There are hundreds of amazing destinations on the planet, some are impressive but few can be considered wonders of tourism. This is the case of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it seems that nothing is enough, megaconstructions of buildings, theme parks, ski slopes in the desert ... Do not miss the opportunity to visit the worldwide fashion city.
It is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, so it could be said that it is literally an oasis in the desert of Arabia. The incoming salt water of the Persian Gulf, Khawr Dubayy, runs through the town giving it an elegant urban distribution and allowing the navigation in part of the city.
Among the many attractions, it stands out the downtown area of Dubai city, a neighborhood full of towering skyscrapers that leave tourists mouth open. Two of their referents, not close to each other, are the buildings Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.
The Burj Al Arab is a super luxury hotel with 202 rooms. Watched from the coast its 321 metres high are amazing. It is located on an artificial island built specifically to house the immense hotel. The island is 270 metres from the beach and it is connected to the city by a road. Its shape is inspired on the sail of a ship and it is designed so that its shadow does not cover the beach.
The Burj Khalifa, on the other hand, is located in a central area of the city and it is the world's tallest building. The Burj Khalifa has 160 floors high, reaching 828 metres. During the six years of its construction more than twelve thousand workers from 30 different countries were employed.
To imagine what 828 metres high mean it is best to compare it with the most famous skyscraper in the world, the Empire State of New York. This known skyscraper has 381 metres high, less than half the height of the Burj Khalifa.
The Burj Khalifa has two viewpoints available to its visitors that offer truly unique views. The first viewpoint of the building is in the 124th floor, 442 metres high, without a doubt the best place to see the city of Dubai.
The second of the viewpoints is 555 metres high. If you go upstairs, remember that the viewpoint is at the 148th level, it would be crazy climbing more than necessary... Tickets usually sell out well in advance, so it is best to buy them online on their webpage before going to Dubai.
We will continue reviewing the amazing sights of Dubai next week, do not miss your date with this city of wonders. We hope you can make a trip to the Arabian desert’s largest oasis.