Dubai before the city was a city of skyscrapers and tourism. These souks (which means market in Arabic) are located by the Dubai Creek, and visitors can cross the water in an Abra, a traditional water taxi. In the Spice Souk, visitors can find the best spices in the region -which characterizes this continent- and in the Z oco del Oro, jewels such as pearls and precious stones will make your eyes shine.
Ski Dubai is one of the most popular attractions in the city, as you can ski in the desert. You have to know that this site not only offers the complete ski and snowboard experience, but there are also penguins. The ski slope also has an ice park, where you can play and enjoy ice slides and snow fights.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dubai. It has to offer both traditional shops, souvenir shops, craft stalls and much more. This site resembles an old traditional market, with wooden details and outdoor spaces. You should know that one of the best aspects of Madinat is the unobstructed view of the Burj Al Arab. It is also full of delicious restaurants and bars popular for a night out.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
This mosque is definitely one of the most precious and wonderful attractions that the United Arab Emirates has. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was a project of the visionary Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, and it is truly an architectural masterpiece. The mosque is mainly made of marble, and the walls and floors are inlaid with colored stones representing flowers.
The Yas Viceroy Hotel is located on the Yas Marina Circuit, and visitors will be able to see the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit from the hotel. However, even if there is no Formula race, there are almost always auto races and practices on the circuit; which makes the experience something incredible.
The Emirates Palace is probably the most luxurious attraction in all of the United Arab Emirates. This has been the most expensive hotel to build: approximately $ 3 billion. If you have the opportunity, make a reservation at Le Cafe (it is only possible to enter the Emirates Palace with reservations) to try their famous golden cappuccino, which has real gold.