The largest city in the UAE
Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and is famous for housing Burj Khalifa, the tallest building and manmade structure in the world. Not only that, there is a variety of experiences and things to do in Dubai that you cannot find anywhere else in the world; one of the most interesting activities in Dubai is shopping d because of the existence of the world's largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destinations in it.
Burj Khalifa has a height that extends to 828 meters and consists of 160 floors; it contains the world’s highest mosque on the 158th floor, the world’s highest viewing platform on the 124th floor and the world’s highest swimming pool on the 76th floor, which truly makes it not only a marvel of engineering but also imagination and design. Burj Khalifa has drawn visitors from all over the world to itself and the city of Dubai since its opening in 2010, becoming over the years the heart and soul of the city.
Shopping in Dubai
On your first visit to Dubai, you would be forgiven if you thought that the city’s official sport is shopping. With more than 96 malls across the city, there is no better place to find that perfect dress, exquisitely tailored suit or quirky memento. But the city’s shopping hubs offer far more than retail therapy, with indoor theme parks, cultural attractions and much more.
Dubai Mall is located near Burj Khalifa and comprises more than 1,200 retail stores and hundreds of food and beverage shops. This mall is like heaven for fashion lovers around the world and one of the most luxurious destinations to visit around the globe.
Dubai is one place where you can shop ’til you drop and you’ll still want to come back for more and more. As mentioned before Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall, to the eye-popping wonder of the internationally inspired Ibn Battuta Mall which gets its name from the explorer Ibn Battuta, and the mall’s six courts source design inspiration from Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China, those regions in which he traveled. The decor in the mall includes a gigantic golden elephant, a high ceiling painted to resemble blue skies, and lush outdoor tea gardens. Ibn Battuta Mall is a treasure trove of fashion, lifestyle and sporting shops with regular in-store promotions and celebrations.
What are the places you must visit in Dubai?
Dubai Opera, situated in the new Opera District in the heart of Dubai, provides an enticing schedule which can be likened to that of London’s West End or Manhattan’s Broadway. With views of the Dubai fountain and next to the Burg Khalifa, the building architecture and design is amazing and will catch your eye, the stage area is designed in such a way that it can easily be converted into three different event platforms which are the theatre, hall or concert hall.
Palm Jumeirah is one of the largest artificial islands in the world and a triumph of human ingenuity. It's the home to some of Dubai's most luxurious resorts.
Sailing around Palm Jumeirah in a yacht or speedboat also one of the most popular activities and things to do in Dubai, with many private touring companies to choose from. Thrill-seekers can even skydive above the island for a truly unique experience.
When is the best time to visit Dubai?
The best time to visit Dubai, and getting the ideal combination of fewer crowds and pleasant weather is between mid-November and early December and also during the first half of March.
You can visit Dubai alone, with your partner, your friends, or even with your family because landscapes, features, attractions and the things to do in Dubai are suitable for all types of travelers.