1. DUBAI’S WINTER = AUTUMN: If it’s the one thing you can only do in Dubai, then it’s going to the beach in December. Although the so called ‘winter’ in Dubai doesn’t bring any snow, it’s the one time of the year when outdoor activities don’t leave you dehydrated, raining with sweat and about to faint. Not too hot and not too cold: The Goldilocksperiod.
2. THE PALM, THE WORLD AND ATLANTIS: There seems to be a new building rising from each corner of Dubai every day. When the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab rose in Jumeirah, it was unbelievable! But now a new innovative idea emerges every month – from the tallest building in the world to the biggest shopping mall on Earth to an incredible water park. No need for separate holidays; visiting these places are holidays themselves.
3. BEACH: Whether it’s for an end-of-school party or just a place to tan and chill, the beach is undeniably the best place to do so. Although there are some debates about which beach is the best (I personally
prefer Jumeirah Beach Park but others will argue the case of Sunset Beach or JBR), whichever beach it is, there’s nothing better than cooling yourselves in the sea and lying in the warm sun with the breeze in your hair- or is that too poetic?
4. “THE MELTING POT OF CULTURE”: I’m sure everyone has thought about it once in a while. You’re sitting with a group of friends, either in your class, canteen or the food court at Dubai mall, when you look around and realise that you’re sitting in a racially mixed group. Ranging from Indians, East Asians to justwhite westerners, it’s surprising how easily we mix. Due to the blend of nations we’re exposed to, it’s hard not to mix. But because of this environment, we get to know and understand the different cultures.
5. DUBAIAN AND PROUD: The one good thing you get out of living in Dubai is the reputation of having lived in a country spurred by imagination. Just a few years ago, Dubai was an unknown place to people living in other countries, but now when you say “I live in Dubai,” the immediate reaction is a surprised face with a list of descriptions of buildings that they’ve seen on the news. You would be silently nodding and smiling, “yup, I’ve seen all those, no biggy.”