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5 Insane Things Built in Dubai – Crazy Amazing Things About Dubai

It's common knowledge that Dubai has built its fair share of amazingly crazy things, whether it's the highest building in the world or the largest indoor aquarium.


Tennis in the sky

Perched on the Number 1 seven start hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab, this tennis court is located on their helipad. As crazy as it sounds, you better believe it, because its true. World renowned Roger Federer and Andre Agassi were the first tennis players to try their hand at tennis – at 1,053 feet in the air! As Dubai has a knack for being extravagant and being the best, it should come as no surprise that they also have the world's tallest tennis court.


World's tallest building

If you didn't already know, Dubai currently holds the record for building the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa, which stands at a height of 2,722 feet, visitors are permitted to access the 124th floor for a 360 view of the amazing skyline. This bird's eye view of Dubai is truly magnificent, especially at night when the city is all lit up. You can even dine at the world's highest restaurant, At.mosphere, while treating your senses to a delectable meal and a mesmerizing view.


A mall with everything

If it's big you like, then you seriously need to visit Dubai. The Dubai Mall has basically anything and everything. Even home to the largest indoor aquarium, an Olympic size ice skating rink and the largest indoor theme park, visitors can spend a day here simply walking around and taking in the many activities that are offered here. In fact, dedicate a whole day to this mall, which is located right next to Burj Khalifa. In the evening, head out to the courtyard where you'll be able to watch a spectacular performance of dancing fountains with the backdrop of the tallest building in the world. Shop till you drop or eat till you drop, as there are many world famous brands, whether it's food or shopping you're after. The Dubai Mall covers an area of over 13 million square feet.


Islands in the shape of a palm

The Palm Islands are a set of manmade islands located off the coast of Dubai. At the Palm Jumeriah, hotel options are quite numerous and guests who wish to stay here can do so, especially at properties such as Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. The islands, as the name suggests, takes the form of a palm tree. The islands add about 17 kilometers to Dubai's coastline and were built to accommodate residences, recreation and entertainment facilities, hotels and business buildings.


Ski in the desert

Who would have thought that it was possible to ski in the Middle East?! Dubai has once again left everyone astonished, as they saw the successful completion of the first indoor ski resort in a mall, known as Ski Dubai. Visitors can take skiing lessons before the ski down the gigantic slope measuring about 278 feet, or for a fun day out, roll around in some icy activities that's fun for the entire family! Ski Dubai is located inside Mall of the Emirates, another mall that you definitely should visit!