The Pearl of Gulf Welcomes You: 5 Compelling Reasons to Visit Dubai
Dubai is a city that is not afraid of standing out. As a world renowned tourist and business hub, Dubai is, without a doubt, one of the most compelling destinations along the Persian Gulf. Beyond the lavish hotels and skyscrapers exists a diverse city driven in creating something new everyday. Dubai is a cultural melting pot that has attracted the attention from travellers all around the globe. Here are 5 compelling reasons to visit Dubai today.
1. The city is a shopper’s paradise
Dubai houses the biggest mall in the world. Within it, is a deep array of retail stores that have attracted shoppers and fashion powerhouses for many years. It is also a city that strives 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 risen, giving shoppers even more selection and quick service.
2. It is home to the world’s tallest building
For architect lovers, the city boasts the tallest building and free-standing structure in the world. Standing at 2,716 feet, the Burj Khalifa, is twice the height of the Empire State Building and was inspired by the Spider Lily, a native flower of South America. Named to honor the president of the United Arab States, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Burj Khalifa hosts 148 floors with the highest observation deck in the world.
3. Stay in a 7-star hotel
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 opened its doors in 1999 and has 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.
4. It’s one of the safest cities in the world
Dubai is not only an attractive destination of travel for business leaders, it’s also a destination popular with families. 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.
5. The city is a haven for food lovers
With its diverse population, Dubai offers a culinary adventure like no other. 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 flavor. Combine that with the many food festivals that happen around the city, Dubai is a gathering place for all foodies around the world.
From food, to shopping to luxury living - Dubai welcomes explorers, tourists, travellers and families from all over to see, taste and experience what the Persian Gulf has to offer.
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