All About Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is a popular district in Dubai; it is also known as an artificial canal city that has been carved along the two-mile stretch of the beautiful shoreline of the Persian Gulf. It was inspired by as well as designed to model the charming and successfully renowned Concord Pacific Place. Phase I of this place is spread over 25 acres of land and has six freehold apartment buildings and is popularly known as Dubai Marina Towers. Out of these six towers, three have been named after the precious stones that are Al Mass, Marjan, and Fairooz. The other three have been named after Arabic scents: Mesk, Al Yass, and Anbar.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Being an exact copy of the Al-Azhar Mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque depicts the finest works of Islamic architecture. The mosque encloses two minarets that feature stonework engraved with subtle details. Every day, except Friday, a guided tour is organized by the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center of Cultural Understanding, with an aim to foster and spread a better understanding of the Muslim faith.
Burj al-Arab is considered to be one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world; this 321-meter-high hotel is the tallest hotel in the world and is designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail. One of the most beautiful things about the Burj al-Arab hotel is the choreographed colored lighting show at the night. The hotel also features an underwater Al-Mahara Restaurant and a sky-view bar on the 27th floor, which offers a beautiful skyline view of the entire city.
Bastakiya (OLD DUBAI)
Established in the late 19th century, Bastakia covers the Eastern portion of Bur Dubai. It served as a home to wealthy Persian merchants, who commonly dealt in pearls and textiles. The entire Bastakiya district is lined with buildings of distinct Arabian architecture, has narrow lanes, and depicts a much slower age in Dubai’s history. The street of Bastakia is lined with coral and limestone buildings, many of which are topped with wind towers. The district also features a Majlis gallery and XVA Gallery that showcases traditional Arab ceramics and a contemporary art collection, respectively.
Dubai’s landmark and the tallest skyscraper in the world- Burj Khalifa. It’s a must-visit attraction in the city. The observation deck located on the 124th floor offers panoramic views of the entire city; the desert on one side and the ocean on the other. A night visit to the observation deck is popular among photographers as it facilitates beautiful picture-perfect panoramas of the city in lights.