Dubai is like no other place on Earth. It is the world capital of living large – a city of big business, luxury hotels, skyscrapers, and huge shopping malls. Dubai, like many of the world’s major cities – is like marmite. You either love it or hate it…. I love it.
The city is on an ever-lasting mission to improve itself and this is something I love. The city is literally never the same one day to the next. They don’t do things halfway here, they do everything to the max and the finished product is incredible.
Aside from the recent cloud seeding that had everyone including the weatherman confused, you can’t argue with more than 300 days of beautiful sunshine a year. I love that I can be sure it will be a sunny day when I get up in the morning. That’s the real holiday feeling.
The sun is so big in Dubai and so orange, you can’t really understand it until you’ve seen it. Some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in my life have been witnessed from the sandy shores of Dubai. They’re amazing.
The desert is obviously a beautiful part of Dubai, and being able to simply drive into it and camp is a real luxury for people. We’ve spent an amazing day in the desert with a delicious BBQ dinner in a desert camp. It was a day to remember.
Dubai has something for pretty much everyone. If you like culture – there is the old part of the city full of temples, traditional fishing workers, markets and locals. If you want glitz and glamour there is the marina, the malls and the world-class hotels. If you want to relax by a pool and do nothing – you can do it (every hotel has a pool here). If you want adrenaline or adventure you can have that as well, there are sand dunes, skiing, sky-diving and snorkelling for that. If you want wild-life there are camels, aquariums and countless other animals. Oh and if you want to spend your entire time eating amazing food – they have lots of restaurants so you aren’t going to run out of options.
It was not my first time in this beautiful city and I’ll be back for sure.