Dubai is an Arabian metropolis that should be seen to be believed! Ask people who have already been to Dubai and it’s very likely that you would get different answers why it’s amazing. So one thing is for sure; it enthralls and excites people of all age groups and abilities, with everything from culture and history to glamor, leisure and entertainment in equal measure.Now if you’re looking for more reasons to visit this spellbinding city, just go ahead and read on.
1. It’s a city of extravagant superlatives
From the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), highest of its dancing fountain show, and the most lavish seven-star hotel (Burj Al Arab) to the colossal palm-tree shaped man-made island (Palm Jumeirah), the world’s biggest natural garden (Dubai Miracle Garden) and the towering entertainment venues, Dubai is handsdown a land of the over-the-top sights and unbelievable experiences. All of them showcase imposing architecture or feature unrivaled engineering marvel, and this apparently is one reason which makes Dubai both world-famous and sought after. So it goes without saying that you’ll get to experience the choicest version of almost everything once in Dubai.
2. It’s where you can makeyour wildest dreams come true
Yes, this is probably the only place in the world where you’ll get to try out things which you’ve only fantasized about or maybe never imagined. For instance, did you know that this desert city with year-round sunshine is a haven for winter sports? Just head down to Mall of the Emirates where you can participate in almost all winter activities imaginable at Ski Dubai with a massive snow park. Well, that’s not all; you’ll get to experience the sky diving adventure like no other, drive your favorite super car (at Dubai Autodrome), fly on the fastest ever human slingshot, and even enjoy the world’s swiftest and longest urban zipline, among many others.
3. Shopping Choices that is Seen nowhere else
Even if you’re not much of a retail enthusiast, it’s hard to ignore the staggering array of shopping options on offer in Dubai. With the most luxurious brands and high-end stores across its malls including the world’s biggest mall (Dubai Mall), Dubai is a favorite of anyone looking to treat themselves or their dear ones. These colossal shopping centers may be the piece-de-resistance of Dubai’s retail scene, but the city is not all about that.
There are traditional souks where you’ll find some rare and special souvenir pieces at super bargain rates. And probably the most unmissable among them is Gold Souk with an entire market dedicated to selling gold jewelry alone. If this isn’t enough, come here in January – February when you’ll be able to part of the activity-packed Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
4. There is food for every taste bud
More than 200 nationalities from different parts of the world call Dubai their home. In fact, Dubai exhibits an overwhelming multicultural scene which is reflected in its gastronomic scene too. So it really doesn’t matter what your taste bud crave for once in the city – you’ll find almost everything from the flavorsome Arabic and traditional cuisines to the most authentic Asian, Mediterranean, European, and American specialities. What’s more? It caters to every pocket as well. Whether you wish to dine on a wallet-destroying sky-high setting or even in the clouds or just within a relaxed ambience or on the go (with street foods), Dubai has it all.
5. Classic Cultural Experiences
Now if you want to add a bit of culture to your fun or adventure holiday, Dubai offers it by the truckload. Take a desert safari enriched with 4X4 Dune Bash as well as many Bedouin-inspired activities and entertainment such as camel ride, henna tattooing, Shisha smoking, Tanura show and belly dance.
With the best views, unlimited dining choices, and onboard traditional entertainment, you can further go on a dhow cruise Dubai which gives you the rare chance to sail in a refurbished wooden vesselthat was once used for pearl farming and fishing during the pre-oil times.
Apart from these, there are ample sources across the city where you can gain genuine info about Dubai’s artistic, historical and cultural heritage. Thanks to its vast array of art galleries and museums, especially in Old Dubai’s AlFahidi Historical Neighborhood. You can also visit Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in order to enlighten yourself about the local Emirati culture and traditions.
With its diverse offerings, Dubai may appear to be a super stylish city ideal for affluent only, but the reality is that this destination for every budget. Just make sure that plan ahead to bag maximum deals on your accommodation, dining and other aspects of your Dubai holiday. The rest is assured that you’ll return home with memories of some of the most treasured moments of your life.