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The Sands Of Dubai

By Travelhoggers

Dubai-Who could have imagined that a myriad of desert can become a city of dreams, a city which seems to be built on future tech. Once a trading port has now become the hub of the world. Be it fashion, entertainment, construction, tech etc, Dubai is slowly capturing the tag of being best of all worlds. The ecosystem has been entirely built by man and is thriving among nature as well.

Where to go

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa (Arabic for “Khalifa Tower”); known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) and a roof height (excluding antenna, but including a 244 m spire) of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa

Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described by The Guardian newspaper as “the biggest picture frame on the planet,” however is also controversial as the “biggest stolen building of all time”. . It is alleged that the designer had his intellectual property stolen and was denied credit for the design. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_Frame

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, built along a 3-kilometre stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. It is located on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai. There have been many instances of marine wildlife (especially whales and sharks) entering the marina, because of its proximity to the open sea.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_Marina

Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the second largest mall by total land area, and the 26th-largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area, tying with West Edmonton Mall and Fashion Island (Thailand)—both of which are older than it.

Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex (called Downtown Dubai), and includes over 1,200 shops. In 2011, it was the most visited building on the planet, attracting over 54 million visitors each year. https://thedubaimall.com/

Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah in 2005Developments in Dubai as of 2010 with Palm Jumeirah in the center.

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, created using land reclamation by Nakheel which extends into the Persian Gulf. It is part of a larger series of developments called the Palm Islands, including Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, which, when completed, will together increase Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). It has an estimated population of 10,500 as of 2016. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Jumeirah

The lost chambers: Atlantis

Multiple aquatic experiences are offered at the venue. At the Aquarium Tunnel, visitors can walk through an enormous, 48-metre long tunnel filled with incredible and mysterious marine (species).

witness the feeding of the sharks and rays, view the tank below them through a glass-bottom boat ride, and Cage Snorkelling and Shark Diving for the more adventurous visitors. https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/atlantis-aquaventure/lost-chambers-aquarium

Dubai Miracle Garden

Every year from mid-November to mid-May, a 72,000 sqm space full of scents and colours comes to life. This incredible experience is one of Cityland’s signature creations – Dubai Miracle Garden.

It was launched on Valentine’s Day, 2013, and is set in the heart of Dubailand.
Seeing the garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers arranged in colourful arches and patterns, and the myriad shapes they form, is truly magnificent. https://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/

Deira: Gold & Spice souks

Dubai Souks, located in the bustling heart of Old Dubai on either side of the Dubai Creek, give fascinating glimpses into the UAE’s rich history and heritage.

Visitors seeking to experience a truly authentic Arabian journey and find unique items at unbeatable prices wouldn’t want to miss a stop at one of these vibrant Dubai Souks. Offering goods ranging from stunning jewellery, rare fabrics and silks to exotic perfumes and spices, these traditional bazaars provide a compelling sense of the past. https://www.dubai-online.com/shopping/souks/

Dubai Beaches

For warm sunshine, seaside dining and family fun, Dubai has a variety of stunning beaches to enrich your holiday experience. Enjoy the crystal waters off Kite Beach, snap a selfie in front of the Burj Al Arab hotel, or shop around at one of Dubai’s new shoreline districts.

Sun, sand, clear skies and blue water – find your perfect beach and create some incredible memories. Visit Sunset beach, JBR beach, Kite beach or the newly opened La Mer. https://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/best-beaches

Skydive Dubai

A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour, while securely harnessed to one of our experienced and accomplished instructors. Adrenaline enthusiasts can live this adventure at our two world-class locations, the Palm Dropzone and the Desert Drop-zone. https://www.skydivedubai.ae/

What to eat

Al Machboos

Simply cooked, this is considered as the famous food in Dubai. Rice, onions, and meat, seasoned with spices, salt, and dried lemon, does this excite you as much as it excites me? This dish has been listed in the list of famous food in Dubai, due to the zesty flavors. Make sure to try their salad and raita.

Manousheh: Pizza of Dubai

An apt choice for the piquant taste buds, especially if you are looking for Dubai specialties. It proves to be a perfect pick for a luscious breakfast. Stretched dough or flatbread, filled with exotic toppings like salty Akkawi cheese, earthy zaatar herbs, and olive oil. It is touted as the go-to dish for the best street food in Dubai.

Chelo Kebab

For best food in Dubai, head to Chelo Kebab. Aromatic saffron-scented basmati rice served with a pat of butter on kebabs – Chelo Kebab is another name in the list of mouthwatering Dubai famous foods. You must try this scrumptious non-vegetarian Dubai dishes.

Shish Tawook

Shish Tawook has made it to the menu of almost every restaurant in Dubai. Served as a traditional kebab, Shish Tawook tastes better when served sandwiched in bread. You can find this dish served in many other parts of the world, including India and Pakistan, among others. You can pair it with pickles and fries.

Luqaimat

The most popular dessert during the month of Ramadan, Luqaimat are small deep-fried dumplings made out of butter, milk, sugar, flour, saffron, and cardamom. The more you eat, the more you fall in love with them.

Knafeh: Cheese Pastry

Popularly known as the queen of Arabic desserts, Knafeh is a sticky pastry made of gooey sweet cheese. With the essence of rose-scented syrup and chopped pistachios sprinkled, it’s a traditional food of Dubai and a popular favorite when we talk about special foods of the city. 

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