Known globally as a travel hot spot and home to more skyscrapers than you can count, Dubai is definitely the go to travel location in the UAE. You may know it for the glitz and glamour or the fact that it is the playground for many a rich playboy but did you know it has the world’s largest natural flower garden? There is that and so much more to be discovered in the richest Emirate in the UAE. Here are just a few more fun or interesting facts about Dubai.
7Star Hotel –Virgin Birth
There is but one 7 star hotel in the entire world, and where do you think it calls home? If you want the finest accommodations on the planet, schedule your next stay at the BURJ AL ARAB. You will no doubt enjoy the opulent decor, beautiful rooms, succulent food and much more. If you do get a chance to visit, don’t forget to say hello to Zebedee the shark that has given virgin birth for four years in a row!
40%of the Gold
Are you ready to go shopping? Dubai is known as the shopping capital of the middle east, so it only makes sense you can buy gold here as well. In fact, 40% of the world’s physical gold trade takes place in Dubai. Honestly, even if you are not in the market for anything gold, the Gold Souk should be on your list of must see places if only to experience what ten tons of gold looks like.
Ski – In the Desert?
Dubai may be smack in the middleof the desert but you can still get your skis on at the world’s longest indoor ski slope. Why not? While browsing the Mall of Emirates, check out the snow time fun inside Ski Dubai. Ski, toboggan, tube slides and hot chocolate are all available year round in the Arabian Desert.
2,722 Feet in the Air
You absolutely cannot go to Dubai without witnessing the architectural phenomenon of the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa was designed to be a mixed use structure that includes residential suites, corporate rooms, sky lobbies and much more. It is a modern marvel that has broken three records world wide.
Howcan you find a one of a kind view of Dubai? By jumping out of an airplane, of course! Whether you are an experienced sky diver or considering your very first jump, you can get your fix over the fantastic man made archipelego of Palm Jumeirah.
Dubai is definitely a diamond in the desert with gleaming skyscrapers, magnificent gardens and more to do than you could finish in a week. Are you looking for a grand adventure? Perhaps you simply want to experience the beautiful beaches and year round sun shine. No matter what is on your itinerary for this year’s vacation, there is something to do for everyone in the beautiful city of Dubai.