The Dubai Emirates is the second largest from seven United Arab Emirates but it also has the biggest population of about 2.2 million inhabitants. The dynamics of Dubai are always changing and transient with the constant urge to construct something bigger and better than the previous. Burj Al Arab seemed so small when Burj Khalifa cropped up, distancing to be the loner in the crowd.
Dubai always remains in competition with itself trying to magnetize the visitors to a dreamy world of various attractions and luxuries. The scoring points of the emirates lie in entrepreneurial abilities to create the best found in the landmarks, tourist attractions, nightlife, parks, shopping places and hotels. Today, Dubai has emerged as the cosmopolitan hub that has emerged to become the global city and a cultural & business hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.
A person who is taking a visit to Dubai for the first time might get confused as it offers the abundance of activities, attractions, shopping, exhibitions, and nightlife.
Having expanded along both the Creek banks, Dubai is mainly divided into two parts – Bur Dubai to the south whereas Deira on the northern side. Abras, the traditional water taxis are used on the regular and daily basis to cross people to either side of the Creek. Each side has their own mosques, public buildings, souqs, hotels, shopping malls, banks, offices, apartments, hospitals, villas, and schools. Dubai is blessed with beautiful beaches and golden sunshine.
Dubai does not only comprises the contemporary sightings but also has some of the exquisite historical attractions such as Dubai desert, Jumeirah Beach Park, Burj Al Arab, Downtown Dubai, Ras Al Khor Wildlife, Umm Suqeim Beach, Wonderland, Al Mamzar Beach Park and Palm Islands.
Since the place is a cultural as well as the tourist hub for the people living in Dubai, they have offered the endless amount of things to do and see. But when it comes to providing entertainment, theatre and films take a center stage in the emirates. Grab a bite to eat, shop on your favorite store and catch the movie you like at any of the multiplexes. Also, theatres are no doubt the most lively entertainment offerings where you can also connect with the performers itself.
Besides everything mentioned above, there’s an array of outdoor and sports activities. The events boast top sports activities such as horse race, Dubai World Cup, golf tournament, and DP world tour championship among others.
Dining and nightlife
Dubai offers excellent nightlife with many choices of nightclubs and bars. Most of the bars with the license are in hotels but there are also the exceptions. Dubai also has strict laws when talking about nightclubs. Every club must get closed at 3:00 AM, 21 is the minimum age allowed to buy alcohol though there are some of them that refuse entry to anyone under 25. Some of the happening nightlife places of Dubai include Barasti Beach Bar, Toro Toro, Issimo Bar, Gaucho, Table 9, Kasbar, and Boudoir Nightclub among others.
The culture of Dubai in ingrained in Islam but the increase in globalization and immigration of various other nationalities have transformed the Dubai emirate in diverse sensibilities. However, the influence of Arab culture is seen prominently in its festivals, museums, attire and belly dance. The hospitality and generosity of the Arab world are highly prized virtues and the visitors here from all over the world are welcomed with affection and friendly behavior. Although the Arab society of Dubai is open to every culture, it is essential for the tourists to respect Muslim tradition.
Dubai is known as the ‘shopping capital of the Middle East’. With so many places for shopping, there’s no better place to find the products at the best prices. It is the paradise for shoppers that give you more than your money. Dubai’s shopping centers cater to every need of consumers. Clothing, cars, electronics, jewelry, cinema theatres, sporting equipment as well as food courts are found under the same roof. Some of the best places for shopping include Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall, Wafi City, Al Ghurair City and Gold & Diamond Park.