Holidays to Dubai
There is something almost surreal about Dubai. Perhaps it is because it is home to the world's tallest tower or the world’s first seven-star hotel, or its eye catching and unique architecture and its ostentatious ambience. Whatever the reason, this sophisticated metropolis has risen up from the depths of the Arabian Desert at such pace, precision and ambition, that you cannot fail to be impressed during your holidays in Dubai.
Dubai started its roots as a small and quaint fishing port, clamouring for attention through its local trade. After 60 years and through sheer determination, its transformation has been immense and Dubai can now stand proud as the leading epicentre of trade and tourism in the Gulf region.
Dubai mesmerises its visitors with its larger than life attitude. It casts a spell on its guests enticing them with the promise of adventure and unforgettable holidays in Dubai. With a friendly, warm, and welcoming atmosphere, there are endless possibilities for tourists who are seeking a thrilling and unique travel experience.
Beneath its ostentatious exterior of numerous shopping centres, gleaming hotels and a giddying array of dining experiences, there is another side to the Dubai story. Tourists can sample such delights as the Heritage Village during Ramadan, the Dubai Shopping Festival and witness locals absorbed in traditional music and dance.
With holidays to Dubai, another fascinating attraction for any visitor is spending a lazy few hours by the edge of the river, where dhows (traditional wooden boats) and abras (water taxis) are plentiful. Further, along the waterway lies the historic Bur Dubai quarter, where attractions such as the restored Bastakia District, the Grand Mosque and Sheik Saaed House can be found, Visitors can opt for a tranquil stroll through the enchanting multicultural districts of Karama and Satwa.
Whilst on holidays in Dubai, visitors who have a strong head for heights must travel to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower that opened in January 2010. This iconic tower is symbolic of Dubai's unique skyline. The world's tallest building has an observation deck at the 124th floor and is the second highest in the world after the Shanghai World Financial centre.
Another unique structure is the Burj Al Arab Hotel, which dominates the city’s skyline with its charming and visionary sail-like design. Visitors can also witness the luxury and opulence that seeps from every square inch of this magnificent self-proclaimed seven star hotel, an irresistible experience for any visitor on their Dubai holiday.
The Jumeirah Beach area is famous for its pristine sandy beach and backdrop of luxury hotels. Another impressive attraction is the Jumeirah Mosque, the largest in the city. There is also the Wild Wadi Water Park, where guests can experience an adrenalin-pumping ride while racing down waterslides at speeds of more than 80km/hr.