“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” - Susan Sontag
Struck by wanderlust and looking for twice the experience at one destination? Then look no further than Dubai. Be ‘wowed’ as this cosmopolitan oasis cleverly combines the traditional with the contemporary.
Dubai is one destination that ought to be on the “must-see places to visit” for single travellers, families and businessmen alike. Back in the day, Dubai started out as a traditional fishing town with competence in boat-building and pearl fishing. Since then, Dubai has journeyed through time to redefine itself into the megacity that it is today.
Home to just over 2 million people comprising more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the few cosmopolitan cities in the world that leaves a lasting impression on anybody. Although famed across the globe as the city of many superlatives, Dubai encapsulates the best of the traditional and the modern in one all-inclusive experience.
From the timeless peacefulness of the desert, to the energetic clamor of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for guests. In one solitary day, the visitor can encounter everything from harsh mountains and spectacular sand dunes to undulating shorelines and lush green parks, from dusty towns to extravagant private communities, from old houses with wind towers to trendsetting shopping malls.
Figures published by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing show that Dubai's hotels received more than 5.8 million vacationers in the first half of 2014 alone; a record-breaking number of guest stays ever attained in the first six months of any year. This astounding number of visitors has set big records on key indicators, including hotel guest stays, hotel average room occupancy and revenues, the average length of stay and F&B revenues.
The revenue generated for the period from January to June 2014 was mainly contributed by visitors from Saudi Arabia, India, UK, USA, Russia and China.
The atmosphere in Dubai is perfect for travellers planning a warm excursion. Numerous travellers visit Dubai to enjoy a reprieve from the frosty climate in their native countries. As of late, Dubai has displayed a delightful renaissance in structural engineering. The new structures that have risen in the city are gems of advanced architecture and construction modeling. Dubai is home to some of the most impressive structures on the planet which includes the Burj Al Arab, Palm Dubai, etc.
Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan. Its residents and nationals are warm and friendly towards its guests. It is conventional for the populace to approach visitors with deference, and many will pull out all stops to help. That being said; we recommended that sightseers in particular, embrace a conservative level of social decorum and religious respect, when conducting themselves within the Emirate.
Destination Dubai lives up to its association of being a hotspot for tourism and a melting-pot of all cultures. Come! Experience Dubai at its best.
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