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35 Reasons Why Dubai Should Be On Your Bucket List

March 8, 2015

Looking for a good excuse or plausible reason to visit Dubai? We’ve got a slew of reasons why Dubai is a destination that you must visit in your lifetime.


Reasons to visit Dubai

1. Traffic jams with ultra cool cars

No one wants to get stuck in traffic, especially in a buzzing city with a humid climate. But in Dubai, traffic jams can be quite a fun and memorable sightseeing experience.


2. Extraordinary solutions to traffic jams

Speaking of which, it seems like the wealthy dwellers of this Emirati metropolis have already found the ultimate solution to beat traffic.


3. Fabulous automobile creations

From gold-plated cars to one-of-a-kind jeeps, Dubai has a number of out-of-this-world vehicles that will leave you in utter amazement.


4. No need to visit the zoo

Want to take pictures of tigers, animals and lions? As a tourist in Dubai, there’s no need for you to visit the zoo, just to take snapshots of a few wild animals. As a matter of fact, you can even see them, while you are riding a taxi cab, or parking your car.


5. The Dubai Zoo

But, if you really insist on visiting a zoo, then spend a few hours roaming around the Dubai Zoo. Here, you get to meet and greet over 220 animal species, including giraffes, porcupines, bears, deer, monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees, jaguars, lions, pumas, hyenas and foxes. Not to mention, it is a haven to a few endangered species, such as Gordon’s wildcat, Siberian tiger, Arabian wolf, and Bengal tiger.


6. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo displays literally thousands of prismatic and beautiful aquatic creatures like rays, sharks, turtles, piranhas and more.


7. A glimpse of the world’s most expensive police patrol cars

Even filthy criminals can get a small taste of luxury in Dubai. After all, it is a city that owns an amazing fleet of state-of-the-art police cars that include a Chevrolet, Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Of course, these cars are fast enough to chase down Dominic Toretto and the rest of the Fast & Furious gang.


8. A chance to stay at the world’s most luxurious hotel

With its world-class amenities, ritzy accommodations and extraordinary service (such as a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce), it is easy to see why the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been voted repeatedly as the most luxurious hotel in the world. Praised for its eye-catching sail-shaped silhouette, this supremely ritzy hotel also has a striking architectural design that will take your breath away.

By the way, did I mention that it’s the third tallest hotel in the world?


9. A high-rise tennis court

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has a uniquely designed high-rise tennis court too!


10. Gaze on the tallest hotel in the world

The JW Marriott Marquis, which just opened a month ago, holds the record for the tallest building in the world, with an impressive height of 355 meters.


11. The world’s tallest manmade structure

Standing at 2,722 feet, Burj Khalifa is currently recognized as the tallest man-made structure in the world.


12. Burj Khalifa has a ton of other world records

Burj Khalifa has a handful of other world records, including

  • The highest viewing platform in the world
  • The highest swimming pool in the world (76th floor)
  • The highest mosque in the world (158th floor)


13. More skyscraping wonders

The Emirati city has a plethora of other lofty and incredible buildings, such as the Rose Rayhaan and Infinity Tower.


14. The Dubai Marina

Billed as the world’s biggest artificial marina, the Dubai Marina is a blissfully sweet man-made canal city that provides shelter to hundreds of yachts. Moreover, it has a 7-kilometer pedestrian walkway with a series of outdoor restaurants, bars and cafes.


15. The world’s largest dancing fountain

The Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest dancing fountain, is a visual spectacle that you must see in your lifetime. Illuminated by dozens of color projectors and thousands of lights, this wondrous 900-feet long fountain can spray more than 22,000 gallons of water, and shoot water jets that are as high as 500 feet into the air, all while in sync with world, Arabic and classical music.


16. The world’s largest indoor snow park

Dubai, in spite of its desert landscapes and humid climate, can still offer you a chilly and snowy experience. With Ski Dubai, a massive indoor ski resort, you get to take pleasure in a variety of ice activities, including snowboarding and skiing.


17. It is steeped in history

Yet, for all its modern-age amazement and skyscrapers, the city still exudes an old world charm, thanks to its wealth in historic sites, such as the Shindagha District, Jumeirah Mosque, Bastakiya District and Al Ahmadiya School.


18. A paradise for shopaholics

Dubai, with its glitzy shopping centers, has become a paradise to extravagant shopping addicts. Here, you get to shop high-quality internationally made products from an array of world-class malls, such as the Ibn Battura Mall, Burjuman Centre, and The Dubai Mall.


19. Mall attractions

Each mall in this modern Emirati city has a string of enthralling attractions. The Dubai Mall, for instance, showcases a myriad of intriguing attractions, including the Dubai Dino, SEGA Republic, Dubai Ice Rink, human waterfalls and more.


20. An ATM that dispenses gold

Seriously, they do have a machine that spits out gold.


21. Gold is everywhere 

From markets to human teeth, gold is practically everywhere in this Emirati city.


22. See the world’s most expensive phones

In Dubai, you get to lay eyes on mobile phones that cost more than an apartment.


23. Souks

Not a big spender or shopper? Don’t worry, as the city has a few souks (traditional markets) that offer good bargains for souvenirs, textile and other cool items.


24. An endless selection of tasty dishes

From spicy Indian vegetarian dishes to mouthwatering Italian staples, the city has plenty of cuisines to please your stomach and taste buds.


25. Free food

Are you on a tight budget? You might want to try their free food.


26. Cheap eats

While Dubai is known as an expensive destination, there are actually a lot of places in this city like the Al Dhiyafah Road, where you can enjoy tasty cheap eats.


27. Memorable Starbucks experiences

In Dubai, the Starbucks experience is more than just sipping on a delectable cup of coffee.


28. A galore of gorgeous beaches

Dubai boasts some of the world’s sandiest, whitest and most gorgeous beaches.


29. Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden, one of the most awe-inspiring and colorful attractions in the city, showcases a tremendous amount of wonderfully arranged flowers.


30. Mesmerizing sand dunes

A visit to Dubai lets you experience a thrilling safari adventure amid the breathtaking sand dunes of the scenic Emirati desert.


31. A one-of-a-kind camping trip

Experience a one-of-a-kind outdoor retreat by camping in the Emirati desert. With this camping trip, you will be able to spend an enchanted evening under the light of a thousand striking Arabian stars.  In addition, this camping trip will tickle your gusto with tasty barbecues, as well as entertain you with sultry cultural performances from tanoura dancers.


32. Magical balloon rides outside the city

Want to see the region’s landscape from a different perspective? Enjoy a magical balloon ride over an endless sea of green oases, sand dunes, wandering camels, gazelles, and oryx.


33. Skydiving within the city

Are you a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie? Then, get a magnificent aerial view of the iconic Palm Jumeirah in a mind-blowing fashion, by taking a skydiving adventure.


34. Helicopter tours

Is skydiving too much for you? You can still see aerial views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and the rest of Dubai, by taking a helicopter tour.


35. An awe-inspiring skyline

The city has a magnificent skyline that would give New York‘s legendary skyline a run for its money.


So, do yourself a favor, and visit Dubai now!

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Ashley Thompson
A fun size lass born in rock and roll who dreams to become a rock star, or a world traveler, or both.