Dubai has successfully marked its existence as one of the best destinations in the world. From being bagatelle to everything, today Dubai has changed its identity to the most happening city in the world. Dubai is one of the seven Emirates of United Arab Emirates and is the second largest emirate city in the country after capital city, Abu Dhabi. The city has largest immigrant population in the world; that includes Indians, Africans, Pakistanis, etc. Islamic being the dominating religion, Arabic is the national language of the country whereas English is the official language. As the population of the city counts immigrant from other nationality, other languages such as Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Chinese, Sinhala, etc. Inhabitants strongly follow Islamic Culture & tradition. The cosmopolitan city is popularly known as “dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region”.
It's an ideal destination for every globetrotter. It offers endless shopping arcades for shopping geeks. Dubai Mall is the largest Mall in the world. Deira City Centre, Midriff City Centre, BurJuman, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates, etc are some of the largest shopping malls among other 70 malls in the city. Thence, it is also termed as “Shopping Capital of the Middle East”. The emirate is potpourri of Islamic culture and modernity. The culture of the emirate is still unclouded even in the presence of freshness. Visitors can experience this unequalled blend in Dubai's architecture, music, attire, culture and lifestyle. Souks, local markets, are other luring shopping arcades that attract enormous shoppers. It also offers gargantuan intrepid opportunities to the adventure geek.
Contemporarily, Dubai holds maximum 'firsts' in the world. Dubai is home to enormous mesmerizing skyscrapers. Burj Khallifa, world's tallest building is the cynosure of the city. It is 829.8m i.e. 2,722ft tall. Dubai is also known as “City of Gold”. Deira is the home for 'Gold Souks'. It has around 250 gold retail stops. Water Discuss Hotel is the world's largest underwater hotel newly built. Burj al Arab is counted as one of the tallest hotels in the world with 60 floors. It is located near Jameirah beach on the Dubai shoreline. Constructed by Jameira Group, this jaw dropping property is connected to mainland by private curving bridge. This 5 star hotel is sometimes described as “the world's only seven star hotel”. The grand property houses two in built restaurants Al Muntaha & Al Mahara. Built by Said Khalil, it features world's tallest atrium lobby at 180 meters.
QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2, is another eye catching Cunard Ocean liner ship bought by Istithmar World developers in 2007. The ship will be upgraded into opulent floating hotel with 500 rooms. Dubai Miracle Garden is the new charm of the city. With 72,000 square meter, this flower garden in Dubai land is the world's largest flower garden with 45 million flowers. Al Maktoum International Airport which is on the verge of the completion will be the world's largest International Airport with 5 runways, 4 terminal buildings with capacity of 160 million passengers & 12 million tons of cargo. Worth seeing places also includes Dubai Fountains, Sheikh Mohammad Center for Cultural Understanding, Dolphin Bay, Al Sahra Desert Resort, Dubai Metro, Kid Zania, Gravity Zone, The Emirates Golf Club, Bur Dubai Abra Dock, Ski Dubai and many more.
Beaches have played vital role in the growth of Dubai's tourism. Jumerah beach, also known as Dubai beach, is the best beach in the city. It is clean and gives eyeful view of the city. Tourists will love being here. Wollongong beach and Jebel Ali beach are other two beaches from rest.
Dubai has endless entertainment filled places. Tourists have ample of choices in picking their favorite one. Dubai offers array of grand & world class malls. Dubai festival City is worth praising place and is popularly touted as “city within the city”. The project is about to complete and will include malls, residential communities, enormous hotels, golf course and other entertainment sites. Adventure geeks can indulge themselves in Dune Bashings. Challenge yourself for the thrilling adrenaline pumping trip when in Dubai. Dubai entertainment array includes Dubai Opera house, Ski Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Film Festivals, Arabian Nights, Global Village and the list has too many destinations.
Dubai Shopping Festival is the cynosure of the city. Every year this unusual festival is celebrated for a month of span. The festival is held in the beginning of the year; mostly before the arrival of summer. The intention behind this bizarre festival is to endorse trade & commerce in Dubai. The festival is potpourri of film festivals, amusing street plays, night fireworks, International fashion shows and many more. This innovative festival grabs attention from various international shoppers. 'Shopper's paradise' is the right word for this amazing festival. This festival contributes heavily in Dubai tourism. DSS is all about shopping in discounts. It's an ideal destination and opportunity for shopping geeks to beat the bushes.
Souks are open air market since ages ago in the city. There are various souks in the city at various locations. Dubai houses various souks in Deira and Bur Dubai. These Arabic markets have clump of shops where all kinds of goods are traded. Souks are of food, spices, gifts, jewelry, fabric, etc. Famous souks includes Fish Souk, fruit & vegetable souk, gold souk, perfume souk, textile souk, Khan Murjan, Souk al Bahar and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Dubai leaves no stone unturned for entertaining and mesmerizing the globetrotters. Dubai has man-made artificial islands. Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel, Palm Deira, The Universe, The World, Dubai Waterfront are some of the popular and eyeful artificial islands. Dubai has also constructed jaw dropping aquariums. Dubai Mall Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the city. One can explore various creatures in the aquarium. Burj Al Arab Aquarium and Aquarium of Atlantis are other worth being places.
The world's best planned city, Dubai, has gargantuan skyscrapers. It's the city of amazing skyscrapers. Apart from Burf khalifa, skyscrapers like Emirates towers, Almas Tower, Rose Tower and The Index are some of the best skyscrapers in Dubai. The city has pleasant lakes and creeks too; Dubai, Burj Dubai and Deira.
The city doesn't end over here, there is lot more tempting projects are about to clock, stock and barrel. Dubai has future plans too. To be the utmost destination in the world, the city is adjusting more upcoming tourists' attractions in their map. Dubai Sports City, Sahara Kingdom, Dubai Golf City, City of Arabia, The Lagoons and Culture Village are some upcoming planned futuristic destinations.
Dubai is no doubt land imbued with ample of choices for opulent & gratifying stay experience. It attracts flock of tourists from all the countries of the world. It's an ideal destination for peace, adventure, shopping, partying, concerts, sunbathing, fine dining and many more. Being in this city won't anyone down. With its rapid change, Dubai has become top destination for every globetrotter. This merry emirate city lures newly married couple, friends and family too. It is the best planned city in the world. Each and every corner of the city is planned intelligently & skillfully. Tourists get easily attracted towards opulence and hassle free life of Dubai.