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Sightseeing in Dubai - what to see. Complete travel guide

The emirate is located along the coastline of the Persian Gulf. This is a large business and commercial center of the Middle East, and a famous resort with international popularity. Here you will find everything for comfortable rest – modern hotels, trading centers, restaurants, aqua parks, museums and exhibition halls. Dubai has become a popular destination for conducting various cultural and sports exhibitions. Tourists are welcome to visit numerous performances, concerts and other entertaining activities.
The culture of local people and their national traditions, which have been developing over the centuries in Dubai, do not cease to amaze visitors with their beauty and originality. Virtually … Open
Dubai will simply amaze you with large number of greenery on its streets, parks and boulevards. There’s nothing better than having some rest in one of the Dubai’s picturesque parks in a hot day, listening to birds’ songs and swaying of grass. You may be particularly interested in parks that are well-equipped for sport activities. Besides water entertainments you will find here volleyball playing areas, and multiple playing rooms and attractions for children.
Dubai is a true paradise for shoppers, because you will not find such number of markets in any other emirate. Trading outlets and shops occupy a whole quarter that is called Deira. Here are located a fruit market Fruit Souk, a fish market Fish Market, trading rows with jewelry Gold Souk and a spice market Spice Souk. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Dubai is a beautiful and ancient city, in which tourists will find a large number of interesting architectural and historical monuments. Fans of exciting excursions are recommended to make a … Open
The main part of buildings in Dubai form modern business facilities, hotels and trading centers. However, there are some old monuments, museums and theaters in the city as well. Sheikh Zaeed House, Heritage Village and Dubai Museum are among the most popular and frequently visited historical places of interest in Dubai. Sheikh Zaeed Road is the most prestigious and modern street in the city. Here you will find wonderful sparkling skyscrapers, numerous restaurants, cinemas and cafes. The rest in Dubai is unforgettable and attractive in its diversity, so there’s no wonder why Dubai is called one of the best resorts in the world.
The immortal symbol of the emirate is the Burj Khalifa Tower, whose height is 828 meters. More than a half billion dollars was spent for the construction of this unique building. Now in the luxurious skyscraper is located a prestigious hotel, apartments, as well as office space. Travelers have an excellent viewing platform here. Wealthy tourists can visit one of the local restaurants and admire the panorama of Dubai from its hall.
Travelers can diversify their rest by visiting wonderful entertainment venues, nightclubs, numerous markets and shopping centers. It is worth noting that in addition to nightclubs various … Open
Next to the skyscraper is another amazing attraction – the Dubai Musical Fountain. It is the largest fountain in the world. In the evening, it represents an amazing extravaganza of water, music and light. The height of its jets reaches 275 meters. In the evening, the fountain highlights 6,000 light sources of different power. The fountain is located in the middle of an artificial lake, which makes it even more unusual.
In modern and dynamic Dubai, there is the very colorful historical Bastakia Quater, which will be an interesting place for hiking. The main part of the buildings presented here was erected at the beginning of the 19th century. Many historic buildings managed to preserve their original appearance. Today in many historical buildings, there are interesting souvenir shops, craft shops and workshops, as well as restaurants that specialize in national cuisine.
1. The best way to exchange currency is to use the services of private exchange offices. No additional documents are needed to make an exchange. Before you give the money you want to … Open
The incredibly beautiful Jumeirah Mosque is located in Dubai. Despite the fact that the mosque was built in 1979, the architects managed to observe all the important traditions of the past during the construction. Up to 1,300 people can be accommodated within the walls of the mosque at a time. Unlike many other mosques, its entrance is accessible to everyone. Tourists will have the opportunity to admire the rich decoration of the religious monument. After the tour, it is worth strolling to an exotic garden around the surrounding mosque.
Dubai At Night For lovers of natural attractions, in Dubai there is an excellent sightseeing site – Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Here in the midst of the desert landscapes, you can see many rare plants that have adapted to such harsh conditions, and rare animals that live in the desert. Tourists are offered fascinating safaris on jeeps through the most picturesque and interesting areas of the reserve.
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♥   Art museum 'Tashkeel Art Hub' Dubai, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Salsali Private Museum' Dubai, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sharjah Art Museum' Sharjah, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Dubai from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Starbucks Coffee Shop

From the series “The most unusual restaurants of fast food chains”
The first cafes of the chain were opened in the 1970s. For a few years the Starbacks brand coffee has become incredibly popular. Cafes have been opened in the largest European cities. The first cafeteria in the Middle East was opened in 1991. In Kuwait, nowadays, the network of cafes has more than 16000 establishments in 48 countries. In Dubai, a luxury cafeteria is a favourite vacation spot for both locals and tourists. It is not necessary to choose one of the fashionable restaurants to enjoy refined coffee in a no less refined atmosphere, just look into Starbucks. … Read further

Infinity Tower

From the series “Twisted spiral buildings and towers that are real”
It is important to note that the skyscraper differs not only in spectacular appearance, but also in its original interior decoration. In some of its rooms there are inclined and curved walls. The cost of one-bedroom apartments located in the Infiniti Tower is about 2 million dirhams, and for an apartment with two bedrooms one must pay about 3.5 million dirhams. At present, the skyscraper is one of the highest residential buildings on the planet. … Read further

Flower House in Dubai Miracle Garden Park

From the series “Unique living houses”
The bulk of the flowers that adorn the facade are petunias. They are known for impressive appearance. In addition, these popular flowers need less care than exotic plants. In total, more than 45 million flowers are planted in the vast park every year. The best landscape designers of the world are working on the design of the green zone. Travellers who come to see a beautiful green house in the Miracle Garden have to note that it is open for visits during the period from October to May. … Read further

Sightseeing in United Arab Emirates: things to see

Fans of shopping are recommended to visit Dubai, where they will find the biggest market in the UAE. As much fine jewelry is sold on this market, it has become widely known as the Golden Market (Gold Souk). Besides that, there are also several important architectural landmarks in Dubai, such as Sheikh Mohammed Palace, Jumeirah Mosque and other ancient buildings. … Open
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