Dubai is increasingly becoming the trendsetter for the world with its diverse offerings. Not only does it tops the charts for providing its guests’ diverse offerings, from shopaholic’s hubs to foodie’s paradise. But also, holds some very unique charms that magnetise people from all over the world. Basking some of the world-famous gems including the world’s biggest shopping centre, the world’s tallest building and the world’s biggest indoor ski hall, Dubai takes pride in its pride in the ancient monuments depicting its rich history and architectural brilliance. So lets together take a ride among the famous monuments of Dubai.
A sacred place of worship and an epitome of the rich Islamic culture and tradition. With Quranic inscriptions on the entrances and massive architectural work of art, the mosque depicts the ancient Islamic architecture and its heritage. It features more than 1,000 columns, 82 domes, 24-carat-gold covered chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. In all, its an essence of peacefulness and an ambience filled with spiritual vibrations of this place of worship. Sound’s worth a visit, doesn’t it?
2. Burj Khalifa
Another monument showcasing Dubai’s marvellous architecture. Burj Khalifa, standing tall at the height of 2,700 feet, this 160 storeyed building is the tallest in the world. The monument allows its visitors to experience the aerial views of the city’s skyline, and the sunsets especially are something that is not to be missed. Not only does the building hosts world-class cafes and casinos, but also the bases serves as a hub of entertainment and fun activities that you can indulge in. Hence, a trip to Dubai would be incomplete without a visit to the Burj Khalifa.
3. Burj Nahar
Constructed in 1870 with mud and coral-stone, Burj Nahar is home to three watchtowers. Initially built to protect the city from invaders, this monument has historical significance attached to it. A monument which was has been renovated and at a present surrounded by beautiful gardens, making it a top monument in Dubai for tourists worldwide.
4. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
A hotel, which opened in 1999 and today is considered the world’s first seven-star hotel, even though that rating technically doesn’t exist. It is over-the-top in every way possible. Connected with a bridge to the shore, this luxurious establishment is located on an artificially created island. With its unique architecture and lavish interiors, it ranks first on the list of the world’s most expensive hotels.
5. Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall offers a wholly unique mix of world-class leisure, dining, shopping and entertainment options that are rarely found in any of the malls. Within the mall, you can tour the Dubai Aquarium, furnished with one of the largest fish tanks with an overhead walkthrough tunnel. In addition, it’s pure heaven for gold lovers when they witness the biggest indoor Gold Souks featuring hundreds of gold jewellery stores. The mall also boasts various fashion avenues and boutique garments from top designers. After a heat fulfilling day, sit back and enjoy the Dubai Fountain with its dancing waters right outside the mall.
6. The World Islands
An innovative gateway which makes for a perfect trip if you wanna trout around the world just in a day. The World of Island is a group of man-made islands which exactly resembles the world map, located just outside the city of Dubai. Though the entire project was taken up as a real estate opportunity but later was transformed into one of the top tourist attractions in the Dubai city. So if you’re looking to laze around the beach, indulge in some water thrills or looking to celebrate your special occasion, the world island is the go-to spot!
7. Bastakiya Quarters
Sitting amongst the modern creations and luxury hotels, Bastakiya Quarters aka Al Fahidi Fort is one of the oldest suburban of Dubai allowing visitors to get hands-on experience of the culture and lives of ancient Dubai. Gracefully sculpted wooden doors, plank lattices, and narrow lanes will instantly transport you to the old city. Surrounded by many cafes, art galleries, boutique hotels, and the famous Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort is a must-visit for those who are looking to get an insight into the dynamic history of Dubai.
8. Jumeira mosque
Jumeirah Mosque has been earmarked as one of the most beautiful mosques in the city. Built solely with dazzling white stones, this place of worship is the perfect place to seek your answers about the Islamic religion. Adopting the ‘Open Doors. Open Minds’ culture, the mosque welcomes visitors of all faiths to admire the surroundings and learn about Islam and the local culture. Guided tours are also conducted at 10 am by the Local mosque representatives which can enrich your experience further.
Please note that the visitors are urged to act respectfully and dress modestly. Women are cover their head with a scarf during their visit, ensuring their shoulders are covered. You can also choose to dress in the traditional attire which can be rented in the stores outside the mosque.
9. Dubai museum
One of the oldest buildings in the city, Dubai museum allows visitors to get a feel of the ancient Dubai. Nestled in the Al-Fahidi Fort, this museum has a rich and unfolding history. From being defence fort to an arsenal for weapons to having served as a prison and now a heritage building exhibiting the history of Dubai. A visit to this museum will enhance your knowledge about the evolving culture and history of Dubai and its people.
With record-breaking architecture, delicious ecstasies, flamboyant malls, exciting safaris and adding to this list the historic marvels, the city has something for all kinds of travellers. So whether you’re planning a short family gateway to an adventure trip with your friends, Dubai should definitely top your list.
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