Dubai is an absolute mecca of adventure and if you have a “things to do” list, it will most likely be a long and hard one to get through. While you’re figuring out and deciding exactly what you have time to see, there are a few spots that should be around the top of your list. Make sure you check out these unique and interesting places while visiting Dubai.
If lobsters, piranhas, stingrays and sharks are up your ally, then journey under the sea at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. With 10 stunning chambers and over 20 marine life exhibits, you’ll be up close and personal with every underwater animal you can think of, including cute seahorses.
Atlantis, The Palm, created this aquarium based off of the Lost City of Atlantis, a lost island idealized as a utopian society. Therefore, you’ll not only be captivated by marine life but by the immense experience of shipwrecks and ruins too.
With such an array of underwater activity, viewing from a distance may not be daring enough for you. If this is the case, you can interact and feed some of the animals, with the help of animal experts. If you wanted to take it one step farther, diving and swimming amongst the beautiful sea creatures are also available to you.
Built in 1787 and turned into a museum in 1971, this fort was many things throughout its lifetime. Today, it showcases Dubai’s history where you will be able to get a significant look into the original heritage of Dubai. To help you understand the everyday life for locals before the discovery of oil, you’ll be able to view life-size houses, souks, mosques, and more.
While you are seeing the extensive difference between old Dubai and modern Dubai, you can also find items dating as far back as 3000 BC. Even the country’s history on pearl-diving is available here. As the oldest existing building in the city, it is more than a must-see while visiting Dubai.
There is nothing more exhilarating than walking through a market in another country. Dubai is no different. You will be hit with an aroma of herbs, spices and visual overload of colours and people. Being in the heritage area will also make this experience much more rewarding as you will be seeing a very local part of Dubai.
Herbs and Spices are all on the menu, but so are teas, oils, nuts and saffron. Making it the ideal place to grab whatever you need. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking at or looking for, a vendor will be able to help you figure out exactly what you need.
A little outside of Dubai’s main hub, renting a car is the perfect way to not only travel around but see more of this beautiful country as your driving. Take your rental car and park at the Dubai Museum, then head on a ferry across the creek to the Spice Souk. This is genuinely a great experience for you and your party to enjoy.
Seeing everything with your feet on the ground is one way to explore a new place, but seeing everything from up in the air is a whole other experience. With mass tourism and more demand, helicopter tours have become very common here and you can find some excellent options. You’ll be able to soar over the magnificent skyline, enjoy the captivating and somewhat overwhelming modern views, as well as the unique coastline. If you’re going to take a helicopter tour somewhere, Dubai is definitely the place to do it.
With many places to see and do in Dubai, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what your best options are going to be. However, with these main attractions above, you’re going to be seeing a huge amount of Dubai, its history and what it has to offer.
Seeing everything with your feet on the ground is one way to explore a new place,
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