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5 Best Tourist Attractions in Dubai – Entrancing and Entertaining Sights

The appealing city of Dubai always captures the imagination of the sightseer with its many attractions. Five of these entrancing sightseeing highlights in the Emirate are listed below.

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Burj Khalifa

The unmistakable Burj Khalifa is undoubtedly one of Dubai's most eye-catching sightseeing attractions. This remarkable skyscraper which stands no less than 829.8 m in height has the distinction of being the world's highest building. Many visitors to Dubai take the opportunity to visit Burj Khalifa's observation platform which is located on its 124th storey. From this splendid vantage point, you will be able to experience sensational panoramic views across the city and beyond. Before ascending to the observation platform you will have the opportunity to view a multimedia programme regarding the city of Dubai and the construction of the Burj Khalifa. If you visit the observation platform in the night-time you will have the chance to view the city with its spectacular illuminations.

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Dubai Mall

The splendid Dubai Mall is considered to be the premier shopping centre in Dubai, attracting a regular stream of shoppers with its array of shopping and leisure features. You will also find that this mall provides access to the Dubai Aquarium as well as the Burj Khalifa. If it is entertainment that you seek you will not be disappointed as you will find a game zone, a complex of cinemas and even a rink for ice skating at this remarkable mall. As you might expect you will encounter an abundant selection of shopping and dining choices at this outstanding mall. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy various musical and fashion presentations that are staged here.

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Dubai Museum

Culture and history lovers visiting Dubai should make it a point to visit the captivating Dubai Museum. This entrancing historical showcase is sure to capture the imagination of the culture enthusiast. You will see that this museum has been housed within the striking Al-Fahidi Fort, which is an 18th century defensive fortification that presents an intriguing sight for the visitor. Visitors will notice that the fort has been constructed from traditional materials such as coral blocks, wooden poles, palm fronds and plaster. You will encounter a host of engrossing displays at this museum, including a selection of old maps, traditional sailing boats, musical instruments and weaponry. An accommodation choice that you could consider from which this attraction would be within easy reach would be Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, considered to be one of the attractively located 5 star resorts in Dubai.

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Bastakia

The quarter of Dubai known as Bastakia was constructed in the 19th century as the residence of prosperous merchants from Persia who conducted trade principally in textiles and pearls. Today this neighbourhood has become a popular sightseeing attraction as the handsome houses in this locality have been beautifully preserved. In Bastakia you will have the opportunity to observe a host of interesting buildings constructed from limestone and coral, with many featuring traditional wind towers.

5

Dubai Creek

You will see that the well-known Dubai Creek seems to separate the city with Deira situated to the north and the area known as Bur Dubai towards the south. This creek has performed an important role in the development of Dubai, initially attracting migrants who settled here in order to pursue pearl diving and fishing. Although small settlements have existed here for thousands of years, the modern period began when the tribe known as Bani Yas made their home here. Today Dubai Creek provides an engrossing sight for the visitor as you will have the opportunity to observe the various activities on the trading vessels moored here.