Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai was the 8th most visited city of the world and it is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015. It is a great place for tourism and is famous world over. The primary activity of the tourists is shopping but there are also other modern and ancient attractions in Dubai which are a tempting factor for the tourists to visit this place. Here are some of the best places which you must visit in Dubai.
1. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is the tallest hotel in the world and the first 7-star hotel in the world. The construction was started in 1994 and was opened to the public in 1999. It is the iconic symbol of Dubai and it resembles a dhow (Arabian sea vessel) with a billowed out sail.
2. The Palm Islands Dubai
These are the world’s three man-made islands, so large that they can be seen from space with the naked eye. In 2002, the original two islands announced were the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali and this project is being undertaken by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation). These islands are built in the shape of palm trees and there are houses on these islands to live in. It is simply stunning.
3. Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum is the oldest building in Dubai and was built in 1787. The goal of this museum was to present the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai to the people. The museum includes local olden days as well as relics from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.
The naturally attractive scenery around Fujairah is a world away from city life and provides sufficient chance to discover wadis, forts and waterfalls. The fort overlooking the town is around 300 years old and is one of many in the city and surrounding hills.