Dubai: what’s all the fuss about?
Dubai is a city of considerable man-made grandeur. In terms of modernisation, the area has only come into its own in the last few decades, but the progress it has made definitely makes up for its previous sluggish headway.
Those who've been on the receiving end of a face-to-face crime will tell you how frightening it can be. In Dubai, you can rest assured in the knowledge that the city has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Safety is of utmost importance to Dubai's police force
If you like to party, then Dubai will be like Disneyland for you. Clubs are as extravagant as you could ask for. For example, People by Crystal, which is located in the Raffles Hotel, often comes out top in polls due to its elaborate interior, crisp and booming sound system and light displays. If you have the money, why not rent a yacht for a night?
But don't worry if you're cash is a bit low as there are many boat soirees that you will be welcome to crash. Just don't go too overboard!
Dubai Mariana is a top hotspot
Gap year travellers looking to bed down for a few months on their trip will be glad to know that their income will not be taxed a penny. Leaving you with a nice lump sum when you finish your period of work, you will be able to enjoy your remaining adventure without any financial worries.
In its short time, the Dubai skyline has become very recognisable
Home to the largest man-made structure in the world
We humans love a good structural achievement, don't we? Well, Dubai is where you will find Burj Khalifa. At 2,722 ft high, it is the largest building in the world, boasting incredible views of the Emirate city from its observation deck and has attracted the likes of professional scaler Alain "Spiderman" Robert.
A nighttime view of Burj Khalifa
Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre on earth! It is so big, in fact, that it has its own ski resort. You can spend a week inside without seeing everything. Highlights include the world's biggest sweet shop, Candylicious, the world's largest aquarium and over 1,200 shops - retail therapy at its finest.
The beautiful bridge that leads to Dubai Mall
With an economy that has bounced back from the recession, myriad types of leisure activities and a theme park set to be twice the size of Disney World, Dubailand, it's little wonder why people are flocking over to see what the fuss is about.