Dubai Shahar, also known as the city of gold, bling, and tall buildings, is a destination that will leave you in awe. It’s a place where you can shop till you drop, and then drop some more, from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. If that’s not enough to get your adrenaline pumping, you can also take a spin on the world’s fastest roller coaster at the Ferrari World, or go indoor skiing in the middle of the desert at Ski Dubai, because why not?
But let’s be real, the real reason people flock to Dubai Shahar is for the shopping. The city is a shopper’s paradise, with everything from designer labels to knock-off knock-offs. The Dubai Mall, is like a Disneyland for shopaholics, where you can buy everything from Gucci to golden toilets (yes, you read that right). And if you’re feeling fancy, you can even take a gondola ride through the mall’s indoor canal, because nothing says luxury like being stuck in a boat with a bunch of strangers and the smell of Cinnabon.
Dubai Shahar is also known for its delicious food scene, where you can find anything from traditional Emirati dishes to international cuisine. But let’s be real, you’re probably going to end up eating at a shawarma stand, because nothing beats a good shawarma after a long day of shopping and being stuck in a mall gondola.
And let’s not forget the nightlife, where you can party like a sheikh (or at least pretend to be one) at some of the swankiest clubs and lounges in the city. Just be prepared to drop some serious cash, because in Dubai, a bottle of water costs more than a small car.
So if you’re thinking of visiting Dubai Shahar, pack your bags and your bank account, because this city will leave you broke, but with memories that will last a lifetime. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a celebrity or two, because nothing says “I’ve made it” like getting a selfie with a B-list reality TV star.