Why should you visit Dubai? Ask this question from a person who has seen the grandeur of Dubai and you’re most likely to get at least an hour-long explanation of various things to see and do in this crowned emirate. In short, for those who haven’t been to Dubai, the city is a powerhouse of entertainment, excitement, and almost everything fun. How are we so sure? Here are the 10 best reasons to visit Dubai, sure to make up your mind.
1. Luxury and Opulence
The first thing that is sure to attract anyone in Dubai is the city’s grandeur and opulence. Home to the Richie rich of the world, Dubai exudes luxury in everything. Order a pizza and don’t be surprised if your delivery guy may come on a Ferrari. Gold dispensing ATM is nowhere else in the world but Dubai. It is probably the only place where household pets include tigers, lions, whales, camels, and leopard. Whether it is the fully air-conditioned bus stands, free meal outlets, spectacularly warm people, or the multi-ethnic vibrancy; Dubai is every bit a must visit for every traveler with a thirst for astounding travel destinations.
2. Safest City on Earth
Dubai is a city of the richest in the world. People with multi-lingual ethnicities live here. Being a conservative Arabian emirate, it is awe-inspiring to see how the city maintains its peace and calm. Dubai is one of the safest cities on the planet and this is a compulsive reason for travelers (especially female travelers and backpackers) to visit the emirate. But that doesn’t mean that the Dubai Police can’t exude the luxury and opulence, Dubai is famous for. The police in Dubai roams in the world’s fastest and most luxurious cars (Bentley, Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari to name a few.)
3. Cultural and Historical heritage
What was once nothing more than a small Bedouin fishing village, Dubai is now one of the best and most modernized cities in the world. But still one of the best things about Dubai is the fact that it has given equal amount of importance in preserving its roots as it has given to the modernization of the city. Go to the old Bastakiya quarters and you’ll admire the way, the old sandy lanes and the splendid architectural details are still maintained and cherished. Don’t forget to visit the Dubai museum at the Dubai heritage village to catch the best glimpse of historical Dubai and its rise to become one of the best cities in the world.
4. Dubai Desert Safari
They say no trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing the Desert Safari and they’re so right. Dubai Desert Safari is surely one of the compelling reasons to visit the emirate. It helps you explore the best of Arabian Desert in a fun-filled, adrenaline fueling way. Dubai desert safari makes you believe that deserts are not meant only for camel rides but for monstrous 4X4 vehicles that take you up and down the sandy mountains while ensuring you have the best time of your life. Enjoy the Arabian hospitality in special camps with food, drinks, dance, and entertainment. It even has an option to enjoy overnight camping under the starry blanket of the desert for the tourists.
5. World Record Attractions
Dubai is home to the world’s best man-made wonders. Whether it is the mighty Burj Khalifa that stands tall as the tallest man-made building on the planet or the palm Jumeirah islands that are one of the kinds in the world, Dubai has a penchant for creating world records. From the world’s most luxurious hotel to the world’s biggest natural flower garden with over 45 million flowers; Dubai never ceases to surprise its visitors. Every year it has something new for the guests and that is why it is a destination that you can never truly say to have visited.
6. City’s love for Adventure
Dubai understands its tourists the best. The city knows what gets them excited and that is why it has its own unique way of giving them adventure. Dubai has brought the world’s best adventurous sports in one single city. Hot air balloon, Sky diving, waterskiing, jet skiing, mountain biking, desert biking; you name it and Dubai has it in store for you.
7. Best Waterparks in the world
Dubai is home to world’s most happening waterparks. Sounds a bit intriguing for a desert country, but then again, Dubai is known to make the unthinkable, possible. The two biggest water parks- Wild Wadi waterpark and the Aquaventure waterpark are one of the best in the world and also the winner of various global awards for safety and hygiene. Go a little further, just a half hour drive from Dubai and you can enjoy the famous Iceland water park in Ras-Al-Khaimah too.
8. The Shopping Paradise
Dubai is a haven for shoppers, even if you’re not a shopaholic, chances are you’ll become one. Dubai’s extravagant malls and shopping arcades test your self-control to not spend on shopping to the limits. The Dubai Mall is one of the biggest malls in the world with average footfalls exceeding that of the total number of visitors touring the city of New York in a year. The Dragon mall is the biggest Chinese mall outside of China, Ibn Battuta Mall is the world’s biggest themed mall and countless more malls and souks are ready to make you shop till you drop. If malls are not your thing, consider going to Dubai during the Dubai Shopping festival and we promise you’ll drop your jaw in amazement for the variety and discounts the city offers.
9. Love for Sea Creatures
Dubai has a special love for marine life and it flaunts it to the world in the most amazing way. Visit the Dubai Shopping mall and you’ll see the world’s biggest water tank- the Dubai aquarium housing over 33000 marine animals including sharks and turtles. If that is not all, visit the adjacent tunnel with 180-degree view of the best of marine life at your disposal. What’s more, there’s an exclusive shark cage that takes you down in the shark pit and tests your daring.
10. Best Amusement Parks in the World
Dubai is the only desert emirate where you will find snow 365 days a year. Baffled? Go to the Dubai Ski and enjoy real snow in freezing temperatures. Don’t forget to interact with penguins brought straight from Antarctica. Visit the IMG World of Adventure to believe how it feels when your favorite superheroes come to life. Excited already, don’t forget to visit the world’s first and biggest ever amusement park the Ferrari world just an hour’s drive from Dubai.
Dubai has something for every kind of traveler- family, nomad, adventurous, laid-back. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or traveling with a gang of best buddies, Dubai’s incredible attractions won’t ever fail to excite you. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to the world’s favorite destination.
About our guest author:
As a Mass Comm post graduate, Neha naturally has an artistic take on everything about life. This is quite evident in her writings as well. An avid trekker, explorer and a true foodie; Neha finds happiness in small endeavours of life and loves to pen them down as a cherished memory. A firm believer that “we have just one life to live and so much to do”, Neha lives every moment to the fullest.