City life is always hectic. Traffic and crowds become a part of your daily life, and it can get frustrating. If you need something to remind you why Dubai is one of the most incredible cities in the world, here it is.
Expedia, the online travel-booking titan, took a drone through Dubai’s most beautiful spots as a part of their in-depth city guide. Dramatic music and a sound clip from the first mission to the moon up the stakes and seem to mirror the city’s rapid and unexpected growth into international fame. If you live in Dubai, this is what it feels like to see the emirate for the first time.
Fly through the vast desert dunes right up to Burj Khalifa and straight into Dubai Mall, where you can see the crowds without having to hear or deal with them. The night-time view from the top of Burj Khalifa is incredible – when the city is lit up it easily rivals New York or Las Vegas.
The video even takes you on a metro ride to the city’s famous nightlife, from rooftop parties and all the way to a Bedouin camp complete with a bellydancer. After that video, it’s hard to imagine that Dubai started as a small fishing and trading village.
Basically, you’ll see the best of Dubai in three and a half minutes. It’s easy to get jaded with city life, but this video will remind you why you love it so much. See for yourself.
You definitely live in one of the most amazing places on Earth. If you don’t live in the emirate, you’re probably thinking of going there by now. Expedia’s travel guide for Dubai has a lot of great tips and sights for tourists (or locals who want to feel like tourists in their home country).