Dubai woos tourists with amazing attractions
Those planning a summer trip to Dubai are in for a treat as the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has released some numbers and facts that would serve as a guide to would-be tourists.
According to the details released by DTCM, there are four different parks included within Dubai Parks & Resorts; Motion Gate, Bollywood Parks, Legoland as well as the Legoland Water Park. The parks feature over 100 incredible indoor and outdoor rides and attractions. They offer visitors the ultimate adrenaline-pumping experience.
For art lovers, the Arab city boasts of 15 art galleries located in Alserkal Avenue. “If visual art is your thing, you will have enough at Alserkal Avenue located in the industrial area of Al Quoz. Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts and culture hub, home to 30 creative spaces, 15 top contemporary galleries, a private museum and a foundation. The neighborhood also accommodates exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, Young Collector’s Auctions and community-based festivals that celebrate the arts, food and creativity,” a statement from DTCM reads.
Located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, is the 25 metres high La Perle where actors are known to perform aerial stunts. The venue is known to bring to life a breath-taking fusion of artistic performance, creative imagery and groundbreaking technology. Directed by one of the world’s most renowned artistic directors, Franco Dragone, the 90-minute live performance features 65 world-class artists from 23 different countries.
With over two thousand restaurants representing Dubai’s diverse mix of cultures, the UAE also aims to be among the top 25 nations worldwide excelling in the field of women’s empowerment.
According to information, both the United Nations and the World Economic Forum have recognized the country for its success in promoting gender equality and the role of women in all spheres of life. The UAE has nine women ministers, out of a total of 31. Women also make up 66 per cent of public sector workers, with 30 per cent of them being in leadership roles.
Completed in 2011, the 78.6 kilometres of coastline on Palm Jumeirah, is home to some of Dubai’s most iconic resorts, including Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, One & Only The Palm Resort and many more.
The statement says it is also packed with fantastic dining options worth visiting. However, for a more relaxed beachfront dining experience, Club Vista Mare features seven restaurants over a 120-metre stretch of sand.
For sports lovers and riders alike, the town also the town also boasts of the Al Qudra cycling path; a popular destination among Dubai’s adventure seekers. The 86 kilometres track consists primarily of a 50-kilometre loop followed by a section commonly known as ‘The Stick’, which runs approximately 15-20 kilometres straight along Al Qudra Road. Tourists are likely to catch a glimpse of some local wildlife like the oryx or horse riders along the path.
“Currently standing as the world’s longest urban zip line, extending a full kilometre from a height of 170 metres to ground level, the XLine Dubai Marina features an incline of 16 degrees and reaches an average top speed of 80 kilometres per hour.
“This is not forgetting the over 828 metres high pride of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa reputed for being the tallest building in the world. It was opened in 2010 and contains apartments, offices, two observation decks, a hotel and the world’s highest restaurant and bar,” the statement adds.
Other features tourists stand a chance of experiencing are the over 200 different nationalities living in Dubai, about 2,500 animals in Dubai Safari which spans over 119 hectares and is divided into different sections as well as the 1.5 million square footage of IMG Worlds of Adventure, reputed as the largest indoor theme park in the world.