Srinivasa Ramanujam

Top of the world

Can a frame be an interesting attraction to visit? If you are in Dubai, it can be like this. At The Dubai Frame, an observatory, museum and monument in Zabeel Park, you get a spectacular view of not only the sunset but also an aerial view of the city’s past and present landmarks. Once you’re at the top of the building, at a height of 150 meters, try walking along the luminous glass walkway to feel like you’re on top of the world, a sensation that people with a fear of heights may not be able to achieve. to experience. . The Frame also makes a great background for a profile photo, one that is sure to generate a lot of likes.

Past forward

Are you tired of looking at all the skyscrapers around you? Visit Old Dubai, the city of Al Bastakiya, now renamed Al Fahidi Historic Quarter. . This is the perfect place to take a look at Dubai’s rich past and foundations. “Without past there is no present, it is a famous saying that we have over there. The people here have gone through an economic crisis during the World Wars and until oil was discovered,” said Nimesh Kumara, our tour guide who showed us the walled city, where people once lived and traded.

If you are a history enthusiast, you should visit the coin museum, coffee museum, dagger museum, and traditional Emirati house museum.

Another way to make your visit to Dubai memorable is to take a photo with a falcon, which was once considered a symbol of power. Today the falcon is an exotic pet in Dubai, holding bird passports and housed in air-conditioned aviaries and sometimes also used in sports (falcon racing). There are even breeding centers and hospitals dedicated to falcons!

The splat painting experience | Photo credit: Srinivasa Ramanujam.

art attack

Paint your worries in this artistic interference study to conclude your visit to the city of gold. She puts on a poncho or apron and begins working on a colorful canvas. This painting experience at Wild Paint House can be both de-stressing and therapeutic at the same time. Did you think you could only use a brush to paint? Here you will not only get that but also other tools like a rope, a toothbrush, etc. You can’t make any mess here. It’s just being creative. “Here children remain children, but adults become children,” says its founder, Kevin J., who also plans to establish himself in India soon.

(The writer was in Dubai at the invitation of Dubai Economy and Tourism)

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