I receive a lot of questions regarding my travel gear, so now I came up with this list showing all items in my backpack since I started to travel full time in 2014. Maybe it is useful for some if you have similar plans and in the future I will update with more detailed reviews for the most important items!
Dubai oozes class, elegance, and opulence to the core. The government has pumped in several million to build this world-class city into a tourist and business hub. The results are there to see as Dubai has developed serious attention from all types of travelers around the globe. The transformation of Dubai is a story itself and you will be truly be amazed by the development of the city. There is so much to explore from exotic 5-star hotels, mega malls, thriving art and design ecosystems. The cultural diversity is simply hard to match which makes visitors come back again to Dubai each time. In addition to that, the Dubai Shopping Festival is one of the biggest shopping extravaganzas across the world celebrated by people from all around the globe.
Shopping in Dubai is the best thing that comes to your mind when you hear about Dubai. It is definitely one of the main reasons why tourist and visitors come over to Dubai. There is a reason why it is termed as a shopper’s paradise. The overall experience is incredible, as you explore among the various stores and souks. You will come home to one of the best retail hubs set across every corner of the city. A perfect way to indulge in some retail therapy. In addition to that, the Dubai Shopping Festival is a month-long shopping extravaganza which connects people from different backgrounds and cultures in one city. The Dubai Shopping Festival is also an occasion where the shoppers can win amazing discounts and even win fabulous prizes like cars, gold, and even shopping vouchers.
One of the top travel hubs in the world
The Dubai International Airport is counted as one of the busiest airports in the world for international travelers with an average traffic of 70 million passengers passing through the shores of Dubai. The Emirates Airline has also been termed as the biggest and the most preferred international airline in the world. No matter in which corner of the world you are in, you can board a flight to Dubai and reach the city within an average 8-hour flight. The international airport is equipped with modern infrastructure and world-class amenities which makes your travel to the city kick-off in the most exotic and opulent style.
Luxurious and extravagant hotels oozing opulence
Dubai is one of the wealthiest city in the world and if you have the buck, then you are in for a special and exotic experience. Dubai is home to some of the finest luxurious and extravagant hotel chains which the world has to offer. What more, the opulent 7 star rated Burj Al Arab which was launched in the year 1999 is definitely one of the iconic landmarks of the city. Standing on the man-made artificial islands, which is close to 280 meters from the Jumeirah beach, the Burj Al Arab is connected to the Dubai mainland by a private curving bridge. You won’t get a chance to have a tour inside the Burj Al Arab if you don’t have a reservation, but even an afternoon tea in the hotel is totally worth an experience. The hotel has its own fleet of the most luxurious Rolls Royce for greeting its guests and also a private helipad if in case you intend to travel on your own chopper.
World-class infrastructure and modern architecture
The grand malls and iconic landmarks of Dubai is a true reflection of the modern architecture coupled with world-class amenities. The Burj Al Arab or the Burj Dubai is just some of the iconic architectural marvels you would experience as you browse through the city. The view from the 124 floor of the observation deck in the Burj Khalifa is simply mesmerizing and one of the best panoramic views you can every get off this spectacular city.
Come home to the modern art and design capital of the Middle East
Dubai is home to modern art and design and there is a reason why it is termed as the art and design capital of the Middle East. The ancient Avenue art district is home to classic art galleries which gives you a diverse experience of the wonderful art culture of Dubai. There are also plenty of art and design festivals held in Dubai like the Design Days and the Art Dubai. If you are an avid art lover and an aesthetically minded person, then this is the place to be.
A true cosmopolitan city
Dubai is a melting pot of different cultures from all around the world. Any place in Dubai is home to travelers from different corners of the world. This diversity existent in Dubai gives rise to a dynamic atmosphere that eventually leads to an unforgettable trip. The hospitality of Dubai is independent of your pocket size. People in Dubai are known for their generous attitude in helping the needy which gives all types of travelers a cozy warm welcome into the Manhattan of the Middle East. Add to that, Dubai also boasts to be one of the safest cities in the world. Yes, you heard it right, even though it doesn’t compromise on giving its travelers a luxurious experience; the crime in the city is almost non-existent within the city limits.