What to do in Dubai, where to go, what to see?by Kate Summel Sport
Dubai is one of the largest cities in the UAE. It grows and develops. The population of the city is over 3 million people. Business and trade are well developed here, as well as oil production. The development of trade is facilitated by low duties and the absence of many types of taxes.
Dubai hosts a variety of exhibitions, conferences and seminars. The city is also famous for hosting large-scale sports competitions. Most often, tennis tournaments, horse racing and golf competitions are held here.
There are over 1,000 hotels in the resort area. Almost all of them provide a free shuttle service to attractions, shops and public beaches. Many hotels require a deposit upon check-in. The contribution amount can be up to $ 1,000. In this case, this amount is refunded at the end of the vacation.
When is the best time to go to rest in Dubai?
The UAE is characterized by a dry climate. The air temperature in winter does not rise above 22 degrees. Winters are short and warm here. Spring and autumn air temperature rises to 30 degrees. Summer is very hot here. The air warms up to 35 degrees in summer. The maximum temperature reaches 48 degrees. In this regard, every room in all hotels and all taxis in the city are equipped with air conditioning.
On hot days, sandstorms are likely to end quickly or last for several days.
The water temperature on the Persian Gulf coast in summer rises to 35 degrees, and even in winter the water is quite comfortable for swimming. Precipitation is extremely rare here. The rains are usually short. Sometimes there are heavy showers.
The best time to relax in the Emirates is from mid-autumn to mid-spring. It is at this time that the air and water temperature is most comfortable for vacationers.
How to travel in Dubai?
The most convenient way to get around the streets is by taxi. This is the fastest form of transport, which will cost you at least 10 dirhams. Since 2007, a special taxi for women has been operating here. You can recognize it by the pink color of the car.
The city has two metro lines that have been operating since 2009. Metro ticket prices range from AED 1.80 to AED 5.80.
There are many regular buses in all areas, the fare of which is no more than 2 dirhams.
Palm Jumeirah is the only monorail in the Middle East. In addition, there is a widespread type of transport such as water buses, which will cost you only 1 dirham. And since 2010, a water taxi for 11 passengers has been operating in the Persian Gulf.
What to see in Dubai?
The resort center of the UAE offers many interesting places for tourists. You can find out about what to see in Dubai at your hotel - at the registration desks, as a rule, you can find announcements of events, brochures and a city map in Russian - they are distributed completely free of charge. There you can also order a tour of interesting places.
Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa)
Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. The height of the building is 828 meters. The building has 163 floors. The building houses 9 hotels, 700 residential apartments, a chain of stores and a huge number of office premises. There is an observation deck on the 148th floor. The construction of the Burj Khalifa cost the state more than $ 4 billion. A visit to the building will cost 300-500 dirhams for adults and 95-250 dirhams for children. Children under four years old can enter the building free of charge. The entrance to the observation deck is every half hour. Tickets can be bought at Dubai Mall or from tour guides.
Another must-see attraction is the Singing Fountain. It is located in the center of Downtown. The height of the water discharge is 150 meters. At the same time, it is illuminated with colored spotlights and a large number of lanterns. Water is thrown out to the sound of classical music. The show runs for 10 minutes every half hour from 18.00 every evening. The show is absolutely free.
The Palm Jumeirah is an island opposite Dubai Internet City. It is made in the shape of a date palm. There are several hotels, about 1000 shops, parks, restaurants and residential complexes on the island. You can get to the island by high-speed monorail train or through an underwater tunnel.
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located in the Mall of the Emirates. Its area is 22,500 sq. meters. It is replenished daily with 30 tons of snow. The length of the tracks reaches 400 meters. At the same time, there are 2 lifts working here. The complex has ski slopes, bobsleigh tracks, a snow shooting range, children's playgrounds and restaurants. A day at Ski Dubai will cost the visitor $ 60 for adults and $ 46 for children. Ski Dubai accommodates 1,500 visitors daily. This facility operates all year round.
When choosing an excursion, you should include a visit to the Dubai Zoo in your itinerary. The zoo is located in Jumeirah. The zoo invites visitors to see rare Arabian animals such as the Arabian wolf, the wild cat Gordon, and the Socotrian cormorants. The zoo features a wide variety of birds of prey, 9 species of felines and 7 species of primates. Children under 2 years old can visit the zoo for free. For adults, the ticket will cost 3 dirhams.
In addition, when ordering a tour of Dubai, it is worth visiting such sights of Dubai as the Historical Museum, the Museum of the History of Coins, the Historical and Ethnographic Village, the Great Mosque, the Mir archipelago and much more.
What to do in Dubai?
For those who prefer active leisure, Dubai offers a large number of water and amusement parks. The largest wave pool in the Middle East is also located in Dubai.
Fans of extreme sports will certainly enjoy descending a glass tube through a shark pool or dune buggy safari dubai
Sports lovers also have something to do here. The city is equipped with a variety of sports fields, tennis courts, yacht clubs, football clubs, ice rinks and diving centers. The city hosts prestigious tennis tournaments, golf tournaments, rugby competitions. Every spring, the World Cup in Horse Racing is held here, which is attended by over 100,000 people.
Nature lovers can book a tour of the desert. Night safaris and excursions to the Flaming Islands are especially popular.
For relaxation, a visit to the Arab bath is provided. Such a bath is called hammam, which in translation from Arabic means "heat". In the bath you can relieve stress and fatigue, cleanse your skin and just relax after a hard day.
For those who prefer to see the main attractions in one day, a special Big Bus Tour can be booked. This is an open-top sightseeing bus tour that will allow you to explore the main sights of the city in comfortable conditions. The trip is accompanied by an audio guide in several languages.
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