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The tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters, Burj Khalifa in Dubai used to be known as Burj Dubai. 162 rooms and an antenna in the top of the building have given the whole tower world’s attraction from the moment it came into existence in 2008.
The construction of the tower was started in 2004 and it was opened to the public in 2010 as a part of the new development of the Government called Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa was considered to be the masterpiece of the popular large scale, mixed-use development.
It was built and named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The design of the building came into the artistic mind and famous designer Adrian Smith, then working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Highlights: This tallest skyscraper has 162 rooms and has the world’s tallest elevator spans up to 140 levels. The highest occupied floor in the building is 153rd floor where parties and events are occurred frequently and it has a private terrace as well. Experts believe that Burj Khalifa is the perfect blend of different aesthetic senses from different cultures around the globe.
The spider lily, a widely cultivated flower in Dubai is said to be the influence for the architectural design of the building. At 555 meters, the SKY or the highest outdoor observatory space exists spreads across the levels of 148 and 125 of the building. The recent attraction is the spiral flight which has 36 steps in white oak and has a length of 100 meters. It is made beautiful with the crystal LED Chandelier.
Location: It is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai main city, it is just 1.7 km away.
Timings: Opens daily from 9 AM to 11 PM.
Price: Prices vary according to timings and age but approximate pricing ranges from 125 AED to 500 AED.
A lot of you might be searching for that perfect lucury while you are travelling to Dubai. Well then you have the famous Dubai Creek which is the perfect place for you. Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek which is a part of the new Dubai canal it extends through to the Persian Gulf.
Dubai Creek is one the emirate's most beautiful areas that especially stand out for its conventional atmosphere and appeal. Regardless of the record-breaking points of interest involving tall structures and excitement settings that dab over the city, this normal seawater brook remains as the genuine personality of Dubai and is a living representation of the nation's long-standing convention.
Going through the heart of the city, the river isolates Dubai into two noteworthy regions: Bur Dubai and Deira. A retro vibe is obvious in each alcove and corner of the rivulet and its encompassing territories.
Highlights: Old-style structures that reflect rich Arabian accommodation, conventional style wooden dhows, and clamoring souks – all make Dubai Creek very extraordinary. With the warm and shallow water one can find a variety of rich marine life here. Take a stroll through the amazing beauty of the region and enjoy the mixture of old and modernity while you visit this place.
Location: The Dubai creek is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
There may not be any other zoo or aquarium where people are freely interacting with dolphins and seals than at Dubai Dolphinarium. An exclusive living space for the gentle, human friendly animals of the sea, dolphins and seals are protected and preserved properly at Dubai Dolphinarium and now it has received wide accolades and recognition.
Located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai, the dolphinarium is a very special spot for children as well since they find these species of water very adorable and cute. The aquarium is supported by Dubai Municipality since it came into existence in 2008. There entertainment programs and shows at regular times here so that people would love to spend much time with their families and kids. The dolphinarium was built with an aim to motivate the young generation to protect marine life and its habitat intact.
Highlights: The activities of bottlenose dolphins and seals leave everyone at pure laughter and joy and there are separate fun activities like acrobatics, singing, dancing, playing balls etc done by these charming animals. There are different pools for the dolphins and also a private habitat with sea water connected to these pools.
A medical pool and seal pool constructed in addition to the existing pools make their lives better and safe. Here, one can spot Senya, Ksyusha, Tetka, Jerry and Fekla which are the bottlenose dolphins and four seals named Ghosha, Fila, Lusha and Max. Kids’ Summer Camp, Dubai Summer Surprises are some of the major events arranged here to grab the public attention on a large scale.
Location: Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate No.1, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai. It is about 11 kms from Dubai main city via Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway or Sheikh Zayed Road.
Timings: The dolphinarium is open on all days from 10:00 to 07:30 pm except on Sundays.
Price: Different types of entry fees are there depending on your selection. To swim with dolphins costs one price while for watching the show costs different price.
Shallow water- Swimming with Dolphins: 450 AED
Deep Water- Swimming with Dolphins- 600 AED
This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled.
The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015.
There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.
Highlights: Different rides like Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force
Location: Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.
Timings: The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
A vivid part of Dubai Aquarium, the Underwater Zoo is a stunning picturisation of the sturdy underwater world, but more creative and unbelievable than the original. Kids as well as adults come in large numbers to visit the zoo which has unusual reptiles and sea animals floating freely in the clean, clear water and they are the amusing creatures to be found alive only in the secret chambers of the sea.
Since the zoo is existing inside the popular Dubai Mall, the tourists who come to visit Dubai would never miss to watch the impeccable zoo. There are surplus of things to make your kids entertained but this atypical underwater zoo would definitely leave them speechless.
Highlights: The latest charm or highlight of the zoo is the giant crocodile which is fondly called as the King Croc, weighing a whopping 750 kilograms and with a length of 5 meters, the giant creature is the eye catcher at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. But without giving the ears to puffery, this mammoth creature surprises the visitors every day with its adorable features.
It is one of the biggest animal in the world currently and expected to grow more in next 50 years. Sounds like a fantasy? No, it is absolutely a fact that, this animal is a wonder for many and you will believe it does exist only after you see it.
Location: Dubai Mall, Doha off 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Street Road, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai city, you have to walk for 6 minutes to reach the Mall.
Timing: The zoo will be open from 10:00 to 11:00 pm on all days from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the timings are subject to change.
Price: For researcher experience: AED 100 is the ticket charge in which you get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, behind the scenes tour and underwater observatory. For explorer experience, you have to pay AED 120 as the ticket charge in which you will get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, submersible simulator, big screen theatre and aquarium glass bottom boat ride. There are other different types of tickets available like Otter Encounter, Ray Encounter, King Croc Encounter, VIP Line Buster Experiences, and Membership Program etc at different ticket charges.
Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, a district as well in Dubai situated along the two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline that glitters all the time. Experts insist that once the complete construction of the district is over, it will be able to accommodate an en masse, around 1, 20000 people in residential towers and villas.
The area is quite important in Dubai that accommodates Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the American University in Dubai. The blind folded inspiration to Dubai Marina is the Concord Pacific Place along the False Creek in Vancouver, Canada. The close proximity with the sea opens up a lot of chances to the marine species to enter the district.
Highlights: To create the extensive man made marina beautiful, the developers had to bring water from the Persian Gulf to the site and created an unbelievable waterfront and the large central waterway that is excavated from the desert and extended up to 3 km. 12% of the total land area is dedicated to the central public space. 8 km of wide landscaped public walkways tranquilizes the beauty of the place to a large extent.
Location: It is located in Dubai, around 21 kms from Dubai city.
Located in the district of Dubai Land, Dubai Miracle Garden or the flower garden is a rare sight of millions of flowers of different colours bloom together and the structures made of these flowers are really surprising and marvelously created. It came into establishment in the year of 2013, on the Valentine’s Day. It spreads over 72000 sq.meters featuring over 109 million flowers. In 2015, this garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences.
The flowers used here are maintained by the re-use of waste water irrigated through drip irrigation method and these flowers take 757,082 litres of water every day. The recent development in the garden is the mesmerizing butterfly garden opened under the name Dubai Butterfly Garden which is the world’s largest and Dubai’s first indoor butterfly garden. The garden is a haven for overly 15000 butterflies that belong to 26 different species.
Highlights: There are multiple formations on flowers which have gained international recognition within a short span of time. The attractions include a floral clock, an aromatic garden, peacocks, birds, castles etc. One can spend up to 2.5 hours in the par enjoying the ravishing beauty of thousand flowers arranged so beautiful.
Location: The garden is located in Dubailand district, 22 kms away from the main city centre.
Timings: During weekdays, the garden will be open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm and on weekends that is on Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 09:00 am to 11:00 am.
Price: Adults: AED 40, children: 30 AED
Best time to visit: The usual time of operation of the garden is from October to April and in the months of June, July, August, September, the garden will be closed due to the high temperature level which is not suitable to spend time in the garden.
Non-operational Months: The garden remains closed from late-May to September.
Nobody can escape the compelling beauty and charisma of Dubai Fountain, an embellishing array of light, water and music. The tallest performing fountain located in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Fountain has thousands of visitors every day. This is the second biggest choreographed music fountain established on the huge manmade lake at Burj Khalifa equipped with 6600 lights and 25 coloured projectors.
The water comes up to 500 feet in the air with the soothing music of traditional Arabic or contemporary style. WET Design is the master brain worked behind the design of the Dubai Fountain. They are a California based company which constructed Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.
Highlights: The unique design of the fountain amuses everyone as it comprises of five circles of different sizes and two arcs. The powerful water nozzles give the potential to reach the magnificent heights. The Dubai Fountain Lake boat ride is a celebrated fun activity available here which would give the visitors an amazing chance to watch the beauty of a rare combination of music, light and water together very closely. But the boat ride will be operational from 05:45 pm to 11:30 pm.
Location: The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It is located about 2.7 kms away from the main city of Dubai.
Timings: Afternoon shows are on all days except Friday from 01:00 pm t0 01:30 pm. On Friday, the afternoon show will be at 01:30 pm extending up to 02:00 pm. Evening shows are starting at 06:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, every 30 minutes.
Price: The entry is completely free.
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Traveller Tales from UAE
29 January 2019
Burj Khalifa is a brilliant architectural structure. Spending money on visiting the building is really worth. We got a hassle-free booking through Thrillophilia. Thanks to Aditya. Thanks to Thrillophi...
25 September 2018
It has been a great experience with full enjoyment. All the attractions were really beautiful, especially Jumeirah Beach, Burj Khalifa and Palm Islands. Very helpful guide and safe driving throughout....
12 June 2019
"Awesome experience at the top. A must if you are in Dubai. Thank you thrillophilia for your co-operation. "
21 July 2019
A must visit in Dubai Explore the world's tallest tower at 585 meters, for now 2019 with an exhilarating outdoor terrace. I preferred going in the day time to have enjoy the Clouds.
28 February 2019
"Just one word... Wow. It's feels so amazed to be there at the top of the world. If you want to see view in prime hours just book 148 floor so that you can save your time in queue."
16 March 2019
"thanks for Thrillophilia to make my trip successful. good experience. I booked Dubai city tour combo with desert safari and dhou cruise. that is better option with small period. overall experience was
30 October 2018
"the view from the top was exhilarating. loved it"
11 December 2017
I was on a Dubai business trip with my friend and everyone suggested us not to miss Bhurj Khalifa. While surfing the net we came across this tour and I was a bit curious what is Burj Khalifa at the top...
27 September 2018
The Dhow cruise dinner is my personal favorite, the pretty lights and the glittering shoreline took my heart away. I wanted to spend the sunset in the desert not sunrise but after this trip, I have com...
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