Dubai known as the city of Gold -One thing that comes to mind for Nigerians when they hear Dubai is ‘SHOPPING’ and honestly they don’t get disappointed at all because it has the largest shopping Mall known as the Dubai Mall in the world with 70 shopping Malls and rated as the 22nd most expensive country in the world. However, there is more to Dubai to explore than shopping alone.
In one day, tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and sand bashing in the dunes to sandy white beaches, water parks, dynamic shopping venues, and luxurious residential districts and hotel resorts offering some of the best facilities and tourist activities in the world. To give you a taste of what Dubai has to offer here’s a one bucketlist of activities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay in this amazing Emirate:
Dubai has superb beaches offering all types of water sports. The beaches are pure white sand and Jet skis, knee board and banana boats, paragliding, sailing, water-skiing, kayaks and windsurfing are just some of the facilities on offer through these amazing beaches.
Theaters/Live Music and Restaurants
Are you a rockfella Dubai offers a truly eclectic mix offering all-night venues if you should be so inclined. Dance clubs, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, karaoke clubs, Salsa dancing in Cuban restaurants are all available in Dubai. Theaters and regular live concerts are also a big part of the nightlife here.
Observation Deck – Burj Khalifa
Situated on the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, offers some of the most amazing views of the Dubai Skyline, from its uniquely positioned location. Standing 442 meters tall, it is recognized as the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.
Shopping / Markets
Dubai arguably has some of the best retail Malls in the world with designer malls and unique themed malls springing up all the time. One of the newest to the Dubai scene is the Dubai Mall, situated at the base of the Burj Khalifa. Offering just about every name brand available, it also houses the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an indoor ice-skating rink, a family entertainment zone, and the Dubai Fountain with its amazing dancing water(you dont want to miss the fountain dancing).
The Malls are alive with entertainment, and cultural extravaganza that continues to promote tourism in Dubai all year round. Markets in many of the shopping areas like Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Marina Walk that offers a wonderful outdoor arts and crafts market every Friday & Saturday, from October – April. It is open from 10 a.m. till late evening. With fifty stalls selling a wide variety of quality handicrafts and gift items, such as ethnic fashion and accessories, exotic home-wares, wall art and photography, handmade children’s items as well as an array of locally made souvenirs.
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