Dubai is widely known as the land of superlative and the unexpected; no surprise there! This particular Arab Emirate is the epitome of luxury and is a world-famous destination that is home to unbelievable feats of modern architecture. Initially build on vast reserves gained from oil, this futuristic metropolis? magnificent skyline draws people from all over the world, making tourism one of the leading contributors to its ever-growing economy. Let look at some of the wonders that make up the city of Dubai:
For the last decade, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest man-made structure in the world. At a staggering 828 meters high, it is home to the world?s highest mosque, the world?s highest swimming pool and the world?s highest viewing platform. It houses over 900 residences and offices as well as the prestigious Armani Hotel.
Who needs a map when you have the world map built in your own backyard. It is a collection of 300 islands and can only be viewed from space or the next best thing, the Burj Khalifa.
Situated at the center of the gargantuan Dubai Mall, it is the world?s largest suspended aquarium and is home to over 33,000 submarine animals.
It is the largest dancing fountain in the world that stretches over 900ft in length and can shoot water over 500 meters in the air; all synchronized to classical, Arabic and world music genres.
This extravagant attraction plays host to world-class cuisine & luxury boutiques, 1,500 guest rooms and even has a 1.4 km pristine beach to its name.
The only 7-star hotel in the world, a title earned by the Burj Al-Arab, is one of the most iconic symbols of Dubai and one of the most photographed monuments in the world.
This is the world?s largest man-made marina that provides shelter to hundreds of yachts and has several cafes, outdoor cafes, and bars that line its 7km long pedestrian walkway.
This colossal man-made sight has added over 520 kms to Dubai?s coastline and is the largest set of artificial islands on earth!
Also known as the Infinity Tower, it is the world?s largest high-rise building with a 90 degree twist; a spectacular feat of contemporary architecture.
It has the title of being the largest shopping mall in the world with over 1,124,000 square meters in area space. It is sometimes jokingly said that you can get lost in here had it not been for the well placed maps and directional signs to help you navigate through it.
It?s no surprise that sights of Dubai must be seen and experienced to be believed. Thanks to Sunrich Travel?s wide range of personalised tour packages you can now do so without causing a big enough dent in your piggy bank. So, what are you waiting for?