5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller11 Nov 2019
Will definitely go back so much more to see and do.
In less than 25 years, Dubai has skyrocketed. It has developed from an unknown fishing village into one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on earth. The city has grown at a dizzying pace: 40 years ago, there were no high-rises. Today, there are gigantic man-made islands in the shape of palm trees that are visible from space; you'll even find the first seven-star hotel and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Discover this great Arab metropolis, where one lives according to the motto "if you can dream it, we can build it."
Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is controlled by an ambitious royal dynasty. Dubai owes its phenomenal growth to the vision of this family. With the discovery of oil reserves in the 1960’s, this simple fishing village soon become a powerful financial centre and a major transportation hub in the region. When the oil began to flow less freely, the city focused on tourism and banking.
Dubai is now a paradise for shoppers. Look for bargains in the dazzling glare of the Gold Souk, or shop till you drop in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium and an indoor theme park.
Dubai offers attractions that stand in stark contrast to the arid environment. Admire the world's largest dancing fountain or grab your skis and hit the slopes on real snow at Ski Dubai.
Of course, Dubai has more to offer than just luxury created by man. Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the nature of the wetlands and discover the magical desert environment in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
Due to the fantastic climate throughout the year Dubai is a great destination. If you don’t like temperatures above 40 degrees, it is best to visit Dubai during the winter and spring months.
Dubai has excellent public transport with more than 50 bus routes, water taxis and a metro system. For those who prefer to drive, the car rental companies have a generous offer. Book a trip to Dubai with Expedia today!
You'll love the stunning beaches in Palm Jumeirah, and you might want to stick around to check out Aquaventure, a top place to visit.
A bustling marina amazing beaches and top sights from Jumeirah Beach to The Walk – discover Jumeirah Beach Residence, a destination also famous for its shopping.
Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Deira. Check out top attractions like Al-Maktoum Stadium and City Centre Deira, and jump on the metro at Abu Baker Al Siddique Station or Salah Al Din Station to see more of the city.
Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Bur Dubai. Check out top attractions like Wafi City Mall and Dubai Creek, and jump on the metro at Health Care City Station or Al Jafiliya Station to see more of the city.
Enjoy the popular shops in Downtown Dubai. Dubai Fountain is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Burj Khalifa - Dubai Mall Station or Business Bay Station to see more of Business Bay.
Al Barsha is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai. See more of Dubai by jumping on the metro at Sharaf DG Station or Mall of the Emirates Station.
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019
Take a trip to see the largest entertainment and shopping destination in the world.
The world's tallest building is a phenomenal feat of engineering and home to luxurious apartments, offices and a top-class hotel.
The most popular water park in Dubai and, with over 17 adventure-filled hectares of rapids, slides, water coasters and vertical drops, it's easy to see why.
Take a break from the desert heat for the day and visit Dubai's lively indoor ski complex.
Visit Dubai’s first purpose-built waterfront development to see a man-made canal city with luxury properties, parks, promenades and plenty of shopping opportunities.
The ultimate destination for jewellery lovers, this enormous indoor collection of stores displaying precious metals and stones is famous the world over.
Verified traveller10 Nov 2019
don't drive there is no need to as taxis are cheap and plentiful and the public transport is reliable
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