There are few places on earth that are so modern and curated that their very intentional purpose is to attract visitors from all over for an unforgettable holiday experience. Dubai, a city emblematic of the Arab world and the UAE, so much so it is often confused as being the capital of the UAE, is a prestigious destination unlike any other.
Home to some of the world’s grandest and most luxurious hotels, Dubai is constantly searching for the next way to innovate the prestige and opulence of its hospitality, in order to stay King in the competition of luxury hospitality and creative tourism.
Areas of Dubai
The city of towering sky scapers, where architecture pricks the sky has a wealth of hotels for every type of holiday stay. With exquisite rooms and sensational views, each hotel tells a different story of wealth and prestige.
The Jumeira district is known for its refined luxury, bobbing yachts, beachside allure and bustling downtown which attracts locals and visitors for the endless allure of the Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
The Dubai Mall is considered the second largest mall in the world and would take days to discover. Inside you can find the immensity of the Underwater paradise of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo. VR park Dubai is a step into a futuristic world of skill games, amusement games and simulators. The Dubai Mall also contains a haunted house, dinosaur relics, Kidzania, a children’s amusement park and hundreds of high-end and high-street shops.
A visit to Dubai is incomplete without witnessing the Dubai Fountain light and shooting up illuminated jets every 30 minutes and 6 pm.
The Palm is not for all as it portrays an unparalleled opulence, that few can afford but nevertheless is an unmissable sight. Visit the glitz and glamour of the hotels such as the Atlantis, perched on the sea or the Fairmont. The Palm is covered with 3000 LED lights and thousands of water nozzles that rain glittering water into the air. The Pointe, a dining and shopping hotspot is another accessible way to experience the Palm.
Deira and Garhoud, perhaps lesser known, is a destination for short-time visitors, in close proximity to the airport and well connected by the Metro system. Deira and Garhoud provide an interesting perspective on Dubai with its affordable and walkable area. These areas north of Dubai Creek, are home to a mixture of modernity and the creative and everlasting permanence of tradition through Arab souks of gold, spice and perfume.
Outer city experiences
If the hustle and vivacity of the city are not up your alley, locations outside Dubai such as on the Al Faya road or the Al Maha resort and spa, allow visitors to experience the solitude and vastness of the Dubai Dessert.
It is important to see Dubai as the land of opportunities, it’s very curation and personality rest on fulfilling the escapism people seek from their daily life. The Burj Khalifa is an example of these soaring dreams that transport you off the ground and into the land of headless dreams. The tower stands at three times the height of the Eiffel Tower. The miracle garden as the name suggests enchants visitors with its rainbow floral display that highlights the wondrous possibility when man and nature work together. By carefully designing intricate designs the beauty of nature enraptures visitors across 72,000 square meters.
The Sharjah Grand Mosque plays on common tropes of Arab mysticism, with architecture that combines India’s Taj Mahals, Ottoman Mosques and Arab aesthetics.
Movie lovers should head over to Motiongate Dubai, with five theme park areas, the timelessness of Hollywood is transported to the UAE.
Culture lovers can visit the Etihad Museum, with free tours and deep dives into the legacy of the UAE. It is also a hotspot for lovers of architecture and engineering with its unique curved roof.
The Desert beckons visitors on the horizon, and day trips, night shows and camel caravans can be arranged to give you the immersive experience of being in a dry sea of sand. The Global village as its name declares is a taste of the world all in one place; this unique spot brings history, art, culture and food to breed respect and love for one another.
Other unmissable sights include the Museum of the Future, which has no other like it, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark named after the lost city and Green Planet a biodome of tropical rainforest that looks like a medieval fairy tale.