Meraas, also known as “Dubai’s playground,” is a Dubai-based holding company that develops and manages a diverse portfolio of assets, including retail, hospitality, leisure and entertainment destinations, as well as residential and commercial properties. You might be thinking, “Wow, that sounds like a lot of boring business talk,” but trust me, it’s not. Meraas is the real MVP of Dubai’s entertainment scene and here’s why:
One of the main advantages of Meraas is its ability to offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages and interests. From high-end shopping at City Walk and The Beach at JBR, to thrilling theme park experiences at Motiongate and Legoland, to unique dining and entertainment experiences at La Mer and The Walk at JBR, Meraas has something for everyone. Even if you don’t fit into any of those categories, you can always just go and take a selfie with the giant neon sign at Boxpark. That’s a hobby now, right?
Another advantage is the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Many of their developments, such as The Green Planet and The Eco-Tourism Park, promote education and conservation of the natural world. But let’s be real, it’s not just about saving the planet. It’s also about taking pictures with the cute animals and posting it on Instagram with a caption like “Save the planet, one Instagram post at a time #EcoWarrior #SustainableLiving”
But let’s be real, one of the biggest draws of Meraas is their ability to make even the most mundane activities feel like a luxurious, Instagram-worthy experience. Want to go grocery shopping? Head to Boxpark and snap a picture with the giant neon sign outside. Want to play mini-golf? Hit up Adventure HQ and pretend you’re on a tropical island. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even pretend that you’re in a jungle and yell at the top of your lungs “I’M KING OF THE WORLD” (Just make sure you’re not disturbing anyone and you’re not at a residential area!)
Now, as with any large development company, there are some disadvantages to consider. One issue that has been raised is the potential for oversaturation of certain areas, such as JBR, which may lead to a decline in foot traffic and business for smaller, independent retailers. But let’s be real, as long as there’s a Starbucks, who cares about the independent retailers?
Another potential downside is the cost. Meraas developments tend to be on the higher end, so those on a budget may find themselves priced out of certain experiences. But hey, you only live once, right? And if you’re going to live once, you might as well do it in style. And if you can’t afford it, just take a picture and post it on Instagram with a caption “Living my best life #Blessed #YOLO”
Overall, the glitz, glamour, and Instagram-worthy opportunities offered by Meraas are just too good for most people to resist. So grab your phone and your wallet, and get ready for a day of #adventures and #luxury at Dubai’s playground. Just don’t forget to charge your phone, you wouldn’t want to miss a good Instagram opportunity.