Why visit Dubai? and Expo 2020! If you didn’t travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yet then you should plan to do it very soon. This is a destination that any traveler should not miss, a “must see” place it’s how i like to call it. Dubai is know for it’s fantastic architecture , with many spectacular building being built every year but also known for the vibrant nightlife and luxury shopping. What can you see in Dubai ?
Stretching over 13,000sqm, City Walk is reminiscent of European pedestrian precincts offering a pleasant vehicle-free stroll. Take a walk along tree-lined avenues with shops and restaurants, and look upwards to discover skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa on the horizon. There are surprises at every turn as the district is also home to some of the city’s finest street art. Treat your family to an afternoon of fun at Hub Zero, an indoor entertainment centre that features virtual reality experiences, old-school arcade games and more, or catch a show at the Coca-Cola Arena. There are also fountains, children’s playgrounds and plenty of open-air seating.
The spice souq is a must-visit spot in UAE. The spice souk in Deira is located quite near to the gold souk. The souk has various narrow lanes filled with the aroma of spice, which will give your sense an ecstatic feeling. Apart from the spices, the retailers in the spice souk promote shisha and frankincense plus herbs used in traditional South Asian and Arabic meals, artifacts, rugs, incense, and textiles. Exploring spice souk will definitely give you an idea about the historical side of this post-modern city. Moreover, this will be a unique shopping experience for you. The narrow alleys of souq have the aroma of spices, where you can hop on take some back home. Dubai has always been an epicenter of tremendous growth and technological innovations. The city has become a tourist hub attracting millions of people worldwide only because of the iconic human-made structures. One of these human-made wonders in this desert is the 22,500 square meters indoor ski resort. It features an 85-meter high snow mountain that consists of 5 slopes with different levels of difficulty and steepness. See additional info on Holidays for solo travellers in Dubai.
The Bastakia Quarter (also known as the Al-Fahidi neighborhood) was built in the late 19th century to be the home of wealthy Persian merchants who dealt mainly in pearls and textiles and were lured to Dubai because of the tax-free trading and access to Dubai Creek. Bastakia occupies the eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek, and the coral and limestone buildings here, many with walls topped with wind-towers, have been excellently preserved. Wind-towers provided the homes here with an early form of air conditioning — the wind trapped in the towers was funneled down into the houses. Persian merchants likely transplanted this architectural element (common in Iranian coastal houses) from their home country to the Gulf. Lined with distinct Arabian architecture, the narrow lanes are highly evocative of a bygone, and much slower, age in Dubai’s history. Inside the district, you’ll find the Majlis Gallery, with its collection of traditional Arab ceramics and furniture (housed in a wind-tower) and the Al Serkal Cultural Foundation, with a shop, cafe, and rotating art exhibitions (located in one of the historic buildings)
Another huge reason to visit Dubai is the World EXPO 2020. That will be a sight to behold! Since Expo 2020 was anounced in November 2013, it’s had a huge impact on the city – and that’s only going to grow as we get closer to the date. Officials say that it’s going to create a staggering 111,000 new jobs and the real estate market will rocket. That’s not to mention the huge urban District 2020 that will have a long-lasting legacy for centuries after the event is over. Even the city’s infrastructure is taking part, with Jebel Ali Lehbab Road renamed as Expo Road in honour of the event. Organisers say the event is set to attract millions of visitors, with 70 percent coming from outside the UAE, so we can expect to see a boom in tourism too. Find more information at this website.