In December of 2017, on the occasion of my visit to the United Arab Emirates, I decided to visit Dubai, the most well-known city in the country. A city where everything is big and keeps growing day by day. The ideal stay is 3 days to see everything.
It is a very large city in which the distances are several kilometers but it has a Metro network that connects the main places. Taxis are very cheap so they become a very interesting option.
The best time to visit Dubai is in winter when temperatures range between 20-25 degrees.
These are the main places to visit in Dubai:
The price of the first ranges between € 35 and € 50 and the second between € 90 and € 125 approximately. The views are spectacular so it is worth go up at least to the first viewpoint.
The tallest building in the world with 828 meters and one of the icons of the city.
It stands out above the rest of the skyscrapers, doubling them in height and can be seen from anywhere in Dubai.
At the base is the Dubai Fountain, which is a show that starts every 30 minutes from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and is worth seeing.
The best viewpoint of the city is in this building.
You can go up to the 124th floor at 442 meters or the highest in the world on the 148th floor at 555 meters. Observation decks tickets.
The largest shopping center in the world and the most visited as to access the viewpoints of the Burj Khalifa is necessary to go inside.
It has more than 1,200 stores of all kinds, from the most luxurious to common brands.
Inside it has an amazing aquarium, an ice skating rink, two amusement parks and a dinosaur replica among many other things.
Burj Al Arab
The best hotel in Dubai and one of the best in the world, has a 7 star rating. Built on an artificial island and next to the beach.
Access to the interior is not allowed unless you have a room reservation, the cheapest price is around € 1,500.
The cheapest way to get to know the hotel is by booking at one of its restaurants, even though the price will be a minimum of € 70-80.
Atlantis The Palm Hotel
Hotel Atlantis is located at the end of the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island shaped like a palm tree.
Its design is based on the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel in the Bahamas.
The hotel has a large water park inside, the Aquaventure Water Park.
Dubai Creek is an estuary that separates the city into two parts. You can cross with the boats called Abras which are the traditional boats.
They have an economical price and it is worth using it to visit the Deira district, the old center of Dubai, where the Gold and Spices Souk are located.
Gold and Spices Souk
The spice shops are plentiful and you can take advantage to buy some souvenirs from the city at a good price, always haggling since the initial price at the end can be reduced by almost 50%.
Located in the old part of Dubai, it is worth visiting these souks that have nothing to do with the rest of the city.
Stores full of gold items, where they also continuously offer watches and imitation clothing.
One of the attractions of the city are its good beaches. Due to the high temperatures in summer it is difficult to go to the beaches during the day.
During the winter months it becomes a great opportunity to take a bath to compensate for the heat.
The best beaches are: Open Beach, Jumeirah Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach.
Dubai today is not a city with large sports facilities, but in the future you will surely have them. The construction of a football stadium is in the competition phase is planned.
The largest indoor snow slope in the world, located in the Mall of the Emirates,old Dubai's largest shopping center.
It has a maximum length of 400 meters and 80 meters in width.
The price for a whole day is about € 75 but you can buy tickets for hours or for a lower price.
The shirt purchased during the trip was that of Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC.