Why Dubai is Reputed as the Las Vegas of the Middle East

Many people dream of a lavish holiday in Las Vegas, thanks to the popular fun and games that characterize the place. Travelers around the globe are keen to visit Las Vegas, which reflects in the high airfares and accommodation rates. The Middle East is also coming up with its own attractions moulded along the lines of Vegas-like glitz and glamor. One such location is Dubai, known for exotic, exciting, and unforgettable travel experiences. Dubai is gaining attraction as a popular tourist destination; which is why you find numerous customized Dubai tour packages across leading travel websites. The blog discusses five destinations in Dubai that qualify it for the “Las Vegas of the Middle East”. Take a look.

1. The Dubai Mall


Being the largest shopping center in the world and home to more than 1200 stores, the Dubai Mall is a “shoppers paradise” in every sense. The mall not only has endless shopping, dining and entertainment options but is also known for its full-sized ice-rink, a gigantic aquarium with an underwater zoo and indoor theme park. If you visit the Dubai Mall after dusk, the fountain outside the mall premises is a visual treat for onlookers.

2. The Burj Khalifa


Needless to say, your trip to Dubai is incomplete if you don’t visit the famous Burj Khalifa- the tallest structure in the world. The structure has the highest observation deck from where you can witness panoramic views of the Persian Gulf. Enjoy breathtaking views from the 124th Floor or from the 148th floor, if you don’t mind paying more for the spectacular views from the top.

3. Wild Wadi Waterpark


The Wild Wadi Waterpark, located at the foot of the Burj Al Arab, has a collection of 30 water rides and play areas designed for visitors of every age group. The park has been modeled after Juha, a character referenced in the Arabian folk stories. There are also a number of moderate rides and an exclusive water park for kids. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, Wild Wadi Waterpark is bound to be a memorable entry in your travel diaries.

4. Jumeirah Beach


The Jumeirah beach is rated as the number one beach destination in Dubai, and a hotspot for travelers. Dedicated children’s playground, picnic and barbecue areas are the main highlights of the place. A number of hotels are also stretched along the coastline, including the Burj Al Arab, which is located at a walking distance. You can either soak in the sun, or indulge in jet-skiing at the beach.

5. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve


Once you get used to the glitz of the urban lifestyle during the Dubai tour, visit the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Though the place is a research unit, travelers can visit the place with one caveat and indulge in a number of activities. Adventure lovers can go for sand boarding, dune bashing, or dabble in archery. If you plan to spend some relaxed time, you can bask in the spirit of the desert, live the royal Arab life in Bedu tents and enjoy some delectable Arabian cuisines in a private desert dinner. You can also enjoy camel treks and horseback rides for a memorable travel experience in the desert.

The Bottom Line

Those were some of the destinations that you can visit on a tour to Dubai. If you have enough time, you can also Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque, Bastakiya Quarters. Dubai has emerged as one of the most traveled Asian destinations in the past few years. The place offers a number of opportunities for adventure lovers and those looking for a short getaway. You can take the help of some of the leading web portals that provide Dubai tour packages that suit your travel preferences and budget.


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