Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai, a shopping hub would be the most favorable place for confirmed shopaholics. Situated in the south of Persian Gulf in the Arabian Peninsula also makes it a beautiful place worth visiting. One of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates this land mass is formed due to land reclamation from the sea. The most favored climate to visit is in the month from December to March when the climate remains cooler than the rest of the year with its warm and dry weather.

The greatest accommodation tourist place of UAE this city attracts tourists by its 70 shopping destinations inside the city. This “shopping capital of the Middle East” also has the world’s 7th largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall. With its luxurious hotels, bars and pubs along with the world’s one and only 7-star hotel Burj al Arab has made Dubai one of the most luxurious tourist spots for millionaires. This “City of Gold” has nearly 250 retail gold shops at Gold Souk in Deira. Apart from this urban life the picturesque deserts and the coastal plains also highlights its landscape. The southern region of the country is mostly covered with deserts. The sands consist of mostly coral and crushed shell and are smooth, white and clean. In the east of the city the salt covers costal plains called Sabkha which runs from north to south forming dunes. To the farther east the dunes grow larger taking shapes of almost hills which are about 1,300 meters above sea level.

The most favorable places to visit lies inside the city or few minutes drive from the city which includes the Global Village in Dubai Creek which has small units for selling products where the countries from all over the world showcase their products. The Ski Dubai an indoor skiing place is the world’s first indoor ski destination at Emirates Shopping Mall. Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain and Wild Wadi Water Park between Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel are the favourite water parks for the tourists with its pool bars, water rides, cafes and restaurants. A three stage Wonderland called Main Street, Theme Park and Splash land are also a great attraction for the children. Dubai Zoo in Juneirah contains species of large cats, Arabian mammals and primates. Dubai Museum at Al Sahid Fort in Bur Dubai offers the history of the country. Heritage Village and Diving Village are two places which also reflect the past of the country by its museums. Spice Souk and Gold Souk are the markets for spices and gold in which the country is very rich. Hatta, the only mountain resort at 45 minutes drive from the city has houses made of palm tree trunks, mud and stone with watch towers and pools. Desert Safari on camels is another attraction to visit the country.