Sci-fi City of Dubai
TOP THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
At the Top Burj Khalifa: Might sound a lot like a touristy thing to do, but it really is an experience. The iconic skyline of Dubai looks spectacular from that height. For someone with a fear of heights, my experience felt like an achievement in itself. My suggestion is choose evening time – you can then get the evening view and also the night views when the lights turn on. There is no limit on how much time you spend up there. You can also catch the fountain show at the Dubai Mall from 124th floor.
Dubai Mall and Fountains: Dubai fountains start at evening and shows are every half an hour to watch. They are accessible to everyone without any charges. Bonus is that you can binge shop at one of the biggest malls in Dubai.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo: Located inside Dubai Mall it is a house to more than 300 species of marine animals including sharks. The Aquarium hold a Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Acrylic Panel’. You can book it in advance or buy tickets over the counters. And most important one – I found Dory 🙂
A Walk along Dubai Canal: Inaugurated in November 2016, Dubai canal is an artificial canal which is planned to house a shopping complex, 4 hotels, about 450 restaurants, houses walkways and cycle paths. Canal has about seven bridges, including a one inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge in the US. While you are there, don’t miss the waterfall opening and closing for water taxis like a curtain, it’s nothing out of this world but a nice view.
Seawings Seaplane Tour: This was one of the best experiences I had in Dubai. I believe Dubai was built for aerial views. Amazing views and the thrill of taking off and landing on water can’t be explained in words. There are 45 minutes and 20 minutes tour over Dubai that you can book in advance.
In addition to all your documents, do not forget to pack a super effective sunscreen and a large bottle of water when you are moving out. Sun is quite effective in Dubai, if you know what I mean.If you are vegetarian, there are lot of options, but if you cannot take display of meat while eating, pack up some maggi and ready to eat meals that you can make in your hotel room.