Wonders of Dubai

Burj Al Arab:- The Burj-Al-Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 meters (1,053 feet), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel and one of the most distinctive structures for a hotel building in the world. It stands in the sea on an artificial island 280 meters (919 feet) away from the beach in the Persian Gulf, connected to the mainland only by a curving path. The path is extremely curving, with most corners being almost 90 degrees.Construction of the hotel began in 1994, and its doors were opened to guests on December 1, 1999. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow (a type of Arabian vessel) and intentionally placed in such a way that its shadow does not cover the beach. On top of the hotel is a large helipad, extending from the side of the hotel over the ocean and supported by cantilever. A remarkable element of its architecture is the outer beachward wall of the atrium, which is made of a woven, Teflon-coated fiberglass cloth.

The Burj-Al-Arab features the tallest atrium lobby in the world (180 meters, or 590 feet), and the volume of the atrium can accommodate the Dubai World Trade Center building, which, at 38 stories, was the tallest building in Dubai from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.

Ski Dubai:- Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round. An amazing 22,500 square metres covered with real snow all year round.Following man-made islands, underwater hotels and rotating restaurants, Ski Dubai is the Emirates’ latest extravaganza, bringing an Alpine experience to the middle of Dubai’s desert. This monumental indoor snowdome has a capacity of 1500 guests .Like a natural ski resort, Snow Dubai features tons of snow produced by shooting water at high pressure into an atmosphere kept at +1C. Green, blue, red and black runs ensure that skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are catered for and the presence of skilifts and snow patrols help recreate an authentic environment. A Snow Park, a Snickers Freestyle zone and a 90-metre quarter pipe are also provided for snowboarders.

Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the huge interactive Snow Park, which is 3000 square meters .You don’t have to worry about ski clothing or equipment either. Ski Dubai has thought of it all and offers guests the use of winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment. Your skis will carry you down the slope, and our quad-chairlift and tow lift will promptly carry you back to the top for another run. ^ Go to Top ^

Al Burj Tower:– Burj Tower is the largest skyscraper in the world which is currently under construction in Dubai. Burj Tower is the centerpiece of the Gulf regions most prestigious urban development, entitled Downtown Dubai.

Burj is an Arabic word which means ‘Tower’. So, Burj Dubai means ‘Dubai Tower’ or ‘Tower of Dubai’. Its exact height hasn’t been disclosed but it is suggested that it will be over 700 meters tall. Its design was influenced by the six petal desert flower as well as incorporating patterns found within Islamic architecture.

Burj Dubai is being constructed on Sheikh Zayed Road which will be surrounded by a man-made lake. It will also be surrounded by a combination of residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and leisure outlets, along with open green spaces, water features, and pedestrian boulevards. Its shape will be integral to its impressive size. The design is intended to reduce the impact of wind and to reduce the need for a stronger core – allowing for more space – as it ascends.

Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, is another imposing building. It once guarded the city’s landward approaches. Built around 1799, it has served variously as palace, garrison and prison.

It was renovated in 1970 for use as a museum, further restoration and the addition of galleries was completed in 1995. Colourful and evocative dioramas, complete with life-size figures and sound and lighting effects, vividly depict everyday life in pre-oil days. Galleries rescenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date gardens, desert and marine life. One of the most spectacular exhibits portrays the underwater world of pearl-diving, and is accompanied by sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves.

Also on display are artefacts such as fine copper, alabaster and pottery objects found in 3,000-4,000 year old graves at Al Ghusais. The main fort is a fascinating military museum.Heritage and Diving Villages. A traditional heritage village, located near the mouth of the Creek, has been created where potters and weavers display their crafts. Here the visitor can look back in time and experience some of Dubai’s heritage. The Diving Village forms part of an ambitious plan to turn the entire Shindagha area into a cultural microcosm, recreating life in Dubai as it was in days gone by.

Dubai Shopping Festival

The annual Dubai Shopping Festival extravaganza has rapidly become an internationally-known event, with thousands of bargains, draws, shows, promotions and some of the world’s lowest prices.

In addition, the hotels and furnished appartments complexes offer reduce accommodation rates, while Emirates offers great deals on tickets.Wild Wadi:-Wild wadi is far more than just a fairy tale,it stands as one of the best water parks ever designed.An intergral feature of the Jumeriah Beach Resort,located  20 minutes drive from the centre of dubai,this breataking 12-acre fun paradise is yet further proof of the emireates growth as an internation tourist destination and its reputation for offering the best that money can buy.Wild wadi is set to become the regions leading adventure destination,combining thrilling rides,efficient service,superlative safety.