Dubai, located in the south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, is among the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The place is blessed with some of the best tourist attractions of the world. It attracts millions of people every year and is expected to catch the attention of 15 million tourists from all over the world by 2015. A survey conducted in 2007 on the world's 150 most visited cities by international tourists revealed Dubai is at 8th position. Dubai Zoo, hot air balloon flights, Jumeira Mosque, Wonderland, World Trade Centre Bait Al Wakeel, parks, gardens, Al Nasr Leisure land, Heritage and Diving Village, and Grand Mosque Al Boom Tourist Village are few of the prominent attractions of the city. It is also referred to as 'paradise for shoppers'.
Tourists Attractions in Dubai
Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Shopping Festival is a boon for shoppers across the globe. The place is famous for its gold jewelry like earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, chains and pendants and spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, incense, dried fruit and nuts, available at reasonable rates. Visitors can buy variety of products ranging from perfumes, carpets, copper coffeepots, metal food platters, jewelry, and spices, carved wooden, leather stuffed camels, to glass water pipes. Apart from bargains one can even win lots of prizes and gifts.
Jumeirah Beach is among the favorite tourists destination. Fascinating landscape and hot and humid climate of the place makes it pleasurable visit. Snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, fishing and other water sports adds to the fun.
Located within the premises of Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is a fascinating place to visit. There are five slopes in all with different height, steepness and difficulty level. The longest run is approximately 400 meters with a fall of 60 meters.
Desert Safari is a prominent tourist attraction of Dubai. Visitors can experience the pleasure of taking a trip across the desert, by opting for half-day, full-day or overnight safaris. The trip encompasses diverse topography including deserts, mountain, goat farms, and villages.
Tourist can enjoy the amazing skyline from the Cruise, by sailing along the Dubai Creek. On board, tourists are amused with belly dancing, buffet dinner comprising the best of cuisines and many other activities of entertainment.
Souks (Traditional Markets)
Souks, referred to as Traditional Markets of Dubai, depict the Arab culture. Textiles, handicrafts, carpets, blankets, regional spices and jewellery are among the few things available here. Visitors by using their bargaining skills can get the best of deals.
Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island in Dubai. It is among the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Visitors can get to see the wonderful sunset and take advantage of luxury treatments at spas and swimming at pools. The island is dotted with theme parks, beautiful beaches and gardens. Water sports are major attractions of the artificial island. The place is also quiet popular for its night life- bars, clubs and discotheques.
Jumeirah Mosque, built in 1978 in medieval Fatimid style, is located in Dubai's beachside area. It is one of the prominent landmarks and most mesmerizing mosques of the city. Jumeirah Mosque is among the largest holy places of Dubai. It is a tribute to the modern Islamic architecture.