From its humble beginnings as a modest fishing port, Dubai has a skyline that has changed beyond recognition, becoming one of the most photographed and recognised in the world. Here Marek Kijevsky presents 11 of his top spots from which to enjoy Dubai’s breathtaking skyline and iconic cityscapes with 20 stunning images to inspire your trip.
For me most valuable and incredible experience is the visit to the observation deck at Burj Khalifa. This majestic building will literally bring you to the skies with a 360-degree city view when the light is on your side. You can choose from two decks at either 456 m or 555 m. Your journey begins when you step into the At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY lounge, from where you will be personally escorted to a dedicated elevator. From the deck you’ll see the 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab and the marina panorama. From the other side you have views of Sheik Zayed road and several of the tallest skyscrapers.
Visit Dubai at any time of year except summer for an incredible experience. Summer time is very hot there; spring or autumn season are more enjoyable. It’s popular, so expect lots of tourists, but Dubai is a safe city with amazing things to do. Traffic is heavy in Dubai, so your best option is to take a taxi; most companies are government-owned. Otherwise use public the transport system which, in my opinion, is one of the best in the world.