The 7 best places to visit in Dubai

 

Opened on Valentines Day in 2013 is the Dubai Miracle Garden, covering some 72,000 square metres (780,000 square feet) and holding a whopping 250 million plants and 50 million flowers, it is the largest natural flower garden in the world. The garden also features a topiary Airbus 380 and Mickey Mouse. The Airbus is officially recognised as the largest flower structure in the world, and the 35 ton Mickey Mouse is officially the heaviest flower structure in the world.

7. Dubai Miracle Garden

 

Opened in 2019 on Bluewaters Island is the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel, standing 210 metres (689 ft) high it is the largest Ferris Wheel in the world. Its 48 capsules are able to hold 1,400 passengers, offering a 45 ride that takes in some of the most notable landmarks in the city.

6. Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel

 

Located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) off the coast of Dubai is the artificial archipelago known as The World, sometimes referred to as The World Islands. Created using sand dredged from the surrounding shallow water, the site is composed of 260 individual islands roughly in the shape of the worlds land masses.

5. The World

 

Completed in 1999 on an artificial island sticking out into the Persian Gulf is one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Connected to Jumeirah Beach by a private curving bridge, designed in the shape of a sail, the hotel has become something of an icon of Dubai. Standing at a height of 321 metres (1,053 ft) it is the fifth tallest hotel in the world.

4. Burj Al Arab

 

Just off the coast of Dubai in the waters of the Persian Gulf are three artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali, each in the shape of a palm tree topped by a breakwater crescent. Creation of the islands began in 2001, with each island hosting a large number of residential, tourist and entertainment centres, as well as creating a vast length of new pristine beach front. Built entirely from sand, the islands are at constant risk of erosion caused by wind and water currents.

Pictured is the Palm Jumeirah.

3. Palm Islands

Completed in 2018 near the Star Gate of Zabeel Park is a modern architectural landmark known as the Dubai Frame. At 150 metres (492 ft) tall and 105 metres (344 ft) wide it holds the record for being the biggest frame structure in the world. Visitors are able to access the viewing deck for unhindered panoramic views across the city.

2. Dubai Frame

 

Opened in 2010 after 6 years of construction is the Burj Khalifa, standing 829.8 metres (2,722 ft) high it is the tallest building ever constructed. Visitors are able to visit the observation deck on the 148th floor, situated at 555 metres (1,821 ft) above ground level it is the second highest observation deck in the world. Surrounded by a park of pools, plants and fountains, it is today one of the most famous buildings on Earth.

1. Burj Khalifa

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