What to do in Dubai

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, try something new!

This is one of those destinations of the world, which is just the right mix of modern culture, adventure, luxurious shopping and great entertainment. It is the city which must be seen to actually believe. Man-made islands, skyrocketing buildings, record breaking architecture, luxurious shopping destinations along with traditional quarters have made the city one of the most sought after places of the world. Dubai is the city to feel pampered, feel the richness and enjoy the opulence of life.

Not To Be Missed – The Burj Khalifa

We started our journey with the iconic Burj Khalifa to discover the unique view from the tallest building of the city. Burj Khalifa dominates Dubai skyline at 828 metres high. Enjoy the most stunning view from 124 level or simply spend some luxurious time at The Top Sky Lounge which is on the 148th floor.

  • Dubai Fountain –

We heard a lot about the water dance of Dubai and planned our visit to the show at The Dubai Fountain much in advance. This is the largest choreographed fountain system of the world and located strategically just below the Burj Khalifa. The water rises as much as 150 metres in the air. We loved the colourful jet sways, gyrating to the music. These beautiful fountains can be seen from a distance of 30 kilometres and draws thousands of tourists daily.

  • Dubai Mall – This is said to be the paradise of every shopper. Luxurious and massive, the Dubai mall has more than 1200 stores. There are a number of attractions in the mall, which include an ice rink and an aquarium which has more than 33,000 underwater creatures.

Palm Jumeirah – Man Made Islands

Indeed, one of the best architectural triumph of Dubai! If you visit reason, you must spend a day in the palm shaped island – Palm Jumeirah. This is one of the most beautiful and the largest artificial island of the world – something which you will see ‘only in Dubai’. This is the most luxurious place of the world, with several high-end hotels, which includes the most famous Atlantis – The Palm.

Visit The Dubai Creek

This is your way to step in the wonderful winding waterways and the lovely souks of Dubai. It is said that the heart of Dubai is the Creek.  Visit the Dubai museum along with the dazzling labyrinthine of spice, textile souks and gold resources of the city. The Dubai Creek is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Dubai.

 

For The Adventure Lovers – Majestic Desert Safari

We couldn’t return from Dubai without experiencing the marvels of the mighty Arabian Desert, which was once a major tourist attraction. Do not miss the desert safari in true Dubai style or quad biking and also sandboarding which can be followed by the fun camel rides. To experience the true flavors of Dubai, enjoy an unforgettable night by the dunes. Enjoy good food and the best drinks in the amazing surrounding.

Dubai Miracle Garden – A Beautiful Flower Garden

One of the most beautiful and largest flower gardens of the world, the Dubai Flower Garden occupies 72,000 metres of land. There are more than 45 million varieties of flowers in the garden, which is now a major tourist attraction of the city.

Lastly, do not miss out some of the best of Dubai cuisine available in the numerous restaurants and eateries around the city. Fresh and sumptuous Arabic and Lebanese dishes will leave you craving for much more.

Plan your trip to Dubai well in advance – there is a lot to see and enjoy in the city!

When in Rome…

 

Rome, one of the oldest cities of the world, is the hotspot of tourists. Every month, thousands of travelers visit this historical city to witness its rich cultural heritage, mythological facts and legendary artifacts. Rome is the city of palaces, many monuments and religious building constructed during the times of Roman rulers. This is the place from where the Roman Empire grew and flourished, leaving behind the best of architectural spectacles in the form of monuments and structures.

Travelers, who come to Rome, take time to visit the different palaces, building and monuments, which are all a reminder of the glorious past. Rome has always been one of the top tourist attractions of Europe. One of the most recognized symbols of Rome is the Colosseum. The Colosseum is known for its one of its bloodiest histories of animal fights and gladiatorial combats. More than 4 million people visit the site every year. St. Peter’s Basilica is also one of the most popular sites, often known as pilgrimage of the Catholics.

For our trip, we had prepared a brief itinerary but Rome has much more on offer than we could ever imagine.

The Most Photographed Pote Sant Angelo

Our first destination was Pote Sant Angelo, which spans the famous River Tiber. It creates a wonderful footpath between the side of the river and Castel Sant’ Angelo. The bridge is said to be one of the most decorative and beautiful bridges of the city. Do not miss out the splendid photographic opportunities, especially of the 10 angel statues with amazing details.

Quirinale Palace

Located centrally, Quirinale Palace is now the official residence of the President of Italy. This mammoth structure is considered to be one of the largest palaces of the world. There are several rich and elegantly decorated rooms, chapels and courtyards. You can avail a guided tour of the palace, which is the only way to visit the entire place and know in detail about its rich history. Do not miss the Quirinale garden, which is a major attraction for its splendid flower arrangement and beautiful water features.

Not To Be Missed – Vatican and Museums

Spend a day around the Vatican and you will love every minute of it. Start your day with Piazza di San Pietro, which looks quite like extended arms in embrace. Vatican museums are one of those places where you can study in detail about the history of Roman Empire. This is the place where you see Michelangelo’s Sistene chapel. Visit the mammoth 1400 room palace also known as the Raphael Rooms, with some special antique sculptures and pictures on display.

Palatine Hill – Ancient Area In Modern Rome

Palatine Hill is the central hill of Tiber region. This fantastic location offers a wonderful view of the city, from just above the Roman Forum. It is said that the builders of Rome, the legendary Remus and Romulus were actually found here. There are many structures worth a sight in this site which includes the Temple of Cybele and Flavian Palace.

Roman Forum and The Ruins

One of the main attractions of the city, the Roman Forum is the place where you get to know about the ancient times and the lifestyle of the people. Your guide will walk you through the cobblestoned streets in the tongas. This is the site to know everything about Trajan, Augustus Caesar, Domitian and Julius Caesar, naming just a few.

Plan your next vacation in Rome and enjoy to the fullest!