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What is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about Dubai? Is it the dazzling skyscrapers, vibrant with red and blue lights glittering like stars in a night sky? Is it the pristine artificial magnificence in the engineering of the urban landscape? Or is it the glitzy shopping malls resplendent with the glamor of sleek sophisticated products that twists one’s heart with longing. May be it is the outrageously lavish hotels that seem only fit for kings. If one ventures into this flagrant desert metropolitan, he would experience the thrill of being in an empire where luxury knows no bounds.
Such is the extravagance and opulence of Dubai. Its crown prince, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has left no stone unturned while devoting in transforming a barren landscape of sand into a glorious city of riches and finesse. There are so many places where one can bask in the warmth of sated relaxation, that we found it difficult to wrap it within seven mere points.
For families who have whisked off to the desert city in search of divine recreations, Dubailand is the amusement hub. With the preliminary phases already open to the public, when completed – Dubailand would boast itself as the biggest entertainment complex in the world. It comprises of a variety of entertainment bonanza with high-rated and innovative fancy rides that would make children drool with anticipation and more than compensate for the seemingly boring excursions with parents in the shopping malls.
The luxurious Dubai hotels, restaurants and shops are more than capable of catering to the blissful spending nature of the affluent. These commercial houses induce a feeling of blissful luxury in people who forget for a while the fruits of frugality. The restaurants offer mouth-watering traditional cuisine and the hotels come all equipped with swimming pools, health club, beauty salons, billiard rooms and all those lavish facilities that signify a five-star hotels.
Equestrian club and polo club are where the aristocrats can enjoy what are commonly known as the games of the wealthy, if not to exercise their skill, then to merely stroke their ego. They can further boost their vanity by questing through night golf courses in other popular clubs and resorts. And then there are the billion dollar racecourses such as the one in Meydan, where sleek muscle-bound horses quakes the ground with their rampaging hooves blowing miniature sand storms in the grounds while everyone else rests in breathless anticipation.
For those rich wives who scorn at their husbands’ fascination with something as dull as polo and horse rides have nothing to be unhappy about. There is always the lavish spa treatment in Madinat-Jumeirah or the Hyatt, one of the very few extravagant Dubai resorts. A tub full of rose water in a pristine interior where mellifluous music floats in the background, the indulging atmosphere drugs the mind with calmness and utter refreshment. Here, a woman is treated like a medieval princess where attendants are scrupulous to her smallest desires.
Tourists can render a visit to the luxurious movie lounges in Mall of the Emirates where – provided you have money aplenty—one can book private tables and enjoy scrumptious food with the desired company, while relishing a favorite movie.
Shopping in Dubai – the modern traveler’s stereotype. The sleek shiny and products in the shopping malls and the majestic gold ornaments are just begging to be the day’s purchases. Jewelry, brand watches, sports-wear, laptops, iPods, fashion wear and many other product lines inundate the shelves of these malls. Also, Dubai Mall – which stands as the biggest shopping mall in the Middle East, can fulfill everything for the luxurious shopping cravings, of course when the biggest aquarium of the world is not leaking.
For any tourist, food is of the utmost importance. There is no other place where one can have a more royal breakfast than the famous Burj-Al-Arab. Their afternoon tea contains only the most mouthwatering cakes and sweets coupled with highest quality tea. Its smell and taste will linger long after the treat has been gobbled up. Of course, this privilege would not come cheap for anyone. But the experience is definitely worth the charge.
The glitz and the glamor associated with Dubai are unmatched. Inundated with mundane activities in daily life, one is given reprieve from a time conscious race called life. The commoners dream it. The affluent revels in it. But those who are yet unforgivably ignorant of it may only berate their misfortune.