Burj Khalifa Overview


UAE is world in itself. The variety and range of attractions that one can visit over here makes this desert nation a complete tourist destination in itself. Here is a quick peek at some of the must visit sights of the place that you just can’t afford to miss.

Burj Khalifa

You can term it preposterous or impressive, there is no denying the fact that Burj Khalifa offers a once in a lifetime experience to gaze at this ground breaking man made engineering and architecture marvel. Even Hollywood could not ignore this stunning piece of art and had Tom Cruise prancing around this spell bounding tower performing his latest ‘Impossible’ feats. Piercing the sky at the height of 828m which is almost twice than that of Big Ben, Burj Khalifa also enjoys the tag of being ‘World’s Tallest Building’ in addition to being Dubai’s own ‘Tower of Babel’ too. With an eclectic mix of hotels, offices, and apartments, the tower is a living wonder that enjoys several records registered to its name- world’s longest elevator travelling distance, highest number of stories in the world, highest observation deck of the world, as well as the tallest service elevator of the world. The place is also home to the world’s highest restaurant, world’s highest mosque, and the world’s highest swimming pool. So visit this jewel of Dubai, especially during the sunsets and see the world in a way you have never seen it before. 

Burj Al Arab 

Located in Dubai, Burj Al Arab is a beachfront luxury hotel that also enjoys the tag of being the fourth tallest hotel of the world. Standing on the artificial island just a stone’s throw away from the Jumeirah beach, the hotel is connected to the main island through a private bridge. An attraction in itself, the building is designed to look like the sail of the ship and is also referred as the ‘World’s only 7 star hotel’. The hotel has garnered appreciation for its well designed and impressive construction as well as its palatial décor that leave the visitors visibly dumfounded.    

XVA Gallery

Considered to be one of the most reputable and the best loved art galleries of Middle East, XVA Gallery houses a triple attraction of a café, a hotel as well as a boutique in addition to being the art gallery it is supposed to be. Occupying a warren of rooms in the beautifully restored courtyard residence of Bastakia, the gallery showcases some of the best works of Dubai as well as Middle East as a whole. Being a pioneer of Dubai art scene, the gallery believes in the philosophy of encouraging creative and artistic enquiry in addition to enhancing the culture of the community residing in the region.  

Dubai Gold Souk

Offering a unique shopping experience, Dubai Gold Souk is the hotspot of Middle East for buying gold jewellery. Though it’s a traditional market located right in the middle of the main commercial district of Dubai, the place is home to over 300 exclusive jewelry retailers with many well placed names such as ARY Jewelry, Damas, and Joy Alukkas operating their own exclusive brands. Walking through the streets, you will feel as if you have entered a gold mine what with over 25 tonnes of gold displayed in over 600 stores at any given point of time. Though there are now two markets having similar offerings, namely the old Gold Souk and the new gold souk, you should first visit the old market to actually get into the feel and flavor of the place. The place is famous for offering gold at the cheapest rates in the world with many different varieties on display for the tourists to choose from- white, pink, yellow or even purple. The place comes alive during the Dubai Shopping Festival when you will see this ‘City of Gold’ really showing its true colors for all.  

Dubai Fountains

Right at the base of the world’s tallest building is the world’s largest dancing fountain system, namely the Dubai Fountains. Consisting of many high pressure water jets, water robots and shooters, the fountains can spray over 22000 gallons of water in the air at any point of time. With the performances set to a animated combination of light and music, the show is visible from every single point of Lake Promenade as well as various other neighboring structures. With waters shooting to over 500ft, the show is equivalent to a 50 storey building and has a performance repertoire ranging from Sama Dubai to Shik Shak Shok, to Con Te Partiro. With these top selling numbers from round the world, the lights of fountain show are visible from over 20 miles away making it the brightest spot of Middle East from the space. So be there, and take in the sight of the world’s  most amazing fountain dancing to the tunes of some of the world’s most amazing compositions at the base of the world’s most amazing building.

The Corniche 

For the travelers who love to take a walk through some of the beautiful surroundings of the world, the Corniche Abu Dhabi is the place to be. Marked by the Breakwater at one end where the Abu Dhabi theatre and the Marina Mall is located and the traditional port hosting the other end along with the Iranian Souk, the Corniche spreads across eight kilometers long manicured waterfront that includes children play areas, pedestrian pathways, cafes, cycle pathways, restaurants as well as the specially lifeguarded beach park, the Corniche Beach. The place has been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’ status, thus guaranteeing safe and clean bathing water for you and your family. So, go find your own beach umbrella and lounge in the lap of one of cleanest and most beautiful beaches of the world.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Famous as one of the largest mosques of the world, this architectural piece of art has an astonishing capacity to house 41,000 worshippers among its walls. In addition to housing the largest hand knotted carpet of the world and some of the largest and the most beautiful chandeliers of the world, the mosque s surrounded by various reflective pools, thus amplifying its beauty manifolds. Though the place looks beautiful during the day when sun reflects off the shining gold and white colors of the building, the place is literally transformed into a spectacle during the night when a unique lightning system reflects the different phases of the moon right in front of your eyes. Also, due to its unique status, unlike other Abu Dhabi mosques, the place is open to visitors daily except for the Friday mornings which are reserved only for the worshippers. 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

For all who love the action and adventure of Fast and Furious, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the right place for them. This theme park is one of the first and the largest attraction of its kind themed around the famous Ferrari cars. Taking you for a ride of a lifetime, the place pays a living tribute to the excitement and passion of Ferrari through its more than 20 educational and exhilarating rides, shopping experiences and authentic dining options. Race on the world’s largest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa, that can reach to speeds of up to 240kmph; visit the Galleria Ferrari, the largest Ferrari gallery outside Maranello or experience the Speed of Magic , a 4D spectacle that takes you through icy caves, deep ravines and lush green jungles; all in a single day. For those wanting to take their ride to the top gear, there is the adrenaline blasting G-Force that takes you through the red roof before dropping you from a jaw dropping height of over 62 meters.    

Emirates Palace

This iconic Abu Dhabi landmark is a true blend of Arabian splendor with the latest technology. The place offers contrasting experiences during different times of the day. During the day when the sun is shining, the golden sandy color of the hotel offers a fresh contrast to the lush green gardens, silvery blue water fountains, and clear skies. However, as the dusk arrives, the lightning changes bringing a rainbow change over the majestic Palace. Now converted into a spectacular hotel, the palace stretches for over a kilometer with the gardens as well as its other surroundings itself stretching for over 100 hectares. With over 114 domes, 1002 chandeliers, and the two magnificently displayed beautiful wall display carpets, the palace is luxury defined. Visit this place once and you will never be able to rub it off from your memory again.   

Al Hosn Palace

Perhaps one of the oldest stone buildings of Abu Dhabi, Qasr al-Hosn or the Al Hosn Palace is, in fact, the former residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The place is also famous by the name of ‘White Fort’ which was actually a misnomer up until the renovations in 1976-1983 when the place was painted white. Built in the traditional Arab style in contrast to its surrounding concrete and glass city area, the place is swathed in tranquility and peace that few buildings could boast of. The two most outstanding features of the place that just pull your attention are its beautiful courtyard and the amazing tile work just over the north gate. Being the object of research of an extensive array of archaeological, historical and architectural researches, the center also holds many documents regarding the history of UAE and its surrounding region. If you are a history buff, there is a museum too right inside the palace that displays some carefully preserved historical photographs, traditional artifacts as well a complete natural history section that gives you an insight into the desert animal life of the region.

Manaarat Al Saadiyat

Literally meaning ‘the place of enlightenment’, Mannarat al Saadiyat is a 15,400 square metre purposely built visitor center to bring alive the vision of the island right in front of your eyes. The place is an exquisite piece of art in itself what with its four galleries showcasing international art shows, a central events gallery, a 250 seating capacity theatre, sales centre, and a multi-cuisine restaurant. The Abu Dhabi arts gallery offers a rich educational experience for all the members of your family. The four galleries of the place are the contemporary arts gallery, Abu Dhabi arts gallery, the central events gallery and the universal gallery. Be sure to visit this art haven as this artistic jewel is sure to make the Saadiyat vision more than just lines in the sand.

Yas Waterworld

Next door to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and at the centre of Yas Island’s entertainment complex, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the largest waterpark in the capital. Spread over 15 hectares, the waterpark will feature a thrilling range of 43 rides, slides and attractions. Four rides will be one-of-a-kind that have never been seen in a waterpark.

Spread over 15 hectares, the waterpark will feature a thrilling range of 43 rides, slides and attractions. Four rides will be one-of-a-kind rides that have never been seen in a waterpark.Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi's theme is based on a legend that represents local Emirati culture and heritage. Visitors will be able to enjoy attractions that follow the adventures of the waterpark's main character Dana – a young Emirati girl in search of a legendary pearl that brought prosperity to her village. Building on the legend, the park will have a unique pearl diving attraction that showcases the role pearl diving played in the UAE’s rich history.Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi on Yas Island is developed by Aldar Properties and will be operated by Farah Leisure Parks Management LLC.

Yellow Boats

The Yellow Boats is the UAE’s unique Sightseeing experience. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and consistent delivery of guide tours around the wonders of the UAE. Our unique trips in Abu Dhabi & Dubai provide the perfect escape during your holiday, weekend or time off. Take photos of the sights from the comfort of The Yellow Boats.

We’re big and yellow and we love the waters of the Arabian Gulf…

…And if you love being on the water, then you couldn’t be in better hands than ours. Whether you’re looking for a unique sightseeing experience, a leisurely group excursion or a fun-filled off-site with your colleagues, The Yellow Boats can bring fresh perspective to your day with some of the most interesting and exciting on-water experiences.

Your Yellow Boat awaits The Yellow Boats are rigid inflatable crafts powered by the latest generation engines that are custom-designed for both speed and safety. As the boat industry goes, these 12-seat rib boats are top-of-the-line and they are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery.

Safety first

We put safety above all else; that’s why an experienced and fully qualified team mans each of our boats. To help them do their jobs better, we have the latest GPS navigation and tracking equipment on board our craft as well as DSC VHF radios. In addition, individual life jackets and safety measures are provided for everybody on board. The next-generation Yamaha engines that power our boats can produce up to 500hp and can operate safely even in challenging weather conditions, ensuring our passengers always have a safe and satisfying ride.

Hot Air Ballon

Balloon Adventures into the Heart of the Desert

So close, yet so far from the glitz and the glamour of the city of Dubai. Enjoy a magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes, emerald green oases, oryx, gazelles and wandering camels. Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains and be welcomed by the warmth of the desert people we chance to meet on landing. All this is only a 30 minute drive from Burj Khalifa!

Dhow Cruise

Dividing the charming 'city of lights' into two commercial districts, Dubai Creek epitomizes the city's personality. Here, the magnificent sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. 

Hop aboard and enjoy an unforgettable evening, where the height of opulence combines with a heartwarming sense of Bedouin tradition as we glide down the shimmering creek on our authentic wooden Dhow called Dolphin. The Dolphin is a traditionally decorated dhow and firmly believes in revealing the ancient Bedouin values.

Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tour Dubai is Providing Private and Sharing helicopter flights in Dubai as well as precision helicopter aerial filming and helicopter aerial photography; Helicopter Tour Dubai is the region’s premier helicopter services company.

Our success is based on a winning combination of a highly experienced team of pilots together with a luxury fleet of helicopters based in Dubai and servicing the Middle East region.

When you choose Helicopter Tour Dubai, whether for our helicopter sightseeing tours of Dubai, corporate and private helicopter flights around the UAE, or aerial filming and photography you can be assured of a professional and highly efficient service.

Our fleet of well-appointed helicopters ensure you arrive in style and on time, and our reputation for precision aerial filming and photography, using the latest equipment, has earned us worldwide respect.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Imagine exploring the mysterious ruins of Atlantis, lost for thousands of years deep beneath the sea. Now picture yourself being surrounded by 65,000 marine animals. Come live out your own Atlantean adventure at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Explore the underwater mazes and tunnels of this lost civilization while encountering sharks, eels, seahorses, and piranhas. There are over 20 remarkable marine life exhibits including a touch tank and our interactive Aquatheatre show.

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