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Top tourist attractions in Dubai you should visit with your partner – Delightfully Dubai!

Beyond the towering skyscrapers is a side to Dubai that only the most curious of traveller will be able to uncover. Therefore, read on for some of these places that deserve more than a casual glance.

1

Burj Khalifa

Where better to commence your journeys in this part of the Emirate than at the world's tallest building? The Burj Khalifa! Standing at an impressive 829.8 meters, this engineering marvel represents the sheer growth and development that Dubai has been subjected to in recent times. With breathtaking vistas spanning the desert to the ocean, viewers are encouraged to make their way to the Observation Deck on the 124th floor to catch a glimpse of Dubai, bathed in all its glory and splendour. While weekends can be crowded, it is recommended that entrance tickets be purchased well in advance to avoid missing out on some of the best views of the world.

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Bastakia

Also referred to as 'Old Dubai', Bastakia paves the way for you and your partner to quite simply get away from it all. Imagine walking through well-paved streets that exemplify a bygone era where Persian merchants ruled the roost. Walls with wind towers and limestone & coral buildings would be an all too familiar sight in this section of Dubai. Thus, affording history buffs like yourself an ideal opportunity to unravel the fascinating lifestyles of those who once resided in the Al-Fahidi neighbourhood.

3

Jumeirah Mosque

Often thought of as a replica of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque showcases the brilliance and opulence of the Fatimid traditions together with the unmistakable elements of Islamic architecture. Whilst subtle stonework beautifies this monument, visitors would be better served if scheduling a visit during evenings as this is when the entirety of the mosque is lit up with floodlights. However, in order to go on a tour, one must first get in touch with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding which is responsible for organizing tours of the mosque.

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Dubai Aquarium

Imagine stepping inside a world filled with all your favourite marine life? Well, this is a reality the minute you decide to stop by the Dubai Aquarium which is located within the confines of the Dubai Mall, found down Sheikh Zayed Road. While walking through aquarium tunnels, pausing only to capture mesmeric scenes of schools of fish and what not will be one of the activities that can be delighted in, one may also opt for shark diving or even glass bottom boat tours.

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Jumeirah Beach

If you ever thought the phrases 'watersports' and 'Dubai' could never be spoken of in the same sentence, then think again. This is because Jumeirah Beach which is filled with many 5 star resorts Dubai has to offer such as Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort lets you ease into your stay here with some fun times in the sun. Amongst the more notable activities that one may indulge in is the sport of jet skiing. If you do want to tone things down a tad, opt for some sunbathing or a cool and refreshing swim in the sea. After which you can try out the local cuisine at beachside restaurants that will be more than willing to satisfy your cravings.

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