The concept of the Guinness Book was based on the idea that there was one superlative in each category in the world. If you can attach a superlative to an act or an item, it enters the Guinness Book making it the best in the world. For example, the best restaurant, the longest time swimming in the Antarctic Ocean or the tallest building.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
In the world of superlatives, the United Arab Emirates stands a class apart. This cluster of Arab nations are personified versions of Carrie Bradshaw and her over the top flouncy skirts. However, the Kohinoor of the Arab crown is Dubai. This futuristic city has embraced the idea of supreme and embodied it into its surroundings. A holiday in the UAE is complete without visiting the city from the future.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.
Dubai resembles the competitive, over-achiever in school who always wanted to be two steps ahead of the rest. To highlight this spirit of this magical city, here are 5 of the “World’s biggest” that Dubai is home to.
Burj Al Arab – World’s Only 7 Star Hotel
The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world.
This fish-like structure is the only 7-star hotel in the world. Thus, it guarantees you an experience unlike any other. It has a Sky-view Bar, an Underwater Restaurant and an outdoor tennis court. It was designed to resemble the sail of an Arabian Dhow Ship, thus, making it one of the most photographed monuments in the world. It reaches a height of 321 meters. At night, it lights up in a choreographed color pattern of water and fire.
Burj Khalifa – World’s Tallest Building
The Burj Khalifa known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Stretching its pointed nose all the way to 823 meters above the ground level, it is recognised to be the tallest building and man-made structure in the world. The structure contains the world’s highest swimming pool, the world’s highest mosque and the world’s highest viewing point. The building is also home to 900 suites, office complexes and the prestigious, Armani Hotel.
Dubai Miracle Garden – World’s Largest Natural Flower Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on valentine's day in 2013.
The Dubai flower garden is a real miracle in the midst of a dessert. The 72,000 square meter garden is laden with vibrant flowers everywhere you look. 45 Million Flowers that are fashioned into shapes of hearts, igloos, pyramids, vintage cars etc. The flower clock has its esteemed spot in the Guinness Book for being the largest in the world.
The Dubai Mall – World’s Biggest Shopping Mall
The Dubai Mall, also known as the home of the Dubai shopping festival, is one of the world's largest shopping malls in UAE
For every shopaholic, this place is like heaven on earth. With 1,200 retail stores, over 260 food and beverage outlets, a huge entertainment arena and much more, it is advisable to wear your walking shoes. The hotel also has a 250-room luxury hotel, the famous Dubai Aquarium and a mini-zoo.
Dubai Fountain - Largest Dancing Fountain
The Dubai Fountain is the world's second largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man made Burj Khalifa Lake.
Right outside the expansive Dubai Mall, after a good few hours of shopping you can relax and watch the dancing waters.
The Dubai Fountain, being the largest in the world, puts up an impressive show of coordinated waterworks. The beam of light from the fountain can be seen 20 miles away.
The Architectural Wonders of Dubai
These are only 5 popular landmarks, there are also other wonders of Dubai that you can explore for yourself on your vacation to the UAE. The Arab Emirates are an enchanting place, with lots to discover.