Dubai, located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates has made this destination very coveted by tourists and also by residents who choose to come here to work. Dubai is a country with a tropical desert climate, so the best time to visit it is from September to May. Starting with June, the temperatures increase a lot, reaching even 50 degrees.
So, if you want to start the year in the sun, among skyscrapers and jeep rides through the desert then now is the best time to take a week off, and make a visit to Dubai. Especially at this time, Dubai is not on the list of countries in lockdown, so there is no need for isolation either when entering Dubai or returning to the country.
Dubai is a place for shopping, beach, and fun, a place that impresses you and is far ahead of other pretentious cities. A city that if you visit again in five years, will amaze you with things that you never even thought could be achieved in reality.
And even if Dubai is a destination with a less present cultural component, it compensates with so many elegant shopping malls and shops that Dubai can indeed be considered the shopping capital of the Middle East. It is the perfect place where you can find everything you want at very good prices, especially if we are talking about luxury brands.
Dubai is the city of the future as if detached from SF movies, in which the technology and engineering in the hands of man, led to the development of this city at a dizzying pace, everything being so well done. We are talking here about very developed infrastructure, with highways that have 6 lanes per direction, about automated public transport, very well developed and very well maintained, in which there are special wagons for women and children, and also in buses, there are special places for women. A city with giant buildings and shopping centers so big that you need two days to visit them. Dubai is an Arabic country but is very safe to travel even alone. Is a country where English is spoken by all the locals, and where all the indications from the public transport but also the street signs are both in Arabic and in the English language.
The city is divided into several areas, all characterized by very tall buildings and spectacular landscapes: Al Barsha, Bur Dubai, Deira Dubai, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Sheik Zayed.
And when you arrive in Dubai you must visit Dubai Mall, especially in the evening, to see the Dubai Fountain, because she has the largest installation for music fountains in the world. Here the play of lights to the rhythm of the music is spectacular and really worth seeing.
If you are still in the Dubai Mall area, you can’t miss the tallest building in the world at the moment, the Burj Khalifa building, with a height of 800 meters. And even if the entrance ticket inside is not very cheap – (a ticket for all 3 floors 124-125 and 148 costs around 450 AED, the dirham being on par with ron) I guarantee you that it is worth all the money, because it is an unique experience. The elevator that takes you to the 3 floors is among the fastest in the world and climbs very smoothly, and inside it has lights and music just to prepare you for what you are going to see. Don’t forget that to avoid congestion, it is better to plan your visit to Burj Khalifa wit few days before so that you can buy your ticket online in advance.
Another place that will definitely have a positive impact on the retina is Dubai Marina, a very cosmopolitan neighborhood, a beautiful promenade area with al fresco restaurants and very fine sandy beaches. Elegant cafes and craft markets are lined with Dubai Marina Walk, and Dubai Marina Mall is full of luxury brands and international chain stores. Of course, luxury yachts sailing in the artificial sea are not missing either.
And perhaps one of the most spectacular locations to check once you arrive in Dubai is the Botanical Garden.
Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest natural flower garden in the world. In this place with an area of about 72,000 square meters, you can find over 45 million varieties of flowers. Everything is beautiful here and the way the flowers are arranged, makes the place seem to be detached from Haven. Various colors and shapes, from cars, birds, even famous buildings all rendered from floral arrangements, place this place at the top of the most beautiful gardens in the world, which is why you must have this goal on your must-see list.
Therefore, Dubai is truly an experience worth living. Because everything that has happened here in the last 40 years will certainly be even more different in another 10 years, at the speed with which this city is expanding and the avalanche of projects that seem to never end.