Choosing a destination for a quick break which pleases everyone can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many factors to keep in mind while deciding. It should be affordable. It should be vibrant. It should offer a lot of action. Maybe even somewhere close? A location that doesn’t involve hours upon hours of flying…

Taking all these points into consideration, for many Pakistani’s Dubai is the perfect getaway. In the deserted plains of the United Arab Emirates lies one of the most opulent vacation destinations on the planet. This oasis in the desert is perfectly situated on the Persian Gulf, where a light breeze flows inland to help cut through the heat of the day.

A popular playground for the rich and famous, Dubai has everything one could ask for; Whether you’re looking for vast sand dunes or white sandy beaches, water parks or scrumptious food, luxury shopping or an enchanting nightlife.

Dubai’s rise from a dusty desert to a spectacular cosmopolitan metropolis has been nothing short of miraculous, not only in terms of speed but also in terms of the quality of infrastructure. It is home to the Emirates Towers and the Princess Tower, not to mention the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa standing tall at a staggering 830 metres. But mile-high skyscrapers are but a fraction of Dubai’s appeal.

When choosing a holiday destination, accommodation is vital. But Dubai makes choosing easy with the JW Marriott Marquis, the tallest hotel in the world. And hop across to Dubai’s iconic Burj al-Arab, the world’s only seven-star hotel.

Integral to Dubai life are the mega-malls scattered throughout the city. With luxury shopping centres including Mall of The Emirates and Deira City, retail therapy is always a welcome retreat. Dubai is also home to numerous first-class dining establishments, from the inexpensive local delicacy ‘Shwarma’ to high-end fine dining experiences like Gaucho Steakhouse or Khazana, all of your culinary wishes are granted when it comes to haute cuisine.

Dubai overall is a wonderful place to enjoy a safe, fun-filled vacation given the fact it has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. Offering great value, variety and excellent hospitality Dubai offers visitors the added benefit of a quick and easy escape.