Are you in the United Arab Emirates? Do you want to spend quality time with your family and create memories? If yes, visit these top ten landmarks!
10 Landmarks to visit in UAE
The UAE is home to some of the world’s most enjoyable landmarks, including sky-rise buildings, luxury hotels, fancy malls, beautiful beaches, and impressive beach resorts. It also boasts exceptional Arabian architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. Here are the top ten landmarks to visit in the UAE. Read on!
1. Dubai Creek
Considered the oldest part of Dubai, Dubai Creek is a canal that cuts through the city’s historic center. The landscape is quite different from what you see in more modern neighborhoods, such as Dubai Marina or Downtown.
Those who want to enjoy a bit of Dubai’s green area or have children will enjoy a visit to Creekside Park, where the little ones can enjoy Children City, a small site specially designed for children. Another park in the region is Zabeel Park, with space for shows, fairs, and even a picnic.
2. Dubai Marina
The coastal region of Dubai is delicious for sightseeing without rush or commitment. It’s a place to get a good beach, stroll along the shore, enjoy restaurants with your feet on the sand, watch concerts and open-air cinema, ride a bike, take a boat ride and even do some shopping. The environment can be funky like Kite Beach or super-refined like Burj Al Arab.
3. Burj Khalifa
Burj Al Khalifa is the largest human-built building at 828 meters. The building is part of a large commercial and residential complex known as Downtown Burj Dubai and is very close to the city’s two main avenues. It is a perfect place to relish the picturesque views.
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque is a religious building that attracts people of all faiths. It is a masterpiece of architectural art. The incredible building can accommodate up to 41,000 worshipers. The mosque is decorated with 82 domes, a thousand columns, gilded gold-leaf chandeliers, and the largest handmade carpet in the world.
5. Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah corresponds to one of the many artificial islands present in Dubai. It is the smallest of the three islands in the Palm Islands complex. Besides, it is shaped like a palm tree, consisting of the trunk, a crown with 17 crowns, and a crescent island surrounding the palm tree. It is a residential area that has various leisure and relaxation activities.
6. Emirates Palace
A truly iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi, this palace combines Arabian luxury with modern technology, offering visitors every opportunity for an unforgettable vacation. During the day, the palace’s golden colors contrast with pale green gardens, silver fountains, and a blue sky. At night, the lighting changes gradually, creating an incredibly lustrous rainbow over the central dome.
7. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is globally acclaimed as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. It has extreme luxury services with Rolls Royce cars, helicopters, exquisite restaurants, and a phenomenal terrace. Although it doesn’t have the magnificence in height as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj al Arab is on top of an artificial island.
8. Marina Mall
Marina Mall is one of the biggest malls in Abu Dhabi. Reputable world organizations recognize it as one of the best hotels in the capital. Recognition factors include the great location next to the Emirates Palace hotel and its activities ranging from shopping to sightseeing. In addition, the fashion, leisure and entertainment segment stands out in its stores.
9. Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat, also known as the place of enlightenment, offers an unforgettable story about the historical and cultural destinations of the island of Saadiyat. It hosts various art exhibitions and educational programs. If you are an art lover, you can’t skip visiting this remarkable landmark in Abu Dhabi.
10. Dubai Museum
At the Dubai Museum, you can learn more about how Dubai and the United Arab Emirates became the power they are today. The museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city, the Al Fahidi Fort. Moreover, located in the historic district of Dubai, the fort dates from 1787 and preserves part of the local culture. The museum’s interior has an incredible ambiance that simulates Bedouin culture and Dubai’s history.
The UAE is a beautiful country with hundreds of places and attractions to explore. Although there are dozens of landmarks in the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai have the most famous ones to visit with your family and spend quality time. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.