I first heard the expression, “See Paris and die” when I was still quite young. As a child, I had thought that to visit Paris meant certain death. So, I vowed never to visit Paris in my lifetime. Well, I obviously misunderstood the expression because it didn’t mean what I was thinking, but rather that visiting the city of Paris was probably the highlight of one’s lifetime experience.
Today, I can say the same about the city of Dubai: “See Dubai and die.”
A visit to Dubai is an experience to long for. No wonder the city is one of the most visited places in the world for holiday makers and other tourists. Dubai offers a variety of experiences that make people choose it as their #1 destination for holiday and which makes them cherish their visits to this amazing city in the Gulf region.
So, here are 5 reasons why Dubai is considered the Pearl of the Arab world:
If you haven’t been to Dubai yet, you may never be able to fully understand the degree of effort and resources that this Arab city has committed to infrastructures. Dubai not only boast of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa; it is also home to so many other amazing infrastructures such as Dubai World Central (DWC), Mohammed Bin Rashid city (MBR), Dubai’s Parks and Resorts, Dubai Water Canal, Al Mamzar Beachfront, Deira Island, Dubai Trade Centre, amongst many others that are springing up all over the city.
Dubai houses the biggest mall in the world that houses an array of retail stores that have attracted shoppers and fashion powerhouses for many years. It is also a city that thrives on speed and shopping convenience. Much of the city is driven on online shopping - visitors can even get their groceries online! Online grocery in Dubai is growing and even travellers are flocking online to get their grocery shopping done. Online retail stores have also increased significantly, giving shoppers even more selection and quick service.
As a cosmopolitan city with its diverse population, Dubai offers a culinary adventure like no other city in the Arab world does. Dubai has food for every palette - from the Middle East, to Southeast Asia, to Eastern Asia to Europe and all the way to America - there is food for every budget and flavour. Combine that with the many food festivals that happen around the city, Dubai is a gathering place for all foodies around the world.
Dubai is not only an attractive destination of travel for business leaders; it’s also a destination popular with families who desire a safe place for family holidays. Rated as one of the safest cities in the world, crime is almost non-existent within city lines. It gives travellers one less thing to worry about and allows for more freedom in wandering around the streets even at night times.
Luxury travel lovers will need to come to Dubai to visit one of the most extravagant hotels in the world. The 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel which opened its doors to tourists and other patrons in 1999 and has since become one of Dubai’s most iconic symbols. Standing on its own artificial island, the Burj Al Arab is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The hotel offers its own fleets of Rolls Royce, a private helipad and a panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf.
But can be rest assured that the 7-star hospitality treatment is not reserved for those who are able to afford the exquisite services of the Burj Al Arab alone as the Dubai people are a warm and accommodating community ready to help you make the most of your visit to this pearl in the Persian Gulf.