Dubai is a land of opportunity, made up of 2.7 million people with 85% of the population being expatriates, 71% of which are from Asian origin. It is a place where millions of people come seeking work and opportunity and tourists flock to the swanky upscale hotels and the myriad of pristine white-sand beaches with clear warm waters.
Less than 40 years ago it was a small poor fishing village, now hard to believe when you see the buzzing metropolis and ever-expansive skyline. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s motto is ‘If you build it, they will come’. This completely sums up the city, they build the biggest, the tallest and the best of everything and more and more tourists flock every year.
The city boasts the worlds biggest building, The Burj Khalifa, the two largest malls in the world The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates, the world’s most luxurious 7 star hotel the Burj Al Arab, the world’s largest aquarium, the world’s largest theme park and the list just goes on.
Dubai offers the very best of everything and when you visit here you really feel like you are in another world. Each hotel you visit you will receive service like nowhere you have ever experienced. Cappucinos and tea laced with 24 carat gold leaf, cocktails served with the freshest fruits and the friendliest and most helpful staff you will ever encounter.
If Dubai seeks to impress it’s visitors, it certainly does- and it exceeds all expectations by far.
A week in Dubai may not be enough as there is just so much to see. My top picks for the best of Dubai would be a visit to the 7 star Burj Al Arab for breakfast or lunch, a trip to the world’s tallest building The Burj Khalifa (Tickets can be purchased with GetYourGuide), a visit to Dubai Mall to see the dancing fountains, skating on the ice rink and coffee in the famous Armani Cafe, a stay at the famous Atlantis Dubai will blow your mind with the huge aquariums and Aqauaventure waterworld.
Another thing you cannot miss is a day-trip on a desert safari riding the sand dunes and visiting a local Bedouin camp for food and entertainment, tickets can be booked with GetYourGuide.
Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts highlighting some of Dubai’s best hotels and restaurants.