Dubai is an incredible tourist destination full of thrilling attractions and unique experiences that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Although neighboring Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the country's largest city. It has a larger population and a larger airport. I understand why Dubai is so popular with American travelers, especially this time of year.
It always has great weather, it's very safe and easy to visit, everyone speaks English and there are lots of activities no matter what your interests are. Beautiful, gleaming skyscrapers, state-of-the-art buildings and beautiful beaches and sand dunes, excellent restaurants, fabulous all-inclusive accommodation options, shopping at the Dubai Mall and adrenaline-pumping experiences make Dubai a fantastic tourist destination. Dubai is generally ranked as one of the safest cities in the world, with a very low crime rate, so it is generally quite safe to visit it. Because of the high surveillance in the city, crimes between people are not a major problem for travelers, and violent crime is very rare.
The main concern here are petty crimes, such as wallet theft, scams, and sexual harassment. Dubai is one of the most visited places on Earth. Known for its luxurious stores, its luxurious hotels and resorts, its popular nightlife, its impressive architecture and everything that is bigger and better. However, before travelers take a trip to this amazing city, there are a few very important things they should know.
Visit the Old Creek in Dubai to enjoy the historic charisma and the old style buildings that reflect the Arabian architecture of this old town. I currently live and work in Dubai, the cost of living is expensive compared to other Emirates such as Sharjah, Abu Dhabi or RAK. Dubai can have everything you can think of when it comes to holidays, but you shouldn't forget to visit some of the city's most historic sites. I've never had much interest in Dubai before, but when I stopped there I thought I'd take the opportunity to spend a few days and see what everyone is excited about.
Dubai has one of the best skydiving areas in Palm Jumeirah for the most daring and an indoor skydiving area, iFLY Dubai, for those who are not yet ready for that jump. The most exciting theme parks include the Aquaventure water park, where you'll find 90-foot water slides and an exit to a shark infested lagoon, the Wild Wadi water park, inspired by the character from Arabian folklore, Juha, Ski Dubai, a huge space covered in snow all year round, and IMG Worlds of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park in the world, with plenty of attractions for thrill-seekers. I highly recommend visiting the small cafes and restaurants of Old Dubai, especially in places frequented by local expat communities, and you'll see what I mean. Although neighboring Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the largest city in the country, as well as the most visited and most socially welcoming by Western standards.
The connectivity is excellent and is one of the main reasons why Dubai is the preferred destination for explorers from all over the world. Renting a car isn't expensive and it's the easiest way to get around: fuel is cheap and some parking spaces are free, such as the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Visit Dubai and you'll feel like you're in Bangkok, Saigon in Vietnam, and even Delhi in India, all at the same time. The explosion of tourism in Dubai is the result of the rapid expansion of the metropolis: you'll see countless construction sites everywhere, as new skyscrapers rise all over the city, each trying to surpass the others in height and glitz.
In addition, the United Arab Emirates and Dubai are often used interchangeably, leading many to believe that Dubai is a country. Add to this the fact that these workers are forced to work in hazardous conditions without the right safety equipment, in the heat of 50°C, and with their passports confiscated, there is no way to return to their homes with their loved ones, this can only be described as modern slavery in Dubai.