There is a lot to take in in Mexico City, and you feel it the moment you touch down at the airport. Home to almost 9mil people, Mexico’s capital is the world’s most populous metropolitan area in North America. But more than impressive stats, it is the city’s relentless, pulsating, exciting energy, its heady mix of the historical and the modern, the never-ending sensory overload of the city that’s so vibrant and so colourful that will make you fall in love with it.

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Don’t let the sheer distance from Singapore put you off from making that life-changing sojourn to CDMX (the cool acronym stands for Ciudad de Mexico, or Mexico City in Spanish). And now that Emirates has launched daily flights from Dubai to Mexico City (via Barcelona), there’s no reason not to add Mexico City to your travel plans.

Thing is, this fabulous city has so much to offer, so where do you start with the vacay planning? Here’s what you should know before you go.

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