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World-Class Attractions in Dubai—A UAE Capital With a Difference

Dubai's world-class attractions, extravagant hospitality, and amazing experiences make it one of the more exotic capitals to explore in the UAE. A city of great majesty and fascinating traditions, Dubai is a fine amalgamation of old and modern. Check out these world-class attractions in Dubai.


Enjoy the View from the Burj Khalifa

A city that is home to the world's tallest building certain has an advantage. The iconic landmark can certainly offer you a view with a difference. Head over to the observation deck on the 124th floor and feel like a king, or queen, as you enjoy sweeping views across the famous cityscape of Dubai. The views are impressive, rewarding you with sights of both desert and land. You can even watch some of the impressive multimedia presentations about Burj Khalifa and the fabulous city.


Visit the Ibn Battuta Mall

Listed as one of the largest themed malls in the world, the shopping centre is dedicated to the famous explorer Ibn Battuta and comprises six zones, each representing a land explored. Included are the zones representing the nations of China, Andalusia, India, Egypt, Persia, and Tunisia. Within the courts are over 500 retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The entire complex, spanning a total of 521,000 square metres, is certainly chock-full of experiences offering you plenty of things to do in Ibn Battuta Mall. If holiday shopping is one of your favourite things to do around here, make sure to look for well-located Dubai city hotels; some like Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai make visiting the mall as often as you like a breeze, for both shopping, dining, and enjoying the entertainment.


Plan a Desert Escape

The golden sand dunes of the capital's desert are not too far from your hotel in Dubai. Therefore, planning a thrilling sojourn to explore the sandy oases is not to be missed. A part of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the golden sand dunes of Maleha offer plenty of adventure. Book a desert tour and enjoy a variety of experiences from sandboarding, camel riding and dune bashing to barbeques at sunset and watching a fascinating belly dancing session.


Visit the Aquarium

Located within the Dubai Mall and staying in line with the extravagant nature of the city, the Dubai Aquarium is no exception. The ground floor is home to a giant tank suspended from the ceiling, which houses over 140 types of marine life. While a part of the aquarium can be viewed from the mall, you can enjoy a more immersive experience by purchasing tickets to explore the Underwater Zoo. Boasting a three-tier spread, the zoo takes you along an underwater tunnel for enjoying 360-degree views of the fascinating Sealife surrounding you. There are some hands-on experiences you may want to try at the zoo; they include diving among tiger and reef sharks and feeding the Eagle rays.


Explore Old Dubai

To be 100% astounded by the exotic beauty of Dubai, you must savour the Old Quarter. Al Fahidi represents Old Dubai and is often called the Bastakiya neighbourhood. Constructed in the 19th century, the buildings there represent vintage architecture and are complete with wind towers and traditional Arabic architectural beauty.

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