Dublin isn't exactly exotic. It's something else entirely. It's an atmosphere in and of itself. The people are incredible; humorous, joyful and drunk on life (and beer). The city has a tradition of craic; which means anything from having a good time or a normal story blown ridiculously, laughably out of proportion. The streets of Dublin are filled with diverse cultural identities from Irish, English, Polish, Nigerian, Middle Eastern to Asians.
Pubs! Dublin's called the City of A Thousand Pubs. The Irish take their very very seriously. It's the land of Guinness after all. The city has pubs for every type of drinker, from writers, musicians, sports fans etc. The spigots operate at full swing all year around, making the city a perfect weekend getaway.
History! It's nearly ridiculous the number of authors Dublin had produced. The best way to get around the city and let it sink in is on a tour bus. It's not just the beer. Every corner of the city is rich with anecdotes and stories and the Dubliners will be only to happy to narrate them to you. Of course, the architecture is sublime.