Monday, February 24, 2014

Dubai Mall ‘world’s most-visited destination’

Located in the heart of Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination and leisure destination, which has following the impressive footfall of 54 million in 2011 and 65 million in 2012, Emaar Properties’ flagship shopping and entertainment destination recorded a 15 per cent growth in visitor numbers last year. An average monthly footfall stood firm at 6.25 million. The Dubai Mall has become the world’s most-visited destination for the third consecutive year, with record 75mn visitors in 2013.

“The record visitor arrival to The Dubai Mall in 2013 is a powerful statement that seals Dubai’s reputation globally as a business and leisure hub,” said Abdulla Lahej, group chief executive of Emaar Properties.

With world-class Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo (over thousands of aquatic animals), 270-degree walkthrough tunnel and strong family entertainment components include KidZania (an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft high adrenaline indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats) Dubai Mall has become the world’s most-visited destination. For travellers, Dubai Mall has an adjoining 5-star premium hotel and car parking for over 14,000 vehicles.

He remarked, “Having established Dubai as a global fashion capital, we are now further enhancing the fashion and lifestyle choices at the mall with the expansion of the Fashion Avenue by another 1 million sq ft, which will add 150 new brands to the mall".

Nasser Rafi, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Malls Group said,“Having established Dubai as a global fashion capital, we are now further enhancing the fashion and lifestyle choices at the mall with the expansion of the Fashion Avenue by another one million square feet, which will add 150 new brands to the mall”.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exclusive Attractions of the World (Burj Khalifa)

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

8 Tips for Safe Travel in Dubai

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.

Cash Requirements

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.

Dress Modestly

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.