If one were to rationalize and rank global tourist areas, it would go a little something like this:
- Disney = Families with kids
- Las Vegas = Young adults looking for hookers and blow
- New York City = Adults, looking for the more exquisite experiences
- Dubai = Refined adults, looking for pure luxury
Dubai is a human-made oasis in the middle of the desert; the scenery is stunning and well throughout to draw the most elite visitors to the area where high-end shopping, experiences, and “finer things in life” are virtually on every street corner. It’s easy to forget you’re in the desert while surrounded by massive high-rises, established infrastructure, and construction everywhere.
Unfortunately, the sustainability of Dubai is in question with the lack of natural resources – let’s be honest, the lush green fields of grass and manicured landscapes don’t exactly grow without water in a location that has none.
Marina District Uncensored
Dubai’s Marina District is considered the “new” section of Dubai – built within the last decade. The Marina District is home to towering high-end hotels, apartments, and the center of the nightlife.
The climate in Dubai is considerably hotter than most might expect. I’m still not exactly sure what a “dry heat” is, but that’s how most visitors describe the weather; personally, it feels like an oven on broil.
Expect to bring light clothing and always have lots of water with you.