Get Inspired / Middle East / Abu Dhabi / Dubai United Arab Emirates Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Middle East / Abu Dhabi / Dubai United Arab Emirates Highlights story by: House of Travel Burj Khalifa Put your fears aside for a day and visit Burj Kalifa, the tallest building in the world. Towering at over 828m and with more than 160 stories, this is the ideal skyscraper to get magnificent 360 degree views of Dubai city. The journey begins in the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall which is another highlight in itself. Shopping Shop till you drop at any of the many malls in Dubai. Of particalur interest will be The Dubai Mall, the largest shopping and entertainment district in the world. Make a day of it at this mall which is home to 1200 retail stores and over 160 food and beverage outlets. Be sure to visit the key centre piece here, Dubai Aquarium. Holding 10 million litres of water and over 33,000 species, this underwater world definitely offers an incredible close-encounter experience. A special lunar lighting system changes the ambience of the tank depending on the time of day. Outside of the mall witness The Dubai Fountain in all its glory. Performing daily, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 150m, equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. Souqs Take an Abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and check out the myriad of souqs (markets) located on the banks. Head to the gold souq with streets and streets of shops aligned with sparking windows. Take your sunnies as the greeting glare can be overpowering. Sharjah The third largest of the seven Emirates, Sharjah boast scenic waterfronts overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, beautiful mosques, Souqs and numerous well-maintained museums. Al-Ain Considered part of the Abu Dhabi state, Al-Ain is often referred to as the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’ due to its many oases, parks and tree-lined streets. It’s worth a visit with many family attractions. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 Things to Do in Abu Dhabi Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The Dubai Food Festival Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.