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Essentially a desert city, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that combines together to form U.A.E. This global city is mainly known for its lavish architecture, incredible skylines and plethora of tourist landmarks making it an ideal vacation spot for vacationers from all around the globe.
Flaunting its glittering infrastructure amid the extensive sand dunes, the city of Dubai is nestled along a sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf. The city bustles with potpourri of cultures from all corners of the world sharing a sphere of peace. Once known to be barren land, today this man-made miracle has managed to turn heads like never before. Apart from boasting its shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls and restaurants, the city of Dubai will dazzle you with its beautiful Emirati culture. Burj Khalifa - the tallest manmade building, Dubai Fountain with jets and lights choreographed to music, Atlantis and the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks are among the top tourist destinations in Dubai. Dubai is also known for its adventurous streak when it comes to activities like Desert Safari, Sky-diving, Reef and wreck diving, climbing and hiking, kite surfing and wakeboarding, off-roading, desert camping etc. With the biggest population of all the seven emirates and the second largest in size, Dubai, in the matter of few years has become a hot spot for the visitors seeking a perfect vacation destination. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by this amalgamation of futuristic marvel and ancient traditions.
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Beautiful place with something for everyone. Enchanting skyscrapers, tranquil beaches, amusement parks, peaceful gardens, Dubai is a feast for the senses. The view from Burj Khalifa is astounding. Visit during the famed Dubai Shopping Festival for an unmatched shopping experience. Go for a Desert Safari, you will not regret it! Beware of pickpockets and frauds. Wear clothes suited for warm climate but wear modest clothes as it is an Islamically-governed country which takes modesty seriously. If visiting during the month of Ramadan, don’t eat or drink publicly.
The first day I went to Dubai, we stopped at Jumeirah beach- quite a contrast to the arid, desert-like idea I had of the Middle East. Dubai is a melting pot of tradition and technology, and a typical tourist experience echoes it. The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, gives a stunning bird?s eye view of the city, and all the malls of Dubai house the best luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. On the other hand, the Al Fahidi Fort and desert safaris will take you back to the Bedouin lifestyle of Emiratis. Four Seasons Downtown especially caters to Indian travellers, providing delicious (if overpriced) Indian food and live ghazal evenings. Dubai, having catapulted itself to the status of the commerce capital of the UAE, attracts people from all over the world for both business and leisure ; a visit here is a glimpse into various cultures and their collision with modernity.
Dubai is a good example of what money and will-power can achieve. I was stunned to see flowers, literally and metaphorically, blooming in a desert. Luxurious lifestyle and tourist attractions almost manage to hide the plight of workers from developing countries. You will not get a citizenship but you'd surely wish to live there.