This city calls itself the premier tourist destination of the modern world and taking a look at the larger than life megalopolis, it is hard to argue. In Dubai tourist attractions, world class hotels and mega shopping malls are popping up every day and battling each other to take their place on the city’s skyline. Breaking new ground with the world’s tallest buildings and largest man made islands, this ultramodern city is redefining the extremes of luxury and entertainment. If the city gets a little too overwhelming, find yourself an urban escape like the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa to relax and recharge.
Among the city’s many iconic features is the The Dubai Mall. It takes a prominent place in the heart of the city and boasts over twelve million square feet of retail and entertainment space. The mall also houses: the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which displays thousands of aquatic creatures; ‘KidZania’, an innovative concept that combines education with entertainment; a twenty two screen cinema, with a seating capacity of almost three thousand; The Dubai Ice Rink, which is of Olympic proportions; it even has a one hundred and fifty five million year old dinosaur fossil on display.
SEGA Republic, a seventy six thousand square foot indoor theme park, was added to The Dubai Mall’s many attractions in 2009. It caters to all ages and spans two levels. There are nine major rides and over two hundred and fifty games. SEGA Republic is split into five themed zones: Adventure Zone, featuring virtual motion rides and a rollercoaster; Sports Zone, with sports simulation games like golf, football and snowboarding; Speed Zone, which includes a nine meter free fall; Redemption Zone, with a water pistol game and a crane hooking game; Cyberpop Zone, which features the latest next-generation virtual games.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travelers.