dubai city
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Dubai is truly a traveler’s paradise. The place is always bustling with activities and attractions for people of all ages and varying tastes. What's more, the city keeps innovating to catch up with the fancies and desires of new-age travelers that seek both – charm of the traditional and glamour of the modern technologically advanced world. Here's a pick of five most enticing activities that you would love to include in your Dubai cruise itinerary.

Top 5 Amazing Things to do in Dubai While on a Cruise

1. Dubai Spice Souk

The Dubai Spice Souk will surely amaze you especially if you are a shopping buff. This massive open-air spice market, always lively with crowds and aromas, acquaints you with the traditional side of Dubai. Here you will find a crazy collection of spices and other household stuff. Eager shopkeepers will guide you to their fares. Some of the most popular items being saffron, dried lime, rose hips, and other traditional spice mixes. Dubai Spice Souk is located next to the Dubai Gold Souk, which is the world's biggest gold market.

2. The Dubai Mall

Hosting over 92 million visitors each year (2015 data) and housing over 1200 shops, the Dubai Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the world in terms of land area, making it an unmissable place to visit. You can catch the latest wares at the super-luxury stores, watch your favorite movie (has 22 cinema screens) or indulge your taste buds in its numerous restaurants and cafe. For your entertainment, the Dubai Mall has a Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, indoor theme parks for kids as well as grown-ups, and an Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink that offers recreational skating facilities.

3. Burj Khalifa

World's tallest building, Burj Khalifa appears to be defying the laws of gravity. The engineering marvel, Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meters tall and has 163 floors. There are luxury hotels, shops, offices, apartments, and a plush Giorgio Armani Hotel. The building has a Y-shaped floor plan which helps it offer an ample view of the Arabian Gulf. There are two observation decks on the 124th and 125th floors. The highest observation deck is at the height of 555 m on the 148th floor. Besides, Burj Khalifa offers vibrant entertainment and dining option at its base. The Dubai Fountain, which is a one-of-its-kind choreographed musical fountain, is an attraction for tourists.

4. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is a landmark of Dubai. It is one of the most photographed attractions of the Emirates which is crafted from white stone in the medieval Fatimid style. Its beauty is breathtaking especially when it is lit at dusk. A unique feature of Jumeirah Mosque is that it is Dubai's only mosque that allows non-Muslim visitors (from Saturday through Thursday). Take the help of the tour guides to gain insight knowledge about the mosque and make your visit worthwhile.

5. Etihad Museum

Etihad Museum has a futuristic-style building that encases the rich history of Dubai and the seven emirates that make the United Arab Emirates. The museum is located on the Jumeirah Road and lies on the site where UAE's unification pact was signed in 1971. Inside the museum, there are interactive exhibitions, display galleries, a library, a theatre, photos, and screens to provide information. There are also recreational spaces for visitors to relax and regale.

Dubai promises you oodles of fun and altogether a very different experience. You will be greeted with a new culture, whole new architecture, different cuisines, and aromas that you may have never experienced before. Keep plenty of time to relish the marvels and roller coaster excitement that Dubai loves to shower on its guests.

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