The rise of Dubai from a barren desert land to one of the most visited cities in the world cannot be understated. As an ostentatious urban metropolitan, there are no shortage of high-rise buildings or extravagant shopping malls in this tourist paradise. The Emirate, however, not just about the towering high-rise structures, the city is always lively with shopping festival, pristine sunny beaches, and family-centric attractions. Dubai expertly balances the traditional with the modern. A luxury yacht cruise in the Emirate is recommended for those among you wish to experience Dubai’s true essence. Listed in this article, are five of the most significant destinations in the city that will help to give you a greater insight on what it is about.
The Palm Jumeirah Islands
One of the key destinations in any yacht rental Dubai tour, the Palm Jumeirah Islands is a man-made archipelago designed to provide you with a stunning scenic view of the calm Arabian coastline. The island is also home to arguably the most popular 5-star hotel in the world – the Atlantis de Palm. The Palm Jumeirah Islands hosts visitors from all around the world, through-out the year and is a perfect example of the Emirate’s luxury lifestyle.
The Burj Al Arab
Known across the globe as the world’s first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab easily ranks amongst the most photographed man-made structures in the world. Located approximately 300km away from the Jumeirah islands, it is one of the key sights in any yacht cruise. Some of the key attractions at this luxury hotel includes the underwater aquarium restaurant which requires to embark on a simulate submarine voyage, a fleet of Rolls Royce vehicles on the forecourt and the helipad on top of the building that has been a part of numerous movie stunt sequences.
The Dubai Marina
A yacht tour of Dubai Marina is recommended to witness the elegance of the canal and the promenades of the Emirate’s most luxurious residential area. It will also give you an opportunity to witness the panoramic view of the city and its mesmerizing skyline. On either side of the canal, you can see numerous lifestyle and leisure developments, including fine dining restaurants, retail stores, and hospitality centers. Although the view may be a little less appealing on a sunny day, by night time, when the time is truly thriving, the Dubai Marina becomes a wonder to be marveled upon.
The Dubai Creek
Popularly known as “Creek”, this district is a corner stone of Old Dubai and one of the most iconic locations in the country. As the primary trading center in the old days, Creek in many ways was responsible for the growth of Dubai to what it is today. A luxury yacht cruise through the serene waters of the Dubai Creek will provide with a first-hand exposure to the traditional side of this elegant Emirate. The Creekside has been widened numerous times over the last century and is often busy with Abra – wooden water taxis – that can ferry passengers across the souks of Deira and the district of Bur Dubai.
The World Islands
The World Islands is another man-made archipelago based on the Dubai Coastline. It comprises of 300 small islands constructed into a World map exterior. The yacht experience will cater to your desires of panoramic scenic views around the whole 300 islands. This havens the wealthiest residents from all over the world and a perfect holiday yacht destination with the variety of deluxe hotels and attractions worth the time and money.