Submerge yourself in a melting pot of ancient Arabic traditions and ambitious futurism. View the list of all the sights in Dubai.
Shining marble, veiled women in expensive designer shoes and an aquarium containing about 400 sharks. The Dubai Mall is a imposing example of the type of glitter and glamour only found in the Emirates. You almost forget that you can go shopping here, after all, the Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world.
This tower at 828 metres high and with no less than 162 floors is the highest building in the world. This attraction has been open to the public since 2010 and as a tourist, you can view everything from a great height. It guarantees an unparalleled view over the city. Tip: it is recommended to make a reservation in advance.
Canals, gondolas and lovely pavement cafés, you will find them all in Medinat Jumeirah. It is one of the nicest districts and a sort of village within Dubai. Imagine Venice but with an Arabic tint. Stroll around in the late afternoon, take a boat and have a snack at a restaurant here.
If you are curious as to what Dubai used to look like before being transformed into the modern city of today, then visit Al Bastikaya. It is a wonderfully restored district with authentic homes, which gives you a good picture of how people lived here decades ago. You will also find art galleries, small hotels and cafés.
We are sure you are aware that Dubai is famous for cheap gold. The government checks the quality of the precious metal so you will always be buying the genuine product, which is not always the case from street traders. If it is your first time in Dubai, you must visit the Gold Souk. Besides gold, the 300 shops sell platina, diamonds and sometimes silver. Highly recommended even if you are not planning on buying anything.