To many travelers Dubai sounds exotic and expensive, and perhaps it could be described as being both and neither, it all depends on what you make of your experience!
Shopping is only one of many reasons to visit Dubai, but if you are there, don’t miss out. The shopping in Dubai is like nowhere else, the stores may be the same but the experience is incredible. In the Souk Madinat, there are actual waterways which can bring you from one store to the next.
2. Cheap eats
People visit Dubai for the luxury of it all, but some of the best food is from one of the poorest neighborhoods. On Al Dhiyafah Road enjoy street food from places like Lebanon, Iran and India.
3. Warm weather
The climate is a reason in and of itself to visit Dubai. It stays moderate and warm, and can be a great break from the cold European temperatures. Al Mamzar is a great public beach, but if you’re lucky you can snag a spot on some hotel sands.
4. The Man-made Islands
As an extreme display of wealth, Dubai has an offshore project in which they have created man-made islands into shapes off the coast. The first is in the shape of a palm tree, and the second is better known and is called “The World.” If you have enough money, you can buy yourself a “country.”
5. Modern architecture
The architecture in Dubai is like a display of new and modern architecture. The Burj Al Arab, or Burj Dubai, is not only an architectural masterpiece but the world’s tallest hotel. Check out the top floor bar if you’re not afraid of heights.
6. Cosmopolitan city
Dubai is a meeting place for world travelers. If you visit Dubai chances are you will meet people from all walks of life from every corner of the earth. This diversity makes for a dynamic atmosphere and an unforgettable trip.
7. Major golf tournaments
Dubai is somewhat obsessed with golf. Major tournaments with huge cash prizes are hosted there every year. If you want to get a couple of swings in yourself head over to Tiger Wood’s course that he designed himself.
8. One of the world’s safest cities
When you visit Dubai you can leave your worries behind completely. It boasts a title as one of the world’s safest cities. In fact, they say crime is almost non-existent within the city lines.
9. Luxurious and extravagant hotels
Dubai is a wealthy city and if you have got the money to spend, this is where you should do it. Dubai has the finest luxury hotels that the world can offer.
Even if you don’t have the money to spend, the culture in Dubai is a hospitable one. No matter what social class, the people are known for their generosity and open arms which makes for a cozy welcome in a new place.