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The Top 05 Reasons to Visit Dubai – A Destination Like No Other

One of the most popular destinations in the Middle East, the emirate of Dubai has something for everyone. Be you after laid-back coastal relaxation, indulgent luxuries, sightseeing adventures or retail therapy, it has got you covered!


Fantastic Sightseeing

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to sightseeing with plenty of attractions in Dubai to visit. Amongst the most iconic sights is the towering, 2,716-foot tall, Burj Khalifa which also features the highest observation deck (148th floor) on the planet! Families will love IMG Worlds of Adventure and Legoland Dubai, while Ski Dubai, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Miracle Garden are worth adding to your itinerary too. Travellers can also take a ride on a traditional abra along the Dubai Creek, while adrenaline-junkies can enjoy some dune bashing in the desert.


Shopping Galore

Shopaholics may never want to leave this emirate with shopping in Dubai taking retail therapy to all new heights! One of the largest malls on the planet, the Dubai Mall is the perfect place to begin a shopping excursion and is home to more than 1,000 shops including those that sell designer fashion. Other retail hotspots include the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall, City Walk and the Ibn Battuta Mall. For a more cultural experience, you can visit the Gold Souk and Spice Souk too.


Luxury Accommodation

Dubai is known for its luxury and opulence which is also mirrored in its accommodation. Deals and offers can be found for such properties too however, giving you a chance to enjoy more exclusive benefits. Check-out websites the likes of Excellent Hotel Deals if you are interested in finding out more. Apart from luxurious rooms and suites, such properties also offer a wealth of added comforts; these include fine dining venues, holistic spas providing lots of pampering and the choice of extensive leisure facilities for a truly indulgent stay.


Idyllic Beaches

If you want to spend your holiday soaking up the sun beside the ocean, then the beaches in Dubai are where you can head to. Apart from lazing on the sand, you can look forward to trying some exciting water sports too. Jumeirah Beach which has a playground for kids and areas for picnics and BBQs too is a family favourite. Sunset Beach is an ideal spot for some surfing in Dubai, while Kite Beach as its name suggests, is one of the premier spots for kitesurfing.


Rich Culture

The city has a rich history and heritage which can be experienced as well. One of the best things to do in Dubai is to explore the Bastakiya Quarter which is the historic district. Those walking around here will come across traditional buildings, age-old wind towers, art galleries and the Dubai Museum which offers more cultural insights; this well-known museum can be found at the Al Fahidi Fort which is the oldest building in this emirate. One can also visit the Jumeirah Mosque which is amongst the striking landmarks in Dubai which showcase fascinating architecture and design.

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