– a short story about a powerful city grown in the desert – a new trail in the StoryPlanetGo app!
The city of splendor, the pearl of the desert, winner of 130 Guinness World Records. A hundred years ago a small fishing village, today one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world. And the most visited. In 2018, more than 17 million tourists came here! It is the fourth most visited city in the world, after Bangkok, London and Paris. Over the past half-century, the sands of the desert have given rise to a place that is a tax haven, the heart of global business and tourism. Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, but also one of the most magnificent and richest in the world. It is a place of endless possibilities. There is something for everyone here. I have the impression that it can be visited endlessly.
This trail will show you only a tiny part of the place, to which you have to keep coming back and rediscover its cultural richness. Tourists usually travel around Dubai by cars (cabs) or metro. It is not a pedestrian-friendly city. However, this trail lays out the route you need to take on foot. It is not long. If you’re in a hurry and don’t intend to visit the buildings, you can walk it in as little as a few dozen minutes. However, if you want to see all the attractions we write about here, even reserve a whole day! We will focus on Downtown Dubai – the heart of the city, a must-see place for tourists, where there are modern, famous buildings, fountains, five-star hotels, world-class shopping malls and beautiful promenades, but also a green place of rest (Burj Park) and one of the biggest cultural attractions – Dubai Opera.
What will you see on the trail The Dubai Downtown – a short story about a powerful city grown in the desert
- Burj Khalifa – the building from The Guinness World Records Book
- The Burj Lake and the extraordinary fountains
- The Dubai Mall – the largest shopping mall
- Souk Al Bahar – a pinch of traditional culture in a modern metropolis
- The Dubai Opera – high culture in the heart of the luxury district