Dubai is the land of overstatement; just think gold Rolls-Royces, goldplated buildings and twinkling fairy lights everywhere. Dubai tries its best to make sure that it has the largest, the tallest, and the most expensive of everything in the world. For the most part, it succeeds. Dubai’s over the top attractions are well enough done to make it all enjoyable. Here are 10 great reasons you should visit Dubai, the land of excess.
1. The shopping malls
The merchandise available for sale at Dubai’s many shopping malls isn’t anything you couldn’t get at home for less money. What makes shopping in Dubai an experience that’s worth the trip is the way the country builds its malls up into unrestrained fantasy lands. The Souk Madinat, for instance, is a mall with no corridors – it only has Venice-like indoor canals to take you from one store to the next. Dubai is also home to the Mall of the Emirates, a mall with a massive ski slope, and the Mall of Arabia, a place with a spectacular animatronic Jurassic Park.