On my previous post, I’ve focused on the Dubai Mall as there are so many things to see in there that you can easily spend a day walking around. Today, I’ll do a brief summaryof what else you can visit in Dubai. Let’s check it out…
Burj Al Arab Hotel is considered a 7 stars hotel and probably one of the most luxurious in the world. You can visit the beaches that surround it, such as Jumeirah, but only those who are staying at the hotel can access it.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is part of the Madinat Jumeirah resort. It’s a replication of the old markets (souks), with over 75 shops, seafront cafes, bars and restaurants. The souk is particularly beautiful at night. It was built around an artificial canal and it is possible to take a boat trip to appreciate the views, which has the hotel Burj al Arab in the background.
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island that has a shape of a palm tree. Most roads are private and only the owners of the houses have access to it. There are also some luxury hotels, including the famous Atlantis, that is located at the very top of the “palm”.
Aquaventure Waterpark is located inside the Atlantis Palm Hotel. If you are staying at the Atlantis, you have free access, but if not, the tickets cost 275 AED per person (around £57 – R$ 280). Tips: – arrive at the time that opens (10am) and go straight to the Leap Of Faith. – there is a wristband that you can load with money, therefore you do not have to walk with cash around the park. – for most of the water slides, you’ll need a float, so as soon as you arrive, take one and keep throughout the whole day; – there is a private beach for those who are in the park; – you can rent towels at the entrance; – wear a slipper because the floor is very hot. Parking is available on Nasimi beach – when driving on the Palm to the Atlantis, take the first right on the roundabout before reaching Atlantis. A shuttle bus will pick you up at the bus area and drop you off at the Aquaventure Ticketing Plaza entrance.
I did not visit these places, but they are quite popular in Dubai:
The Mall of the Emirates is the second largest shopping centre in Dubai. What is most surprising about it is that there is a ski resort of 22,500 square meters in its internal area.
Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding, located in the historic district of Al Fahidi. The area, dedicated to spreading the culture of the United Arab Emirates, offers traditional Emirate cuisine meals. All accompanied by a good conversation about the traditions and customs of the local people. Prices range from AED 80 to AED 100 and meals are disputed, so it is necessary to book in advance.
Global Village is divided into pavilions of more than thirty countries in the world. Each of them offers typical shopping, food and entertainment from their region.
On my next post, I’ll be talking about Dubai Marina, JBR and many more places for you to visit in Dubai. And don’t forget to subscribe and you will receive a notification about new posts in your e-mail. Enjoy your day!!