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5 Quick Reasons Why Dubai Needs to be on Everyone’s Bucket List

April 2017

Famously known as one of the world’s most modern and luxurious destinations, we tell you our 5 quick reasons why a trip to Dubai must be on everyone’s bucket list!

1. Stay in Luxury

Dubai is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels. The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is shaped in the form of a sail, and is built on its very own triangular manmade island. The hotel boasts a fleet of white Rolls-Royce cars to escort their wealthy customers around the city, as well as a helipad, and an underwater restaurant.

burj al arab

2. Ski in the Desert

Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in The Middle East. Covering 22,500 square meters of Dubai with snow, the ski resort can be found in The Mall of The Emirates. So whether you want to ski, snowboard, ride a toboggan, or visit the snow penguins, Ski Dubai really is a must!

3. Stunning Skyline

Visiting Dubai, you will find yourself surrounded by skyscrapers! Out of them all, the famous Burj Khalifa dominates the sky as the tallest manmade skyscraper on the planet! With an impressive 163 floors, the structure stands at an eye watering 829.8m. The observation deck on the 124th floor provides mesmerising unobstructed panoramic views of the city.

Dubai Marina

4. Dune Bash

Definitely an activity for the thrill seekers, create unforgettable memories and go off road, dune bashing your way through the sizzling deserts of Dubai. Twisting and turning your way through the everlasting mountains of sand, dune bashing really is a unique and unforgettable experience.

5. Shop ‘Til You Drop

As well as an extensive number of malls showcasing big Western brands, Dubai is also home to traditional Arabic souks. Meander your way through the tradesman lined alleys of the Spice Souk, the Perfume Souk or the popular Gold Souk. Browse traditional Arabic dress, souvenirs, spices and handicrafts, before turning your hand to the art of haggling to get the best price on traditional and bespoke pieces.


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