TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI

TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI

TRAVELLERS DIARY PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI

                Known as “the city of the future” Dubai has grown in stature and clout over the last 40/50 years to become one of the best places visited by travellers from all around the world irrespective of their nationality, race or country and Nigerians living at home and abroad are definitely not left out as long as they meet the necessary visa requirements in the different categories available such as Work Permit Visa, Holiday Visa, Student Visa etc. The city of Dubai is now widely regarded as the fastest growing city in the world and is a dazzling, cosmopolitan destination complete with gleaming skyscrapers, amazing weather, thousands of foreigners and some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

 

The origin of Dubai City could be traced back to the founding monarch of the kingdom of Dubai, His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the current ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Their common vision ensured that the Emirate of Dubai was raised to a modern city from the arid Arabian Desert in less than half a century and out of the seven Emirates, Dubai grew past expectations and evolved into the most modern city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The city was turned into a money spinner with major revenue streams such as Trade, Exports, Tourism and Real Estate in addition to another main source of income, which is the Airlines Business.

 

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Tourism as mentioned earlier is a major revenue stream for the city of Dubai and places of attraction to visit there for tourists and travellers include:

 

Burj Khalifa (construction cost $1.5billion) skyscraper that looks like stalagmite or a desert flower with thin petals significantly increased revenue for the city in terms of tourism. The Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world with 164 floors, is so tall that some of its residents need to wait longer to break fast during Ramadan. Residents from the 80th and higher floors see the sun longer than others living in the Burj Khalifa. The skyscraper can apparently be seen from around 90km away.

 

Seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel, shaped like a sail risen on a special artificial island. A stunning 1,790 sq-mt. of carat gold leaf covers the interior of Burj Al Arab and it is important to note that room prices at the hotel start from $1000 per night.

TRAVELLERS' DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI BURJ SEVEN STAR HOTEL
TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI BURJ SEVEN STAR HOTEL

 

150-meter musical fountain that lifts 83 thousand litres of water up in the air while performing Arabic and international music hits.

 

Breathtaking group of artificial islands: Palm Islands (a gigantic tree built off the coast of the Persian Gulf) and World Islands, shaped as the Earth’s continents. Palm Islands (construction cost $12.3billion) took the demand for Dubai City to another level.

TRAVELLERS' DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI "PALM ISLAND"
TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI “PALM ISLAND”

 

Dubailand will be twice the size of Disneyworld in Florida and is expected to be the largest tourist destination by the year 2020.

 

The shopper’s heaven, Dubai boasts of the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the world known as Dubai Mall, which also features one of the world’s largest aquariums. The mall has over 1,200 stores including many major brands such as Harley Davidson, Gymboree, Pottery Barn and a host of other designers.

TRAVELLERS' DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI "MALL"
TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI “MALL”

 

Dubai Marina is the largest and the most exclusive yacht harbor in the world.

TRAVELLERS' DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI "MARINA"
TRAVELLERS’ DIARY: PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI “MARINA”

 

Dubai Metro Station was opened in 2009. It consists of 42 stations and was built in just 18 months.

 

Ski Dubai is an indoors ski resort regarded as the largest in the Middle East and also the first one, where one could enjoy skiing in the midst of 30 degree heat in the centre of the desert.

 

TRAVELLERS DIARY PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI "SKI DUBAI"
TRAVELLERS DIARY PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI “SKI DUBAI”

Sheikh Zayed Road of Dubai has more than 200 skyscrapers in addition to the finest malls in the world that attracts millions of people from across the world as well as the ‘Academic’ city where almost all the best universities have made their base. It also offers eventful nightlife for nocturnal “creatures” of the world!

 

 

TRAVELLERS DIARY PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI "Sheikh Zayed Road of Dubai"
TRAVELLERS DIARY PLACES TO SEE IN DUBAI “Sheikh Zayed Road of Dubai”

Finally, other unbelievable facts that make Dubai City thick include zero/minimal crime rate, high immigrants’ population, zero debt tolerance etc. Dubai intends to surprise, impress and bewilder with its novel ideas making it a paradise city, a page from a science fiction book, a true picture of how even the most bizarre and ambitious idea may be implemented into reality thus making the city a safe haven for travellers, foreigners, migrants etc.

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