Melissa Ramos, Staff Writer

In my opinion, Dubai is one of the greatest cities in the world, as it contains the biggest mall, the tallest building, a wide diversity of people, and man-made islands. Dubai is located in United Arab Emirates.

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the whole entire world, is 2,717 ft-tall, compared to the Empire State building in New York City, which is only 1,454 ft-tall.  I’ve been New York City and went to the top of the Empire State building, and the view was beyond amazing. It was around eight at night, so it was dark, and you were able to see all the lights that came from every single building. I can’t imagine what the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa looks like, because it is more than twice as tall. Not only does Dubai have the tallest building, it also has the biggest mall ever! It has more than 1,200 stores, an aquarium, an ice rink, luxury cinemas, and a two story amusement park. It only cost 20 billion dollars to build it. I would go crazy if I went there. I love to go shopping with all my heart. Shopping is one of my favorite sports.  There is an aquarium in the middle of the mall and an amusement park. I love aquariums and amusement parks. They basically combined some of my favorite things and put them in a single place.

Dubai also has man-made islands! They are the first people to ever make man-made islands. One is shaped like a palm tree, and the other one is shaped like the world. On them you can find hotels, malls, fancy restaurants, and houses belonging to rich and famous people. Man-made islands sound like something from the future. I really want to go to the man-made islands because they are man-made. I’ve been to islands made by nature, but never by man. I think it would be cool to see the differences, and they have all kind of cool things on them. Unfortunately, an airplane ticket to Dubai is around $3,600 to $10,000 (if you want to fly first class). Not only is the airplane ticket expensive, the hotels are, too. Since a lot of rich people go to Dubai, most hotels are luxury hotels. The hotels prices are around $500- $3,500 a night; it depends on how rich you are.

Dubai is so beautiful that it’s hard to describe. It has hundreds of buildings and people from all around the world. Although it is very hot, you would still fall I love with it. I have never been to Dubai, but just by looking pictures of it, I have fallen in love. So, if you’re planning your next trip and are also rich, you should consider Dubai. Do not hesitate to invite me.