Reasons to Visit Dubai
The growth of Dubai has been astronomical as it has risen from a small town on the Persian Gulf to one of the most vibrant and exclusive areas in the world. Thriving with business, tourism and luxury, there is a reason why Dubai is twinned with some of the world’s great cities like Barcelona, Milan, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro. The amount of wealth in the United Arab Emirates province has seen Dubai boast some of the most famous attractions in the world, but as a tourist, it doesn’t have to cost the Earth to visit the city. Here are few unique reasons why Dubai appeals to all.
Given the speed of Dubai’s rise, much wealth has been put into ensuring that demand has been met and that the buzz is maintained. This has seen some of the world’s most famous pieces of construction being undertaken. The first of which to open its doors was the Palm Jumeirah, a man-made chain of islands that first opened to residents in 2006. But by the end of 2007 it had become the world’s largest artificial island housing luxury hotels and around five hundred families as residents. But more famously, Dubai is now home to the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa. The building holds many other construction records and has become a symbol of Dubai’s meteoric rise.
Dubai is often known for its luxury and wealth but this goes beyond the seven star hotels such as The Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab. The luxury is on offer for all with heavy investment also going into attractions such as water parks, aquariums and the hosting of numerous events. There are also a number of beaches for you to enjoy the sun and heat of Dubai.
Dubai has been labelled the shopping capital of the Middle East with over seventy shopping malls including the world’s largest “Dubai Mall”. It houses some of the world’s most famous shops such as Debenhams, Bloomingdale’s and Marks & Spencer. Other attractions include the underwater zoo and an ice rink. In 2012 it maintained its title as the most visited leisure destination in the world with more visitors going through its doors than New York City.
Dubai has also seen itself on the world stage by hosting some of the world’s biggest sporting events. The most famous of which has seen Dubai host the climax of the PGA European Tour with some of the world’s best golfers taking part in the World Tour Championship. This has seen a rise in golf players and fanatics looking at Dubai for a golfing holiday at its many resorts such as Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa. Dubai is also host to what is seen as the world’s richest horse race in the Dubai World Cup and has also played host to international test match cricket and rugby sevens.