Rising from the warm shores of the Persian Gulf, and shifting sands of the Arabian deserts in the city of Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. For almost two centuries, Dubai was not more than a tiny trading port on the banks of Dubai Creek. But, in less than a single generation, the city has become a destination once relegated to the imaginations of science fiction writer. A place that defies its extreme environment, and redefines everything we think we know about cities.
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Rising over half a mile into the sky is the breathtaking centerpiece of Dubai, is the Burj Khalifa; The tallest structure ever built. Three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and twice the size of the Empire State Building. The tip of this modern wonder can be seen from 60 miles away. Take a high -speed lift to the 124th-floor observation deck, which gives an expansive view of the city, a city that seems to grow before the eyes. The Burj Khalifa is particularly beautiful at night, especially when viewed through Dubai Fountain’s dancing waters.
Everywhere you take a look around Dubai, you will come face to face with daring projects which almost half defy belief. Enjoy a few Arabian Nights at Madinat Jumeirah, a five-star resort styled upon a traditional Arabian town.
Sail into a sea of luxury at Burj Al Arab, a seven-star hotel, whose graceful curves echo the traditional wooden vessels of the gulf. When temperatures climb, head to one of the city’s public beaches, like Mamzar Beach Park, or a for a small fee, enjoy the luxurious amenities at one of the many private hotel beaches. Take your family to Wild Wadi World, and splash out on over thirty rides, themed around the Arabian folktales. Take a high-speed ride with a difference, at Atlantis Dolphin Bay.
Now you discover even marine creatures, at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Its one of the top tourist attractions in the city. It is in the Dubai mall in the Sheikh Zayed Road. It houses 140 sea species in the huge suspended water tank on the ground floor of the mall.
The mall of the Emirates, Dubai is one of the most popular shopping malls in the world. It has a Ski Dubai facility on it. That is if you really want to cool down, and take a chill time, take the chairlift to the top of the indoor fountain at the Ski Dubai. This ski resort I the dessert, features five ski runs, including the world’s first indoor black diamond slope. Ski Dubai is even home to a troupe of snow penguins, which come out to play several times each day. Once you have perfected your turns on the snow.
Why don’t you try a little sand boarding last day? Whether you come for a day or stay a few nights, a journey into the Arabian Desert is an experience no visitor can afford to miss. There you take a camel trek, meet wildlife, or gaze out at the endless expanse of sands. This place is so quiet, you can hear your own heartbeat. Its when you’re out here, only an hour form the world’s tallest building, that you will truly appreciate exactly how miraculous Dubai is. That is one of the world’s most inhospitable landscapes, one of the world’s most hospitable destinations can flourish. That from this great emptiness, a glittering oasis can rise, and almost outshine the sun itself.
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