5 Things You Will Find in Dubai and Nowhere Else in The World


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Dubai is a city that never ceases to amaze. Be it the shopping festival in Dubai, or logic defying architecture, this great city always has something up its sleeve. What makes it even more special is that these experiences are unique to Dubai and cannot be had anywhere else. The citizens of Dubai love to push the boundaries and create things unique to Dubai. So, let’s have a close look at the amazing attractions and experiences that can be had only in Dubai.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping festival or DSF, as it popularly is known as, is the world’s most awaited shopping festival. People from all over the world flock to Dubai during the festival, and return home with the most amazing goods. The festival goes on for a month, and there are crazy discounts of up to 70% on products like clothes, jewellery, high-end electronics, fashion accessories, furniture, textiles, etc. The whole city participates in the festival. There’s also entertainment, food, and raffle draws where participants win, cash, cars, gold, and many other expensive prizes. While many other cities alo have such shopping festivals, but none come close to the Dubai Shopping Festival. It is unique to Dubai.

Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest skyscraper is located in Dubai - Burj Khalifa was completed in 2009 and opened to the public in 2010. It stands at a staggering height of 828 metres (2717 feet). You can take a tour of the structure, and head up to the 124th floor where the main observation deck is located. Here, you can catch breathtaking views of Dubai, and through the electronic telescope, you can also compare the previous pics, and see the development of Dubai in real time. You can also buy tickets for SKY level on the 148th floor and get an even better view. The Burj Khalifa is an amazing experience and has become the symbol of Dubai.

The Dubai Fountain

Right outside the Burj Khalifa, located on the artificial Burj Lake, there’s the Dubai Fountain. This is world’s tallest performance fountain, and stretches up to 900 feet length. The fountain has over 6600 WET Superlights, 50 colour projectors, creating 1.5 million lumens. The water performs on many songs, mostly latest Arabic music, and contemporary world music. Each evening, tourists gather around the fountain to watch this amazing show of lights, colours, and water. During the day, you can also zipline through the fountain. It is quite an experience.

The Palm Islands

The Palm Islands are a set of man-made islands on the coast of Dubai. These islands are set to be one of the most stunning residential projects in the world, and owning a home here will be considered as a status symbol. The three islands are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Deira Island. The islands are designed to look like palm trees with a crown on top. Right now, only Palm Jumeirah is ready and many people have also moved into their homes. One of the best ways to see the islands is by skydiving above it. It is quite a popular activity.

Shopping at the World’s Largest Mall

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall, and shopping here is quite an experience. The mall has more than 1200 stores belonging to the best brands in the world. Whatever you can imagine can be found here. During the DSF, the mall becomes an epicentre for offers, and entertainment. Other than the stores, Dubai Mall is also famous for entertainment avenues like Dubai Aquarium, SEGA Republic, KidZania, Ice Rink, Rainforest Cafe and Reel Cinemas. These entertainment avenues draw huge crowds, and make the Dubai Mall a unique destination.

The above mentioned are just 5 experiences unique to Dubai, there are many more. Each time you visit Dubai, you will find something new and amazing. Dubai is developing itself as the world’s foremost tourist destination, and travellers can expect some amazing developments in the near future. So, shopping festival in Dubai, will not be the only crowd puller. Dubai will be full of tourists from all over the world indulging in the unique experiences of this great modern-day city.

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