To Dubai with love: why all lovers should visit this city
While the weather tests the population of our country for strength, some are already enthusiastically exploring areas where you can wait out the transition season and get rid of the spring depression. One of such options may be Dubai – an Arab miracle in the sand, a real fairy tale in a modern way and a visiting card of the Emirates. Surely many of you have heard about this metropolis on the edge of the desert, but not everyone knows that you can come here almost at any time of the year and certainly together. Why? We share the details!
Back to the past
It is difficult to imagine, but a few thousand years ago, on the site of a modern and comfortable metropolis, mangroves and swamps were located. Gradually, not only the coastline, but also the landscape began to change, clean sand appeared. For a very long time, peasants lived here, fishing and pearls. The first urban settlement appeared in 1799 and immediately became subordinate to the main emirate of Abu Dhabi, but when the Al-Maktoum dynasty came to power in Dubai, the territory gained independence. Later, oil and natural gas deposits were found here, which helped Dubai to become one of the main business centers in the world. Indeed, the metropolis is changing every day, and the knowledge about the city that is relevant to you today will require at least an “information update” tomorrow.
Love reigns everywhere
Every year, millions of businessmen from all over the world come to Dubai, and it is here that the most “expensive” contracts are concluded, but this city seems to have been created for lovers who will certainly appreciate Oriental hospitality and understand why many seasoned travelers compare the metropolis with a unique large casket in which there are many treasures.
Despite a completely different mentality, as soon as you get to the airport, you begin to believe that you are really welcome here and that is where real miracles will happen to you. Polite and helpful staff, lack of a visa for Russians, quick passport control, an incredibly comfortable trip on an ideal motorway (there are no others in the UAE) past shining skyscrapers and a complete feeling that an oriental tale really exists.
56 Arab couples from Moscow, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar and Kazan, who arrived in the UAE on Valentine’s Day and felt this incredible atmosphere, felt the true Arabian hospitality.
112 lucky ones became winners of the online competition “To Dubai with Love”, which was held with the support of the Dubai Department of Tourism with the participation of celebrity mentors who had been here in advance and compiled their tasks in such a way as to pay attention to one specific topic. For example, Julia Kovalchuk and Aleksey Chumakov enjoyed gastronomy, Anna Khilkevich and Arthur Martirosyan studied lifestyle, Sati Casanova and Stefano Tiozzo enriched themselves with knowledge about culture, Ekaterina Varnava and Konstantin Myakinkov turned into travelers, and Natalya Podolskaya and Vladimir Presnyakov decided to abstract from Russian realities and find out what real antistress means.
The contestants chose mentors and creatively approached the assignment by publishing their results on the site. The evaluation criteria were sincerity and the feeling that the partners are truly in love with each other. Many participants who were lucky enough not only to reach the final, but also to win, admitted: having received a letter of happiness, they did not believe for a long time that a miracle could happen to them. And only after getting on the plane, they began to understand that all this was happening to them in reality. Five hours of flight from Moscow to the other end of the world – and the hospitable metropolis showed all its charm and romance.
To begin with, the lovers were provided with apartments for three days at the W Dubai – The Palm Hotel, located on the Jumeirah Palm, considered the most luxurious and respectable part of Dubai. Surprisingly, the Palm Jumeirah is not a natural phenomenon, but a skillful creation of man. This is an artificial bulk island in the shape of a huge palm tree, on the “branches” of which the most stylish and modern hotels are built, and W Dubai – The Palm, certainly one of the most luxurious and at the same time cozy. Thanks to the smooth lines of the buildings and the large but well-designed territory, the architects managed to achieve that the hotel has a lot of light, air and a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. Therefore, it is not surprising that it was at W Dubai – The Palm that a party was organized on February 14 for the winners. Refined treats that can please even gourmets, champagne, delicate violin sounds, passionate declarations of love and words of gratitude to Dubai, who has opened its arms for couples from all over Russia.
And, of course, not without beautiful gestures. So, for example, one of the guests of the event named Pavel decided that this is the best place to express the seriousness of his intentions.