Got the travel bug? If you are looking for inspiration on where to go on your next big vacation, here are 5 fantastic reasons to choose Dubai.
- It’s a shopaholic’s paradise
If you love to shop till you drop, then you’ll be in heaven in Dubai. The city is one of the world’s fashion capitals and boasts numerous luxury shopping malls filled with all the latest designer brands and more. No matter where you are in the city, you are never far away from your next big shopping spree. A visit to Dubai wouldn’t be complete without exploring The Dubai Mall; the city’s biggest mall and the second largest in the world. And if you time your visit carefully, you might even be able to catch the Dubai Shopping Festival where you can watch concerts, eat delicious food, and grab some real bargains.
- It has beautiful beaches
Believe it or not, there is much more to Dubai than towering skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city boasts several stunning beaches that are ideal for swimming, watersports, and local wildlife spotting. Al Mamzar Beach Park, Marina Beach, and Jumeirah Public Beach are extremely popular among residents and visitors alike. Some beaches also feature barbecue pits, picnic areas, and changing rooms, so you can make a day of it. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a dolphin or turtle while you’re there!
- There are countless rooftop bars to explore
Cocktail lovers will have the time of their lives exploring Dubai’s fabulous rooftop bar scene. The city is brimming with beautiful venues that offer spectacular views of the city and world-class drinks. One of the most famous bars is At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa, located on Level 122 of the world’s tallest building. What’s more, if you time your visit well, you might catch some live music by award-winning DJs and be able to enjoy unlimited bubbly during the weekly ladies night promotions.
- It has a thriving entertainment scene
From giant rooftop cinemas to spectacular concert halls and comedy theaters, Dubai is thriving with English-language entertainment. Film buffs will no doubt enjoy visiting one of the huge Dolby Cinema movie theatres or watching the latest Hollywood films on ScreenX, a gigantic, 270-degree wrap-around screen. Meanwhile, those wanting a fancy night out can enjoy a ballet, comedy, or recital at the famous Dubai Opera house. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as there are a while host of international acts to catch in Dubai, including top Broadway and West-End talent.
- There are plenty of fun things for the while family
Dubai isn’t only a playground for adults, it’s fun for kids too. There are loads of fun family activities on offer in this exciting city. From visiting world-famous theme parks such as Legoland and Warner Bros. World to walking through The Green Planet bio-dome and kayaking in the mangroves, there’s plenty to keep little ones happy and entertained. There are also several festivals dotted throughout the year, so you might even get to experience some real Emirates culture.