The symbol of elegant and breathtaking architectural design, the Burj Khalifa is a landmark of Dubai city. It is a mega tall skyscraper which is recognized to be the tallest artificial structure in the entire world. The actual height of the tower is estimated to be at 829.8 meters, that is 2,722 feet. The tower is the centerpiece of Downtown ’ubai's development, and was designed by Adrian Smith. The company, who got the project for the tallest building in the world, also designed other popular buildings like the One World Trade Center and the Willis Towers. The actual design of the building has been inspired from the different patterning systems which are recognized to be an embodiment of authentic Islamic architecture. The purpose was to incorporate the historical and cultural elements which hold significance for the region, including the minaret design. The building has been designed with a total of 57 elevators, along with 8 escalators. The elevators have been fitted with a capacity to transport 12 to around 14 people at one time. The spire of the building is a total of 244 meter long. The Armani Hotel occupies the 15 lower floors of the total 39 floors. There are sky lobbies built on the 43rd floor and there are swimming pools on the 76th floor. The set of floors to the 108th floor, have a total of 900 private residential apartments. Some interesting features of the building are the Dubai Fountain at its base and the observation deck at its topmost floor. There is also the Burj Khalifa Park built around an artificial water body.more
Dubai Fountain has won the distinction of being the largest dancing fountain that has a choreographed system, to be constructed in the world. The fountain has been made at the Burj Khalifa Lake which is a 30-acre structure of manmade design. The fountain is present in the very center of the Downtown area. The original design for the fountain was created by WET Design, and the Fountain has been made to be illuminated by around 6,600 lights and has also been given additional features by the installation of 25 projectors. The fountain is around 275 m long and can shoot water about 500 feet high into the air, along with fascinating music. The choreographed fountain display is accompanied by contemporary Arabic or classic world music, for a complete effect. The fountain display is clearly visible from all points on the promenade of the Burj Khalifa Lake, as well as from other neighboring buildings. The fountain performance delights all at 1 and 1:30 pm and also after every 30 minutes, starting from 6 to 10 pm during the week. On weekends, the fountain’s choreographed performance is scheduled from 6 to 11 pm.more
The Dubai Mall is the biggest shopping mall in the city. It’s also the largest shopping mall in the world based on its total area, and fourth largest mall based on its leasable area. It is a part of a downtown complex which happens to be of 20-million dollars. The mall includes 1,200 shops and the largest candy store of the world. It also contains a luxurious 250-room hotel, 120 cafes and restaurants, and 22 cinema screens. The mall also houses the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center which is operated by the world-famous Oceanis Australian Group. This aquarium contains the largest acrylic panel of the world. This acrylic view panel is 750 mm thick and it can easily endure the water pressure of almost 10 million liters. Despite being thick, the aquarium is highly transparent and allows its visitors an absolutely clear view of about 33,000 breathtaking marine animals. The mall also contains an indoor theme park, SEGA Republic. The visitors of this park can enjoy about 150 amusement games. As the name suggests, the park is dedicated to the famous SEGA video game i.e. Sonic the Hedgehog.more
The gargantuan aquarium within the Dubai Mall offers a mesmerizing sight for all tourists and locals who pay the place a visit. There is a lot to see from the outside of the aquarium as well, but a stroll through the specially designed walk-through tunnel offers a spectacular view of a variety of marine life darting here and there, with sharks and rays stealing the show and being the top attractions. Boasting some of the largest water tanks in the world, measuring to about 51m x 21 x 11m, the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo also features the largest viewing panel. This panel is measured to have the dimensions of 8.3 m high and 32.8m wide. With more than 30,000 animals living at the site, the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo offers around 85 species of animals for viewing, which also include the 400 rays and sharks swimming around in the tank. Along with the aquarium, visitors also get to spend time at the underwater zoo, where the star attraction is the King Croc, who is a 5.1 m long crocodile of Australian breed. The 40 years old reptile lives with Queen Croc and entertains the crowds. Other fascinating attractions include the air-breathing African lungfish, giant spider crabs, and sea dragons.more
This beautiful site is in actual, an artificially constructed archipelago, within the U.A.E., which was created by Nakheel through the process of land reclamation. The project was designed by the architects of the Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock Company. It is just one of the original three planned palm islands, which were to increase the actual shoreline of the city as per the original plan. The Palm Jumeirah or Nakhlat Jumeirah is the most original and also the smallest of the 3 Palm islands which are under development. The location of this masterpiece is the coastal area of Jumeirah. The work on the project was initiated in 2001 and the first units were handed over in 2006. In 2007, the island was recognized as one of the largest artificial islands. A number of hotels and resorts have been opened on the crescent of the Palm Island along with many residential units. Originally termed as one of the 8 wonders of the world, the stylized palm tree was indeed the first unique offshore development to be done. One great feature of the island is the Palm Jumeirah Monorail, which is a 5.4 km long monorail that connects the Gateway Towers constructed at the foot of the island to the ever famous and exotic Atlantis Hotel.more
Deira Clocktower initially alluded to as the Dubai Clocktower, is circuitous in this city of the United Arab Emirates. The Clocktower is situated in Deira, at the crossing point of Umm Hurrair Road and course D 89. The Clocktower was raised as an image of Dubai and situated in Deira. The Deira Clock Tower can be reached by Metro. The closest metro station is Al-Rigga on Red Line. The zone around Deira clock tower is vital financially, and incorporates the workplaces of real universal carriers working in UAE.more
Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island with views of the Arabian Gulf, this luxurious resort is 14 km from Wild Wadi Water Park and 15 km from Mall of the Emirates. Cosy rooms have flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and minibars, as well as gulf or island views. Lavish suites offer sitting areas; some include terraces, whirlpool baths and/or living rooms. Upgraded quarters add floor-to-ceiling windows with underwater views. Room service is available 24/7. Breakfast and parking are free. There are 23 restaurants, including an Italian eatery. There’s a spa, a salon, a gym and an expansive water park. Other amenities include a kids’ club and a nightclub.more
Dubai Dolphinarium is the principal completely cooled indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East, giving living space to dolphins and seals, enabling people, in general, to watch and connect with them through live shows and photograph sessions. It is situated on the river side stop close to the Children's City. This foundation is overseen by a staff of 60 including warm-blooded animal mentors and client supporting staff. The dolphinarium had gone under feedback from different creature welfare campaigners before all else saying, it would prompt enduring and high dolphin mortality.more
Dubai Creek is a famous saltwater creek which is located in the United Arab Emirates. This saltwater creek ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and divides the city into two major sections i.e. Bur Dubai and Deira. This Creek is an important port and Port Saeed exists along this creek which provides great porting opportunities to the traders of the subcontinent. The most incredible buildings present alongside the Deira side of this creek are the Creek Tower, Deira Twin Towers, Sheraton Creek, Chamber of Commerce and The National bank. The Creek Park which is one of the largest parks of the city is also present on the side of Al Maktoum Bridge. This creek also houses the Yacht and Golf Club which comprises of an 18-hole golf course, residential development, clubhouses, and the Park Hyatt Hotel. The initial inlet of this creek into the mainland of the city is through the Al Ras areas and Deira Cornice, and through the Al Shindagha area in the west. The creek then progresses southward through the mainland and finally ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. This beautiful landmark must be visited if you happen to be in the area.more
Bur Dubai (in Arabic: بر دبي ) is a historically significant area in the United Arab Emirates, situated on the western side of the city creek. The name actually means Mainland Dubai, a reference to the customary division of the territory from Deira by the Dubai Creek. The Al Bastakiya notable region is situated toward the east of Al Fahidi Fort and elements old yard lodging which is identifiable with their wind towers.more
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