Strategically located between east and west, Dubai embodies a vision for the future that perfectly complements its affinity with the past. The exponential growth of Dubai in just a few decades is an ode to a matchless ambition.
Mention Dubai and many images come to mind. Chief among them are futuristic skyscrapers, vast stretches of pristine beach , dazzling malls stocked with everything desirable, world-class leisure and entertainment and prestigious music and sporting events.
It is a vibrant city that is home to people from over 200 nationalities who live and work together injecting verve and vibrancy into everyday living. Though Arabic is the official language, you’ll find English, Hindi, Persian, Tagalog and Chinese being widely spoken. The city oozes hospitality and visitors are welcomed everywhere with warm smiles.
From icons such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and the Burj Al Arab, the ‘seven-star’ hotel inspired by the sail of a boat to the quaint winding lanes of Bastakiya, a carefully restored neighbourhood that brings alive the charm of old Dubai, the city offers a wide variety of attractions. Embark on an atmospheric cruise on a traditional dhow on the Dubai Creek. Let your hair down and sway along with the much-acclaimed dancing fountains. Marvel at the sheer scale and engineering excellence that created islands out of the sea. Get your adrenaline pumping as you conquer tall-as-buildings dunes in a 4X4. Swim with dolphins and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, dive with sharks for company. Feast on gastronomic delights, both national and international. And last but not the least; indulge in retail therapy at some of the world’s most glamorous malls, including its biggest.
Now, is it any wonder that a trip to Dubai stays fresh in your mind for a long, long, time?