Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, situated on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Being located in the desert, temperatures are very high throughout the year, reaching 50°C in the summer and 25°C on average during the winter. The average humidity is 60% and it rarely rains. Only 10% of the 1,700,000 inhabitants are native citizens. It is currently the Emirate with the least amount of petrol reserves. Accounting for only 5% of the economy, the emirate’s main activity is financial services and tourism. Dubai is considered to be the city with the highest standard of living in the Emirates, the twenty-second most expensive city in the world and the second most expensive city after Geneva when it comes to hotel prices.
Dubai is home to the world’s tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa. With a height of 829.8 meters and 163 floors, it contains no less than thirty thousand homes and 9 hotels. There’s an impressive observatory located on the 124th floor. At 555 feet from the ground, we can enjoy spectacular views of the city.
The Mall of the Emirates is the city’s largest shopping centre with many restaurants, shops, cinemas and it includes the longest artificial ski slope in the world; a great place to go to in order to escape from the high temperatures outside.
Inspired by the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Dubai’s fountains are bigger and more spectacular and what’s more, they are free and surrounded by many restaurants; a perfect spot for enjoying the fountains.
Visiting Dubai´s desert is one of the activities not to be missed. Many trips and excursions offer 4×4 tours across the dunes during the sunrise or sunset, as well as spending a night in the desert to enjoy the stars in their entire splendor.
Dubai Creek is the old town, the true and original Dubai. It contains the Dubai Creek Museum that displays the transformation of the city over the years, the Great Mosque and the city harbor.
In order to enjoy the sea, we can go to Jumeirah Beach. With hotels and water sports along this spectacular stretch of white sand, it is a very popular destination for tourists and celebrities alike. From here, you can see the world-famous 7* hotel, Burj Al Arab.
In Dubai and its surrounding areas, there are so many attractions such as the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World, and its museum, the opportunity to drive a sports car in the Yas Marina Circuit, skydiving and scuba diving, playing golf on the golf courses and enjoying boat trips, among many other activities.
Tuesday 11 November 2014 13:53 | Published by Hotelopiauk | Category: Travel News