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Skyscraper City - New Dubai

A Metro Architectural Tour of New Dubai
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Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  This tour will take you on the Dubai Metro Red Line between Ibn Battuta Mall station #39 and Khalid Bin Al Waleed station #19. This... more »

Tips:  This is an excellent “walking” tour when the Dubai weather becomes really hot. Air conditioned the entire way unless you decided to... more »

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Points of Interest


At this station, take the Metro traveling to Rashidiya. Gold Class platform is right there as you exit the escalator. For the best views, be sure to sit on the right side facing forward.

*** Good place to visit: Ibn Battuta Mall
Ibn Battuta Mall is the world’s largest themed shopping mall. The interiors are beautiful. Architecturally, it... More

2. Metro Station #37 - Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Rashidiya bound)

The next grouping of skyscrapers you see are the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), a 495-acre mixed use waterfront development for business and residences. Eighty-seven towers surround the 45 acres of 4 man-made winding lakes.

Forty-five percent of the towers are residences for more than 60,000 people; 21% of the towers are offices and the remainder ... More

As you approach Mall of the Emirate Metro Station #32 look for the giant silver slope . . .this is the Ski Dubai slope at Dubai Mall. Yes, you can go snow skiing in Dubai! Quickly you will pass the 5 star Kempinski Hotel and further in the distance the Pullman Hotel both located in the mall.

*** Good place to visit. Mall of the Emirates
In... More

And now for Dubai’s crowning glory – the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. The Burj is 2,716.5 feet tall, rising 160 stories from the desert floor and boasts The Armani Hotel and Residences, 63 stories of ultra-luxury residences, corporate suites, a restaurant and the public observation deck.

The Burj was featured prominently in the ... More

5. Metro Station # 24 - Financial Centre (Rishadiya Bound)

Now look for two tower buildings connected at the top. This is the Dusit Dubai Thani Hotel, a 502 foot distinctive structure of 40 floors with interiors decorated with a Thai influence and boasts 2 great restaurants – Thai and Italian.

Find next a building with gold columns running down the sides. This is the Al Attar Tower a 38 floor post... More

6. Metro Station #9 - Khalid Bin Waleel (reversing direction)

At this station you need to cross over to the train going in the opposite direction. Exit your car and go up the escalator following the signs to Jebel Ali. Take the down escalator and the Gold Class car platform is right there at the bottom. Be sure to sit on the right side facing forward for the best views.

At this station take your time... More

7. Metro Station #29 - Noor Islamic Bank (Jebel Ali bound)

The iconic symbol of Dubai is the Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs). Soaring more than 1000 feet into the air this 60 floor, 202 room hotel, claims a 7 star rating. Built at a cost of $650 million, the hotel commands $1000 per night for the basic room but if you want the Royal Suite it will set you back $28,000 per night but you do have a... More

8. Metro Station #35 - Nakeel (Jebel Ali bound)

Quickly now you will see the first cluster of skyscrapers that mark Dubai Marina’s “Super Tall District.” This area is home to the giant towers with the title of tallest residential building in the world rotating as each new taller building is completed.

Among these giants are The Princess – at 1350 feet tall the current tallest residential... More

9. Metro Station #26 - Ibn Battuta Mall (reverse direction)

At this station, cross over to take the Metro going the opposite direction. Exit your car and go down the steps or elevator or walk to the end of the platform to take the down escalator. Follow signs to Rashidiya going up the escalator. Gold Class platform is right at foot of escalator. For the best views be sure to sit on the right side facing... More