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- Published:November 21, 2012 10:21 am
Dubai is a pretty beautiful place to head away on holiday. It has everything; a beautiful modern city, great beaches, amazing hotels, fantastic shopping, world-class restaurants and bard and romantic spots to be enjoyed. If you’ve ever been to Dubai – you’re in for a treat because this city will sweep you off your feet.
I’ve always thought Dubai would make a great honeymoon destination, but it also makes a fantastic family destination too – or simple romantic getaway for a couple seeking something a little more special. There are some great experiences here, some of which I’ll introduce you to now:
- Burj Kalifa
Known as the tallest building in the world – if you’ve seen the new Mission Impossible film you’ll know which I’m talking about. Whilst most tourist’s head to the top of the building to experience the sheer height – you can avoid the tourist trail and add a little bit of luxury, by visiting the sky high bars in the hotel instead. Enjoy a cocktail, enjoy the views, without all the queuing up.
- Burj al Arab
This is the famous 7* hotel that sits on the waterside. I’ve had the pleasure of having a meal here (you have to book well in advance) and it is just beautiful. You should book yourself in and enjoy either High Tea (which scones, desserts, cake and sandwich’s) or Cocktail hour in the evening. It is pricy compared to other attractions, but it’s one of the most luxurious experiences you’ll ever have and it’s worth every penny for the incredible food and impressive service.
- The One and Only
This hotel is definitely one of the best for tourists. If you want to stay somewhere that feels traditional – and yet has every modern amenity you’d ever need then this is for you. The hotel is beautiful and has different sections that are all designed slightly differently too. You’ll obviously have access to beautiful beaches and restaurants whilst staying here – and you’re close to the city centre too.
- Dubai Madinat
This traditional-style mall is designed like an old-style Arabian mall. You’ll find all kind of stores in here (as well as Dubai’s only theatre) but most importantly you’ll find some pretty luxurious bars and restaurants to enjoy. The views are beyond incredible, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of this little resort. Make sure you take your camera as you’ll definitely want some photographs!
- Charter your own boat
If you have the money, then hiring your own boat to leave from one of the marinas is a great idea. Enjoy the sunshine as you sail around the city’s ocean – and take in the incredible views and cityscapes too. You could even pack some lunch to enjoy whilst you’re out there – now that’s what I call dining in style! Don’t forget to soak in the sunshine too – sunbathing on your private boat is truly living in style!
- Published:November 13, 2012 1:27 pm
Dubai is a city and one of the seven emirates of UAE. It is located in the south east of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. At present Dubai has become a global city with major businesses in the field of tourism, financial services aside from their oil industry. It has emerged as an economic power which attracted the world with its major construction projects and having host world sporting event.
Dubai now has been a gateway of the world to elegance and luxury in travel and a premier destination to distinct travelers with such class and sophistication. This city is now an embodiment of the real concept of traveling in luxury. Dubai has magnificent hotels, world class entertainment hubs, high class beach resorts with extraordinary sporting facilities such as an indoor skiing complex and water sports. It also boasts some valuable historical and cultural heritage visible among century old neighborhoods, majestic mosques and exquisite markets that make Dubai an ideal travel destination for fine travelers.
Dubai: Shopping in Pure Luxury
Dubai has now been the shopping Mecca for the rich and famous. The shopping experience here is unmatched to any other premier shopping destinations in the world. There are duty-free commercial shopping centers here that cater to the discriminating taste of the wealthy people with shops that retail only the genuine article from renowned Italian and French designer labels for perfumes, stylish clothes, quality leather goods, delicatessen shops and Swiss luxury watches.
Shop among the luxury malls like the Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates or Mercato Shopping Mall for the finest jewelries of diamonds and gold, latest electronic gadgets, designer label boutique, international brands, electronics and more for sure you will have a taste and feel of pure luxury. Tourists from all over the world come here by the millions each year to have a piece of luxury and take advantage of amazing deals during shopping festival which can last for a month.
Luxurious Leisure Activities in Dubai
Dubai has a very good tourism strategy that will surely attract well off travelers to this desert metropolis. Exciting activities await those who value the finer things in life. Pick your own pleasure from luxury helicopter tours, hot air balloon rides, yacht cruises, world class golf resorts and spa treatments fit for the royalties. Extraordinary leisure activities like desert safari, camel trekking and falconry are just a few activities that you can try and experience here.
Explore Dubai’s Magnificent Architectural Wonders
Dubai has invested hundreds upon hundreds of million dollars for its advanced infrastructures and architectural wonders that defies buildings standards in terms of design and construction. One monumental example of Dubai’s cutting edge architectural technology is the Capital Gate. An impressive epic structure that leans 18° to the west which has a wave like designed that defies the very law of nature is a sight to behold.
The Grand Mosque is the city’s tallest tower was rebuilt last 1998 and now standing at 70 meters with 9 large domes and 45 smaller ones this mosque is the most grandiose in the world. Built with stained glass panels this has been a notable landmark and a valuable place of worship.
- Published:October 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Tall Places You Should Visit
If you’ve had enough of beaches and holiday resorts, bring a little adventure to your next retreat. Mountains that are accessible by hiking provide some of the greatest getaways from city life and provide amazing sights.
Even if walking or mountain-climbing isn’t your thing, there are many places to get a fantastic view of what feels like the entire world.
For those who don’t like climbing, taking a trip to the world’s tallest building is a breath-taking experience. Dubai claims the boasting rights for having built the worlds’ tallest building, standing at a staggering 808m/2,651ft. Whichever way you look at it, it’s tall.
Travelling to the top takes little time in the high-speed elevator, travelling at 10 metres a second. When at the top, take in the view of one of the world’s most rich and modern cities at the 360-degree observation deck.
The Empire State Building is the third tallest in the US (only 15th in the world) but is as much an American cultural icon as the Statue Liberty. Not only is it the tallest building in New York, it is a great entertainment centre. Live music is available most evenings and you can even visit by night, as it is open until 2AM. The colours of the Empire State Building also change for milestones, charities and holidays across the world, so it’ll be a different colour every time you visit it.
London Millennium Eye
Opening in the year 2000, the London Eye is not necessarily a tall point in the world, but has made a significant impact on the skyline of London. Taking a trip on the Eye will take 30 minutes and have a variety of packages. You can go for just a standard ride, a guided tour of the great British skyline, or make an occasion of it with wine tasting or a champagne experience. To get a great view a great, influential city, take a trip on the London Eye.
One of the most beautiful occurrences in nature is Pilot Mountain in Northern Carolina. The Big Pinnacle is easily recognised by its ‘lump’ shape on the skyline, with bare rock walls and topped by bountiful vegetation. Although you can’t visit Big Pinnacle, a paved road can take you to the park visitor centre. From here, trails can take you around the base of the Big Pinnacle, being able to take in the vast greenery and untouched countryside.
This is the hardest height on this list to conquer. Although no technical climbing skills or equipment is needed to climb this mountain, it is still no mean feat. To reach the top of the highest point in Africa requires a physically demanding walk, but it will be worth it. Once you reach the peak, you’ll be above the clouds and be able to see for miles. Reaching a point this high without the aid of an aeroplane is certainly holiday worthy.
These may not be the highest points in the world, but they’re accessible to most people. Some are built up and some are in the barren country, but all offer a view of the world that can’t be seen from the ground. There certainly is a magical experience to be shared when climbing to a tall point in a city or country.
Beth O’Brien is a Bournemouth University student, who’s passionate about technology and gaming.