Admire the Palm Jumeirah
For those looking for an island holiday, Dubai offers unique artificial islands. While most are still under construction, The Palm Jumeirah has been around for over a decade and offers beaches, hotels and restaurants. Inspired by Dubai’s traditional tree, this island is shaped like a massive palm tree spreading into the ocean. Even better than visiting the Palm Jumeirah is to take a helicopter tour and see it from above.
It is a massive mix of cultures
With upwards of 80% of the population coming from abroad, it is hard to find a bigger mix of culture anywhere the world. Filipinos, Indians, Bangledeshis, Sri Lankans, and a sizeable Western European population all coexist using your favourite language as the default linga franca – English.
Indulge in a heaven for foodies
If you are true foodie by heart, Dubai is the place you must visit to unleash your different taste buds with the spectacular range of food styles available in the city. Here you can find hundreds of food choices such as Arab, Persian, Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, French, Japanese, Chinese, British, and various American restaurants.
Get the majestic view of world’s tallest building
There would hardly be any person on the planet who would not have heart about the tallest tower in the world “Burj Khalifa” which is pretty tall (2,722 ft (828m) tall). It is nearly twice the height of New York’s Empire State Building.
The shopping is unparalleled
The city of Dubai is synonymous with spending. Whether you are looking for gold and handicrafts at traditional souks or more upscale global shopping destinations, you will find it here. Start at the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping centre by area. There is over a 1000 stores spread out over 50 football fields or more.
Visit gardens in the desert
Considering Dubai’s climate and geography, it is hard to believe that it would have any greenery. However, the artificial gardens will leave anyone amazed. In winter, when flowers bloom, driving around Dubai will allow visitors to see colorful and impressive gardens in the middle of the city. For those who love nature, Dubai Miracle Garden is a must-visit spot, known for its sculptures made solely of flowers that mimic castles, airplanes and even the Burj Khalifa.