Somewhere between being a rapidly-developed business centre and a dreamscape for every luxurious traveller, Dubai has become iconic on the global tourism and trade map. Apart from being the largest and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is also the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Seated along the Gulf of Persia, it is the most significant and expensive city of the Middle-east.
Almost every airlines offer flights to Dubai. United Airlines spectacular air-carriers are some of them, with great service and utmost efficiency. You can catch Mumbai-Dubai, Delhi-Dubai, Chennai-Dubai or Kolkata-Dubai flights to avail the most frequent and fastest fliers.
If you love to have a good time relaxing amidst opulent luxury, here are some top places to visit in Dubai.
- Burj Khalifa
Standing tall and proud at 830 meters to the tip, dominating Dubai’s skyscraper dotted skyline is the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. The observation deck on the 124th floor of the 163 storeyed building provides a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the brilliant cityscape of one of the world’s most dazzling cities, with desert on one side and ocean in the other. It is especially preferred by photographers during the night time for the extraordinary frames the lit-up panorama of the city offers.
Back on the ground, there are designed walkways through gardens and water features including the Dubai Fountain. It is the world’s tallest performing fountain, inspired by the famous Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
- Jumeirah Beach
A paradise made of white sand, Jumeirah Beach is the most-visited beach in Dubai. The long beach is strung with luxurious hotels where most tourists prefer to stay for easy access to the beach. It is perfect for lazy sunbathing or a quick swim. It also has restaurants, snack-bars, sun loungers and establishments offering water-sports like jet skiing, surfing, paddle-boarding and many more.
Nearby is the Bastakia Quarter, which used to be the residence of wealthy Persian merchants. With lined up structures of Arabian architecture, the narrow lanes of the place are a glimpse into Dubai’s history.
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park. It is divided into four zones. Two of them represent world-famous iconic brands Marvel and Cartoon Network. The other two are the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones and IMG Boulevard, which are original concepts by the group. It is perfect for a fun-filled outing with kids and family with all the superheroes, cartoon characters, and exciting rides around.
- Mall of Emirates
If extravaganza had a physical form, it would be the Mall of Emirates complete with endless high-end shops, eating options with global cuisines, entertainment centres and a movie multiplex. It also houses the famous Ski Dubai complex. The indoor ski resort offers 22,500 square meters of excitement, also a chance of a penguin-encounter, though from outside of a glass enclosure.
- Dubai Aquarium
Another one of city’s topmost attractions is the Dubai Aquarium, situated in the Dubai Mall. In its underwater zoo, it houses numerous aquatic creatures for the visitors to see through the transparent glass while walking through the tunnel. There are also activities like cage snorkeling, shark diving and glass-bottom boat tours for an unforgettable experience of how the ocean looks like in all its natural beauty.
United Airlines offers the most economic flights from India for travelling to Dubai. The Kolkata to Dubai flights leave from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport of Kolkata for Dubai International Airport at frequent intervals. Book your ticket now to fly with comfort and convenience.