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City of Wonders which is a must-visit in 2020!

Doo-By! Wondering what that means? That’s right – it’s Dubai – City of Wonders. 

Dubai
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Dubai is a city of wonders which is a must-visit and caters to all age groups and known for its luxury shopping, modern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Besides being the shopping capital of the middle east, the vibrant city is also home to museums, theme parks, safaris which makes you feel like home. This city constantly competes with itself, trying to attract tourists to a dream-like world of attractions. 

Dubai has a rich, Arabic cultural heritage but all are welcome and encouraged to explore and enjoy to the absolute fullest! Take a walk around the Bastakia district, and you will discover the Dubai of old, then cruise along Dubai Creek in a traditional dhow, and you will soon realize there’s more to this city. 

What is the weather like?

City of Wonders is known for its humid climate, with the summer months reaching over 40°C. It’s important to note that, despite the heat, everywhere in Dubai is climate controlled. Even in summer people are seen rugging-up as the air-conditioning can get quite cool! The dry and warm weather attracts numerous travellers to the resort area of Dubai, making it one of the hottest holiday destinations of summer.

Dubai City
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Dubai in September: Things to visit

September is a better time to visit the City of Wonders as the heat levels in the city are still high owing to the intense summer months of July-August. This city of skyscrapers and shopping malls has transformed itself into a destination that’s enjoyable by all age groups, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun. Go through this list of places that one should visit in Dubai and make a note for your next escape.

Burj Khalifa

Dubai’s landmark building is the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world (829.9 meters) and the most famous of the city’s points of interest. You can witness the unique panorama of the cityscape at the observatory deck on the 124/125th level of this incredible skyscraper. 

Burj Khalifa
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The views across the city skyline from this bird’s-eye perspective are simply astonishing. It has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. The interiors and the ambience inside seem to be wrapped up in artistic exuberance. Wrapping around the Burj Khalifa (back on the ground), are the building’s beautifully designed gardens, with winding walkways.

Bastakiya (Old Dubai)

Bastakiya is a perfect location to visit for travellers who are willing to take a ride back to the golden days of this ancient city. The Al Bastakiya is truly unique in its architecture and holds the memories of an era that pre-dates the federation of the Emirates. This place is home to buildings constructed with creek, corals, and limestones that have been well-preserved since the days of the ancient city.

Palm Jumeirah

One of the world’s most bold developments in the Palm Jumeirah in the City of Wonders. It is a haven for vacationers. Tourists can get a chance to visit Palm Jumeirah which is one of the most popular tourist places in Dubai and it is the only completed Island. Size is one of the first things that strike you when visiting the Palm Jumeirah. The solid ground is visible from space and the outer crescent is almost 7 miles long. 

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is the city’s prime mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Aquarium. It is the largest mall in the world with respect to the total area. Inside it, there are more than 1200 shops. Shopping and eating are endless. Dubai Aquarium which is also one of the most famous tourist places in Dubai is located inside the mall on the ground floor.

Dubai Mall
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Dubai Frame

Dubai’s architectural designs and structures are always extremely beautiful, and the Dubai Frame is one of the most popular tourist places in Dubai. The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark or observation deck that doubles up as an art gallery. While the images on display provide an overview of the city’s past and future, the contemporary landscape outside is similar to present-day Dubai.

Dubai Frame
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Dubai in September: Things to do

Ski Dubai

“Surreal” is one way to describe Ski Dubai. Standalone snow-themed park in the Middle East is a welcome relief from the heat of the city in September! Indulge in some high-excitement zorbing down the snow slopes, enjoy a ride on the Mountain Thriller or the Chairlift, or revel in the chilly temperature of the snow cavern, you’re bound to have a blast! The indoor ski resort is open throughout the year which offers a unique experience to suit different levels of expertise. The themed restaurants are a delight in their own fashion.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Almost everything about the architecture of Dubai is awe-inspiring and the same goes for the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. This is a wonderfully large suspended aquarium with a capacity of 10 million litres or hundreds of species of marine life of different sizes, colours, and shapes. During your visit, you can not only see the animals but also get up close with them in the feeding and diving areas.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
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Dhow Dinner Cruise

What’s better than an evening fountain cruise? An evening dinner cruise where you’ll not only get to ogle at the twinkling city skyline but also enjoy a mouthwatering meal rich in Arabic flavours as well as critically acclaimed international cuisine. The traditional boat is a shred of evidence to the luxury and traditions cherished in the city. Relish the cooling evening breezes as your boat glides beneath the Maktoum and Floating bridges.

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner (Must Try)

Of all the wonders of the City of Wonders, there’s nothing that defines a glorious dessert. Desert Safari is undoubtedly one of the best experiences to try in Dubai. Exploring the endless deserts while on your Dubai trip is an adventure and it’s definitely worth the money. It is a highly recommended activity that you can entertain with your friends and family. 

Desert Safari
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Enjoy Rides at Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai is one of the best-known outdoor water parks in West Asia. It is the first-ever water park in Dubai. Surrounded by iconic Burj al Arab, Jumeirah beach hotel, and Madinat Jumeirah, Wild Wadi is truly an interesting place to visit. It also holds the distinction of having housed the largest water slide outside of the North American continent. Visiting this amusement park is one of the best things to do in Dubai.

Tips for a visit to Dubai

  1. Avoid going outdoors in the day until you’ve given your body some time to adjust to the extreme temperature difference.
  2. Stay hydrated and keep drinking plenty of liquids while here.
  3. Pre-book tickets for Burj Khalifa and you would save half the price and long queues. Better sunset view atop from the Burj Khalifa.
  4. Make sure you dress modestly while visiting mosques or religious places. 
  5. Sunscreens, scarves, and sunglasses are a must if you’re travelling outdoors during the daytime!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to gear up and visit this beautiful city. Plan your escape to Dubai and lose yourself in the luxury, calmness, and comfort of this ever so gorgeous destination. If you are finding it difficult to plan it on your own, then we have few ready-made Dubai itineraries that you choose from tr you can also customise Dubai packages according to your needs.

Chandru

An ardent traveller, inspired by my girlfriend to write about my passion for exploring and share my experiences to the world !