Unmissable places in Dubai

Dubai is a city most people can only dream about going (for various reasons), but I highly recommend you to go. It’s the home of some of the world’s biggest things and lots of expensive beauty. If you have doubts about going, read this.

Miracle Garden

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It’s the biggest flower garden on Earth. The name is Miracle Garden exactly because those who created it wanted it to be a dream.

It features a real size Emirates Airplane entirely made of flowers, the Dubai Butterfly Garden (the world’s largest and the region’s first indoor butterfly garden and sanctuary for over 15,000 butterflies from 26 species), a replica of the Burj Khalifa (made of flowers), and a lot more.

The name is also “miracle” because it has to operate only from October to April and remains closed from June to September, due to high temperatures where it’s not conductive for flower gazing.

Burj Khalifa

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The biggest building on Earth and home of the Armani Hotel.

An outdoor observation deck, named At the Top, opened on 5 January 2010 on the 124th floor, that features the electronic telescope, an augmented reality device developed by Gsmprjct° of Montréal, which allows visitors to view the surrounding landscape in real-time, and to view previously saved images such as those taken at different times of day or under different weather conditions. To manage the daily rush of sightseers, visitors are able to purchase tickets in advance for a specific date and time and at a 75% discount on tickets purchased on the spot.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Aquarium view from inside the mall

As you may have realized by now, Dubai has some of the biggest things on Earth. Another one of them is the Aquarium, that’s inside a mall.

The main atractions there are:

  • a mermaid experience: there’s a mermaid show, a meet and great and the oportunity to “become” a mermaid;
  • a tunel with, sharks, manta rays and lots of fish (similar to the one in Toronto);
  • a shark encounter experience;
  • a VR zoo;
  • All sorts of things envolving sharks, for example: Shark scooter, shark walk, shark dive…

Dubai Fountain

Guess what? It’s the biggest coreographed fountain system on Earth…

It’s also in the area of the Dubai Mall.

It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water up to 500 ft (152.4 m) into the air.

They play all sorts of music and it’s beautiful!

That’s it for today’s post. If you have already gone to Dubai and seen these amazing things, please tell me in the comment section. Also, tell me what I forgot (I’m sure there’s a lot more to do in Dubai that’s unmissable) and I’ll make a part 2.

Thanks for reading.

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