Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest tower), Hydropolis (first underwater hotel), private islands, majestic Hatta mountains and pristine beaches – Dubai is not only an ideal place to start your business, but also ideal to spend your holidays.
It offers world class medical facilities, making it a sought after medical tourism destination. Traveling to Dubai may at times feel like taking a roller coaster ride in a time traveling machine because one side you have world’s tallest structure and on the other historical sites and structures like the Dubai museum.
Dubai offers an extensive range of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do. Whether you are a beach bum, a history buff or just fascinated by modern architecture, the second largest of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates will not let you down.
Top Destinations of Dubai
Narrow lanes and tall wind-towers of Bastakiya Quarters, Al Fahidi, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House (restored as museum), Grand Mosque and Dubai Museum give a glimpse of old Dubai.
Burj Al Arab, the impressive five star hotel, built on an artificial island in a sail-shaped structure offers a breathtaking Skyview bar and grand interior décor. Jumeirah Archeological Site and Jumeirah Mosque are historical sites and an absolute must see. If you have grown up on stories of Sinbad the Sailor, Wild Wadi, a water park themed on Sinbad’s adventures can give you a good time.
In Deira, you can see the famous Burj Nahar, a watch tower surrounded by picturesque background. Also, you will find Heritage House, the house of pearls and Dhow Wharfage interesting places to go. Deira Spice and Gold Souks are also worth visiting.
Majestic Hatta mountains, Hatta rock pools, the Heritage Village are just to name a few places that you can go in Hatta, a town situated in the outskirts of Dubai.
Quick Important Facts
The sun can be merciless throughout the year making heatstroke and heat exhaustion a common risk. Always carry sunglasses, hats and high factor sun creams when in Dubai.
Language: Although Arabic is the official language of Dubai, English is the most prevalent of all languages.
Time Zone: UAE standard time (UTC+4)
Electricity: The electricity supply is 220/230 Volts, 50 Hertz and though the service is good, it can get expensive because of the use of air conditioners.
Currency: Here currency is known as Arab Emirate Dirham and is denoted as AED.