Dubai is a famous tourist destination in the Middle East, with more than 14.9 million tourists visiting the city in 2016. Famously nicknamed as the City of Gold, the Emirate of Dubai saw tourists coming from India, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States, China, Germany, Italy, and more.
With spectacular natural sights and magnificent man-made feats, it is no wonder people around the world put Dubai on top of their travel destination lists. We take a look at the most popular destinations of both local and foreign tourists in Dubai.
- Burj Khalifa – Standing 830 meters high, the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest man-made structure and highest building on Earth. Its many accolades include five more Guinness World Records, such as tallest elevator, highest observation deck, most number of floors in a building (160 levels), highest restaurant from ground level, and highest residential apartments.
Tourists need not buy a residential unit to enjoy the stunning and magnificent views from Burj Khalifa’s At The Top viewing deck, as one-day passes can be purchased for as low as AED 125, or around USD 34.
- Burj Al Arab – Designed to resemble the sail of a boat, the Burj Al Arab is a USD 1 billion project built on reclaimed land along Jumeirah Beach. It is currently the fourth highest hotel in the world, with about 56 floors and a height of 321 meters. Visitors can view the beauty of the Burj Al Arab while lounging on the Kite Beach, or they can book a Dubai Marina yacht rental and sail in the waters adjacent to it.
If you want to explore the waters of Dubai and have a glimpse of Burj Al Arab’s splendid architectural beauty, visit xtremeyacht.com and reserve a yacht rental today.
- Dubai Miracle Garden – Featuring more than 100 million flowers, the Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the premier destinations in Dubai. In April 2015, it earned the international Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences at the Garden Tourism Conference held in Toronto, Canada.
However, tourists who wish to witness the spectacular flower collection of Miracle Garden should visit Dubai in the winter season. The prestigious garden is only open from October to April, as these months are the most conducive for growing flowers.
Global Village – Welcoming about 5 million tourists on a yearly basis, the Global Village is said to be the biggest tourism, leisure, and entertainment project in the world. The huge park showcases various pavilions and attractions inspired by different countries and cultures.