The most popular Arab Emirate, Dubai is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world. As the business and cultural hub of the Middle East, Dubai is cosmopolitan city attracting travelers from across the globe. With a breathtaking skyline, balmy weather, spectacular market places and pristine beaches; Dubai is most definitely a new-age tourist hotspot. Essentially a desert city, Dubai is most enjoyable during the winter months. Rich cultural heritage in form of ancient buildings and traditional marketplaces as well as modern architectural wonders make Dubai a wondrous amalgamation of past, present and future. Flights to Dubai arrive at the Dubai International Airport which is conveniently connected to budget accommodations as well as luxurious hotels.
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Jumeirah Mosque, Shindagha district and the Al Fahidi Fort are shining examples of Islamic architecture and must not be missed by art and history enthusiasts. Souks are the traditional markets selling all kinds of spices and artifacts, definitely worthy of exploration. For those more interested in the extravagance of modern Dubai, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai fountain are excellent places to start. More exotic locations like the Palm Beach and the Dubai Marina are known for their awe inspiring skylines, fabulous beaches and luxurious hotels. Adventure buffs can enjoy the very rare and authentic Camel races in the winters or go for ‘Dune-bashing’ and Desert Safari in the summers. The Wild Wadi Park, the Al Safa Park and the Dubai Zoo are also favourite tourist spots. The Dubai Shopping festival held during January and February is also a wildly exciting time to visit Dubai and shop away at Mega sales in modern malls and traditional souks.
Summers in Dubai are hot and windy and winters are warm, with temperatures falling only at night. Sandstorms are common.
Dubai hosted the first food festival in 2014 which showcased the city’s traditional and cosmopolitan cuisine. Some of Dubai’s most popular dishes are mehalabiya, biryani, tabbouleh, esh asarya, matchbous, ghuzi, hummus with pita bread, al harees, falafel and shawarma. Those who wish to indulge in alcoholic drinks need to head to the nearest international hotel.
Dubai’s culture majorly features Islamic and Arabic traditions, which are a part of Dubai’s architecture, music, attire, cuisine and the entire lifestyle. However, Dubai has become futuristic in the recent years, and opulence, luxury and lavishness are an integral part of its culture and lifestyle.
History and Architecture
Dubai’s architecture has elements of contemporary world styles and modern Islamic styles. Architectural marvels in Dubai include the luxurious Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Miracle Garden, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and the many skyscrapers across the city.
Dubai has both local markets and glitzy malls to suit every shopper. A must-visit is the Dubai Malland the many souks across the city which sells everything from carpets to spices.
Places to Visit
Places to visit in Dubai include Dubai Autodrome, Jumeriah Beach, Grand Mosque, Ski Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, the World Dubai, and Dubai Creek.
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