Where to stay for your holiday in Dubai
Dubai — the most popular emirate of the UAE — is divided into several districts: Dubai Marina, Al Barsha, Bur Dubai, as well as the new districts of Downtown Dubai and Palm Jumeirah.
Unlike most renowned cities of the world, it is impossible to visit all its sightseeing on foot. While many of the city’s areas and locations may not appear to be particularly distant from one another, in fact, they can be many kilometers apart. Therefore, in order to make your vacation even more unforgettable, and not bother yourself with long and exhausting walks under the scorching sun, you can take Luxury cars for rent and enjoy all the beauty of Dubai in a comfortable air-conditioned car.
Another feature of Dubai is that all urban areas really vary from one to another, both in the amount of interesting attractions and in the cost of living.
➢ Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence
The new district of the city, the coastal part has a length of 3.5 km, the inner part of the artificial lagoon from the Dubai International Maritime Club to the Sheraton Jumeirah Hotel — 9 km.
There are numerous restaurants, spas and shops. There are also high-rise residential buildings — Jumeirah Beach Residence, five-star and four-star hotel facilities, the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Dubai Marina Mall.
JBR attracts all holidaymakers with the crystal clear water of the Persian Gulf, calm waves and pleasant clean sand where you can safely walk without shoes.
➢ Al Barsha
Al Barsha is a completely new area that has recently appeared in Dubai, but despite this, it has already gained popularity among tourists due to its convenient location.
There are not many places for entertainment in the Al Barsha area, but for inveterate shopaholics there is already its own attraction, the Mall of Emirates, which has already become a hallmark of Dubai. Mall of the Emirates today is one of the largest and most luxurious shopping centers that exist in the world. This shopping complex also has a ski resort called Ski Dubai and is very popular with both locals and tourists.
This is a new distinguished area of modern development around the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. In the evening you can admire the dancing Dubai Fountains, which are located at the base of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Opposite the Dubai mall, there is Souk al Bahar, a shopping mall styled as an Arab market, offering traditional Oriental goods.
The largest shopping center in the world — Dubai Mall — is located here. This is a shopaholic’s paradise, with over 1200 boutiques selling clothes from the most famous brands, both budget and luxury.
➢ Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai is one of the ultra-modern districts and at the same time — the focus of the historical past of Dubai. Today it is an international financial and business center with an incredible number of architectural masterpieces and retail outlets, and grandiose skyscrapers that rise to the sky.
It is famous for historical sights, for example, the old merchant block of Bastakia Quarter with wind towers. In addition, here you can enjoy the views of the old Al Fahidi Fort (now the Dubai Museum), stroll through the bustling business districts, look at the textile bazaar and just smoke a hookah in numerous cafes on the shore of the bay.
Shopaholics will be amazed by the BurJuman shopping center with its original architecture and a huge selection of world famous brands.
Deira, a mixture of antiquity and modernity, offers tourists oriental bazaars, an old boat dock, and amazing shining skyscrapers from which the business districts of the emirate begin. It is also home to the Deira City Center shopping mall, golf and yacht club, the Century Village restaurant complex and the Dubai Festival Center.
Dubai Gold Souk is especially popular. Gold Souk is renowned not only for its traditional masterpieces of jewelry art, but also for its modern products made by world famous companies. At the same time, prices of jewellery made of gold here are the lowest in the world – this is perhaps the main secret of the market’s popularity.
➢ Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is the very first and famous artificial island in the UAE. On its territory there is a huge aquarium, one of the best water parks in the world and a contact dolphinarium.
In the evening, you can stroll along the pedestrian street, located along the crown of the island, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the evening Dubai.
The island contains the cuisine of 200 nations of the world. You can enjoy fresh seafood at simple eateries, visit national cafes, gourmet restaurants or try trendy fast food. Palm Jumeirah will satisfy any gastronomic needs.