Dubai is the Middle East’s most popular city and the UAE’s second-largest emirate. Spanning over an area of 4115 square meters, its offerings are quite massive, making it overwhelming for visitors, especially first-timers, traveling to Dubai. So if you are trying to figure out what to include in your bucket list during your debut trip, this list of epic things to do in Dubai will help you to plan a failsafe holiday program. 1. Take to ‘At the Top’ at Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa is the ultimate symbol of modern Dubai. Located in the glamorous Downtown Dubai, it is a structure of superlatives; from holding the title of the world’s tallest building to the world’s highest observation deck, it is a must-see on your first time Dubai visit. One of the best ways to see this building up-close is via booking ‘At the Top’ ticket. It allows you visit its observation deck on the 124th alone or both 124th and 148th levels (subject to your ticket choice.) Catch the most stunning views over the whole of Dubai’s cityscape as you stand here. Watch multimedia displays on Dubai’s history and enjoy one of the world’s fastest elevator rides as part of your Burj Khalifa visit. 2. Head to the Dubai Mall & Dubai Fountain Before or after your Burj Khalifa expedition, make your way to the Dubai Mall, being right next to this massive structure. Things to see and do here are so endless that you should set aside some generous amount of time to make the most of them. Shop at its over 1200 outlets, dive into its dining scene with some 200 plus options, and drop into some of its top leisure and entertainment attractions. See over 33000 aquatic animals freely swimming within Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and feel one of the region’s ultimate icy attractions at Dubai Ice Rink. Little ones must check out KidZania Dubai, while teens must definitely enter Ekart Zabeel and VR Park Dubai for that extra dose of adventure and amusement. Give a perfect wrap up to your Dubai [...]
The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Soaring high at 555 meters, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY is fittingly Dubai's most iconic destination. Get ready to enjoy exclusive access to the redefined, highest outdoor observatory in the world, spread across levels 148 and 125 of Burj Khalifa. BOOK YOUR TICKET The Burj Khalifa holds an impressive set of records, including: Tallest structure ever built at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet to the top of the spire) Building with 163 floors, one of the most the most floors Longest elevator travel distance at 504 meters (1,654 ft) Highest observation deck on the 148th floor at 555 meters (1,821 ft) Highest outdoor observation deck on the 124th floor at 452 meters (1,483 ft) Highest restaurant on the 122nd floor at 442 meters (1,450 ft) Highest nightclub on the 144th floor Anytime during the day is nice to visit, however, its true that the best time to visit the Burj Khalifa is just before the sunset. If you arrive early enough you can take pictures from the top during the daylight hours, throughout sunset and blue hour, and then during nighttime. Tickets for prime hours (during sunset) increase to 200 AED (45 EUROS). I would recommend you to purchase your ticket in advance. Your ticket defines only your entrance time. You can stay up at the top as long as you want. If you prefer to go during night time, the ticket is 300 AED (66 EUROS). We purchased the morning ticket which is cheaper, 125 AED (28 EUROS) and also its the best time to up there avoiding the crowds. You get to admire the views with not many people and may take photos easier. Photos I captured
Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden and one of a kind in the region and in the world for displaying unique and extravagant outdoor recreational flower landscape designs. I had no idea about this place. I found it on Instagram accidentally. I saw an amazing photo with Umbrellas and viewed its location. I was so happy this was in Dubai since I had plans to visit Dubai after a while. So, I guess, if I didn't view that specific post on Instagram I would not have visited this beautiful place since all the people I know who have visited Dubai have never been to this place or have never heard of it. We went early in the morning and it was not very busy, also it wasn't that hot too (end of November). It felt very relaxing when walking through the garden, gazing at the amazing displays. I will not get into too many details about what you'll see here but I'm just going to show you the photos I captured. According to Wikipedia, the flowers are maintained by re-use of waste water through drip irrigation method with an average amount of 757,082 litres (166,535 imperial gallons; 200,000 US gallons) of water per day. The Dubai Miracle Garden operates from October to April and remains closed from June to September due to high temperatures with an average of 40 °C (104 °F), which is not conducive for flower viewing. Useful Information Timing: 9AM – 9PM, Sunday to Thursday and 9AM – 11PM during Weekends (Friday and Saturday) Entry Rate: Regular Rates: Adult (40AED), Child below 12 yrs old (30AED) and Below 2 yrs free entry Amenities include Food Kiosks, Souvenir Shops, Prayer Room, Eating and Sitting Areas, Club Car Hire, Wheelchair, Trampoline, First Aid Room Planted area: 72,000 sqm Pathways: 4km Number of flowers: about 45 million Useful info to have in mind: The use of professional cameras and drones are not allowed inside the garden. Flower picking or touching is strictly forbidden.