There’s a reason around 85% of Dubai’s population are expats. This sought-after destination has skyrocketed to the top of people’s travel lists recently, largely due to its lavishness, continuous developments, and opportunities for retail and entertainment. Here are just a few reasons why we think Dubai is worth visiting.
What makes Dubai one of the top cities in the world?
Dubai has often been dubbed ‘The Vegas of Arabia,’ as a result of its rapid progress and development in all sectors. The city’s aspiration to constantly break world records for the size and structure of its architecture goes hand in hand with its drive and determination to make this city in the Middle East, the number one destination for expats and travelers.
However, it’s not just the city itself that makes Dubai a sought-after spot. The Dubai island of Palm Jumeirah is also heavily visited by those who want to experience its great beaches and variety of restaurants and hotels, often looking into private jet rental to see this magnificent place from above.
Theme parks & resorts
You won’t be lost for something to do in Dubai; the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park, Dubai Parks and Resorts, will see to that. Featuring four different parks, this theme park is the perfect destination for families and couples looking to spend their day outside the city. There’s the chance to lose yourself in some of the largest motion picture studios in Hollywood, and even a Legoland theme park with over 20 water slides and attractions.
Given how expats earn significantly more than most other global cities, the large number of high-quality shopping malls in Dubai doesn’t come as a surprise. The downtown mall, The Dubai Mall, is known for its luxury stores like Cartier and Harry Winston. Not to mention it also has an aquarium, ice rink, and 360-degree views of the city from the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa.
As well as shopping malls, there are also other one-of-a-kind retail opportunities in Dubai. The Global Village, for example, mixes culture and shopping with an immersive look at 90 different cultures at various themed pavilions – all selling beautiful handicrafts and delicious traditional foods from each destination.
Dubai has long been known for its magnificent architecture and innovative design; as the host for COP28, Dubai has experienced a remarkable shift from the initial small fishing village to the vibrant metropolis it is today, and that’s largely down to these successful developments.
One of these is The Dubai Waterfront, expected to become the world’s largest waterfront and largest man-made development. This will also become the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre when it is eventually finished. In a similar vein, The Dubai Creek Tower is the largest tower in the world and a jaw-dropping piece of architecture that has thousands of villages swarming to get to the top.
There are so many reasons worth visiting Dubai. If this article doesn’t give you the final push to start looking at flights, we’re not sure what will!