It’s impossible to resist the lure of Dubai. A playground for international jet setters and the successful alike, Dubai has earned its reputation as one of the premier destinations to live or visit in the world. Best-described as a picturesque coastal metropolis, Dubai fulfills even its loftiest ambitions. Home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, unrivaled designer shopping, a bustling nightlife and a wealth of hotels steeped in elegance and luxury, Dubai is more than a city – it’s an experience. Which is why we have created Bling Dubai.

Any first-time visitor will surely be in awe of the grandeur that surrounds them. Frequent visitors or anyone luck enough to have made Dubai their home must surely pinch themselves as they rise every morning. Here’s a look why Dubai is one of the most breath-taking places in the world – and why you should be booking a flight out as soon as you can.

 

The Palm Islands

 

The famed Palm Islands are a once in a lifetime attraction. Designed in the shape of a stylized palm tree, Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island is home to a wealth of luxurious hotels, resorts and villas – and they are one of the only man-made structures in the world visible in space!
Just one of Dubai’s many examples of how design, innovation and ambition are combined to make a place unlike anywhere else on the planet, you can tour island by hiring a yacht or boat from one of the many tour operators in the city. 
If you want to get the full Dubai experience, a visit to Palm Islands is an absolute must.

 

The Hotels

 

Dubai is proudly home to some of the most ostentatious hotels in the world. The crown jewel being the 7 Star Burj Al Arab. This billion-dollar hotel has hosted some of the most well-known and important people in the world – and it’s not hard to see why.
Guests are treated to an unsurpassed level of opulence. Having arrived by a chauffeured Rolls-Royce or helicopter, guests stay in rooms that feature revolving beds and their choice of 17 different pillow fabrics and silks – guaranteeing the most restful nights’ sleep possible.
Every single guest that checks in is presented with a 24-carat gold plated iPad at a value of £6,715 to use throughout the duration of their stay. Of course, this standard of luxury comes at a price, but for those with pockets deep enough, the Burj Al Arab is a hotel like no other in the world.

 

The Dubai Mall

 

As the world’s largest and most-visited shopping and entertainment complex in the world, the Dubai Mall routinely welcomes more visitors than the entirety of New York City. Visitors are spoilt for choice by the estimated 1,200 individual retail stores.
Inside you’ll find the most recognizable and desirable retail brands in the world – including Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Cartier, Bang &Olufsen and Tiffany& Co. Marvel at The Dubai Malls’ underwater aquarium and view more than 33,000 animals from across the globe before dining at one of the many 5 Star eateries where delectable cuisine is always on the menu.

 

Dubai Miracle Garden

Anyone with a deep appreciation for natural beauty simply cannot afford to miss the Dubai Miracle Garden. Located in Dubailand, near the Arabian Ranches, Dubai Miracle Garden features more the 45 million flowers across a 72,000-square meter site.
Populated with traditional flowerbeds and topiary-style arrangements, visitors will gasp at blooms designed in the shapes of hearts, stars and pyramids to name but a few. Each season gardeners meticulously cultivate and tend to the displays, ensuring that visitors can enjoy a completely new experience every time they visit.

 

The Police Cars

 

With the sheer volume of super cars on Dubai’s roads, it should come as little surprise that police officers require vehicles with serious power to keep the pace with potential lawbreakers. It’s not uncommon to see Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys used as police cars in the city.
In 2014, the police even added a Bugatti Veyron to their fleet – just a year after a McLaren was recruited to help catch those foolish enough to think that they can outrun the police.Powered by a 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Lamborghini Aventador accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds and also commonly used by the police. In simple terms, don’t think that you can get away, the police will always catch you!

 

Dubai is undoubtedly one of the most extravagant, distinct, beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the world. If you are hesitant to book a flight out and experience this city, we ask only one question – why?