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Instagrammable places in Dubai

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Instagrammable places in Dubai, Get ready.

Instagrammable places in Dubai: You will find the tallest building, the most luxurious hotel, the most ambitious construction projects and the largest shopping centers in the world. Dubai is without a doubt a city of extremes, but one where you will not get bored.

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In the oil state of Dubai they are no longer surprised. In just a few years, one of the most advanced cities in the world was built here. Indoor skiing while it is 40 degrees outside? No problem. Have an archipelago sprayed out in the form of a world map? Should be possible. Be amazed by all the richness and imagine yourself in a modern fairy tale of 1001 nights.

Instagrammable places in Dubai:


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 Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building is in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper that towers no less than 828 meters above the country and has topped the ranking since 2007. The building consists of 162 floors and includes a large number of apartments, a hotel, restaurant, nightclub, mosque and two viewing platforms. The 148th floor is equal to a height of 555 meters and of course you have a great view over the city.


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Burj al Arab

The iconic Burj al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world. It is located on an artificial island off the coast of Dubai and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can only enter if you have a room or are going to have dinner in the sky bar on the 27th floor, so that the (famous) guests can enjoy the many conveniences in peace and quiet. You have to do something for that, because the price for a room starts near € 1,000, and can go up to more than € 15,000.


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Dubai Mall

At the foot of the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center in the world. On an area of ​​more than half a million square meters, there is room for about 1,200 shops, and the parking lot can accommodate as many as 14,000 cars. The Dubai Mall is also home to the largest aquarium in the world: the tank holds 10 million liters of water and is home to more than 33,000 marine animals.

Impressive figures, but the Dubai Mall is not the only shopping center where you can enjoy yourself. The Mall of the Emirates is half the size of the Dubai Mall in terms of surface area, but you will find an indoor ski slope there, so you can also train in warm Dubai for your upcoming winter sport.


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The Dubai Frame

The world’s largest picture frame, the  Dubai Frame divides the old town from the new. Glimpsing through one side captures the unmistakable skyline while a peek through the other offers a view of the city’s older neighborhood. The attraction is complete with a museum that shows the evolution of the astounding emirate.


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 Dubai Miracle Garden

The world’s largest natural flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden features landscaping and flora in shapes and sizes that will leave you in awe. From airplanes to elephants to castles and everything in between, your senses–and your feed–are in for an unforgettable dazzle.

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 Get a close up of the 250ft engineering marvel that is  Ain Dubai before stretching out on the newly located  Cove Beach when it all gets a bit too strenuous.

With quirky cafés and intimate bistros at every nook and cranny – because nothing goes with a lavender chai latte like an unkempt beard.


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 City Walk Dubai 

Some of the world’s most famous urban artists were given free rein to decorate the walls of City Walk. From giant cartoon murals, to quirky smaller designs, there’s loads to stop and look at when you’re wandering around.

Part of the inaugural Dubai Walls project, big names from the street art world including Rone, Eine, Nick Walker, Magda Sayeg and Blek le Rat, have left their creative stamp all over the development.


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 La Mer Dubai 

Enjoy laid-back fun at La Mer, Dubai’s eclectic beachfront. Explore bustling backstreets, treat the kids to action-packed fun, or kick back on the beach with a breeze for company.


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The best places to stroll are the Dubai Souks, these traditional, covered markets can be found in the old center of Dubai. The Gold Souk is the most famous. Here you will find hundreds of jewelry dealers and stalls selling gold and jewelry. Also nice is a visit to the nearby Spice Souk. The narrow alleys are filled with small shops selling spices from all over the world. The souk is supplied with new spices every day by boats from India and Pakistan.


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Dubai Museum

It is almost impossible to imagine walking among the skyscrapers, but the history of Dubai goes back many centuries. Proof of this can be found in the Dubai Museum, which is located in the oldest building in all of Dubai. The fort dates from 1787 and shows how the people used to live here. In the museum you will find old fishing boats and you will learn more about the trade in spices, pearls and gold.


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Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in Dubai, and the only one open to non-Muslims. If you are interested in the mosque and the role of Islam, you can join a guided tour of the building every day (except Friday). Tip: Keep this in mind in your choice of clothing, you will not come in with shorts.


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Desert safari

Dubai is surrounded by a vast desert landscape, and the best way to discover it is by taking a desert safari. With an all-terrain vehicle you tear over and along sand dunes and visit a desert camp. The hookah will come out and you can take a camel ride. In the evening you eat a feast at the campfire and you have a view of a fantastic sunset. To be fair, it is completely aimed at tourists, but it is a cool adventure.

Travel to Dubai – How to get there

Instagrammable places in Dubai

Dubai is a 6-hour flight from the Netherlands, and many tourists make a transfer on their way to Asia. If you fly with Emirates airline to Thailand, for example, you can attach a long transfer in Dubai for free. It’s worth considering if you’re flying that way, but Dubai itself is also becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination. The Transavia airline flies directly to Dubai from € 300 (you have to change on the way back), and KLM and of course Emirates also have a direct connection.

Once in Dubai, you can have yourself picked up at your hotel, or travel to the center by metro or taxi. Taxis are cheap and the metro network is well organized. You can easily move around the city for a few euros, which is not a superfluous luxury given the distances.

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Best time to travel to Dubai

The best travel time for a Dubai city trip is from October to April. Then the weather is most pleasant. There are actually two seasons: hot and even hotter! The climate is therefore best to visit the city during the winter months. You then have beautiful blue skies and it does not rain. In any case, it rains little or not in Dubai.

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