05 Mar 2017

Reasons Why Dubai is the 4th Most Visited City in the World

From IMG World and Legoland® to desert safaris and gold souqs, there’s a multitude of reasons why Dubai was the 4th most visited city in the world in 2016, with over 15 million visitors. Having a presence in Dubai since 2010, our concierge team advise on what has made Dubai so popular.

  1. Fascinating Fun

Dubai is renowned for its year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches, but a variety of new attractions have made the destination even more appealing. These include IMG Worlds of Adventure, Legoland®, Dubai Opera, Motiongate Dubai, and Bollywood Parks. Dubai has also showcased some of the most impressive performances and festivals such as Cirque Du Soleil and the Emirates Airline Jazz Festival. This is in addition to the already popular destinations such as Ski Dubai, waterparks including Wild Wadi and Aquaventure, and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

  1. Family Friendly

Trying to find a destination that suits every member of the family can be difficult but Dubai offers incredible experiences for children such as Green Planet and Global Village. The city is also geared to the more practical elements of travelling with children, for example, Careem Kids, which offers transport with car seats. Most hotels offer a kids’ club to keep the little ones entertained as well as baby-sitting services and children’s food menus. Dubai is also one of the safest places in the world, listed in the 19th position according to Aon Hewitt.

  1. Captivating Culture

The UAEs local culture can be experienced across the destination offering fascinating insights into traditions such as pearl-diving, camel racing, and falconry. At the same time, The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum are excellent options for visitors to learn more about the customs and history of Dubai in an engaging and interactive environment. A visit during one of the Eid holidays or during Ramadan also adds a different dimension for visitors.

  1. New Experiences

Dubai Water Canal, which is almost 3 kilometres long connecting Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf, is a prime example of how the city is rapidly developing, offering the visitor something new to experience every time. Other upcoming major developments include the Ain Dubai (part of Bluewaters Island), Museum of the Future, and Deira Island. The destination is forward thinking and innovative with a focus on development and expansion reflected in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2021 Vision.

  1. Easily Accessible

One third of the world’s population lives within a four-hour flight and this is reflected in Dubai’s as a multicultural destination that is home to many nationalities. Its convenient location situated between East and West makes it an accessible destination supported by the award-winning Emirates Airline and the world’s busiest airport, Dubai International Airport. Once in the city, getting around is cost-effective and easy whether that’s by taxi, The Dubai Metro, water taxi, or bus. With its strategic location as a central hub, many visitors take advantage by enjoying a stop-over in Dubai before heading on to their final destination.

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