Dubai, one of the seven states of the Emirates (United Arab Emirates) has a life full of entertainment and surprises. Be it day or night, life is active all the time. Dubai does not only host multicultural diverse population groups, but it displays the style, food, and culture of different ethnicities. Although it is assumed by many that a visit to Dubai is often expensive, this might not be fully true, but the grants spent is worth the experience one might have there. So what can one expect to see there?
Dubai is known for hosting some of the eminent skyscrapers in the world. To mention a few,
The Burj Khalifa, a prestigious piece of modern architecture structures to a height of 830 meters. It adds prestige to the land with tourists finding it worth as a spending spree. The Apex view of the tower is something one cannot afford to miss as it gives the whole view of the city. With gardens around and clouds appearing to be in reach, spectators would do anything to capture these memories.
Burj Al Arab, the opulent symbol of a hotel rising over 325 meters on the sea. It is a fusion of magnificence and creativity standing on the man-made Island of the Jumeirah. Being an iconic symbol of Dubai, it also prides to be the third tallest hotel on earth. An underwater aquarium restaurant could be the perfect dine out or gold-dusted cappuccino or simply a tour of undersea through a submarine, creative surprises are at every spot here.
Innovative slit in the Sea:
Palm Jumeirah, the man-crafted 'archipelago' (group of islands) is the outcome of five years of efforts. The Island was carved by pouring mud tearing apart the sea. It comprises hotels and resorts, restaurants, villas and hotel residences. The view is spectacular from top symbolizing the palm tree. This creative output leaves the audiences wondering about the extent to which innovations are innovative.
Innovative Transformation through Frame:
The Dubai Frame, a lens that exemplifies the transformation Dubai went through from sand dungeon fishing market to the host of most innovative projects in the world. The Dubai Frame, as referred to the 'largest frame on earth'. The materials used in constructing this frame included glass, steel, aluminium and concrete. What is even more surprising is its inception and positioning in such a way that it allows its spectators to view the older and Modern Dubai simultaneously on viewing each side of the frame. A walk through the frame is an untold experience in itself. Reading a description of hearing stories of it can never match up the experience of the walkers walking through the transparent and strong glass floors.
Gardens are no exception – Miraculously Redefined
Skyscrapers, Sea, Island and glass frames, is that all? Botanical Gardens are no exception for Dubai's' way of thinking. The Dubai Miracle Garden, launched on Valentines' Day in 2013, marks the worlds' largest natural flower garden. A walk through the garden can enable viewers to see as many as 50 million varieties of flowers and around 250 million species of plants. To many tourists' astonishment, the experience in this garden has been to the extent that no other garden could even match up to. To kid's entertainment, they can never get bored or tired while exploring this garden. Thanks to Walt Disney's interest that trees, shrubs, and twigs are trimmed to represent Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and many more.
The efforts of the UAE government to introduce a new invention each year will continue to evolve. For tourists willing to take a one time unmatched experience and to assure that innovations are never-ending, Dubai is certainly a place to visit.