Ranked at the fourth most visited city in the world, Dubai boasts incredible landmarks and attractions that bring in over 14.2 million tourists annually. No matter if you are visiting Dubai for your next solo adventure, romantic getaway, or even family vacation, here is a list of attractions you cannot afford to miss:
Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain boasts the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. During each show, the Dubai Fountain sprays over 22,000 gallons of water up to 150 feet in the air, enrapturing audiences with the magnificent displays that are perfectly in sync with a variety of music. Shows take place throughout the day and are entirely free to attend.
Once your fountain show has concluded, head inside of the magnificent Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest building — for one of the most breathtaking experiences of your life. After ascending nearly 1,500 feet, the elevator doors will open to the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck. This deck provides a complete, 360-degree view of the city and the outlying deserts and, of course, the ocean. Cost of admission ranges from $95 – $500 USD, and it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets well in advance of your trip.
Located in scenic Burj Al Arab, Talise Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments that are beneficial to both the mind and body, including: detoxifying lymphatic drainages, during which a trained professional combines rhythmic strokes with soft pumping motions to promote the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body; infrared saunas, which boast the ability to promote intracellular cleansing by enhancing detoxifying enzymes; and even computerized skin analysis, which can quickly determine your skin’s texture, amount of sun damage, and effectively select the best treatment regimen to improve your skin’s overall health.
This authentic Ayurvedic spa boasts not only the traditional treatments one would expect a spa to offer — massages, aromatherapy, and even pampering manicures — but a unique, ancient Indian experience as well. The Abhayanga is a holistic oil massage therapy designed to detoxify the Body, Mind, and Spirit. This treatment combines a combination of oils — both aromatic and herbal — that are tailored to your personal Dosha (mind and body) type. Complete with lymphatic stimulation, this massage is sure to cleanse your body of a variety of toxins, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.