Top Ten Tourist Attractions Dubai
There are many tourist attractions in Dubai, resulting from a large scale construction boom. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, wants Dubai to become the top tourist destination in the world. Dubai is expected to attract 15 million tourists from all around the world in 2015. Euromonitor ranked the world’s 150 most visited cities by international tourists in 2009; Dubai ranked 7th. Dubai hosted a record 10 million visitors in 2012, an increase 9.3% from the previous year. Dubai ranks 1st for luxury homes in the world.
Big, brash and bold, Dubai has established itself as a luxury holiday destination where anything and everything can happen. Whether you’re stopping off as part of a multi centre holiday, a short city break or going on a luxury honeymoon, Dubai has something for everyone.
Dubai’s duty-free status means it’s a fabulous place to shop, from enormous Malls that stock the best Designer labels, to small local specialist ‘souks’ selling jewelry, textiles and fragrant smelling spices.
2. The Beaches
Crystal clear turquoise water and pure white sand make the beaches of Jumeirah and Mamzar Park some of the best in the world.
3. Hot Air Balloon rides
Dubai’s Geography and climate are ideal for ballooning. Feel the cool dawn air as you silently float above the red dunes, then be awestruck as the mesmerizing landscape unfolds below you.
Indoor skiing on an enormous scale, has to be seen to be believed!
5. Live Music
Aswell as local Arabic pop and classical music you might also get a chance to see Famous Western
recording artists who are now starting to include Saudi Arabia into their tour schedule.
6. Wild Wadi Water Park
Multiple Water slides,Lagoons,surfing pool, waterfalls and the tallest and fastest free-fall slide
outside of North America, rising to 33 Meters where you can reach speeds of 50mph!!!
One of the main attractions of Saudi Arabia in terms of leisure activities are the vast array of places to play Golf, you wouldn’t think it would be possible that grass this lush could grow here!
8. Cruise the Creek
Discover the true beauty of Dubai whilst eating sumptuous food aboard a traditionally decorated ‘dhow’
(a cabin cruiser boat) as it sails along the Dubai creek under the moonlight.
9. Fine Dining
There are many first class eating establishments in Dubai to cater for every taste. Restaurant hoppers can choose from the Western as well as local food joints that serve mouth watering delicacies. Oh and there’s McDonald’s for the Kids.
10. Dune Bashing
No visit to Dubai would be complete without a trip into the desert,such excursions which are best experienced as part of a group tour, offer a true taste of the Geography of Dubai.You will be shrieking and laughing with excitement as your 4X4 off-road Jeep shoots up and down the dunes. Driving in sand is an exhilarating activity, combining the excitement of a rollercoaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on the shifting surface.