7 Places to visit in Dubai 2017

Top Seven Places to Visit in Dubai 2017: The city of Dubai is the hub of tourism. Hardly do you see a person that does not have a trip to the city on his or her itinerary, budget being the only restraint. It is simply put, a city everybody ought to visit at least once in their lifetime.

burj al arab

The fact the city used to be a desert outpost is now faded in memory as it has transformed into a destination du jour, whether you are looking sales bargain, fun or even just for the sun. When you finally decide to visit Dubai this 2017, here are some of the interesting places to visit

Top Seven Places to Visit in Dubai 2017

Enjoy the pearl of the Arab peninsula, here is the list!

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa: This is the tallest structure on the planet. It is a whopping 829.8 meters. It is not one of the seven wonders of the world, but it’s close. An opportunity to view the city from the observation deck on the 124th floor would be criminal to miss. Nighttime visits are even so much better as the view at the top is orgasmic due to the city lights panoramas.

2. The Dubai Mall

Inside mall of Dubai

The Dubai Mall: Dubai is renowned for its shopping malls, but this is the king of them all. This is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the world and the most visited. It has above 1200 retail stores and other attractions like a 22-screen cinema, a gigantic aquarium, an underwater zoo, an indoor theme park for kids named Segaworld, an ice skating rink of Olympic proportions and the Dubai fountains to top it all. Two festivals are hosted every year in the mall, Dubai shopping festival (January and February) and Dubai Summer Surprises (July and August).

3. The Dubai Museum

the dubai museum

The Dubai Museum: Away from the glitz and glamor and intend traveling back in time, then visit the Dubai museum. Housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, it was constructed in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. Legend has it that the fort once served as a garrison, seat of government and prison. Among the collections found in the museum are the old maps of the Emirates and Dubai, old weapons and exhibits showcasing much of Emirati life.

4. Dubai Creek

dubai creek

Dubai Creek: The creek divides the city into two towns, Deira and Bar Dubai in North and South respectively. It is an important part of Dubai’s history and one of the few tiny remnants of their economic history. You get to see the Dhow Wharfage where the dhows dock to load and unload their goods after their travels.

5. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab dubai

Burj Al Arab: meaning Tower of Arabs, it lives up to its name being the tallest hotel and 4th tallest building in the world. It stands 321m tall. It was designed to look like a billowing Dhow sail. One of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world. This is a must see building even if you don’t get to lodge in it. See more of this in the post about most expensive hotels in Dubai or in the post about the most expensive hotels in the world!

6. Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach: This is a lovely white sand beach located in the Jumeirah district of Dubai. It is very popular among tourists as it is ideal for picnics and all round relaxation. While on the beach you can take time out to visit the Majlis Ghorfat Um Al-Sheef, the summer residence of the late Rashid Bin Sayeed Al-Maktoum.

7. The Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

The Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House: A great historic edifice erected in 1894. It is the house of the grandfather of the present Dubai ruler. The residence has been renovated and preserved as a museum. Inside you get to see many historic monuments, artifacts, and memorabilia of the old Dubai.

Go enjoy these Seven Places to Visit in Dubai, and a lot more on your trip to Dubai, I hope you liked the list!

Pictures in this post is from Flickr, from these awesome photographers (CC licence): Tom SespeneMichael StoutPaul FenwickAjay Goelbrando.nADTeasdaleBalazs SzantoSam valadi

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