I’m pretty sure many travellers know the airport of Dubai, since it’s the usual connection port while traveling to many destinations in East Asia. The first impression everyone has of the city is that is very artificial which makes sense, since it’s been built very recently in the middle of the desert. But still, if you have the chance, it’s a really nice destination for three or four days.
Most of the tourists focus their visit in two areas: Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai. The man-made marina is pretty spectacular and one of the most recognised images of the city. A set of skyscrapers raising to the sky around a sporty marina, nice for a walk under the sun. Nearby there is the area known as JBR, where you can find the beach a beautifully designed environment called literally The Beach.
In Downtown Dubai we have the famous Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world and pretty spectacular to see. The whole area is pretty beautiful, with retail and restaurants all over the place. There you can enjoy The Fountain, water and music performance every night. It’s also one of the busiest areas of the city, so interesting try to avoid central hours of the day.
Apart form this two areas, I always recommend visit the Old Dubai, undoubtedly the most interesting area of the city. The neighbourhoods of Deira and Bur Dubai are really authentic and more looking like a normal city comparing with the rest. The famous Gold Souk can be found here but to be honest, has no interest at all unless you plan to buy. You can find the beautiful creek, ideal place to do a boat ride during sunset.
A nice non final destination but ideal to spend a few days in transition to another country 😉