The concept of the Guinness Book was based on the idea that there was one superlative in each category in the world. If you can attach a superlative to an act or an item, it enters the Guinness Book making it the best in the world. For example, the best restaurant, the longest time swimming in the Antarctic Ocean or the tallest building.
In the world of superlatives, the United Arab Emirates stands a class apart. This cluster of Arab nations are personified versions of Carrie Bradshaw and her over the top flouncy skirts. However, the Kohinoor of the Arab crown is Dubai. This futuristic city has embraced the idea of supreme and embodied it into its surroundings. A holiday in the UAE is complete without visiting the city from the future.
Dubai resembles the competitive, over-achiever in school who always wanted to be two steps ahead of the rest. To highlight this spirit of this magical city, here are 5 of the “World’s biggest” that Dubai is home to.
This fish-like structure is the only 7-star hotel in the world. Thus, it guarantees you an experience unlike any other. It has a Sky-view Bar, an Underwater Restaurant and an outdoor tennis court. It was designed to resemble the sail of an Arabian Dhow Ship, thus, making it one of the most photographed monuments in the world. It reaches a height of 321 meters. At night, it lights up in a choreographed color pattern of water and fire.
Stretching its pointed nose all the way to 823 meters above the ground level, it is recognised to be the tallest building and man-made structure in the world. The structure contains the world’s highest swimming pool, the world’s highest mosque and the world’s highest viewing point. The building is also home to 900 suites, office complexes and the prestigious, Armani Hotel.
The Dubai flower garden is a real miracle in the midst of a dessert. The 72,000 square meter garden is laden with vibrant flowers everywhere you look. 45 Million Flowers that are fashioned into shapes of hearts, igloos, pyramids, vintage cars etc. The flower clock has its esteemed spot in the Guinness Book for being the largest in the world.
For every shopaholic, this place is like heaven on earth. With 1,200 retail stores, over 260 food and beverage outlets, a huge entertainment arena and much more, it is advisable to wear your walking shoes. The hotel also has a 250-room luxury hotel, the famous Dubai Aquarium and a mini-zoo.
Right outside the expansive Dubai Mall, after a good few hours of shopping you can relax and watch the dancing waters.
The Dubai Fountain, being the largest in the world, puts up an impressive show of coordinated waterworks. The beam of light from the fountain can be seen 20 miles away.
These are only 5 popular landmarks, there are also other wonders of Dubai that you can explore for yourself on your vacation to the UAE. The Arab Emirates are an enchanting place, with lots to discover.
Article Curated By :- Nikeetaa Manish Ghaneckar