If you are tired of busy schedules and a monotonous life to the extent that you can hardly concentrate on your work, I would suggest you to take an affordable trip to any country/place near you. I always make a plan for a country trip at least once a year and trust me nothing can cheer you up more than travelling. Of all the countries I visited, the most fascinating and soothing one which has secured first place in my list is Dubai.
If you are planning to go there any day in future or if you are, by chance, heading there, you should see the ten reasons which will make sure you are not going to regret your decision.
- Shopper’s Paradise
Shopping is one of the many reasons to visit Dubai. If you are there don’t miss the chance. The city is full of Guccis, Louis Vuittons, Vincis, Saint Laurents. Baci-The Dubai Mall is absolutely a wonderful place where you not only get a chance to shop but also witness the night show which is undoubtedly an amazing experience.
- Foodies Heaven
With such a diverse population, there is a spectacular range of cuisine available in the city. With hundreds of Arab,Persian,Indian,Pakistani,Filipino,French,Japanese,Chinese,British and American restaurants, both humble and high-end, there’s something for everyone. Throw in the array of food festivals that happen throughout the year and the stream of pop-up eateries and it’s no wonder people talk about newbies putting on the ‘Dubai Stone’. You can enjoy various tastes of Pakistani and Indian biryanis at Old Souk too.
- Favorable Weather
The climate is a reason in and of itself to visit Dubai. It stays moderate and warm. You will feel the sun with a cool wind blowing during daytime and then the night will be neither too cold nor too hot. In a word, weather in Dubai is a perfectionist itself. Al Mamzar is a great public beach, but if you’re lucky you can snag a spot on some hotel sands.
- The Man-made Islands
As an extreme display of wealth, Dubai has an offshore project in which they have created man-made islands into shapes off the coast. The first is in the shape of a palm tree (known as Palm Jumera) and the second is more well known and is called “The World”. If you have enough money, you can buy yourself a ‘country’; you will get a chance to see the outer look of ‘countries’ belonging to Shahrukh Khan and Tom Cruise and many other famous celebrities.
- Take in the view from the tallest building on the planet
At nearly twice the height of New York’s Empire State building, the Burj Khalifa is pretty tall. 2,722 ft (828m) tall to be exact. The 163 storied building is the tallest in the world by quite a margin.
- Visit the traditional Gold Souk
In stark contrast to some of the gigantic mega malls, you can take a more traditional approach by heading down to the Gold Souk, an Arabian jewellery market located in the oldest part of the city. The best part is the shops there are divided according to the quality of golds so that you have less chances to get ditched by the sellers.
- Decent Firework Display
Ever since the opening of the Atlantis hotel in 2009, Dubai has tried to constantly outdo itself when it comes to elaborate firework displays. Burj Khalifa has become the focal point of the City’s celebrations since the building opened in 2010, akin to Sydney’s Harbour Bridge or New York’s Times Square.
- Divine Cruises
Dubai is a country surrounded by the ocean and the city is guarded by the river. You can experience a fascinating night cruise with melodious songs and traditional dances with the sweet night breeze over the river.
- Go Skiing in the Desert
Yep, there’s a ski slope in the desert. A 22,500 square meter, 85m high, 5 slope indoor ski resort to be exact. It also has the world’s first 400 meter long indoor black run.
- Biggest Travel Hubs in the world
Dubai International Airport (DXB) recently took over from London Heathrow as the busiest airport in the world. Emirates Airline, Dubai’s state carrier has also grown into the world’s biggest international airline and with more than two-thirds of the entire population of the planet within an 8 hour flight, no matter where you are in the world, you’ve probably got direct flights to the City.
So whether you’re looking for an exotic honeymoon location, a shopping mecca or simply to bathe in the lap of luxury for a few weeks, consider visiting Dubai without a second thought!