Why Dubai is the best?
Dubai is not the best city in the world this year. In fact, Dubai ranked 26th in Time Out's best cities in the world in 2021. In spite of the rank, Dubai and Abu Dhabi were the only cities from the Middle East that made it into the list.
Put aside the numbers, Dubai is the home of some of the best things in the world. You can find the world's most remarkable things in Dubai, and some of them you can enjoy for free!
The tallest building in the world
Towering at over 825 meter high, Dubai's Burj Khalifa held 160 stories that makes it not only the tallest building in the world but also these:
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- Highest number of stories in the world
- Highwst occupied floor in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
- And finally, tallest service elevator in the world
Inaugurated in 2010, this building is so tall that it has 3 different time zone for iftar time.
The highest infinity pool in the world
Dubai literally takes infinity pool to a whole new level. The Address Beach Resort in Dubai has an infinity pool on the 77th floor, 300 meter above the ground. It is almost the same hight with the Eiffel Tower! The 560 sqare meter pool is only accessible for the resort's guest, but you can hangout by the pool at Zeta Seventy-Seven restaurant.
The deepest swimming pool in the world
Credit: Deep Dive Dubai
Located in Nad Al Sheba, Deep Dive Dubai gives you a swimming experience like no other. Guiness World Record crowned it as the world's deepest swimming pool at 60 meter depth.
Shaped like a giant oyster, this pool also equipped with the latest diving technology including the most advanced hyperbaric chamber as well as lighting, sound, and mood system. The filtration system circulates the water every 6 hours through volcanic rocks, NASA filter technology, and UV radiation, makes the water super clear for the divers.
The largest Ferris wheel in the world
Starting from 21 October 2021, you can enjoy Dubai from a different point of view on the world's largest (and tallest) observation wheel, Ain Dubai. Equipped with indoor air-conditioned cabin, this ferris wheel will take your sight seeing to a higher level.
The ferris wheel is 250 meter tall and you can enjoy the view in several ways. There are shared Observation Cabin, premium Social Cabins with beverage included, and Private Cabins that you can use privately.
The tallest hotel in the world
Opened in 2018, Gevora Hotel in Dubai is 356 meter tall with 75 floors, made it as the world's tallest hotel according to the Guinness World Records. This four star hotel has 528 rooms, rooftop swimming pool, as well as other top hotel facilities.
The competition of being the tallest hotel in the world followed by the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai at the second place and the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana at the third.
The largest mall in the world
The Dubai Mall is approximately the same size of 50 soccer fields, makes it as the largest shopping mall in the world. This mall houses more than 1.200 shops, 120 restaurant, 22 cinema screen, as well as a five-star hotel, an ice rink, and a SEGA gaming center! This mall is false serve as the gateway to the Burj Khalifa.
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