Dubai also referred to as The Pearl of the Gulf, is the second largest city of United Arab Emirates, and the first by population, with over 3 million people.
In the past, Dubai depended on pearling, fishing, and trading to develop the economy. As a result of its location, Dubai is a natural harbour and a successful port, it’s a meeting point between the east and the west, between Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Over the years, and with the discovery of oil in the 60s, Dubai managed to evolve at a rapid pace, the infrastructure flourished greatly.
In the early 90s, Dubai took a decision to be a gigantic hub for tourism and commerce. Since then, infrastructure expanded, roads, ports, airports, luxury hotels, top-notch shopping malls, and man-made islands were established.
Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s for Dubai to be one of the top destinations in the world, Dubai now hosts international sports, entertainment, and economic events, and it has a huge number of landmarks, attractions, and activities to do.
Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world with growing numbers of tourists, 14.9 million tourists visited Dubai in 2016, and it’s expected to increase as the city is hosting EXPO 2020, the worldwide event, along with several world-class developments and entertainment projects.
Present-day, Dubai holds the world record for several titles, including:
- Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building.
- The Dubai Fountain, world’s largest performing fountain.
- The Dubai Mall, world’s largest shopping mall.
- IMG Worlds of Adventure, world’s largest indoor theme park.
- The Gevora Hotel, world’s tallest hotel.
And it’s gaining more world records every day.
Enjoy your vacation to the max!
Dubai is a big city, with many neighbourhoods and districts, so whenever you’re planning to visit it, make sure to stay where you can truly have a booming vacation.
Here’s a list of the best areas to stay during your vacation in Dubai:
1. City Walk
It’s number 1 on our list, for countless reasons it deserves it. It has a great location, situated in Jumeirah, one of the most classy neighbourhood in Dubai.
It’s close to Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Business Bay, and minutes away from Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach.
It’s also one-of-a-kind shopping and entertainment hub with multiple venues that you can’t find anywhere else in Dubai, such as, Hub Zero, The Green Planet, Mattel Play! Town.
Also if you want to see a movie, City Walk includes a state-of-the-art cinema screen that will immerse you in a new experience.
City Walk guarantees you and your family a great vacation where you all can unwind, go shopping, play and dine. In City Walk, you will have an extraordinary leisure experience.
A very famous destination and a spectacular beachfront, it has its own dynamic vibes with plenty of hotels and resorts, packed with various dining, musical, and entertainment venues, diverse events take place there such as fireworks and live performances.
The perfect choice for outdoor and indoor times.
It has The Walk, the open air mall, packed with diverse venues for shopping dining and relaxing while having your favourite coffee. At The Beach, you can swim, walk, run or jog enjoying the magical view, and practise any water sports and activities you would like to, also you can go to a dive into the sky with Skydive Dubai, then lay back on the soft sand before going for lunch and shopping
JBR is that part of Dubai that never sleeps, it’s also a live performance venue where many performances, concerts, and shows take place.
3. Palm Jumeirah
The largest man-made island and the most charming in Dubai, a great mankind architectural project and home of world-class resorts and beaches where you can enjoy diving, swimming, relaxing and chilling out.
The Palm is comprised of luxury hotels and residential units, chic restaurants, and entertainment venues, it has Atlantis The Palm, the famous 5-stars hotel which includes a marvellous marine & water park.
Al Ittihad Park, a 1.1 million sq.ft sustainable green oasis, Dolphin Bay, Aquarium and Aqua Park are not to be missed while staying there or even if just visiting it.
Palm Jumeirah is also close to Dubai Marina and you can reach it using Palm Monorail.
4. Downtown Dubai
The new centre of Dubai, home of world’s tallest building, world’s largest shopping mall, and world’s largest performing fountain enjoy your accommodation there while having one of the best views in the world.
No place on earth can be compared to it, it’s the most visited place in the city.
Don’t forget to visit the world’s highest outdoor sightseeing platform called “At The Top” to have a breathtaking view of Dubai’s skyline and landmarks, then touch the ground again and have a walk in Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to experience one of the fanciest districts in Dubai.
While in Downtown Dubai, there’re many places to visit, plenty of restaurants to try, several cafes to hang-out at, and numerous photos to take.
5. Business Bay
Dubai’s new shining hub had arrived, minutes away from Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, with a charming view over Dubai Water Canal, this is where to reward yourself an awesome vacation.
In Business Bay, you will enjoy a different aspect of Dubai from its business and commercial centre, while you relish the enchanting wide choices of restaurants, cafes, fitness and nightlife venues.
Business Bay is full of attractions and venues and many are opening every day to cover the huge number of visitors heading to it. Make sure to stroll along Dubai Water Canal and to take on of the water transportation means.
6. Barsha Heights (TECOM)
An exceptional neighbourhood and community, located in the middle of Dubai’s main landmarks, from there you can easily reach Dubai Marina, JBR, and Palm Jumeirah. Also, close to Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, and Burj Al Arab.
Barsha Heights is so vibrant, and it has a wide diversity of cultures and nationalities residing there. For daytime and nighttime, be sure that it will entertain your all around the day with several ways.
Barsha Heights has all you can need for an amazing vacation like cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and it’s relatively cheap.
Don’t hesitate, plan your trip and come, you will have an unforgettable time. Further, if you have ever been to this astonishing city, go on and share your experience, let us know what is your own story when it comes to Dubai!