Considered as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Dubai definitely has some of the most luxurious and lively places to visit. The city has designer shopping malls and souks, stuffed with products like gold, jewelry, high fashion, electronics, carpets, handicrafts, cars, furnishing and sports equipments. Since it is an open port with low import duties, the prices of top brands are relatively lower than anywhere else in the world. Dubai has been rightly called the 'Shopping Capital of the Middle East' as it has over 70 shopping malls, including the world's largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall. Read on to find more about the tourist attractions in Dubai.
Dubai Tourist Attractions
Wild Wadi Water Theme Park
A premier water park, Wild Wadi Water is a perfect family destination that offers a refreshing beat from the heat. It has the tallest and fastest free fall slide in the whole word, Jumeriah Sceirah, apart from the United States.
Drive across the wind-swept dunes through the roller coaster ride in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Enjoy the sunset and refresh yourself at the recreated Bedouin village, where you get to enjoy dinner, dancing and hookah smoking.
The world's tallest hotel, Burj-Al Arab is located on its own artificial island, along the Dubai coastline. Do not miss the choreographed colored lighting show here, which changes every 30 minutes.
Mall of the Emirates
One can find a large range of leisure, entertainment and shopping facilities at the Mall of the Emirates. The mall also has the first indoor ski destination in the Middle East - Ski Dubai, offering skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in real snow.
Sheikh Zayed Road
Running parallel to the coast, Sheikh Zayed Road is an eight-lane highway with various modern buildings lined on both sides. The section between the roundabout and the first intersection has high-rise hotels, apartments and offices.
One of the largest and most beautiful mosques in Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque is the only one open for non-muslims. Crafted with subtle details in the stonework, this mosque forms a fine example of Islamic architecture.
Located in Bur Dubai, in the Al-Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum has a collection of old maps of the Gulf and the Emirates. One can also find the aerial photographs showing Dubai's expansion between 1960 and 1980.
The world's tallest man-made structure, Burj Khalifa stands at 828 meters, along the Sheikh Zayed Road. The tower houses some other world records as well, like the world's highest mosque, world's highest swimming pool, world's highest elevator installation, etc.