Sightseeing and Things to do in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the emirates of the UAE and is most visited place in the worlds. The interesting thing about Dubai is that even though it is an Arab Muslim city, the city reflects little of the traditional Arabic culture. Due to the vast majority of expats in the city (more than 85%), the city is a mix of many cultures. In fact, it has taken on a culture of its own.

Here are some of the things that you can do and watch in Dubai. Take a look to get a sense of the culture of the city.

Burj Al-Arab Hotel

This is one of the most expensive hotels of the world where a one night stay can cost you more than four thousand dollars.

burj al-arab Dubai things to do sightseeing

burj al-arab Dubai

Music Fountain at Burj Al-Khalifa

This fountain operates on the rhythm of music and is very popular among visitors. It is located in front of the Burj Al-Khalifa, the tallest tower  in the world.

Dubai music fountain things to do sightseeing

Dubai Skyline

With tall buildings touching the sky throughout the city, you can spend the day and night simply enjoying the skyline of the city. Here are some of those pictures.

dubai Sky line views

dubai Sky line views

Dubai Skyline at Night

dubai Sky line views


dubai Sky line views
Dubai, UAE Skyline at night – City of Lights
Dubai, UAE Skyline at night – City of Lights

Burj Al-Khalifa

Burj Al-Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world. These pictures will give you a good idea of the enormous structure.

burj al-kalifa skyline


burj al-kalifa


burj al-kalifa night

burj al-kalifa larger view




burj al-kalifa larger full
Burj al-kalifa on a cloudy day
Burj Khalifa Dubai at sunset


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Road Trip between Dubai, Abu-Dhabi UAE and Riyadh

One of the very common road trips through the Arabian deserts is one that takes you from Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia to Abu-Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. The road trip through Kharj, Saudi-Arabia is an old road that takes through the sand deserts of Saudi-Arabia to the border of the UAE. The following pictures shows some of what you may see on that trip.

Leaving Kharj takes you through these deserts.

saudi dubai uae

The desert is different from the typical sand dunes that one would expect. This is rock and sand and the landscape is mostly flat.

saudi uae road trip sand dunes

This road from Riyadh through the town of Kharj is the old road but shorter in distance by about 100 kilometers.

saudi abu dhabi dubai uae road trip sand road through kharj

Approaching the town of Batha at the border between Saudi-Arabia and the UAE.

saudi abu dhabi uae road trip

The following picture is the ‘border area’ between Saudi-Arabia and the UAE.

saudi dubai uae road trip

As soon as you cross into UAE, you will be required to buy car insurance from this plaza.

saudi dubai uae road trip immigration


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