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Formula Rossa

From the series “The Most Thrilling Roller Coasters in the World”
Currently, the fastest roller coaster in the world can be found in Abu Dhabi, in the Ferrari World theme park. The pneumatic roller coaster Formula Rossa has a top speed of 240 km/h; it takes less than 5 seconds to reach a maximum speed. The length of the track is also very impressive; it is 2200 meters. Outlines of the track repeat the legendary race track located in Monza, Italy. It's noteworthy that Ferrari racers have tested the world famous ride and officially confirmed its highest class.
The main technical feature of the ride is its hydraulic launch system resembling those in aircraft carriers. The maximum height of the most impressive high-speed ride in the world is 52 meters; it takes 93 seconds to overcome more than two kilometers track. This unique ride requires compliance with certain safety rules. Since the cart is open, all passengers should wear special glasses that protect eyes from dust and insects. In addition, only people up to 130 kilos and 195 centimeters can experience this magical ride. One and half minutes ride at great speed gives visitors a unique chance to feel the emotions and stress that are experienced by world-famous racers of Ferrari. ... Complete sights collection

At the Top

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
The highest observation deck in the world is located in Dubai, on the 124th floor of the tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, at a height of 472 meters. The viewpoint occupies the entire floor and has a circular panorama. High quality technical equipment is among its main distinguishing features. Thanks to high-tech telescopes, visitors can not only see any interesting object nearby, but also get more information about it and see pictures of the object taken at different times of day. There are several interactive models at the observation deck, so visitors have a great opportunity to learn a lot of interesting things about city's history and culture of the locals.
At the Top platform is closed, but there are several open outdoor terraces for thrill-seekers and fans of outdoor activities. It's also worth noting that there is a great gift shop selling exclusive products, including gold bullions. At the Top is the most expensive lookout in the world, the entrance fee for visitors is about 110 USD. However, visitors still have a great opportunity to save money; they are recommended to book a ticket in advance (at least 30 days prior to the visit) - in this case it will cost three times cheaper. It's important to note that time of exploring At the Top isn’t limited, so you can admire the view of Dubai until the deck will be closed. ... Complete sights collection

Burj Khalifa

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
The tallest building in the world is in Dubai. That’s the legendary Burj Khalifa resembling a huge stalagmite with its appearance; it goes up to 828 meters. The official opening ceremony took place on January 4, 2010. The skyscraper has 163 floors, where hotels, restaurants, offices of large companies and a variety of entertainment facilities are situated. The tower was named in honor of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, so it’s an important national symbol for locals.
The author of the project of this unique skyscraper is an American architect Adrian Smith; implementation of the project took five years. Today, the Burj Khalifa is not only the most famous landmark of Dubai, but also a unique architectural monument of world importance. A tour all around is interesting, first of all, thanks to the excellent viewing points equipped on 123rd and 142nd floors.
Several floors of a skyscraper serve for the luxury hotel Armani being a center of attraction for fans of upscale rest. The skyscraper is full of amazing features providing an unforgettable adventure for guests. The building has a special air purification system with flavoring option; the facade of the skyscraper is lined with special glass panels, which stop dust and sunlight. The neighborhood is also incredibly interesting; there is an amazing musical fountain next to the skyscraper. ... Complete sights collection

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

From the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
Dubai is a real world leader in the number of hotels skyscrapers. It is here, in the popular resort town of the United Arab Emirates that the hotel Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is located. A skyscraper with a beautiful name Rose Tower has become the property's location. The height of the 72-storey skyscraper is 333 meters, its construction began in 2004. The original plans were for the tower to reach 380 meters, but the design was later modified to reduce the height of the tower.
The skyscraper was built in the shortest possible time and already in 2007 amazed city visitors with its perfect appearance. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana officially opened in December, 2009. It remained the world’s tallest hotel untill 2012. The hotel offers guests a choice of 482 rooms and penthouses. Regular guests traditionally book rooms on the top and the highest storeys of the tower. All the rooms of Rose Rayhaan by Rotana hotel are of impressive size, the smallest of them is 33sqm.
The most requested are Classic suites located from the 54th to the 60th floor, 75sqm in size with panoramic views of Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai metro station and Sheikh Zayed Road. The hotel has two restaurants and is among the first alcohol-free in Dubai. ... Complete sights collection

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

From the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
Jumeirah Emirates Towers is no less popular and impressive hotel in the city of Dubai. It represents a complex of two 56-storey buildings, 309 metres high. The hotel offers its guests a choice of 400 rooms. The possibility to stay in luxury suits will definitely satisfy connoisseurs of pomp. Besides original appearance, Jumeirah Emirates Towers distinguishes incomparable interior decor and the design of public areas in accordance with modern fashion trends.
Panoramic glass elevators are one of the unique elements of the hotel structure, they are the favourite thing for the residents. Guests at Jumeirah Emirates Towers can enjoy a great panoramic view not only from their rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, but also from restaurants, one of them with outdoor terrace, offering magnificent views of the city. One more attraction of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is the popular shopping centre, known as The Boulevard, to which it’s attached. ... Complete sights collection

Burj Al Arab

From the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
The luxurious hotel Burj al Arab is a unique scyscraper, built on an artificial island 280 metres from the Dubai coast. This chic hotel, 321 meters tall, has been built in five years and was put into operation in 1999. In appearance it resembles the wind-filled sail of a ship. It has a helipad on its roof, so the hotel is accessible not only by sea, but also by air.
Speaking of its interior, the atrium should be mentioned. It is the tallest in the world with the height of 180 metres. The hotel offers its guests luxurous accomodations, they are 202 in number and two-level, the smallest suite is169 sqm and the largest one covers an area of 780 sqm.
The use of leafy technique is a distinctive feature of all rooms, however, it is far from attracting the attention of tourists, but floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, to make the most beautiful views over Dubai. Guests have access to nine theme restaurants. According to experienced travellers, the most beautiful view can be seen from the panoramic windows of the Al Muntaha restaurant. At a height of 200 metres is a stylish Sky View bar - an ideal place for admiring night views. ... Complete sights collection

Fountains in Dubai

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
In Dubai, on the artificial lake, next to the Burj Khalifa Tower, the incredibly beautiful light and music spring fountain, designed by the best specialists of the American company WET, was built. The fountain is one of the longest and tallest in the world. Its length forms 275 meters, and the height of the rays reaches 150 meters. For the illumination of the fountain, 6 600 directional lights were attached. At dusk, the water jet is dyed with 25 different shades.
The fountain was opened in 2009. The investment in the grandiose project has formed more than 200 million US dollars. The fountains with the complicated design can easily lift over 83 tons of water, and the illuminating beams can be seen from a distance of more than 30 km. The accompanying music of the fountain consists of several dozens of songs. The fairy shows take place daily and last 30 minutes. On the day you can watch some shows with different music accompaniment.
The structure of the fountain is such that the water stream can form several thousands of different combinations, so every 30 minutes long show is unique. A few years ago, the experts of the WET society explained that they can modernize the fountains considerably and increase their power. According to their opinion, the beam height of the fountain can be increased to 275 meters. So maybe Dubai fountain soon becomes even more impressive. ... Complete sights collection

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Sheikh Zayid Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, is the landmark of national importance in UAE. There are 40,000 people in the mosque. The huge snow-white building with the numerous domes and the fine gilding painting surprises with the magnificent figure. The main hall of the mosque is counted on 7,000 people. Next door is the impressive and large men's and women's rooms.
The area of ​​the architectural complex is 17,000 square meters, containing 57 domes and 117 minarets. It is also home to the world's largest carpet, with an area of ​​5627 square meters and a weight of 47 tonnes. The main attraction of the mosque is that the people of any denomination can visit them. The entrance to the mosque is free. Tourists have a unique opportunity to stroll through the giant halls and to appreciate the chic gilding and marble furnishings.
Under the ceiling of the main dome, there is still a striking 'ornament' - the largest chandelier in the world weighing 8 tons. The main jewelery of the small courtyards of the mosque is the colored marble, from which the incredibly beautiful mosaics and ornaments are formed on the floor. Sheikh Zayid Mosque is a real leader after a number of outstanding parameters. Travelers who wish to view the interior of the mosque must comply with some national rules and traditions. The mosque can only be visited at the time when there are no general prayers in it. Before the entrance you have to take off the shoes ... Complete sights collection

Ferrari World

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
In the United Arab Emirates is the best entertainment park for the fans of high speed and those tourists who dreamed of becoming professional racers. It is Ferrari World (world of Ferrari). The park was opened in 2010 and was immediately known worldwide and incredibly popular. It offers the guests the unique attractions that the world-famous racing drivers Ferraris have participated in developing and testing.
The attraction park is roofed and is located in the beautiful pavilion, the outline of which exactly symbolizes the Ferrari. All the pride of the entertainment complex is the fastest pneumatic roller coaster in the world - Formula Rossa, whose car reaches the speed of 240 kilometers an hour in only 4.9 seconds. There are a total of 20 diverse attractions connected to the Ferrari world: the thematic carousels, the interactive shows, the chic autogallery and even the real racing school.
In addition to the attractions, the covered park has a trading gallery where guests can buy souvenirs or order exclusive gifts. In the park there are the first class restaurants of Italian and international cuisine, as well as the excellent cinema, so you can relax here all day. Ferrari World is the largest covered entertainment park in the world. Its surface area is 86 sqkm. The surface of the pavilion is much larger and is 200 sq km. You can even see it from the cosmos. ... Complete sights collection

Starbucks Coffee Shop

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
Starbucks restaurants are also incredibly popular all over the world, they are especially popular with coffee fans. In Dubai, travellers will have an opportunity to visit one of the most luxurious restaurants of the network. It is located in the picturesque Persian area, near the Sheikh Zayed highway. Located on the ground floor of the world’s largest shopping center- Ibn Battuta Mall, it is notable for its luxurious appearance.
The tables were installed in a spacious hall with a high ceiling, which is illuminated by huge Persian-style chandeliers. Carved arches, coloured mosaics of the wall, an abundance of chic decorations made of wood and stylish designer furniture made it possible to make the Starbucks cafeteria one of the most visited gastronomic establishments in Dubai. Many travellers visit the cafeteria not only to enjoy their favourite fragrant drink and desserts. Part of the cafe is a small shop where you can buy different sorts of coffee - an excellent gift for your loved ones.
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. ... Complete sights collection
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Trip ideas for regions of United Arab Emirates

Dubai
Dubai International Marine offers boat renting and offers a variety of exciting cruises, and fans of fishing will find all they need in Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Other most popular diving centers are 7 Seas Divers, Al Boom Diving and Scuba Arabia. These are the places where tourists can order tours and observe most interesting underwater sights, as well as rent all the necessary equipment for that purpose. Dubai Kart Club will be a wonderful destination for vacationers. This karting club … Read more
Abu Dhabi
Those tourists, who plan to attend the city with other family members, may be interested in visiting Ferrari World Theme Park, which was opened in 2010. The indoor theme park is the largest institution of its kind. On its territory you will find 20 different rides, as well as several shops and cafes. Formula Rossa is considered the most popular and exciting attraction of the park. It reminds of a traditional roller coaster. In the memory of such pleasant pastime visitors of the park purchase … Read more
Sharjah
Another attractive place for families is Al Qasba park. Singing fountains and one of the largest Ferris wheels in the Emirates can be found there; fans of the local cuisine are sure to be pleased with an abundance of restaurants located nearby. A trip to Sharjah Aquarium will be a memorable event. It features an incredibly beautiful design with huge swimming pools and glass tunnels; the represented collection of underwater world inhabitants is also quite impressive and diverse. Fans of … Read more
Ajman
Camel riding is one more original local entertainment. Tourists can ride a camel in the desert at any time. This activity is popular with not only tourists but also local people. Al Tallah Camel Racecourse, one of the most famous camel racing tracks, is located in the emirate. For many years, the racing track has been hosting competitions in the ancient Bedouin sport. If you have an opportunity to attend a camel racing competition, do not miss this chance. Ajman is a typical destination … Read more
Ras al Khaimah
You can get away of the hot sun in the shopping and entertainment Al Manar Mall that has long been a place where interesting cultural events are held. Shopping enthusiasts can visit hundreds of boutiques that will certainly surprise with their prices. An excellent playing area is equipped for the little guests. In the shopping mall, there are wonderful cafes, restaurants and a large showroom. Elite sports fans are recommended to visit the best golf club in the emirate - Al Hamra Golf … Read more
Jumeirah
Fans of active recreation will find it very interesting to visit Jumeirah Beach Park that stretches along the coastline. In the park, visitors will find many interesting playgrounds, attractions, and sports areas. Besides that, there is a special picnic zone. In the evening, Jumeirah Beach Park often hosts interesting music and theatre performances – there is an amphitheater that is perfectly suitable for events of this kind. Fans of water-based entertainments simply cannot fail to visit … Read more
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