Dubai is not just luxury and sea, there are many attractions that the pearl of the Emirates offers, in this post you will find a list of the main things to do on a holiday in Dubai.
Dubai Creek, the Dubai River
The creek is navigable with the Abra, typical Arab boats, which will allow you to reach the Spice souk and subsequently the Souk dell’oro, the typical oriental markets. Absolutely recommended, to escape a little from luxury, and discover the real Dubai with its colors and scents of the past. In addition, the crossing from one side of the creek to the other costs very little (less than 1 €).
Once you have crossed the river you will reach the oldest part of the city, a combination of tradition and modernity where it is a pleasure to visit the spice and gold market.
The most famous souks:
- Deira Abra market
- Spice Souk
- Gold souk
It is one of the Dubai attractions which is still worth a visit even if Dubai has a fairly short and recent history. This museum shows life in ancient Dubai, from traditional boats to various types of houses and huts.
The Big Bus ticket includes admission to this museum.Visit to the SHOPPING CENTERS OF DUBAI
Mall of Emirates
It is the second largest mall in Dubai, with restaurants and shops with big names, but it is the only one to have one inside world famous ski slope. It can be easily reached by metro.
It is the largest shopping mall in Dubai and in the world. Inside, in addition to shops and restaurants, there are many other attractions, including one spectacle aquarium.
You can also visit the Souk, an area of the Dubai Mall built in Arabic style with cloth shops, jewelers and typical restaurants.
Don't miss it outside the mall the spectacle of the dancing fountains, in the evening from 19pm onwards every half hour until 23pm.
From inside you can reach the Burj Khalifa
Compared to the famous Dubai Mall and Emirates, this mall is smaller but more elegant and packed with restaurants
The tallest tower with 828 meters and 160 floors with shops, offices, apartments and hotels.
Breathtaking view, I recommend a visit at sunset to also be able to see the show of the fountains.
It is better to buy tickets on the internet before leaving, you save time and money.
Burj al arab, Hotel a forma di Vela
And the famous hotel in the shape of a sail, the only one with 7 stars (currently 5 are recognized) located on an artificial island connected to Jumeirah Beach by a 280-meter bridge.
At least don't miss the view at sunset, you can book a breakfast or an afternoon tea or even a dinner. We remind you that you cannot enter without reservation.
An incredible series of islands that, seen from above, form a palm tree where at the end the Atlantis hotel is located, famous for its attractions including the aquarium. All around there are luxurious villas, houses and hotels. It is worth a visit but seeing it from above is spectacular.
A huge park, with spaces for families, for jogging, with games for children and above all for pleasant walks, with the scenery of the imposing skyscrapers behind it.
Highly recommended excursion, seeing the sunset in the dunes is something spectacular. This usually includes the dune ride, a camel ride, dinner and the show.
I recommend the Funtours – Desert Safari Dubai, it is better to book it on the internet, they will pick you up directly at your hotel.
Dubai Marina Walk
It is a pedestrian area surrounded by skyscrapers, ideal for taking a stroll.
On the one hand there is a beautiful beach and on the other the avenue called "The Walk" with its restaurants, clubs and bars for a relaxing stop.
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