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Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016
The coastal city of Dubai has seen a surge in the number of tourist in the recent past. Although Dubai has been recently added to the extensive list of holiday destinations by UK travel retailer Holiday Hypermarket, but the number of bookings to the city is already exceeding expectations.
In 2015 the area welcomed a staggering 14.3 million visitors, up by more than a million on 2014 figures. According to the Dubai Statistics Centre, the UK continues to place 3rd in the list of visitors by nationality.
Holiday Hypermarket representative Ian Crawford explains that, Dubai brings with it a sense of wonder and the opportunity to venture into the unknown. From the recent traveling trends it is becoming increasingly clear that Dubai is not solely reserved for the rich and famous.
Dubai offers a wide range of experiences for both families and business travelers. There’s plenty of futuristic architecture to marvel at too, including the world’s tallest skyscraper – the Burj Khalifa – standing at over 800 meters. Acres of white sand beach lines the coast and the shopping here really is second to none.
With water parks, desert resorts and malls, Dubai makes for a great week away. Dubai is considered to be amongst the safest cities in the world and dedicated kids clubs can be found at many of its most popular attractions. The city is also home to the world’s largest aquarium and underwater zoo, the likes of which promise to keep the whole family entertained.
There’s certainly no denying the essence of luxury here. It’s fair to assume that one of the reasons behind Dubai’s increasing popularity is a desire from holidaymakers to experience a taste of the high life. There are plenty of novelties to discover, from Lamborghini police cars to ATM machines that dispense real gold.
With world-class malls that elevate the shopping experience to a completely new height, Dubai is one place where you can shop till you drop and you’ll still want to return for more. From the palatial Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, to the eye-popping wonder of the internationally inspired Ibn Battuta Mall, these mega-complexes are filled with entertainment for all ages. Plus, when you tire of shopping you can hit the slopes on an indoor ski mountain or swim with sharks in a massive sea aquarium—it’s all possible at the mall.
Crawford also said that, with direct flights averaging 7 hours, there has been a significant rise in interest from families keen to experience the magic of a long haul destination without committing to a longer journey.