Beside the famous Nollywood gang of four actresses notorious for annual jaunts to Dubai, countless Nigerian celebrities and socialites have also developed an appetite for the pleasure in Dubai.
Dubai’s reputation has grown over the years as the ultimate destination for a memorable family holiday, thanks to year-round sunny weather and a combination of desert and beach. The city’s reputation as a premium place for high-adrenaline activities has grown in leaps and bounds in the last decade
Despite, the huge traffic of tourists flowing into the city every year, Dubai Tourism is not relenting in its promotion of the city as it recently unveiled a multi-city campaign across West Africa. The three-day campaign which starts in Abuja on March 18 moves to Port Harcourt on March 20 and to Lagos on March 22.
For a long time now, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, is Dubai’s most iconic landmark. With two observations decks on the 124th and 125th floors, as well as the world’s highest observation deck (555m) on the 148th floor, the building affords tourists breath-taking views of the city. Here is TIMEOUT’s review of four outdoor attractions that pull tourists to this city of pleasure in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Suitable for all ages, it has three theme parks––Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai––and one waterpark, Legoland Water Park, which feature more than 100 indoor and outdoor rides and attractions.
The Dubai Garden Glow
A feast of sparkling floral displays, aquatic installations and more than 100 life-size animatronic dinosaur figures. There is also the Dubai Miracle Garden, which in its own right is a world of horticultural wonder. The 72,000sqm garden showcases remarkable structures, with 50 million blooming flowers covering the different exhibits. Another great feature worth seeing is the Dubai Butterfly Garden, housing over 35,000 species of butterflies in ten custom-built domes.
Located near the iconic Dubai Creek, the 232,000 sqm development includes a distinct heritage area featuring old architecture, which blends into more contemporary structures. Al Seef is also home to a myriad of shopping concepts throughout the open-air market, as well as an irresistible collection of restaurants.
Dubai’s latest iconic island destination is set to boast 200 retail and dining concepts in a modern district featuring unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf. Located off Jumeirah Beach Residences, Bluewaters is also home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, rising as the centerpiece of the island.