Travelling to Dubai can be an overwhelming experience, especially because it’s the city with the biggest and brightest of all things. Being the most popular city of the United Arab Emirates, there are plenty of attractions around to satisfy all interests and sightseeing in Dubai should be planned in advance. Here is our pick of the top must-see locations in Dubai:
Burj Al Arab
An iconic symbol of Dubai, this 7 star hotel extends out into the sea and is visible along the beach. A popular spot for taking postcard-perfect photographs, the Burj Al Arab is shaped like a sail and is definitely a sight to see.
A sight not to be missed, the Dubai Fountains project water almost 500 feet into the air. These fountains are the largest choreographed fountains in the world and hold daily shows in the evening at half hour intervals.
Known to be the world’s biggest natural flower garden, Dubai’s Miracle Garden is truly a miracle. The 72,000 square metre flower paradise is an unexpected sight in the Middle Eastern climate and landscape. Sculptures made from fresh flowers adorn the park and make for plenty of romantic and colourful photographs.
Gold & Spice Souq
For visitors looking for something different to see and purchase, a trip to the gold and spice souks of old Dubai are a must. Visitors are encouraged to haggle over prices to get the best in fabrics, jewellery and spices.
Ras Al Khor
For the animal lover in you, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect attraction. This protected reserve is open to the public and visitors can view thousands of birds, fish and small animals. A key feature of the sanctuary are the greater flamingos that steak the show during winter.