Dubai is Highly Visited Tourist Destination in the World

  • September 26, 2018

As the fourth most visited city in the world*, Dubai is a top tourist destination for a number of reasons.

Dubai has the world's tallest building, the most luxurious hotel, the largest shopping mall and more such attractions that bring so many people to the city for travel, work and leisure. The city’s real estate is rapidly spreading to make Dubai a central commercial hub in the world.

South Asians make up more than half of the population, while Emiratis are only about 10% of the total. A mix of European, Australian, North American and African nationals make up for the remaining population and English is dominantly spoken everywhere.

Although accommodation is relatively expensive, all other activities can be done on a budget. You can just wander around the city to view tall skyscrapers, study contemporary architecture, enjoy beach/park life or simply do tax-free shopping in large malls with tourist attractions. There is little doubt that the glitter and glamour of Dubai beaches and cityscape views will keep visitors coming for more.

This modern, urbane city is keeping the world on its toes about its growth and potential to be the ultimate luxury real estate destination with advancement in technology across society’s every need.

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Favorite visitor attractions in Dubai include

  1. Burj Khalifa was completed in 2010 as the world's tallest tower. A dozen of its floors are the Armani Hotel, while an elevator takes you to an observation deck on the 124th floor in just 60 seconds.
  2. Burj Al Arab, shaped like a sail of the sea, is the only hotel rated 7 star in the world.
  3. Atlantis The Palm, standing on Palm Jumeirah island is also a favorite among tourists.
  4. Dubai Museum, representing “old Dubai” is where visitors can get a sense of the fishing village that Dubai used to be. A little far away is The Heritage Village, the other part of the original city. One can gain insights on Dubai's maritime past and local life in the presence of craftspeople.
  5. Jumeirah Mosque that follows typical mosque architectural style is closer to the beaches. It's a popular attraction among visitors from across religions.
  6. Al Quoz, an industrial district is dedicated to the art works done by international and regional artists from both, modern as well as contemporary styles.
  7. Sunset Beach near the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach by the Dubai Marina are public beaches that one can explore.
  8. Deira and Bur Dubai, old districts of Dubai are best explored by foot to visit souks and ethnic eateries. Water taxis are available to cross the creek.
  9. Jumeirah, the beachfront district is the most one of the most enjoyable areas in Dubai with cafés,boutiques and villas. It's also the most cosmopolitan, for those who can afford it.
  10. Dubai Marina: One of the world's largest man-made marinas that is surrounded by towers. The most interesting is the twisting Cayan Tower (previously known as the "Infinity Tower"). Get a good pair of sneakers to go on Marina Walk to view all the surrounding architecture among joggers and cyclists.

It’s not surprising for those who come for some wonderful sightseeing to also check out the hot neighborhoods in Dubai to invest in real estate. Villas that come at a good price sell faster as a second home or a vacation home for expats and global investors. High networth individuals are constantly exploring growth opportunities in real estate sector and Dubai seems to be their land to get richer.

*Mastercard report