The 10 Must See Sights of Dubai
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The 10 Must See Sights of Dubai
# Dubai’s “Previous generations are still alive” #It is hard to imagine in our prosperous modern age these days that Dubai, where everyone is flush with cash, was a few decades ago nothing more than a seaside fishing village that depended on manual labor to extract wild pearls from the sea. If you want to understand this legendary history of development you absolutely must visit the Dubai Museum.# Entering the “Time Tunnel” #The Dubai Museum is located inside Al Fahidi Fort, and this fort is the oldest building in Dubai. There are local antiques and artifacts shops, as well as an ancient bazaar, with real-life blacksmiths, jewelers and tailors, that you can visit inside the museum.
# This mosque, which is open to non-Muslims, is on the way to the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (AKA the Junk Hotel), and here you can see Jumeirah Mosque, a landmark of Dubai’s traditional culture. You can participate in an internal tour group, and the guide will explain the story of Islam bit by bit.# The mysterious and quiet night scenery #When night falls, lanterns light up, and the Jumeirah Mosque is showered with bright moonlight. This produces a quiet and mysterious feeling, and gives full play to the sacred and elegant artistic style of the Islamic buildings.
# The world’s fastest sightseeing elevator #The Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s newest landmark. The label of “the tallest building in the world” has made it one of the best known sights that tourists vie with one another to visit. It is 828 meters high and has a total of 162 stories. Visitors can ride the world’s fastest sightseeing elevator, and reach the observation platform on the 124th floor in 60 seconds.# The incomparable double sunset #We recommend that you go up at dusk, when you can see the beautiful scene of the changeover from day to night and the only double sunset in the world.
# The most luxurious representative of the United Arab Emirates #This hotel, which has a unique ship shape, is Dubai’s landmark building. It is located on a man-made island at a place within 280 meters of the Arabian Gulf. Its interior decoration and layout are extraordinarily luxurious, and glittering gold dazzles the eyes.# Eat a delicious meal in a sky or a sea-bottom restaurant #There are two famous restaurants, the Al Mahara, which is located at the sea bottom, and the Sky View Bar, which is located in the sky. Al Mahara seafood restaurant offers special seafood delicacies, and features an extra large glass screen wall through which you can enjoy aquarium-like scenery. The Sky View Bar is located at 200 meters above the sea level, and affords a spectacular view. You can view the entire Persian Gulf and the Palm Islands not far off in the distance.
# Take light rail to see a world wonder #The Palm Islands are the largest man-made islands in the world, and are a must see sight for all visitors to Dubai. You can ride the special sightseeing light rail from the downtown to the Palm Islands, where you can head towards the Atlantis Hotel, the terminus point, and simultaneously enjoy the island scenery on both sides of the train.# Taking photos on the crescent-shaped dam #Once you reach the crescent-shaped dam, you see the open sea stretching to the horizon, and when you turn around you can see the panoramic view of the Atlantis Hotel. This is also the best spot for taking a photo with the hotel as the background. After your visit is over, you can ride back by light rail.
# Enjoy the dance of water and music #The Dubai Musical Fountain is located on the man-made lake at the side of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. Several magnificent fountain performances are featured here every evening. Listen to Chinese songs #The performance time of the Dubai Fountain is relatively short. If you crave more, there is nothing to stop you from watching several performances. The songs of the Dubai Fountain are selected at random, and there are two Chinese songs among them: one is “Butterfly Lovers” and the other is Jacky Cheung’s “Kiss Goodbye”.
# Take a diverting photo with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah #The Jumeirah public beach is a place where almost every visitor will go because it is the best spot for taking a photo with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Here you can capture with the lens the perfection of the blue-green Persian Gulf with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah beside it. Whether you want to “lift up” the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah or “lean on” it, here you can use the site for both.# The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah at sunset #If you go a bit before dusk, the sun will not be so intense, and you can also see a magnificent sunset. The distance is a full sky that is dyed red by the afterglow of the evening sun. Against the background of the evening sun, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah becomes a silhouette in a painting and is ineffably beautiful. Along with the cool returning surf, everyone stops and enjoys this beautiful instant.
# The Dubai Gold Market, where gold is sold like vegetables #This is the third largest gold trading and distribution center in the world. The abundance of gold accouterments will leave you dumbfounded. The entire market is resplendent with gold, and it will leave you with an even deeper impression of Dubai’s “locals”.# Pick out a gold fashion accessory #Damas, Pure Gold and Joyalukkas are among the most famous shops in the Dubai Gold Market. Here there is a plethora of types of gold and silver jewelry in a large enough variety of styles to leave you rubbing your eyes in wonderment.
# Ride on a wooden raft to experience Dubai’s past and future #It was Dubai River that gave birth to Dubai. If you take a sightseeing tour on an ancient wooden raft, during the daytime you can enjoy the skyscrapers and the domed mosques that stand cheek by jowl on both shores; and on an evening tour you can enjoy the night scenery of Dubai with its colorful lights. Feel a different style when early morning arrives #Dunai River is peaceful in the early hours, when only a few boats are travelling on the river. If you take a stroll along the river at this time, you can also see pious Muslims going to the river to wash their feet with river water before they enter a mosque. The shops along the river are still not open for business, the entire street appears desolate, and when you walk along the street you feel as if you had entered a time tunnel that has taken you back to the days of ancient Arabia.
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is located in the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Here you can experience the beauty of the sea bottom, the stimulating Leap of Faith, and the thrilling Poseidon’s Revenge waterslide.# The thrilling Leap of Faith #The Leap of Faith is located at the top of a pyramid, and you need to climb to the top of a nine story high building to reach it. After that you dive down from a height of nine stories within the space of one short second, by way of a transparent pipe, and pierce through waters full of sharks and flying fish. It is extraordinarily stimulating.# Come for a trip of “shark sightseeing” #Shark Attack is a ride in which one person alone or a two together ride on a floating air cushion, and spiral down from the most mysterious part of the Leap of Faith along a slide. It is tremendous fun!