When one thinks of Dubai, we often picture skyscrapers, sprawling malls, and a lot of air conditioning. However, Dubai is more than just a shopper’s haven. In fact, recently, it has slowly made a name for itself as the ultimate travel destination, offering cultural highlights and other attractions that showcase Dubai’s history.
When on Dubai Group Tours, where should you go? We listed some below.
Dubai Highlights and Features
1. Dubai’s Cityscape
We understand that most of us travel to get away from our own busy cities. However, there is something about Dubai’s cityscape that begs to be marveled at. There are many ways to see the desert city, but nothing else is as iconic as the Burj Khalifa. The then tallest building in the world has an observation deck on the 124th floor, giving you a panoramic 360-degree view of Dubai’s colorful (and affluent) cityscape. Be sure to take your camera with you (decked in the appropriate lens) to capture the views, including the desert on one side and the ocean on the other. It is even more magical to come here at nighttime—making this one the highlight of your Dubai photography adventure.
2. Dubai Frame
When it is done in Dubai, it has to be massive, magnificent, and awe-inspiring—and the Dubai Frame is no exemption. Said to be the largest picture frame in the world, this structure was designed to symbolize the connection between the old and new city. It is a rather poetic acknowledgement of the city’s past and present. Visitors can go to the top of this 500-foot structure through a panoramic glass elevator.
3. Ski Dubai
Okay, before you shake your head at the absurdity of the idea, hear us out. Not to be confused with sand skiing (which is another must-do activity while in Dubai), this attraction features actual ice and cold temperatures. Situated inside the grand Mall of the Emirates, the 22,500 square meter indoor ski area even includes lifts and tubing runs. Ski Dubai offers so many activities you would expect in any actual outdoor ski sites. On top of all that, you can even meet penguins at the penguin encounter.
4. Dubai Spice Souk
From the white snow-covered slopes of Ski Dubai, we head to one of the most entertaining souks in the city. Dubai’s spice market is a treat to your senses and will easily give you a good sense of its lively and colorful local culture. You can find here Persian dried limes, barberries, saffron, traditional Middle Eastern spices, and rose hips, among others. Aside from spices, you can also buy handmade lanterns, clothes, and other souvenirs—perfect for when you are buying something to commemorate your trip. And when you are done, grab a meal in one of the two dozen indoor and outdoor restaurants while looking at the sensational views of the popular Burj Al Arab hotel. Indeed, this has got to be one of our favorites among the Dubai travel destinations.
The list above just barely covers all there is to see and do in Dubai. This desert city dazzles at any given time, a welcoming treat to anyone who wishes to forget about the stresses of daily life, even just for a while.
Dubai group tours are dynamic and worth your time and resources, so what are you waiting for?