Dubai is known for a lot of things – from sought-after malls and shopping districts to breathtaking skyscrapers and architectural wonders. But aside from these beautiful landmarks, Dubai is also becoming a top tourist destination for tourists and travelers seeking a different kind of adventure.

From being a barren desert land, this Emirate transformed into a captivating travel spot that is included in everyone’s travel bucket list. As proof of this claim, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) was pronounced as the busiest airport in the world in 2017, taking the title from London Heathrow. Almost 70 million passengers were accommodated by this airport.

Aside from the stunning sceneries, Dubai has a lot more to offer to potential tourists. Here are some cool reasons why you need to include Dubai in your 2018 travel plans:

  • Fast-rising music scene


In recent years, Dubai has become a venue for the biggest music events and concerts. Since this Emirate opened its doors to different cultures, different musical influences started to penetrate the market and pique the interest of both local audiences and expatriates. Soon enough, the people of Dubai started embracing a number of artists and prodigies. Up and coming artists also find this city a perfect venue to launch their careers as they can be seen by people from different cultures and walks of life.


  • Retail therapy at its best


It is no secret that Dubai is known as one of the famous shopping hubs in the Middle East. In the recent years, prominent brands started establishing their presence in Dubai to capture esteemed buyers with high purchasing power. Luxury brands like Chanel, Dior, Burberry, and more find the Dubai market very competitive for their taste. But aside from top names, citizens and tourists can enjoy the offerings of al fresco night markets that offer unique finds for those who want to deviate from purchasing luxury items.


  • Interesting cultural profile


Dubai is known as a multi-cultural melting pot. As of current, it houses almost 200 different cultures and nationalities, living together in peace. Diversity is highly promoted and encouraged in this city. In fact, almost 90% of Dubai’s population are expats, making Dubai one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Tourists will not feel alienated or isolated when they visit this city. At the most, they will always feel at home.


  • Haven for food lovers and enthusiasts


Along with the amazing attractions, Dubai offers a unique gastronomical treat for food lovers hoping to get a taste of the Dubai local cuisine. Food souks and stalls are everywhere, offering locals and travelers a good dining experience. And due to the cultural diversity, expect to see a wide range of food selection from different nationalities.