The Dubai Fountain
The world’s tallest performing fountain is situated on the 30-acre, man-made Burj lake. The water, music and light spectacle is choreographed to the catchy tunes of several popular songs, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and pop band Exo’s “Power.” The fountains are spread over an area equal to two soccer pitches and throw up 22,000 gallons of water at any given point of time. Set sail on the Burj lake on a hired boat to get a closer view.
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa rises above the city at a height of 2,716 feet (828 meters) and is thrice the height of France’s Eiffel Tower. Guests can visit the At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY lounge, the world’s highest outdoor observatory. The view of the city with its global landmarks is unparalleled from this bird’s-eye view.
A narrow waterway, the Creek separates the city into two towns – Deira and Bur Dubai. Visitors can come here for a stroll. It is also interesting to see traders load and unload cargo on and off traditional dhows. There are cruise boats and ferries to take tourists from one bank to the other.
Dubai’s primary historical museum chronicles its journey from a fishing city to a center of commerce and tourism. Set within the Al Fahidi Fort, one of Dubai’s oldest structures, the museum showcases a variety of archaeological exhibits from ancient tombs and shows life in the desert and sea through recreated historic mosques, date farms, houses, souks and marine life.
The long, pristine beach is famous for water sports. Situated in Jumeirah, this place offers a wide variety of activities like beach tennis, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding and soccer. Each year, during spring, kite flying enthusiasts from about 25 countries gather on the coast for the annual International Kite Festival. What’s more, one can get a nice view of Burj Khalifa and indulge in some shopping at the seaside market on weekends.