Texas resident David T. Ball graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Marketing and Management. An active member of his Dallas community, David T. Ball supports groups and organizations such as Urban Dare and Crawl for Cancer. Also an avid traveler, he has spent time in a number of tourist destinations, including Dubai.
Known around the globe for its high-rise architecture and luxury lifestyle, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is one of the most visited cities in the world. Although travelers in Dubai will find no shortage of places to include on their sightseeing list, there are certain attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Here are a few of the top destinations in the city:
– Burj Khalifa
Standing at over 2,700 feet, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest manmade structure. David visited the sky-piercing building’s observation deck on the 124th floor for a birds-eye view of Dubai and the surrounding area. Burj Khalifa also offers a sky lounge and restaurant.
– Dubai Mall
Those who take the time to visit Burj Khalifa should also stop at the Dubai Mall, located right next door. In addition to offering excellent shopping opportunities, the mall is home to the Dubai Aquarium. Visiting the mall also gives travelers the chance to see the choreographed water show featured at the Dubai Fountain similar to the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
For a break from the ultramodern part of the city, a visit to Bastakiya is highly recommended. The historic district features winding alleyways and old-world architecture. It’s also the place to go for anyone looking to learn more about Arabian culture and Dubaian history.