The rich and luxurious city of Dubai is certainly a spectacle to see in the United Arab Emirates. The city is well-known for its extravagant hotels, bright lights, and top-notch food from chefs all around the world. In the past few years, Dubai has received a lot of international attention for it’s luxurious getaway spots, and according to Reuters, the number of foreign tourists visiting Dubai in the first half of 2017 rose by 10.6 percent!

Are you curious to see what all the fuss is about? Below are some of my favorite reasons why I think Dubai is the ultimate luxury vacation.

Gaze at the Dubai Miracle Garden

Located in Downtown Dubai, the miracle garden is an insanely beautiful sight to see. With about 100 million blooming flowers in every color of the rainbow, the miracle garden is elaborately arranged to feature large flower structures in the shapes of hearts, flowers, and even airplanes. In fact, their Airbus A380 flower structure holds the record of the largest flower arrangement and/or structure in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Marvel at Dubai Fountain Show

After a long day of shopping at the Dubai Mall, settle in for an insane show at the world’s second-largest choreographed fountain. With water shooting up 140 metres high choreographed to music, 6,600 lights, and 25 colored projectors, the show is a spectacle to see. Set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, the Dubai Fountain was designed by the same company that created the famous fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States.

Try the Most Expensive Ice Cream in Dubai

The temperatures can really be sweltering if you’re vacationing in Dubai. You can cool down by enjoying the most expensive ice cream in the city at Scoopi Cafe. The cafe’s signature dessert, called the ”Black Diamond,” is a sundae made with a basic vanilla bean ice cream imported from Madagascar, but the toppings are what make the sundae over-the-top. Dusted with saffron imported from Iran, rare black truffles from Alba, Italy, and 23-carat gold flakes and powder, the dessert will cost you 2999 AED.

Stay at the Glorious Burj Al Arab Hotel

This hotel built on a manmade island is certainly a sight to see because the hotel is uniquely shaped like a sailboat ready to make its way out to sea! The interior of the hotel is just as nice, considering each private suite comes with two floors and a team of butlers. If you’re feeling even more opulent, the four-floor Royal Suite features a four-poster bed rotating on a pedestal and stairs made of marble and gold.