Best known for its sky-high buildings, dynamic cuisines and mega malls, Dubai is the most sought-after destination in the Middle East. The glamourous metropolis of Dubai offers visitors top-notch amenities, great hospitality, and luxurious hotels like the Burj Al Arab, distinguished by its stunning sail-like silhouette at Dubai’s Jumeirah.
Here are 7 reasons why everyone is flocking to Dubai now and so should you!
Lovely in Winter
Dubai has always been a tantalizing place to visit any time of the year. However, there’s absolutely no doubt that winter is the best time to visit Dubai, a city that’s typically associated with sweltering heat and dry desert climate.
From December, temperatures typically reach around agreeable range of 12 – 25 degrees Celsius. Visitors may expect fair drizzle here and there with the occasional thunderstorms but nothing that may seriously affect your travel plan.
During the winter months, Dubai is also awash with tons of events that will delight all kinds of travelers. Christmas is as lovely here as anywhere else, with Christmas markets popping up in popular corners of the city.
But most anticipated Dubai winter event is probably the Dubai Shopping Festival. Expected to run from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023, the event features massive sales, discounts, and raffle prizes.
We recommend making your travel plans soon to secure cheap flights to Dubai, as winter is also a considered high season for the city.
Massive Malls and Entertainment
In Dubai, you will find plenty of family-friendly mega malls with many exciting retail options. Explore your favourite luxury brands, visit the massive department stores and delve into a range of entertainment options under one roof. The Dubai Mall also houses an Olympic-sized skating rink and is popular with ski enthusiasts.
You will also find the beautiful light, music and water spectacle at the world’s tallest performing fountain – Dubai Fountain in Downtown Dubai. The Mall of Emirates is another popular mega mall having a massive range of couture and boutique stores by exclusive designers from all over.
Visiting the Tallest Building in the World
Rapid urbanization has led to innovative architectural designs in the city that one can see in the towering skyscrapers, luxury resorts, mega malls and other structures. Some of the fantastic buildings and architectural works in Dubai worth mentioning are the Cayan Tower, the artificial archipelago of islands, Dubai Frame, the Opus, Museum of the Future and the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa stands 2716.5 feet tall and can be seen from miles away. Another record-breaking structure worth visiting is Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel that stands 820 feet tall and can accommodate over 1,700 passengers!
A Selection of Cuisines
Whether you are a connoisseur of good food or not, you will not be able to ignore the cuisine options in Dubai. The city has a selection of restaurants and gastronomical delights that will leave you spoilt for choice. With a large expat community, you can find cuisine from all over the world, including Lebanese, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian, Japanese, Italian, American, Thai and lots more. Don’t forget to try out the Manousheh (Dubai-style pizza), Mandi, Chelo Kebab, Baba Ganoush, Chelo Kebab and other Arabian delicacies. The city has various food options for all budgets, from cheap street food to expensive fine-dining restaurants.
Outdoor Activities and Desert Safaris
For adrenaline junkies out there, Dubai has some of the biggest collection of heart-pumping activities in the region. You can choose skydive from an altitude of 13,000 feet at either the Palm or the Desert drop zone.
Alternatively, try a thrilling desert safari in the UAE. Your trip may include exploring the desert in a 4WD vehicle and catching a glimpse of the stunning desert sunset while also enjoying outdoor activities like dune bashing, quad biking, camel rides and sand boarding.
During the day, the vast red and orange desert dunes will leave you stunned and at night, be prepared to be amazed by the bright twinkling stars stretching across the infinite sky.
With a vast population of expats living in the city, Dubai is often called a ‘melting pot of cultures.’ Around 200 different nationalities live in the city, making it diverse and hospitable. The thriving economy and various city facilities make it a prime choice for expatriates, and it has been named the seventh most visited city in the world.
Incredible Museums and Art Galleries
Visitors to the city will come across an ever-growing number of museums, ranging from historical museums to private collections and art galleries open to the public. The recently launched torus-shaped ‘Museum of the Future’ has gained much popularity among visitors with its exterior enveloped in Arabic calligraphy and designs inspired by feng shui. The Etihad Museum, Dubai Museum, Ayyam Gallery and Opera Gallery are also worth the visit.