Pictures that will make you want to move to Dubai

The young city has a lot to offer, but we’ll let you decide for yourself with these pictures
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You have to admit that Dubai deserves high recognition for transforming itself from a desert to a metropolitan wonderland. We say wonderland because it has a dreamy aspect that allows you to swim in the Arabian Gulf in the morning and barbecue in the desert dunes at lunch time before enjoying views of its Downtown and Dubai Marina skylines at night time. We don’t know about you, but that’s the perfect description of a city we’d want to live in. And maybe after you see the following Instagram pictures, if you don’t already live here, you’ll agree with us too.
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Not your typical wedding – on top of the helipad of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab seven star hotel. @burjalarab
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In Dubai, we go big or we go home. Pictured above is a supercar from Dubai Police’s luxury car fleet, with the caption “You can run, but you can’t hide.” @dubai
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You don’t have to travel far to get the perfect city view, just to the top of your skyscraper’s roof. Pictures above is the Dubai Marina. @gibsterg
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Wouldn’t you like to engage in some water sports in Dubai Marina on a Friday morning? @mr_11111
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Where else can you fly on top of a manmade island in the shape of a Palm? Only in Dubai. @adel5555
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We’ll have this view of the Dubai Marina any day any time. @saeedalansari
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This photo by the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan alongside his father sheikh Mohammed is captioned, “Reality is better than imagination.” Looking at the dessert setup, we agree. @faz3
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Want to zip line through the world’s biggest dancing fountain beside the world’s largest mall and opposite the world’s tallest tower? Then head down to Dubai. @ali_essa1
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A picture of the view from one of Burj Khalifa’s residential pools. @danielcheongdubai
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Dubai’s miracle gardens are made up almost entirely of flowers. That’s not too bad for a dessert. @nu3imi
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The city’s past and future just one road apart. @ali_essa1
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This picture pretty much speaks for itself. Water sports with a Burj Khalifa background anyone? @mane3_63
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It doesn’t get more romantic than Pier Chic, located in the middle of the water in Al Qasr hotel. Your view for the night? Burj Al Arab – oh, and a few flying dolphins. @yakubanto
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Why not take your horse swimming in the city’s waters? @ra3i.al5il does.
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This pretty much sums up life in Dubai Marina. Yachts, jet skis, and skyscrapers. @mondgutierrez
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You don’t have to travel all the way to Sri Lanka’s elephant zoo to connect with the animals. You can do it right here like the crown prince of Dubai does. He captioned this picture with, “An elephant never forgets. Well some pictures are worth remembering.” @faz3
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Take a ride on an abra boat through the waters of Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai’s own little Venice. @yakubanto
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Practice some yoga on the sea shores with the city’s skyline as your backdrop. @xyogadubai
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Isn’t this shot of the Palm Jumeirah shore dreamy? @ialbeshari
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Lunch with a view? We got you. @burjalarab
Tue 19 Apr 2016 11:59 AM GST
By Lubna Hamdan