27 January 2019
Today, due to COVID-19, we are all confined to our homes. Since our healthcare and emergency workers are working tirelessly to curb its spread, we need to do our part by social distancing and help flatten the curve.
We know you miss spending time out in Dubai – shopping at the Dubai Mall, or sunbathing at Kite beach. Right now, you’re spending all day at home and probably trying to find new ways to pass the time. We’ve found an interesting way to explore Dubai while you’re waiting to get out again.
Check out dubai360.com, the world’s biggest and largest high-quality interactive city tour! This website features 360 virtual tours of popular places in Dubai, along with some interesting time-lapses. It also has some hidden gems with some spectacular viewpoints. We checked out each location, and here are our top places in Dubai, to view virtually.
Stand on top of the world, virtually.
Dubai’s icon, which at 829.8 meters, holds the record for the tallest building in the world, along with having the highest occupied floor, tallest service elevator and highest observation deck to name a few. This massive structure has been a symbol for Dubai for years and everyone who visits this emirate has to get a picture with the building in the background.
Now normally, as a visitor, you can go till the 148th-floor observation deck. But virtually, you can get a bird’s eye view of Dubai from the pinnacle of the building! That’s the highest point of the building and possibly the highest point in the world! From this virtual 360-degree viewpoint, you can see across Dubai, from the fountains below all the way to the Palm Island!
Click here to experience a beautiful time-lapse from the top of the Burj Khalifa.
Experience the history of the UAE, virtually.
Want to learn about the history of the UAE, but your friends or family don’t seem interested? No problem! Take a private and virtual tour from your computer!
Etihad Museum, located in Jumeirah, offers a series of interactive areas where you can explore the UAE’s rich history; from learning about the seven founding fathers of the nation to understanding the different chapters in time where they all came together to form the United Arab Emirates. Each part of history is categorically displayed, so that when you visit, it tells you a very fascinating story.
We especially recommend checking out the Unity of the UAE section, which showcases pictures and videos of the union of all seven emirates that took place in 1971 and the Military section which includes a vintage Land Rover and a state-of-the-art mine clearing vehicle. There’s so much to learn about the history of this amazing nation.
Walk-through this museum and see how this country has progressed over time.
A palatial view just for you.
Atlantis Dubai is nestled perfectly on the crown of the world-famous Palm Island. This hotel is on the face of many Instagram pictures, and why not? It looks like a palace!
Moreover, Dubai360.com has captured a unique angle many wouldn’t know of. It’s the Atlantis hotel from the sky, with the rest of the Palm Island and Dubai in the background! It looks so amazing, that you have to check it out for yourself! Click here!
Explore a modern-day rendition of a bustling Arabian bazaar!
Miss the joy of aimlessly walking past stores and doing a bit of window-shopping? With a virtual tour of Madinat Jumeirah, you can relive it! With a tap of a button surround yourself with stalls and shops showcasing spices, clothing and beautiful souvenirs! The Madinat Jumeirah Souk is a wonderful place to explore vintage antiques and modern jewelry too.
If you have had your dose of retail window therapy, tap outside and explore the cluster of summer houses that comprise of some great restaurants. Walk across bridges that overlook abra boats shuttling down a 5-kilometer man-made river! It truly is a marvel of a place! If you want to check out this Arabian mini-city, click here.
Stand atop the world’s most luxurious hotel!
This seven-star hotel stands on a man-made island and is regarded as the third tallest hotel in the world. Here are some more interesting facts that even we were surprised to read about! The hotel has its own designated turtle hospital! Additionally, you can virtually see Dubai from the helipad and the pinnacle of The Burj Al Arab!
So click here, if you want to imagine yourself getting off a helicopter at The Burj Al Arab, and take in the breath-taking view!
Experience Dubai’s past and future.
A cultural landmark, The Dubai Frame is about 48 stories high and is made of 2000 tons of steel. Since it’s opening in 2018, it has served as a ‘frame’ between old and new Dubai. Showcasing Dubai’s rich past from one side and its prosperous present from the other.
The Dubai Frame has a lot to offer, like a luminous see-through glass walkway, a great sunset view-point with the city of Dubai in the foreground, galleries showcasing the past, present and the future and much more! The Dubai Frame truly celebrates the story of this great emirate, from its early establishment, to its ambitions ahead.
Take a virtual walk-through Dubai’s timeline here.
Experience art and culture of 90 countries in one place! From Iran to Italy, Germany to Jamaica! See locals from each country and learn about what they have to offer!
Walk past world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal. From local hand-crafts to local delicacies, visiting Global Village is as good as taking a tour of the world!
Declared as a world heritage site in 2007, this wetland reserve located in Dubai is known to attract a large number of migratory birds such as the flamingos, grey herons, sandpipers, osprey and more. It also serves as a breeding ground and home to many fish and small mammals. This virtual tour will give you a birds-eye view of the vast area dedicated to protect the wildlife around Dubai.
Fly above the huge towers that surround a 3-kilometer artificial canal! The Dubai Marina is known for many gorgeous sights, like the twisting Cayan tower overlooking various swanky apartment buildings, or the marina harbor, which is filled with luxurious yachts and massive dhows. It truly is one of the best looking neighbourhoods in Dubai.
A stone’s throw away from Dubai Marina is the world’s tallest block. With buildings such as Princess Tower, known as the second tallest tower in Dubai, Tiger Tower, Elite Residence and The Torch, this neighbourhood has some of the highest number of skyscrapers in the world! And you can enjoy a virtual un-interrupted view of the Palm Island, the Arabian Gulf and more from the highest point of this block.
So here you go! Explore Dubai in a whole new lens and marvel in its beauty from the comfort of your sofa!
And if this virtual trip has made you want to plan a real trip to Dubai in the future, book and stay at Citymax Hotels!
Until then, stay home and stay safe.