Thursday, February 13, 2014
Burj Khalifa was known as Burj Dubai. It is a huge skyscraper situated in United Arab Emirates. It is certainly a hot spot amongst the tourists from all over the world. It is the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace; Burj Khalifa has defined its credentials as one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming over 1.87 million visitors in 2013. Over 2,716.5 feet (828 meters) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and holds many records. The skyscraper (Burj Khalifa) is a world-class tourist destination and a magnificent Center of Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Visitors to the observatory deck, located on Level 124 of Emaar Properties Burj Khalifa, increased 13 per cent in 2013, up by 1.66 million visitors the 2012.
Burj Khalifa was crowned ‘Best Tourist Attraction in theMiddle East’ at the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards by this year.The observation deck is a very famous venue for media briefings and special events, and promoted local talent through the Art at the Top’ competition organized in collaboration with The Ara Gallery. Burj Khalifa is one of the key contributor to Dubai’s tourism sector and also popular among UAE residents.
Well-being initiatives and supporting health, the destination also hosted yoga sessions and reached out to the community through a number of corporate social responsibility initiatives. Last year, more than 20 visits were organised for groups from different charity institutions. Marking Burj Khalifa fourth anniversary, At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers visitors the opportunity to witness the sun rise over the city of dreams on Fridays and Saturdays, until February 28, 2014. The entrance is located in The Dubai Mall’s lower ground level.
Burj Khalifa is unique in a number of ways. And, visiting an exclusive place during the holidays is certainly an excellent experience. So, contact your travel agent today to book your holiday packages now.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Dubai is Located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the city of Dubai is a stunning blend of nature and technology and situated on the Arabian Gulf. Dubai is one of the popular and most visited tourist’s destinations. Travelling in Dubai is not fearsome as there is 24/7 help available to the entire new visitor. There are also many rules made by Dubai Government which facilitates travelling in this beautiful place.
As Dubai are a place that has huge buildings, hotels, beaches, excellent road and other great infrastructure. Traveling to Dubai is not difficult, nor is it dangerous especially if you take the time to plan for a safe trip.
Currency and Language
Always, keep this thing in mind that the language of Dubai is Arabic and the valid currency is Dirham. Always keep some Dirham in your pocket while travelling. If you know little bit Arabic then it is very good. It helpful in interacting with the locals of this nation.
Always exchange your currency to the UAE Dirham in bank, at a hotel, or at a mall ATM. Never, ever have your money exchanged for the local currency on the street. Exchanging money on the street may bring you up to a dangerous situation and you may not get the right amount in return.
Keep cash with yourself all the time while travelling, so that you can spend it in case you don’t find any ATM machine or bank.
Check Your Visa
You need to have visa on your hand while visiting Dubai. Travelers from some countries are allowed to enter the United Arab Emirates by purchasing a tourist visa upon arrival. Check with your country’s embassy before you embark on an international journey to ensure you have the right documents in hand.
Driving in Dubai
You are prohibited to drive in Dubai without a valid International driving license. Also there are plenty of public transportation options available in Dubai. Some foreign licenses are also accepted but only of those citizens that are either citizens or residents of country issuing license.
Culture in Dubai
You must know the culture of Dubai for safe travel in Dubai. As Dubai is an Islamic country and it has Islamic culture and laws, so all the comers must respect their laws and culture.
Clothing should be modest in order to respect local customs because of the Dubai is in Muslim country (United Arab Emirates). Men and women are free to wear anything and women and also women can wear bikinis on beach side, but wearing bikinis on hotel beaches is strictly prohibited.
Transportation in Dubai
In Dubai, Taxi can be rented very easily and their fares are also very cheap.
Alcohol Consumption in Dubai
Avoid taking alcohol in public place as in Dubai public drunkenness is strictly prohibited, as is drinking and driving. As a tourist, you will not be able to purchase alcohol in a local liquor store as Dubai residents must have an alcohol license. You can purchase drinks in restaurants and bars, but be careful.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Drink in icy surroundings
Travelers and Honeymooners from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East.
The Dubai's Chillout cafe interior decor is made entirely of carved ice, with frozen picture frames, ice curtains and frosty seats covered in fur. The interior of the cafe, owned by UAE’s Sharaf Group. The cafe is lit with multi-colored fluorescent lights. Visitors are kitted out with thermal jackets; boots and fur hats provided by the cafe in a striking similarity to the ice hotels which dot Scandinavia in winter.
Dubai boasts a bevy of architectural wonders. Dubai has the world’s tallest building like Burj Khalifa. It’salso out in front of the rest of the world when it comes to man-made islands, from the frond-shaped Palm Jumeirah to The World, an archipelago currently under construction that will form a world map when viewed from above. Such architectural excesses have helped make the emirate a go-to destination for well-heeled tourists. The hotel's Lost Chambers suites provide views from both the bedroom and the bathroom windows into a lagoon filled with marine animals.
The Water Discus Hotel is Dubai’s latest attempt to wow seeking travelers. Billed as the world’s largest underwater hotel, at this point the resort, which is being developed by Polish developer Deep Ocean Technology. The plans call for 21 suites spread across two main discs – one above water and another immersed about 38 feet under the waves. Special lighting technology will allow guests in underwater suites to observe the flora and fauna outside their windows. There is no official opening date for the hotel as yet, it seems likely that the underwater accommodations will be popular.
Take an opportunity to visit the Tallest building in the world, the 124th floor of the building pictured above and look out. If you’re going to be in Dubai even for just a few days, a trip up the Burj Khalifa is recommended. This 828-meter tower, the tallest building in the world by a long shot, has put Dubai on the map even more than it was already. Visitors to At the Top, the world's highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace, will get the chance to win special hampers in hourly quizzes that test their knowledge of the Burj Khalifa. For the first time, visitors will be able to watch the sunrise from the tower – it will open early on weekends until February 28.
Visit the 6D cinema at Oasis Centre’s Thrill Zone (dinosaur-themed)
One-of-its-Kind Dinosaur-Themed Facility in Region. Over 4,700 Sq. Ft. Recreational Arcade Features Laser Tag Arena , on 11 March, 2013 – Oasis Centre has announced the addition of Thrill Zone, a unique laser tag and recreation concept, to its entertainment portfolio. Spanning over 4,700 sq. ft. The laser tag arena is complemented by 6D cinema, party area and the in-house café that serves one of the world’s best coffees from Italy and delicious snacks. Sporting a dinosaur theme, the innovative facility promises to deliver quality entertainment for kids and adults alike. Some of its star attractions include a laser tag arena and a first-in-the-UAE 6-D cinema experience. An in-house café serves sumptuous snacking options at the outlet that also includes an expansive party hall for hosting kids' parties, college outings and team building events. Let the adventure begin.