Popularly known as the ‘City of Merchants’ for its long history of trade, Dubai is a unique blend of the East and West. A fascinating mixture of Arabian charm and western modernity, this city is definitely one of the hottest destinations to visit.
Ten years ago, Dubai balanced between the ocean and desert. Now it’s difficult to see the dust between the incredible hotels, towering offices and plentitude of shopping centres that have sprung up out of nowhere.
Dubai has become an adult's playground resembling what could have been someone’s overactive imagination.
With indoor ski fields, magical water parks, a winding monorail, the world’s tallest building, five star resorts lining the beaches, massive malls and manmade islands hotels holding mini cities, you wonder how these creations came to fruition, yet sit before you waiting to be experienced.
But with all these fantastic new attractions, you can still discover old Dubai by visiting the hidden forts or joining tours like the desert safari where you can witness the culture and Middle Eastern traditions that once existed here. The city is also home to the fascinating Dubai Museum, housed in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort.
Either way, a stopover in Dubai is going to keep you very entertained!
|Fast Facts |
• Eighty percent of the residents of Dubai are foreigners
• Dubai government doesn’t levy any kind of personal or income taxes on its citizens
• Al Maktoum Dynasty has been the ruling family in Dubai since 1833
• Dubai’s average annual precipitation is just 13cm
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With a wide range of accommodation in Dubai, there is something to suit every requirements and budgets from city & beach hotels to luxury accommodation. Contact your local House of Travel for full Dubai accommodation options.
There is so much to see & do in Dubai! Go on 4WD in the desert, visit Wild Wadi Water Park, go on a Dhow Dinner Cruise or a shopping tour. Contact your local House of Travel for full Dubai sightseeing options.