Dubai the inescapable
Updated on 28.04.2018
Overlooked by the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, the district of Downtown Dubai represents all the modernity of Dubai - Tourists and locals consume in shops and restaurants of Dubai mall, Al Bahar souk and luxury hotels, close to the Dubai fountains show.
Whether you stay at Dubai a few days or weeks, depending on your tastes and desires, there are many possible combinations: alone, as couple, with friends or with children, here are several recommended and validated itineraries.
Jumeirah is the glamorous cross of Dubai, with its trendy beach clubs, trendy restaurants, luxury hotels: beaches, marinas , amusement parks and shopping malls follow one another and attract high-end tourism and upscale Dubai residents.
In contrast to an extravagant Dubai in perpetual quest of grandeur, the old Dubai and its creek plunge us into the Dubai of the early twentieth century, a hub of goods and men passing on the roads from India and the Persian Gulf.
Dubai the must
Dubai, the evocation of this name, we think of the grandiose architectural achievements and bold projects which make dream the world. The largest city of the United Arab Emirates accumulates the records: the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world, has become the emblem and the center of the city. At its feet, Dubai Mall, with fountains and souks, is the place of preferred promenade of its inhabitants. Resolutely turned toward tourism and business, Dubai knows how to prepare the after oil decade by converting its economy to business and tourism. Dubai attracts tourists with skyscrapers, traditional souks, giant malls, beaches and high class hotels. From Dubai it is also easy to explore the desert with the famous desert Safari. You may spend only one night in Dubai, or much more. Those who wish to escape the well oiled touristic machine will rent a car to visit Hatta and the neighborhood.
Visit the city
Main attractions extend along the main highway Sheikh Zayed. The international airport is located in the north, almost to the border with Sharjah. It is very closed to the old Dubai and to the creek where the traditional boats take visitors and inhabitants from one shore to the other. We are here in the heart of the souks district: spices, gold, fabrics are everywhere. Two historical sites of major importance are to visit: the fort the Dubai Museum and the Iranian district of Al Bastakiya. Down toward the South on road E11, impossible to miss the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world, which quickly became the emblem and the center of the city. At its feet, Dubai Mall; its fountains and souk are very popular especially the weekend. More toward the south along the coast and the beaches of the Jumeirah, take a look to the Burj Al Arab, the 7 stars hotel in the shape of a veil and most famous building in Dubai. Even more to the south you can enter the artificial Palm Jumeirah, with other beaches and luxury hotels. Further South, Dubai Marina, and beyond, the beginning of the industrial zone Jebel Ali in full expansion. Theme parks for kids, and in 2020, the Universal Exhibition Dubai 2020.
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Map with location of the main tourist area s of Dubai ©OpenStreetMap contributors