An exotic location that has grabbed the world’s attention is Dubai in the United Arab Emirate. A virtual play ground for the rich, there is a variety of unique activities here that involve ostentatious monuments like a ski range in a desert, the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest shopping centre. Beyond modern spectacles Dubai also is a city that has existed for a long time and there are parts of the city where you can also enjoy that storied history. A few more things that you can do while in Dubai include:
Jumeirah Road | Dubai, UAE
One of Dubai’s most iconic buildings is the luxurious Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble the traditional abras sails that have historically filled the Persian Gulf the Dubai Burj Al Arab strikes an intriguing aesthetic. The building itself is one of the world’s most lavish hotels that has been serving the international jet set since its opening in 1999. Don’t fret however, you will not need to actually book a room in the hotel to enjoy this buildings charms. Both of the hotels restaurants – the sea food oriented Al Mahara and the sky high dining, featuring wonderful views, of Al Muntaha – are open to the public. Though a meal at either will not be cheap, they promise patrons an authentic Dubai experience. If not spending any money at Buri Al Arab is what your budget is, than enjoy looking at the exterior of the building while walking along Jumeirah Beach. The tower lit up after sundown is most assuredly a spectacle to ne enjoyed.
Jumeirah Road | Dubai
The most popular public beach in Dubai is Jumeirah Beach. Nearby to the iconic Buri Al Arab hotel this one mile plus long beach of cream coloured sand and warm blue water piles people on to it during a warm day, which is often in Dubai. Filled with sun bathers as well as water sport enthusiasts this beach is patrolled 24 hours a day by life guards. The beach is open from 7 am to 11 or 11:30 pm and there is a small admission cost of around $1.25 to enjoy the beach. As a word of warning to those not use to the Middle Eastern Sun, it can get very hot after 11 am in the mid afternoon so be sure to have plenty of water and sun screen.