When you hear the word Dubai, tall and extravagant buildings come to your mind. Among the buildings that have made the city famous there are Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa or Atlantis. Dubai also makes you think of the palm-shaped islands and the world map floating on the sea. Or maybe you think of running away to the sunny beaches surrounded by skyscrapers everywhere. And these are only a few things that make the summary of this city of wonders, which has been created through the willpower and imagination of the sheiks who wanted it to be the Emirates Pearl, fabled in the middle of the desert and in a constant transformation.
When to go to Dubai? If you want to exit the hotel room and enjoy the surroundings without melting, go in the winter, as the temperatures are pleasant, unlike between May and October, when you can experience a temperature of over 40 degrees Celsius.
Before you get here, I think you should have a little idea about how things are in this corner of the world and what to see first.
The Mall of the Emirates - which can be described in one word: huge! – can offer you an extraordinary experience for a desert area: ski sessions on the slope that has been built here, right in the middle of the desert.
In this great mall you can also find any store you-can think of, with discounts over discounts and the kindest sellers. Here you can also find decent exchange houses, but they don’t use coins in exchange.
Ibn Battuta Mall - what is interesting about this mall is that each shopping center represents an area where the explorer Ibn Batutta has been. And each country is represented by a Dome. Even it is a mall, it almost feels as if you’re going to the museum.
Useless to say anything about Atlantis Hotel and the Palm Island; everybody who arrives to Dubai will go and see it and will be impressed by the cars parked in front of the hotel.
Approximately one quarter of the Palm is still free of any construction, but the ones you-can see is spectacular. ARE THESE CAN BE seen from the monorail - is about private Neighborhoods.
Atlantis – Aquarium, the biggest aquarium in the Middla East is really worth seeing. A ticket is about 100 Dirhams (if you go with a resident you pay only 75 Dhs). You will see here all species of fish, sharks and other marine life forms.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Monorail is the first of kind in the Middle East and it connects the Atlantis with the entrance in the Palm. First train leaves at 10.00 and arrives every 23 minutes - daily schedule.
Madinat Jumeirah - or the place where you can see the most beautiful sunset in U.A.E. Even if it is rather crowded, it’s a great place to enjoy the coffee in the sunset, it doesn’t’ have comparison.
The Miracle Garden is a botanic garden where you can admire the most colorful flowers in the funniest forms and shapes you can imagine.
The entrance fee is 20 Dhs / person and you can spend as long as you want and as long as you don’t disturb the seedlings.
Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world with over 1,000 stores.
Burj Khalifa is another spot where everybody wants to go and admire the spectacular view of the Emirates.
The “Cheerful” Fountains of Dubai
They are really impressive. They use explosives to launch the highest water spurts - an original idea invented by a Romanian engineer.
So, after you climb some of the tallest building in the world hurry up and catch the spectacle delivered by the fountains.
And what is a trip to the desert without a session of dune bashing, a few days with the camel caravan or a tea at the shadow if a tent? You can also discover the desert wildlife on a regular safari, or get to bond with the falcons on a falconry safari. There are plenty of opportunities in which you will discover the original Arabian life and it would be better if you won’t miss any.
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