Brrrr! Do you feel that? That’s the frigid cold air hitting you 2 months from now. But don’t fret. There is a place far away, yet easy to reach, that will make you forget all about the dread of winter.
Sure, you could stay in the U.S. hoping to find some sun, but what is the adventure in that? Is telling your friends you went to Orlando as Instagram-worthy as Dubai? Doubtful!
The most modern city in all of the Middle East is ready to embrace you like a warm hug to get you out of the bitter cold in the States.
Here are 6 Reasons Why Winter Is The Best Time To Visit This Modern Middle Eastern City:
You Can Finally Visit Without Melting
Dubai is an amazing place to visit, but it can be hard to justify visiting in the summer. Sure, saunas have their share of health benefits, but a long-haul flight to Dubai isn’t worth exploring this super sauna.
Stick to your local gym. Those who come in summer often feel as if they step barefoot on the sidewalk, they will instantly melt into sludge.
The heat is no joke, going well beyond 100 degrees Fahrenheit some days! If travelers patiently wait until winter, this time of year is actually the most enjoyable weather-wise.
Winter months tend to average a comfortable 76 degrees, perfect for exploring this immaculate city.
Amazing Sights To Explore
It would be hard to visit Dubai without noticing the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. A true sight to behold all on its own, but don’t let it overshadow the plethora of other things to do.
Dubai is designed for tourists to enjoy endless amounts of fun activities. The beauty of Dubai is not only its stunning architecture and vast sea; it’s that anyone can find their niche.
Do you like golf? You can smash golf balls pretending it’s your ex’s face toward Dubai’s impressive skyline.
How about hopping on a yacht in one of the most luxurious cities in the world? Yep, you can do that too.
Amusement parks? World-renowned shopping? Check and check. The list goes on and on for the time of your life in the desert.
World Class Accommodations
Going back to Instagram-worthy destinations, Dubai’s hotels alone will get you all the likes to boost your dopamine for the day.
Many tourist destinations across the globe have awesome 4 and 5-star resorts, but did you know there is such a thing as a 7-star resort?
Burj Al Arab is a 7-star resort in Dubai for the ultimate luxury vacay. Obviously, this is a small market of people who can afford this place. But we can always dream, right?
Whether or not you can afford a 7-star stay, you can find prices where you can comfortably splurge for a vacation you’ll never forget.
Look Beyond The Glitz And Glamour
Us humans tend to be drawn to Dubai like moths to a lightbulb with its otherworldly skyscrapers and manmade islands.
However, Dubai is a treasure to explore beyond the glitz and glamour. There is an underlying culture that is often overlooked.
Dubai has an excellent metro system, but perusing the streets in the cool winter weather is the perfect way to explore lesser-known areas overpowered by the city skyline.
Take Old Town, for example. This historic ground-level area will suck you in with its historic charm filled with local markets, scenic views, and a literal taste into Dubai’s culture before it was booming.
Fun In The Sun
Dubai may seem like a vast urban jungle at first glance, but there are some underrated nice beaches to justify your trip across the globe to escape the winter cold.
It may not be Cancun or the Greek Islands, but hitting the beach is super popular here. The city layout is quite unique, where you can spend the day shopping, eating at high-end restaurants, and seeing all the sights, yet steps away from the gargantuan skyscrapers are nice beaches with warm, clear water.
A Thriving Digital Nomad Scene
There are a variety of reasons why digital nomads love making Dubai their work spot. First and foremost, it is truly a business mecca making it easy to network and grow your career.
Being a business hub, the city is strongly equipped with reliable high-speed Wi-Fi. Second, it is super safe.
Out of all the megacities in the world, Dubai may top the list in terms of safety. And you won’t stand out as much as you think, with English being the most commonly spoken language.
Dubai has built a culture of being remote worker-friendly with special programs for those seeking long-term stays.
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