5 Reasons why Indian Tourists Fall in Love with Dubai, the City of Contradictions


Fancy an international vacation? Check out the top 5 reasons why Dubai makes the best foreign destination for Indian tourists.

Dubai is not only pocket-friendly but also offers something for all travellers

Dubai is more than a budget-friendly tourist destination. The city is young, vibrant and not afraid to dream. From the world’s highest man-made structure to an entire man-made island and posh, ultra-luxury hotels, Dubai doesn’t shy from flaunting its extravagance.

However, it’s not all glittering malls and fancy shopping outlets. Dig a bit deeper, and you can find a city seeped in culture and tradition. Dubai has a great food scene that enthrals even the pickiest eaters. Museums, art exhibitions, and adventure sports, Dubai has more to it, than meets the eye.

From a business hub, Dubai has transformed itself into a “Tourist Mecca.” Dubai provides cheap air connectivity to several Indian cities, thereby making it super affordable for budget travellers. In fact, round trip Chennai to Dubai flights can costs less than 15,000 too if booked in good time.

Take a look at the top reasons why Dubai is emerging as a Tourist Hotspot for Vacationers from the Indian subcontinent.

  1. It’s a thriving multi-cultural city

Did you know that nearly 80% of the population of Dubai is made up of expats (foreign nationals)? With so many foreigners and different cultures, it’s no wonder that Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Take a look at the mesmerising Arabic architecture to glimpse at the rich culture and history of the region. The Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Museum, Dubai Heritage and Diving Village are some must-visit places to experience the culture of Dubai, first hand. Stroll around the Al Fahidi neighbourhood, the oldest community in the city, to catch a glimpse of old Dubai, before it all became skyscrapers.

  1. It’s a Food Lover’s Paradise

One of the major complaints of Indian tourists travelling abroad is the lack of Indian cuisine options. With hundreds of Indian-Pakistani-Japanese-Chinese-Persian-Arab-Filipino-British restaurants, you’re sure to find something that suits your palate.

And, a Friday brunch is a ritual for all tourists. These popular meals happen for nearly 5+ hours every Friday and are loaded with a dazzling array of dishes. Enjoy a leisurely Friday brunch at any hotel around the city to truly appreciate the diverse cuisine of Dubai.

  1. Fancy a Walk in the Clouds?

Dubai is home to the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The observation deck is so high that it feels like you’re floating among the clouds.

Apart from the Burj Khalifa, Dubai is the city of skyscrapers. Whether you’re in the Marina or Downtown, you are sure to be treated to one of the most amazing skylines in the world.

  1. Tick off several things on your bucket list

Skydiving out of a helicopter? Skiing on the desert sands? Riding a camel through the dunes? Diving with stingrays and sharks? Or a bird’s eye view of the city from a helicopter?

Whatever be your wish, Dubai has it for you at an affordable price. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then Dubai is the answer to your wildest dreams. Even if you haven’t tried adventure sports before, Dubai is the best place to get started.

  1. Above all, it’s highly affordable

Dubai is one of the biggest travel hubs in the world, overtaking other popular cities like London and Frankfurt. More than 70 million passengers pass through the Dubai International Airport (DXB) every year.

Several major airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Airasia operate daily direct flights connecting several Indian metros like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to Dubai. When you book ahead, you can find round trip flight tickets for as low as Rs. 13,000/-.

So, what are you waiting for?

Pack your bags and head on the vacation of your lifetime, without breaking your bank account.