Dubai is not an ambition-fearing city. The place pumps billions into establishing itself as a tourist and industry destination and aims for a lot of publicity. The whole city has a start-up mindset emerging from the desert in the last 20 years. Stuff happens fast. Things happen fast.
Scratch the surface with 5-star hotels and mega buildings such as Emaar Beachfront and there’s a lot more in town from a vibrant art and architecture ecosystem to an evolving food scene. There is a degree of cultural richness in a town that is almost exclusively made up of overseas tourists, something that most tourists are unable to fully notice.
Dubai is a place that a person should visit at least once in their life because of the following reasons:
- Dubai has one of the world’s most spectacular skylines.
Let’s get out of the clear early way, in Dubai, there are plenty of skyscrapers. Regardless of whether you’re downtown around the Burj Khalifa (the tallest man-made tower on earth), or down to the Marina, home to 4 of the world’s 5 biggest apartment towers, you’re never too far from a wonderful view.
- It is a multi-cultural melting-pot
With almost 200 different nationalities and 90 per cent of the other country’s population, Dubai is potentially one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Unlike towns, like New York or London that have been settled for generations, the expatriates of Dubai are mainly first-generation, taking along a range of cultural customs. The variety in the city is unmatched.
- The city is the paradise of foodies
A spectacular variety of food types are available in the region for such a diverse community. There’s plenty for everybody with hundreds of Arab-Persian-Indian-Pakistani-Filipino-French-Japanese-Chinese-British and American restaurants, both humble and high-end. Throw across a variety of food festivals and pop-up foodstuffs during the year and no wonder people talk about Dubai being a tourist hub.
- To Watch the Desert
Dubai was just sand before the skyscrapers and luxury vehicles. While the town has developed from the times of Bedouin villages, the desert still has a view. Go on a desert safari and enjoy a popular Arabic BBQ, watch belly dancing and riding camels while visiting Dubai. Tourists pick up hotel guests and drive them to a desert camp framed by sand dunes. This is an ideal way to learn better how it used to be before the city boomed.
- For its Specific Architecture
Dubai is known for its architecture worldwide. It’s hard to imagine that the city had no single building just four decades ago. Now Dubai is full of exclusive skyscrapers designed by some of the world’s finest architects. A drive down the Sheik Zayed Lane, one of UAE’s main roads, would leave everyone in awe. Of all shapes, sizes and designs these buildings arrive and Dubai does it in style, but even the underground stations are architectural wonders.
- A land of artificial islands
Dubai provides exclusive artificial islands for anyone looking for an island vacation. The Palm Jumeirah has been around for over a decade, though most are still under renovation, with beaches, hotels and restaurants. This island, influenced by Dubai’s traditional flower, is shaped like a huge palm tree that stretches across the sea. It is much easier to take a helicopter tour and see it from above than to visit Palm Jumeirah.
- A land of artificial gardens
In view of the environment and geography of Dubai, it is impossible to imagine it will have any greenery. The artificial gardens though will surprise everyone. In winter, when flowers bloom, tourists can enjoy vibrant and lovely gardens in the centre of the city by driving around Dubai. Dubai Miracle Garden is a must-visit for all those who love nature, known for its sculptures made exclusively of flowers which imitate castles, aeroplanes and even the Burj Khalifa.
- The Gold Souk
Dubai is renowned for its beautiful Gold Souk, which contains hundreds of gold, silver and precious stones jewellery shops. The Gold Souk in old Dubai contrasts with the newer side of the region. The conventional market looks easy before you start shopping at the windows and see some of the most incredible jewellery designs. The most stunning part? None of the shops has security guards guarding invaluable jewels. Dubai is essentially a safe city, and robbery in the Gold Souk is no worry.
The recent constructions in the city have grabbed the eyes of the tourists from around the world. A place not short of amazing structures, like The Dubai Mall, Madinat Jumeirah Living, and many more, these new constructions will surely elevate their economy that boosts because of the tourists.