Dubai is a darling of the Middle East; and the burst of scenery and culture will blow you away. 24 hours is such a short time to fully experience the wonderful offerings that this desert jewel has for you. However, 24 hours is enough to give you just a little taste of the destination; and you will not be disappointed. To this end, visiting the most iconic places is the best thing to do. There is so much to discover and below is a guide on exciting things to do in Dubai in 24 hours.
You cannot visit Dubai and not head to the tallest building in the world. This attraction is world-famous and enjoying its splendor is in order. The Burj Khalifa is the attraction in question and here, you get to take an educational journey as you get entertained in the process. On your journey up in the high-speed lift, there is a chronicle of Dubai and its journey through history. You will also get to see how this tall building came about. The observation deck is 1475 feet on top and here, you will get a raw panorama of the city, ocean and desert. If you are not terrified of the height, the floor-to-ceiling glass wall is yours for exploration. There is also an open air terrace where you can enjoy a virtual tour that is absolutely out of this world.
The Arabian Tea House is the right place to head when looking for that touch of Arabian culture. This retreat is located at the Al Fahidi Historical neighborhood. This tea house has a serenity that is calming and as a business traveler, the peace will be yours for the taking. From chirping birds to rustling trees, this is the best escape. In addition, this tea house serves you more than 100 types of teas; you are really spoiled for choice. A selection of healthy salads, dips and pastries will also keep you entertained. The tea house prides itself in offering visitors an Arabian touch that is first class in nature.
You cannot miss the water dance at The Dubai Fountain. Located right at the base of Burj Khalifa, you will enjoy the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The colorful illumination will provide for a spectacular treat. With music involved, this water show has become a top attraction in Dubai. The beaming light is visible up to 18 miles away making it an unmissable experience. If you have to get some retail therapy, Dubai Mall is the right place to head. With all manner of designers and brands, you will be amazed. Later, you can take an Abra ride across the creek to enjoy even more splendor. This is just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to the delights of Dubai.