There are many places in Pakistan to celebrate your birthday. From the beautiful natural parks like Margalla Hills in Islamabad to the urban decadence of Clifton in Karachi, the country has many options.
But for the well-traveled, it can often be difficult to decide where to celebrate the birthdays of our loved ones without being repetitive. To help with this, online and mobile property portal Lamudi has compiled a selection of the top five cities from around the world that are amazing alternative birthday destinations.
This list of birthday destinations was created in honor of Lamudi’s second anniversary of operations as a leader in emerging market real estate.
In the spirit of making it easier for people to find a unique place to celebrate a loved one’s birthday, as well as helping international investors to choose a city in which to invest, Lamudi presents the top five alternative birthday destinations.
This Indonesian island is known for its food, natural environment and exciting nightlife. It is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, especially for beach lovers. Spend your special day enjoying the white-sand beaches of Padang Padang, Bingin and Balagan.
Additionally, for investors interested in the entertainment and hospitality industries, it is a great place to buy hotels, beachfront properties and restaurants. Bali’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry increases every year and hosts millions of international guests. As such, investing here is a no-brainer.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo is the nation’s largest and most popular city and hosts millions of guests every year, making it great for all types of celebrations, including birthdays. For foodies, the city has many popular restaurants that offer delectable local and international fare. These include Casa Colombo, the Lagoon and Tao.
Sri Lanka’s tourism-based economy has grown immensely over the years and brings in billions of dollars in revenue. Restaurants, hotels and bars can be great business investments here, but in today’s market, even investing in apartments and houses can be lucrative. These property types are increasingly popular with tourists looking for nightly accommodation.
Angeles City, Philippines
Known as one of the Philippines’ greatest entertainment capitals, Angeles City is home to Fields Avenue, a popular nightlife strip for locals and expats alike who are looking for an exciting birthday bash. The street’s dance clubs, gentlemen’s clubs and rock and roll bars are for the wild at heart.
Not only does the city feature some of the best nightlife and clubs in the country, it also has many historical sites to visit, such as the Clark Freeport Zone, a former US military installation.
Investing in bars, restaurants and other entertainment-related properties in the city can be very lucrative because the city welcomes millions of visitors year-round.
Known for its less-than-illustrious history, Medellín has become a very safe and popular city in Colombia. From its local bars and dance clubs in the city’s middle-class neighborhoods to the stunning nightlife of posh neighborhoods like El Poblado, Medellín is an ideal location to celebrate a birthday.
In addition to the city’s amazing nightlife, it also features many green parks for nature lovers, including Cerro Volador, Parque Arví and the Jardín Botánico.
Attracting countless visitors every year, both from Colombia and the rest of the world, it is an ideal location in which to invest in hospitality and nightlife. There are limitless opportunities. Additionally, the government makes it very easy for foreigners to enter the market.
Probably the most well-known city on this list, Dubai attracts visitors from all over the world with its amazing variety of commercial and historical locations.
Considered a rival to Las Vegas, Dubai is always open for business and is an ideal location for any type of birthday celebration. For an unforgettable birthday drink, try the cocktails atop the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
In terms of real estate, Dubai can be very expensive, but for those interested in investing in entertainment, there is arguably no better city in the Middle East to do so.