From beautiful beaches to the record-breaking buildings, Dubai has so much to offer that it's hard not to fall in love with it!
14 March 2017| Last updated on 26 March 2017
In the past few years, Dubai has really made a name for itself internationally. People from all over the world come here to marvel at some of the best architecture and attractions, from the tallest building in the world to the largest dancing fountain.
For those of us lucky enough to live in this city, we know there's so much that makes it such a great place to be.
1. The weather
Outdoor sports and fitness exercises are common, whether volleyball, tennis, surfing, beach yoga and more. Opportunities to camp in the desert are endless with travel groups, locals and meet-ups enjoying the outdoors on a weekly basis.
2. Constant investment opportunities
Dubai is hosting the World Expo in 2020. The Expo is scheduled to begin in October 2020 and will welcome more than 180 nations and a global audience of 25 million visitors. The Expo's popularity has driven Dubai's real estate market on an upswing.
Many off-plan projects are launching in preparation for the tourism influx from the Expo. Prime communities for off plan investment in 2017 include Dubai South, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Hills Estate and Dubailand.
3. Fascinating architecture
Dubai's futuristic vision of becoming the world's most modern city in a short span of time is inspiring. The most visible display is in Dubai's architecture. The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper in the world, reaches 829.8 metres in height.
Dubai seeks to surpass its Guinness World Record by constructing the Tower, an observation tower that will surpass the Burj Khalifa in height. The Tower’s height will be 928 metres tall, 100 metres higher than the Burj Khalifa.
Its engineered design is different from traditional skyscrapers in the world. The structure will consist of a minaret shaped slim tower with lily flower patterns, securely anchored to the ground by sturdy cables. The Tower will have an oval-shaped observation deck, providing panoramic views of Dubai's coastline.
4. Safe and secure
Crime is rare and theft is extremely low. Do not panic if you accidently leave your belongings in the open.
5. Tax-free salary
Dubai's reputation as the land of opportunity for making money is motivating expats to move to Dubai. The tax-free system assists tremendously in affording Dubai's living costs.
With average salary rates increasing in Dubai, the tax-free system will continue to benefit workers in the Emirate.
6. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd (SBR) is a must-see whenever visiting Downtown Dubai. Named after the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Boulevard is surrounded by Dubai’s iconic landmarks: the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain and leading restaurants and fashion outlets.
SBR is an excellent location for friends and family to walk the Boulevard while visiting Dubai Mall, the world's largest mall with world-class fashion brands.
7. The best shopping malls
8. Nightlife and concerts
Raniyah is an enthusiast blogger who writes on diversified topics, including fashion, lifestyle, travel, food and real estate.