Dubai was an ordinary port city at the beginning of the twentieth century, but began to grow and develop very quickly when oil began to be produced in the region. Sheikhs of that period decided to invest in something to ensure the continuous development of the city and country. So the sector of construction and tourism was chosen. It was in Dubai that the First Seven-Star Hotel (Burj Al Arab), the largest shopping center (Dubai Mall), the tallest building (Burj Khalifa), many artificial lakes and islands (Palm Jumeirah), an indoor ski slope (Ski Dubai) and much more appeared for the first time. Today, Dubai is a real paradise for tourists, in which you can find really any entertainment to your taste.
How to get to Dubai?
Dubai International Airport serves hundreds of thousands of passengers daily. It is the largest transport hub in the entire Middle East. Dozens of airlines from all over the world fly here, including from the European and Asian regions. The airport is located only 5 km from the city center, so it will be easy for you to get there. You can do this in several ways:
- Taxi or transfer;
- Shuttles (you can choose the route to the metro station, bus station or hotel from the list);
- Trains leave from terminals 1 and 3, working hours from 6 am to 12 noon. Tickets can be bought at vending machines at stations in terminals.
Sights of Dubai
In Dubai, literally everything has been done in order to impress guests and tourists. Wherever you look, you will find a highly technological man-made miracle with the mandatory prefix “the most” or “the first”. See for yourself:
- Dubai World Trade Center – the city’s first skyscraper;
- Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world;
- Rosa Tower and Burj Al Arab are the tallest hotels;
- Sheikh Said House Museum, built of coral;
- Jumeirah Mosque is the largest mosque in the country;
- Palm Island – the first artificial island in the country and the world;
- Bollywood Parks – Theme Park based on Indian cinema;
- Aquarium (the world’s largest) in the Dubai Mall;
- World Artificial archipelago; and much more.
In addition, Dubai also offers its guests active entertainment: diving, skiing and snowboarding (yes, in the desert!), Skydiving, safaris, gyrocopter, golf and much more.
Hotels in Dubai
Dubai is a very expensive city, so hotel prices here are at a significantly high level. As you probably already guessed, the most expensive and luxurious hotels in Dubai are located in the highest skyscrapers, on artificial islands and archipelagos and close to the main attractions. However, despite this, with due diligence and early booking, you can find a completely budget room or even a hostel. When booking, check with the hotel the conditions for access to the network, sometimes you will have to pay extra for using local Wi-Fi in the room.