Dubai, a synonym for luxury and business, is a true paradise for tourists in recent years. The largest city of the United Arab Emirates, located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the city of the most amazing futuristic mega projects in the world. The tallest building, the largest shopping center, the largest fountain in the world are just some of the buildings that leave anyone who visits this magic city breathless.
Dubai had been almost a desert, until they found oil in this region. This has significantly increased their wealth, so in 1990 began the construction of facilities which can be called the world’s wonders.
Today, Dubai is a top tourist destination and still does not cease to surprise us with a “never been done before” projects.
Here are five top wonders of Dubai:
The Palm Islands
Dubai Palm Islands, largest artificial islands in the world, can be considered as the “Wonder of Engineer”. Dubai coastline is only 50 km long before the Palm Islands was built, which is not enough space to build projects on the beach. The construction of The Palm Island Dubai has added 120 kilometers of beaches.
The Palm Islands consist of three islands: Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jabel Ali and then the last and the biggest Palm Deira.
All of these islands are built in shape of Palm Tree and have over 100 luxury hotels, beautiful residential villas & apartments, restaurants, Shopping Malls and luxury sports facilities.
Burj al Arab
It represents the first “7-star” hotel in the world, and it was one of the most expensive buildings ever built. In English “Burj Al Arab” means The Arabian Tower, and because of that it is one of the most iconic symbols of Dubai.
The hotel is 321 meters high, it has the Skyview Bar in its composition, an underwater restaurant and an indoor tennis court. It is very interesting that despite the high price of accommodation, 700-20000 euros, hotel occupancy is still over 80%.
Is the tallest building and manmade structure in the world, which reaches 828 meters (2,717 ft) and contains 163 floors. The tower also contains the world’s highest swimming pool and the world’s highest viewing platform, on the 124th floor. The best time to climb and enjoy the view is at dusk, when the crowd is largest, so it often happens that tickets for these terms are sold out.
Is the largest dancing fountain in the world, and is located right in front of the highest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. This miracle of Dubai is 275 meters-long (900 ft.) and fountain can spray 83,000 liters (22,000 gallons) of water.
Fontain has 6600 different kind of lights and 50 video projectors that are responsible for creating the most diverse dance sculpture. The light from these fountains is visible from space, making it the brightest spot in the Middle East.
Ski Dubai is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, and represents 22,500 m3 indoor ski resort. It offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and sliding or just enjoy in real snow in the desert all year round.
It also has a 3,000 m3 Snow Park play area, it features an 85-meter-high indoor mountain with 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, also including the world’s first indoor black run.