Now that Dubai is a dream come true and Israeli passport holders can visit it, we should get to know and learn about the possibilities in visiting this intriguing city in the economic capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai, which is a three-hour flight from Tel Aviv, serves as a meeting point between East and West and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and is itself one of the safest cities in the world. In Dubai you can say that nothing is impossible and you can find a variety of hotels, attractions for adventure lovers, families with children, restaurants for every taste and pocket, beaches, world attractions that made the desert bloom or as we call it ” the sky is the limit”
When to visit Dubai? Well remember that this is a country on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the weather is hot during all months of the year. In the months of July and August the temperature is somewhere between 40-50 degrees during the day and above 30 degrees at night. It is best, if possible, to visit during the winter months.
So what can we visit in Dubai? It has a magical garden with millions of flowers, the tallest building in the world, a ski resort in a huge complex, a fountain show, beaches, a huge Lego park, a Ferrari car racing complex, a dancing fountain show, omega, skydiving, desert jeep trip, The only 7 stars hotel in the world The largest shopping centers in the world and there are endless possibilities.
Did anyone say the sky is the limit?
The most famous attraction in the city, one of the most famous buildings in the world and the tallest – the Burj Khalifa. It rises to a height of 828 meters and has 163 floors, and the view from it will leave you speechless. It is possible to go up to the top floor or settle for just an observation that is no less spectacular than the 124th floor only – a cheaper observation. It is recommended to go up to the tower forty minutes before sunset and then enjoy the view day and night and at a much cheaper price.
The Dubai Fountain
In the evening, the famous fountain operates next to the tall building, the Burj Khalifa. Once every half hour, the show begins, which lasts an average of seven minutes, during which the water soars to a tremendous height, and in combination with the animated show projected on the building – a spectacular show is obtained that makes hotels in Las Vegas look like an amateur imitation. Watching the show is free, although it is possible to pay extra to watch it up close. Despite the overcrowding in the place there is no need to pay extra.
The framework of Dubai
It is a huge frame-like building of an image that rises to a height of 150 meters and a wind of 90 meters that actually allows observation and connection between old Dubai and its new part. It contains 50 floors and is built of two huge pillars and a bridge connecting them. The entire building is gold-plated, and was built at a cost of nearly $ 50 million. The construction of the site took five years, and was inaugurated in 2018. Entrance to the building is possible through a computerized reservation system and is limited to a maximum of 200 visitors at a time.
From the bridge that connects the two towers one can be impressed by old Dubai and modern Dubai and walk over a glass floor symbolizing modern day Dubai. On the ground floor is a museum that tells the story of Dubai’s development over the years in various technologies, including 3D.
Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa and adjacent to the fountains is the largest mall in Dubai, one of the largest in the world. In the huge complex you can find no less than 1,200 shops, restaurants and a variety of activities for all ages, including ice skating, a huge aquarium, go-karting, children’s facilities and VR stations in the “Kidzania” complex. . Along with the usual attractions, one can admire other elements in the mall like a 150 million year old dinosaur skeleton, for example. There is also a market complex, a cinema, a zoo, waterfalls and particularly luxurious services, including servers that clean them after each use of the facilities.
A visit to the mall should not be missed as it is a unique experience that amounts to much more than shopping. Despite the huge selection of brands, this is not the ideal place for shopping for Israelis, and in Israel you can undoubtedly find the brands at better prices. The time in the mall is recommended not to spend on shopping and instead enjoy the variety of experiences and attractions that the mall offers.
Here in the Marina of Dubai you have the best chance to meet famous people who have chosen to go on holiday in Dubai. The marina is shaded by many skyscrapers dominating the port. Here you will find a long promenade with restaurants and bars and it is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable evening with a lovely meal and a pleasant atmosphere, when you are surrounded by a variety of colorful lights.
Desert safari trip
Without a doubt the recommended pastime for the dead to experience the desert of Dubai is the experience of a desert safari trip. The desert safari begins with a pick-up from your accommodation in Dubai by 4 * 4 vehicle directly to the Dubai Desert. During the day you will experience driving in the sand dunes in a Jeep Land Cruiser and go on a camel ride in a picturesque landscape. At sunset you will have the opportunity to photograph the desert sunset and arrive at a Bedouin camp, where you can wear traditional clothes and enjoy the flavors of the locals at a traditional grilled meal, with fly Arabian coffee, fresh dates, falafel and shawarma. While enjoying the food, you will enjoy a traditional belly dance entertainment show. It is possible to stay overnight in the desert encampment.
Dubai Aquarium and Zoo
Experience life underwater and take a walk in the aquarium tunnel. A huge 10 million gallon water tank, containing more than 33,000 marine animals and having the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. After a tour of the aquarium tunnel, you can continue your trip to the underwater zoo located on the 2nd floor to admire the amazing variety of exotic species. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors about the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological areas: a rainforest, a rocky shore and a living ocean. Meet the mischievous live otters along with happy penguins and do not miss the opportunity to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Crook and his queen, at the underwater zoo.
Helicopter trip in the skies of Dubai
If you are lucky to have clear air do not miss a flight in the Dubai skies by helicopter. You will book the flight in advance and the duration of the flight will be according to your budget. The basic flight will take about 20 minutes and will pass over Flam Jumeira Island, Bush Olara, a peek into the World Islands and later pass over the fantastic view of Dubai’s skyscrapers with the famous Burj Khalifa. Dubai’s skyline is reminiscent of Hong Kong’s towers. The flight is of course a great opportunity to photograph Dubai from above.
Dubai Miracle Garden
It is the largest flower garden in the world, located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The middle of the desert is the last place we would expect to find the largest flower garden in the world, however do not forget that this is Dubai.
Dubai Miracle Garden includes an impressive number of 45 million flowers scattered over an area of 72,000 square meters in various displays ranging from flower beds to heart-shaped arches and ornate castles.
The gardens opened in February 2013 and are designed to become a successful tourist destination. The show changes each season to create a fresh experience for visitors. They entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest vertical garden in the world.
The various displays include millions of flowers that have created different shapes and patterns like the Emirates flag, a clock, a Ferrari car whose driver’s seat is adorned with flowers, artificial animals like a peacock whose tail is made of flowers, ships, a statue of a woman with hair, flowers and windbreaker. Today, the gardens display 45 different varieties of flowers, imported from all over the world from Egypt to the United States.