Ten amazing places in the incredible city of Dubai
It is unique in itself, this city, the center of oil trading in the Middle East, which in just a few decades has turned from an unknown Arab town into a modern metropolis and has hundreds of skyscrapers thrown into the sky …
But in this amazing city there are special places that can amaze even experienced travelers. We will tell you about the ten most amazing places that every our compatriot who has visited Dubai must visit.
Gold has always been a symbol of wealth, and modern Dubai is one of the richest cities on the planet. Therefore, the grand “Golden Bazaar” in the Deira region functions in two ways – as the world’s largest jewelry market for wealthy Arabs, locals and visitors, and as a kind of tourist destination.
Where else can you see such mountains of gold and precious stones? By the way, the jewels here are relatively cheap, besides there is an opportunity, carefully looking, to buy an inexpensive “copy” of some astoundingly expensive jewelry.
“Garden of Flowers”
The song about the “million scarlet roses” involuntarily comes to mind when visiting the garden of flowers in the territory of Dubai. Only here they are much more – about 100 million flowers and other plants!
This “flower city” with an area of more than seven hectares is even listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest garden. Tourists admire not only flowers, there is also the “Garden of Flavors” and the “Butterfly Garden”. And, as in a classical east garden, walking peacocks. True, in the hottest time of the year, the Flower Garden is closed to tourists.
The giant aquarium in the building of the DUBAI MALL shopping center is adjacent to the land zoo, which contains rare species of reptiles and mammals. Among the 30 thousand inhabitants of the sea depths most (about 400 species) of rays and sharks.
They can not only admire, but also communicate while diving into the aquarium with diving equipment. To do this, right on the spot you need to go through two-day training courses in diving and get a special certificate.
Water amusement park
Between the two largest hotels in Dubai, “Parus” and “Wave”, which are visible on any panoramic picture of the city, there is a Water Amusement Park. A visit to this huge, five-hectare water park can be a vivid and memorable sea adventure for both children and adults.
Here you can even surf – in a special pool, the waves are accelerated to a height of several meters. There is a real river with a picturesque waterfall. And an indispensable attribute of water parks, the pipe, here is 30 meters long, it allows you to reach speeds when descending to 80 kilometers per hour!
Dubai is not only skyscrapers, in the city there was a place for this oriental architectural color.
Al Bastakiya – the only surviving old residential area of Dubai
Al Bastakiya is the only surviving old residential area in Dubai, an amazingly beautiful corner, preserved and carefully restored a few years ago.
Here you can relax and have a cup of coffee in the shade of a huge tree, buy traditional Arabian souvenirs in the shop, you can even settle in a small boutique hotel.
“Reserve of the desert”
Being in Dubai, among the skyscrapers, cars and air conditioners, you forget that this modern metropolis is located on the territory of the Arabian desert. Tourists are reminded of this by the “Desert Reserve”.
The area of the unique reserve is 225 square meters. km, this is a real, untouched desert, with its natural flora and fauna. Tourists can buy a special tour, live in tents for several days and even ride a single humped camel.
In the water area between the artificial alluvial islands of Palm Jumeirah there is a dolphinarium, this place is sometimes called “the bay of dolphins”. The conditions in which dolphins are kept are as close as possible to the natural habitat of these animals.
But you can do photo shoots with them, children can ride them, dolphins are very friendly. Nearby is the Palm Jumeirah Hotel with a picturesque view of the bay.
The main difference between Dubai Legoland and numerous “Disneylands” around the world is a huge interactive entertainment park entirely made after the popular children’s designer Lego, it is the largest children’s play area in the world.
In the territory of Legoland there are 40 land rides and several thousand models from Lego – architectural monuments from different cities of the earth, fragments from popular cartoons, and even animators entertain children in Lego suits!