When you’re visiting a superlative city like Dubai, you cannot help but find yourself mesmerized by the world’s largest shopping mall. The Dubai Mall gives you a reason to shop till you drop. But, did you know that you can actually entertain yourself without shopping? Read on to learn how you can enjoy a day at the Dubai Mall without spending all your money!
While we are on the topic of superlatives, The Dubai Fountain holds the title for the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The inspiration comes from the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. While you’re here, beware that at any given moment, the show will start by spraying 22,000 gallons of water to great heights. And at night, it illuminates with over 6,000 light fixtures. Visitors can take a ride around the Burj Lake for a front-row view of this one of a kind show. Watching the show itself along with the sounds of Arabic music is truly a Dubai experience.
At the Top: Burj Khalifa
When visiting the Dubai Mall, you should know that you’re standing next to the tallest building in the world. One of Dubai’s most popular attractions is the top of Burj Khalifa. The actual building is over 160 stories, but you’ll be visiting either the 124th, 125th, or the 148th floor for 360-degree views of Dubai. It’s recommended to purchase your tickets in advance so that you don’t have to wait in line to get to the top, you wouldn’t want to miss out on these views!
Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo? The aquarium features one of the world’s largest viewing panel. But what is more engaging are the collection of over 30,000 living animals, including over 400 sharks and rays! Make sure to take pictures in the 270-degree walkthrough tunnel which makes you feel like you’re swimming with the fishes!
Dubai Ice Rink
Ready for some fun? Lace up your skates put on some gloves and hit the rink! If you’ve never ice skated before, take a beginners lesson to perfect your skills. Head to the disco at night and have a blast freestyling with your pals. The ice rink is located on the ground floor of the mall and is open from Monday-Sunday so don’t miss out!
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