Sightseeing & Points of Interest
Home to the world's tallest building, palm islands and famous Souks, Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business centre and a tourist paradise.
Jumeirah, the Dubai disctrict where SimWorld will be held, is a diverse area favoured for its beaches. It is home to the the landmark Jumeirah Mosque, considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai. Across the street from the conference is The Walk, a popular open air prominade with both upscale and casual retailers and dining.
Dubai continues to construct everything bigger and better than the previous including many firsts that add to its list of impressive landmarks in contemporary design.
Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building
Burj Al Arab - known as the world's only seven star hotel
Jumeirah Mosque - the city's largest and most visited Mosque is a fine example of modern Arabian architecture
The Hydropolis Hotel, currently under construction, will be the world's first luxury underwater hotel.
Unique to Dubai are the Man-made World Islands and Palm Islands communities, developed to highlight Dubai's standard of luxury
While Dubai is known for luxurious buildings with contemporary style, the city has preserved many timeless, historical attractions.
Burj Nahar, or watch tower, was first built in 1870 and continues to attract people from all over the world with its picturesque gardens and exotic surroundings.
Deira Clocktower - a major landmark built in 1963 to mark the country's first oil exports
Whether you want to stay within city limits or venture into the Arabian desert, Dubai is a great place to explore and offers activities for everyone.
- Beaches - a sun seekers haven, there are many beautiful beaches in Dubai with Jumeirah beach considered one of the best.
- Golf - Spectacular golf courses even host one of the world's top-notch tournaments, Dubai Desert Classic
- Skiing - Indoor skiing, snowboarding and all around "snow park", Ski Dubai is located inside Mall of Emirates
- Hot Air Balloon Rides - behold the Arabian desert from the sky
- Wild Wadi Waterpark
Dubai is considered the shopping capital of the Middle East. In addition to visiting the numerous shopping centres, be sure to visit Dubai's historic souks steeped in Arabian and Indian tradition.
- Dubai Mall - the World's Largest Mall with an ice rink, aquarium and access to the top of the Burj Khalifa
- Mall of Emirates - one of the largest shopping centres in Dubai with an indoor ski resort and more than 200 shops
- Gold Souk - impressive historic market with hundreds of shops
- Gold & Diamond Park - retailers willing to negotiate deals on gold and diamond jewelry
- Spice Souk - imported spices from all over the Middle East fill this aromatic market