Dubai is one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates, and a beautiful place where the mix of modern and traditional architecture, Arab culture, and wildlife offer many different ways to enjoy the city. Here are five must-see places while you're teaching in Dubai:
If you enjoy architecture, then you need to visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Venture to the observation deck of this 829.8-metre-tall structure and enjoy a view like no other of the city, desert, and ocean. At ground level, the skyscraper is surrounded by gardens, walkways, and water features—including the world's tallest performing fountain, Dubai Fountain. The Burj Khalifa is a great place to explore during teaching jobs in Dubai.
Ski Dubai might be one of the most famous attractions in the city. Take a break from the desert heat and the beaches in the Middle East's first indoor ski resort. In this winter oasis you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, building snowmen, snowball fights, and visiting the penguin enclosure. Ski Dubai can be found in the Mall of the Emirates, along with many other shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
One of Dubai's most beautiful mosques, the Jumeirah Mosque is a must-visit location during your stay. The Islamic stone architecture has subtle details that need to be seen up close. The mosque is lit with flood lights at night so it is visible at any time. You will also find tours offering insights into Islamic culture.
This unique museum is in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787. Here you can explore the history of Dubai through city maps, weapons, and traditional Emirati lifestyle allowing you to connect with the students you're teaching in Dubai. The museum is also located along the beautiful Dubai Creek.
If you're traveling through Dubai, a visit to the Dubai Aquarium is a must. Located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, this amazing aquarium contains over 140 species of sea life. There are many different activities to partake in, including cage snorkeling, shark diving, and glass bottom boat tours. By entering the Underwater Zoo, you can walk through the aquarium tunnels and immerse yourself in the sea life. The mall also hosts the Dubai Shopping Festival and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival, making it a great destination for day trip for anyone taking on teaching jobs in Dubai.
There are many interesting and beautiful things to see and do while you're teaching in Dubai. Seize onto this once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore a culturally unique city unlike any other, and truly enrich your time there.