Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is growing as global city and business hub of the Middle East and has won to host World Expo 2020.
Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles and much modern Islamic architecture can be found here. Dubai gets year-round sunshine have beautiful deserts and beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls which attract millions of leisure and business visitors every year. English and Arabic are widely spoken in Dubai and if you are visiting from abroad you will not have any trouble in going around.
The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged to the dollar at Dhs 3.67. Dubai is divided into two parts – Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south, as well as the top tourist destination of Jumeirah.
Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower)
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The Burj Khalifa’s design is derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the Dubai region.
The Y-shaped tripartite floor geometry is designed to optimize residential and hotel space. An innovative buttressed central core and wings are used to support the height of the building. Although this design was derived from Tower Palace III, the Burj Khalifa’s central core houses all vertical transportation with the exception of egress stairs within each of the wings. The structure also features a cladding system which is designed to withstand Dubai’s hot summer temperatures. It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators.
Burj Al Arab
This Tower of the Arabs, is a luxury hotel, is frequently described as “the world’s only 7-star“, though its management has said it has never made that claim. A Jumeirah Group spokesperson is quoted as saying: “There’s not a lot we can do to stop it. We’re not encouraging the use of the term. We’ve never used it in our advertising.”
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago, created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government, and designed and developed by Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects, Inc. It is one of three planned islands called the Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands, and it is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of Dubai. It has a two-kilometer-long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent, encompassing 4,000 luxury villas and apartments.
Dubai Miracle Garden
It is a 72,000-metre (236,000-foot) flower garden, opened in Dubailand. It is the world’s largest flower garden. and is home to another modern marvel of the world. Located in the desert, this is an oasis with world’s largest collection of natural flowers. The garden has a total of 45 million flowers with re-use of wastewater through drip irrigation. The garden stays closed during extremely hot climate from May to September.
Jumeirah Beach Park
Most popular public beach park due to its handy location on Beach Road, Jumeirah a stretch of golden sand, grassy areas and palm trees has three man-made islands, which are shaped like a palm tree.
In Desert safari ride you can admire the spectacular scenery as you drive across the Red Dunes of Al Habib to a desert camp, where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ and traditional entertainment.
This saltwater creek divides the city into two sections, Deira and Buy Dubai. The creek is also home to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, comprising an 18-hole tournament golf course, clubhouses, residential development and the Park Hyatt hotel.
The Dubai Fountains
Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft, equivalent to that of a 50-story building. The fountain is 900 ft long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It is designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Dubai Gold Souk
Located on the northern bank of Dubai Creek and known as the largest gold bazaar in the world. This is why Dubai is called the City of Gold. Whether or not you’re ready to buy, a stroll through the dazzling Gold Souk is a must. The stores also offer platinum, diamonds and occasionally silver, and the government keeps tight control over the quality of all the merchandise, so rest assured that your purchases will be genuine.
The Dubai Mall
World’s most visited mall for leisure and shopping destination, it is world’s largest shopping mall on the basis of the area covered. it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex and includes 1,200 shops. In 2011 it was the most visited building on the planet, attracting over 54 million visitors. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is also located in the Mall. The attraction was awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award and won the ‘Images Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Leisure & Entertainment’.
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah is built based on the theme of the myth of the lost kingdom of Atlantis with distinct Arabian elements. 1500 rooms are divided into two accommodation wings known as Royal Towers, East Tower and West Tower both are linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite.
Located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai and is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The museum features a central courtyard that houses several traditional boats, bronze cannons and a traditional palm frond hut that was a typical dwelling in the area until the mid-20th century.