The Middle East may be more than 7,000 kilometers from our country, but that doesn’t stop Filipinos from going there to wander and explore the magnificent cities and attractions. Aside from its stunning landscapes and intricate architecture, this rich region gives our kababayans great opportunities, career-wise.
Dubai is so warm in welcoming not just foreign workers, but tourists as well. This progressive urban jungle also gives travelers a deep sense of safety and security, as law and order is widely imposed.
If you’re ready to take on about 10 hours of flight to roam around the city tagged as the Gulf Tiger, we suggest you visit these spots that will make your Arabian adventure unforgettable.
If New York City has the Empire State Building, Dubai has Burj Khalifa—and it’s enough reason for you to check the city out. It has a speedy elevator that moves up to 10 meters per second.
Upon reaching the observation deck at the top, you’ll be amazed at the panoramic city views and the sight of the Arabian Gulf.
Engage your senses in this pretty botanical paradise in the middle of the desert. Aside from the themed yards with exotic flowering plants, Dubai Miracle Garden has interesting structures and water features you can’t find elsewhere.
Here, you can also take photos against the largest flower wall on the planet, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Your Dubai trip wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the world-famous Dubai skyline. While you’re at it, make sure to check out Dubai Frame. With two 150-meter towers connected by a 100-square-meter bridge, it is known as the largest picture frame in the world.
There’s also a museum where you can learn about the transition of the city from a fishing village to a glamorous metropolis that it is today.
Say hello to the golden sun when you visit the desert of Dubai and try the exciting activities there. Bash through the dunes in a thrilling 4×4 vehicle escapade. Other activities such as camel riding, quad biking, and dune buggy riding are also available.
Desert safaris are usually done during the evening, but if you want to witness the desert in full glory, we highly advise you to take the morning tour.
A great thing about Dubai is that it essentially has everything for all types of travelers. A day after experiencing activities in the desert, you can head to one of the largest suspended aquariums. In this underwater zoo, you can meet more than 30,000 marine animals swimming gloriously in a 10 million-liter tank.
Enjoy an adventure-filled day at one of UAE’s top water parks, the Atlantis Aquaventure. Perfect for fun-loving families, this park is home to epic waterslides and attractions, a private beach, and the city’s largest aquarium called The Lost Chambers.
Another surprising attraction in the city, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski and snow resort in the region where winter activities await. Embrace the cold as you try bobsledding, tubing, or zorbing. The park also has five slopes with different heights and angles for a ski slope session that’s worth a try.
Something fascinating to see one evening in Dubai, this garden of lights in Zabeel Park features artistic light installations, educational activities, and live music shows.
A section called Dinosaur Park is where you can see more than 100 animatronic displays. It’s also interesting to know that the garden is made from over 500,000 recyclable materials.
The best way to enjoy these attractions is through a yacht cruise. Go onboard a 65-feet luxury boat with comfy spaces and five-star features. As you appreciate the sights, you can interact with other guests or fill your tummy with yummy dishes.
Get around the city conveniently by booking a hop-on and hop-off bus that will take you to iconic destinations such as the Burj Khalifa and Grand Mosque. You can purchase either a one-day classic, two-day premium, or five-day deluxe pass.
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