5 Reasons To Visit Dubai
5 Reasons to Visit Dubai
In the space of just over 30 years, Dubai has transformed from desert into one of the worlds most visited cities. With huge amounts of investment going into infrastructure, construction and, in particular, tourism, there’s no surprise that Dubai had almost 16 million visitors in 2018 alone.
There are many reasons to visit Dubai, but here are our top 5:
1. See and experience the worlds tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
Taking a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa should be at the top of anyone’s bucket list that is planning on visiting Dubai. Standing at over 800 metres tall with 163 floors, the Burj Khalifa is home to hotels, restaurants, apartments, offices… you name it. It is an icon of Dubai and has taken the Emirate to the next level in terms of global appeal.
2. Escape the city and see the desert.
Before the skyscrapers, Dubai was a vast expanse of desert… and still is for the most part. Within 30 minutes you can escape the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dubai or Dubai Marina and be stood in pristine desert surrounded by nothing but rolling sand dunes and camels. There are guided tours you can take, including Arabian Adventures, or hire a car and go on your own (just make sure you take enough water).
3. Get a taste of what Dubai used to be like.
Dive into the culture of Dubai with a visit to the old town. With traditional souk’s, art galleries, museums, mosques and much more you can spend hours strolling through Old Dubai without even realising it. Often called the Bastakia Quarter, Old Dubai is reminiscent of the Emirates early finishing village days and gives tourists a unique view on what Dubai used to be back.
4. Shop ‘till you drop at the Dubai Mall.
Dubai is a haven for shoppers. With countless shopping malls, shopaholics are spoilt for choice when it comes to spending their hard-earned cash. The pinnacle of shopping in Dubai is the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall which is estimated to account for 5% of Dubai’s GDP. With 502,000 square metres of shopping space and over 1,200 shops you’ll be entertained for hours.
5. Rent a yacht and see Dubai from a different perspective.
As well as the malls, hotels and endless skyscrapers, Dubai has an amazing coastline. With numerous public beaches and a stunning Marina, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the coastline. The best way to experience the coast is to rent a yacht and see the sights from a different perspective. Our yacht rental Dubai customers see the sights from a luxury yacht with well trained staff to wait on them hand and foot. Why not take a look at our yacht rental prices and book one for yourself.
For a birds-eye view of how Dubai has changed in recent decades, watch this amazing Google Earth Timelapse.