It’s a magical city in the middle of a desert. If you have ever visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, you may have been captivated by the sights and sounds of this bustling city – a city of skyscrapers. Travel and discover the city with us…Dubai is a landscape in constant flux – buildings are continually being erected – more beautiful, lavish and taller than before. In fact, it is estimated that one in every four cranes in the world can be found in Dubai, hinting at the growth and explosive architecture that this city is known for.
It is therefore no surprise that the world’s tallest building can be found in Dubai. According to the experts, Burj Khalifa has redefined what is possible in the design and engineering of supertall buildings. Today it is the world’s tallest artificial structure standing proud at 829.8-metres-tall (2,722 ft).
People from all around the world travel to Dubai on business or on holiday or to relocate here. In fact, almost 85% of its total population are foreigners. Some of the richest people in the world do business here. The zero tax policy on its residents is one of the major benefits of living in Dubai.
Throughout the year, Dubai is a hub of activity with many recreational centres, large shopping malls, resorts and even indoor ski rinks. The Dubai Mall is a must-visit although you may need a few days here to see all that this mall has to offer, with its 1,200-plus shops and 150 restaurants. The Mall is also home to an indoor theme park, an ice rink, a huge indoor waterfall, a choreographed outdoor fountain and the giant Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Dubai’s warm climate also makes it a great tourist destination with sun-shine all through the year.
Are you planning to travel to Dubai? Another fantastic attraction not to be missed is the Palm Jumeirah – a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree which is also one of the largest artificial islands in the world and a triumph of human ingenuity. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the Palm’s vast array of high-end hotels, including the Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, One&Only, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and, perhaps most notably, the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. And with a monorail running down the ‘trunk’ that connects to the mainland’s tram system, getting there couldn’t be easier.
Have you been to Dubai? What did you enjoy most?