Eight Reasons Why Dubai Should Be Next On Your Travel Bucket List
There are so many beautiful places in the world waiting to be explored, it’s hard to pick just one – especially if you’re suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust. So, if you already have your travel bucket list mapped out, great! But, if you don’t, here are eight reasons why you should make Dubai your next stop!
Its Beautiful Skyline
If you don’t believe that this built up city could have one of the most amazing skylines you will ever see, then you need to pack your bags and get on the first plane to Dubai! Although filled with skyscrapers, they are designed so beautifully that an aerial view of the city will leave your jaw hanging open with surprise. Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world as well as 4 of the other tallest buildings on that list, and the skyline is segregated amazingly without it looking chaos. No matter when you look at this impeccable skyline – day or night – you will always be memorized by the view in front of you.
Amazing Man-made Structures
Dubai is home to amazing man-made structures designed and built by engineers what wanted to make the impossible, possible. Some of these structures include the tallest building in the world, the BurjKhalifa, Palm Island (a manmade island) and The Miracle Garden – which has 45 million flowers arranged to look like lifelike structures.
Its One of the Most Cosmopolitan Cities in the World
With some 85% of the population made up by expats from all over the world, a mere 15% of Dubai’s population consists of local residents – which is pretty small percentage compared to the rest of the world. While on holiday in Dubai, you are likely to cross paths with people from all races, religions and walks of life, living in harmony together making the diversity in Dubai truly incredible and your trip one of the most interesting ones you might ever have.
You’ll Love it if You’re a Shop-a-Holic
With some pretty large shopping malls filled with hundreds of shops offering an array of designer brands, fashion, jewellery, restaurants, and much more, Dubai is any shoppers dream – seriously, there is even the world famous Dubai Shopping Festival. You can shop until you drop at The Dubai Mall, WAFI Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, and many more.
Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Aquaventure Park is situated at Atlantis the Palm Beach Resort, and here you can discover an underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, meet their mammals at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point, and get your adrenaline pumping on their action-packed waterslides. Aquaventure Waterpark is the Middle East and Europe’s number one waterpark, and includes 17-hectres of fun adrenaline-pumping rides and slides – including the monstrous Anaconda, the world’s largest waterslide, Zoomerango and Poseidon’s Revenge – that are suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Considering that Dubai is one of the hottest countries in the world for the majority of every year, it’s incredible to say that it is home to the first indoor ski centre in the Middle East. It’s located at one of the largest shopping malls in the world – the Mall of the Emirates – and is perfect for both newbies and pros, offering tube slides, slopes and jumps, as well as a 3 000-metre interactive Snow Park, Zip Wire, a chair lift with amazing views over the slope, a toboggan run and a place where families can just enjoy having fun in the snowy setting.
Many of Dubai’s luxury beach resorts have the relevant facilities for guests to enjoy an array of water sports. With kilometres of white sandy beaches, there is more than one place to catch some waves. The city’s coast line is, quite literally, growing, with the water sports scene exploding with popularity and expanding year after year – which is perfect for those who like to spend their vacay days cooling off while getting their adrenaline pumping. So, whether you’re into shark diving, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding or sailing, Dubai has got you covered.
Incredible Hotel Rooms
With some of the world’s most amazing buildings located in Dubai, there is no doubt that they are home to some of the most beautiful (and unique) hotel rooms one will ever come across, too. Atlantis the Palm has Underwater Suites where you can immerse yourself in wonder and wake up to breath-taking underwater views you never would have thought possible from a hotel room – including ancient ruins of the mythical lost city of Atlantis and its 65 000 marine inhabitants. If you would prefer to wake up and fall asleep to views of the city’s lights, then staying at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah would be perfect with views over the Arabian Gulf or panoramic views of Dubai’s impressive man-made structures.
After a few fun-filled and busy days in this fast paced city, it’s nice to put your feet up and relax, and there are a number of incredible spas perfect for doing just that. Treatment lists throughout the city vary, with some even including treatments that are medically proven to reduce stress, promote well-being and lower blood pressure. But, regardless of where you chose to have a spa day, you’re guaranteed to walk out of any spa after a massage, manicure, pedicure or facial feeling less stressed, rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the rest of your holiday.
These are just eight reasons to make your next trip abroad one to Dubai, and once you touch down in this magical city, you will find dozens more reasons why you should have visited sooner.