Whether you’ve been living in Dubai your whole life or you’re still impressed by The Fountains, we don’t think anywhere quite compares to our crazy city. Here are 23 reasons why.
1. Other-worldly early morning views…
We’re pretty sure this was taken by Emirates at 30,000ft.
2. …And incredible night-time ones
S’alright, I guess.
3. Income tax?
Never heard of it.
4. Experiencing your first sandstorm
Yeah, the novelty quickly wears off.
The novelty never wears off.
6. Girls, feeling broke and need a night out?
LADIES NIGHT. Every night.
7. Guys, looking to meet some ladies?
LADIES NIGHT. Every night (top tip: bring a wig for the free drinks).
8. Unpredictable weather
Yeah, right. It’s always sunny. And hot.
Where have you been my whole life, you garlicky hero?
10. Should probably open a savings account…
…Nah, I’ll just whack it all in this gold bar vending machine. Seriously, gold bar vending machines?
11. Feeling hungry at 2am?
Don’t worry, the shop’ll deliver that pot noodle right to your doorstep. And you can pay cash.
12. Where did I get my designer watch?
A magical place called Karama, my friend.
13. All you can eat and drink EVERY Friday?
Come at me, bro.
14. Malls… So. Many. Malls
You’ll shop ’til you drop. And then panic until payday.
15. When it rains, the city switches to code red
And you have an excuse to stop what you’re doing and stare out of the office window at the ensuing chaos.
16. Really need a holiday?
You can hop on a plane and get pretty much anywhere within six hours.
17. Oh, look! A Lambo…
Whatever. Supercars are everywhere, dude.
18. …No, seriously. It’s a police car
OK, fine. That is pretty cool.
19. Epic inter-emirate road trips…
RAK city, baby.
20. …And camping when you get there
“Of course I can put the tent up, how hard can it be?”
21. Awesome stunts
Yep, that’s Sheikh Hamdan taking a selfie on top of Burj Khalifa. Just another normal day in Dubai.
22. Jumping down sand dunes
Because no matter your age, it never gets old. And we love this gif.
23. And, of course, meeting some of the best, lifelong friends you could ever hope to meet
And having the time of your life in the process.