A city of glamour and magnificence, Dubai, has made a mark for itself owing to its central location and exponential growth rate. With tons of exciting experiences to offer, it is one of the most visited cities in the world. Here are the top seven reasons to visit Dubai right away.
Given its strategic location on the world map, there are very little chances that you haven’t heard about Dubai if you’re a frequent traveler. Nestled in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the ultimate transit hub for travelers trotting the globe. Not surprisingly, the city has one of the busiest airports in the world and surely deserves a full-fledged visit.
Dubai is a fascinating destination that has something to offer no matter who you are, which age group you belong to or where your preferences lie. It is the ideal Middle Eastern dream with diversity as its soul. The web of Dubai is woven with a taste of the world, a futuristic and progressive outlook and happiness galore. Where else do you have a duly appointed Minister of State for Happiness?
It is a place that you can travel to with friends, family or as a couple and not one will leave disappointed. The city truly believes that one size does not fit all and has a multitude of options to spoil you with choice for almost anything that you can think of. From shopping to food, street art to architecture, beaches to nightlife, Dubai is a mélange of the world.
Still not convinced enough to book a flight to Dubai right away? Hang on and read our top 7 reasons to visit Dubai and tick it off your bucket list before anything else.
Sky is not the limit
Boasting of super cars and robots for the police, every time you grab a newspaper in Dubai, get ready to be transported to a scene from a sci-fi movie! The city somehow always manages to come up with something beyond your imagination. Just when you think it can’t get any better, Dubai does it yet again!
Now, in how many other cities can you ski in the summer? How about visiting countries in the form of islands? Flying cars, anyone? Artificial rainfall? Air conditioned bus stops? Gold vending machines, maybe? Amphibious cars (whatever on Earth is that)?
Okay, enough said. If it’s not evident already, Dubai is the hub of imagination. News is, that soon we will have a rotating skyscraper featuring revolving apartments! Can you imagine watching the sun rise and set over the course of a day from the comfort of your sofa? We bet you want to move to Dubai after reading this.
If you’re a fan of touristy places and clicking selfies at instagrammable spots is your thing, Dubai is your place. Breaking world records comes naturally to this glamorous city and no wonder Dubai keeps doing rounds on news feeds every other month.
Here is a tiny glimpse of what this tiny speck on the world map packs within itself –
Tallest tower in the world – ✅
Largest water screen projection – ✅
World’s tallest Hotel – ✅
World’s Highest restaurant – ✅
World’s biggest shopping mall – ✅
World’s biggest sweet shop – ✅
World’s longest graffiti scroll – ✅
First city to get its own font – ✅
World’s largest indoor theme park – ✅
Fastest police car in the world – ✅
World’s largest aquarium – ✅
Coming soon.. world’s largest ferris wheel!
Phew. Okay, we’re tired already. We bet by the time you’re reading this, Dubai is all set to break another record. Now, how many times do you get to visit such a record breaker?
Spoiling you for choice
Shopaholic? Foodie? Adventure buff? Party-goer? Beach bug?
Thankfully, with Dubai in the picture, you no longer need to visit different countries to get the best of all these diverse experiences. Dubai is a one stop shop and the solution to all your cravings.
Known the world over as a shopping destination, Dubai is home to many extraordinary malls which besides being home to a plethora of brands, offer several unique and larger-than-life experiences. Being a melting pot of cultures, Dubai caters to all tastes of the globe with several international food chains making their way to Dubai.
For adventure lovers, there are lots of indoor and outdoor options to be explored. The one on our adventure bucket list is Sky Dive Dubai! Talking about events, Dubai is buzzing with music festivals, rock shows and concerts of world famous artists every now and then. With the likes of White Dubai, Mahiki and Buddha Bar, Dubai is well known as the ultimate destination for all party fanatics.
Coming down to our favourite activity, Dubai is no stranger to beaches. Did you know Dubai has a beach mall as well? In fact, one of the popular beaches, Kite Beach, offers plenty of thrilling activities besides the usual dose of spending a lazy day on a sun bed. And did we mention beach canteens in the form of fancy food trucks? We could probably fill pages and make your eyes sore if we get into all that Dubai has on offer!
Offering the best of the world in one place
If you could only visit one country on the planet, we’d say visit Dubai. Reason being, Dubai is the answer to your need of experiencing the best of the entire world in one place. With canals like in the European cities, nightlife like in New York and Hong Kong, over water villas like in the Maldives, skiing in the snow like in Finland – Dubai has it all. In fact, we’re soon going to have a replica of the iconic Taj Mahal as well! Dubai is where you feel at home even though you’re miles away.
In case you want to get a feel of the local Emirati culture and heritage, you can find well preserved forts and wind mills telling you the story of the city in the heart of Dubai.
Melting pot of cultures
Now of course, if you’re being served the entire world on a plate, you’ll surely find people from the world as well. With more than 80% of the entire population being expatriates, Dubai is home to people from most corners of the world. This makes Dubai one of the best places to learn about different cultures and languages and revel in the celebration that is life. With events across the city for Eid, Christmas, Holi, Easter, Diwali, Oktoberfest, St. Patricks day and all other occasions that you can think of, Dubai looks for reasons to celebrate! In fact, the iconic Burj Khalifa even lights up at times to show solidarity with the world on several occasions! Recently, we witnessed a dazzling display on Pakistan’s and India’s independence days.
Dubai truly is the impersonation of ‘unity in diversity’ and we are so proud to associate ourselves to this wonder of a city. The world surely needs more peace-loving and embracing countries like the UAE!
Prime Location with the added advantage of cleanliness and safety!
With most international flights connecting through Dubai, it works as a gateway to the world. Being centrally located, a visit to Dubai will never feel like traveling to another end of the globe. And the icing to the cake? UAE consistently makes it to the top 5 safest countries in the world!
Of course, safety and cleanliness are both relative terms with no finite yardstick for measurement. However, with its strict laws and very effective enforcement practices, Dubai takes pride in its cleanliness and its residents respect the same. Also, for the fact that Dubai is a desert, the pleasant amount of greenery around can take you by surprise. We wonder what all goes into the creation of this extraordinary city! We must admit, like it or not, no one does it like Dubai.
Life Lesson – Nothing is impossible
For anyone even slightly familiar with the history of Dubai, you’ve got to agree that if nothing else, you definitely learn one major life lesson – Nothing is impossible. From being a desert, where camels were used for transportation and pearl diving along with fishing were the common occupations, Dubai has surely come a very long way. This city with an impressive skyline is certainly not afraid of ambition.
Dubai’s journey of transformation from a land of aridity to a metropolis of skyscrapers is an inspiring one. A city that literally sprouted from scratch, now has an exponential growth rate and has made a firm mark in the world in less than half a century. In more ways than one, this opulent and indulgent land inspires you to dream.
Dream, believe and then, ACHIEVE.
Being the action packed house that Dubai is, we often get asked – how many days will suffice to visit Dubai. Unfortunately, we have never been able to give a satisfactory answer since there is so much you can do! In our opinion, keep aside a minimum of seven days to get a flavor of the city.
So, when are you visiting Dubai?
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