Dubai Travel Tips
Part of the United Arab Emirates or UAE, Dubai is the quintessential home of sand, sun and shopping. A century ago, it was a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Today, the merchants have gone international deluxe, and science-fiction skyscrapers stand alongside the mosques and wind-towers of Old Dubai. Don your Gucci sunglasses and latest D&G gear - Dubai is rich, lavish and absolutely ab-fab.
Whatever your pleasure, whether romantic desert safaris, trawling the world's most opulent shopping malls or riding over sand hills on an adrenaline-charged dune-buggy tour, our itineraries cover the very best of Dubai..
Dubai has transformed in the last 100 years from a port town to the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and a center for great shopping, glitz and glamor and high romance. With tall ...
When many people dream of the Arabian Desert, they dream of exotic belly dancers, camel riding and, more recently, tearing through the dunes in a 4x4. All of these dreams can come true with the ...
Start your scenic exploration of Dubai on the water. Before you begin, take a moment to imagine the city as the somewhat sleepy fishing port it was 40-odd years ago. Now get out on Dubai Creek, the ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
Alain Robert, the French “urban climber”, has overcome vertigo and debilitating injuries to scale some of the world’s best-known monuments and skyscrapers using little more than his bare hands. ...
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
Over the last few years, Dubai
has lured many of the world’s top chefs to its restaurants, bringing
serious international gourmets in their wake. Prices are high but so are
the standards – pick ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Dubai’s financial district might appear at first glance to have little to offer the curious visitor but glass and steel and the faint aroma of money with a top-note of oil. But near Emirates Towers, ...
Written by JC, Germany, November 2011
If all you see of Dubai
is the airport, the shopping malls, the highways, the skyscraper hotels
and the crazy and ambitious off-shore developments, it’s easy to
convince yourself that the city ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
I was only in Dubai for a couple of days but they have made a metropolis out of the desert!!! The TV adds are true, it is amazing for browsing and shopping. There is everything you could imagine in ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Many seasoned travelers will draw a blank when you mention the name “Hatta”, which can partly be blamed on its unusual location: you’ll find it in a secluded corner of the patchwork that makes up ...
Written by JC, Germany, May 2012
The glass and steel behemoths of Dubai
try their hardest to hide the city’s foundations, but any open space
not drenched in water will soon betray its desert origins. And Dubai is
one of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Though it is strangely off the radar for many Western tourists, the Emirate of Dubai has grown into a fantastic travel destination, particularly for vacations with the family.
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
The launch of Dubai Metro rail system in 2009 represented a huge step forward for a city where infrastructure has often struggled to keep pace with development. Editor's Note: This recommendation ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2013
When venturing to a new destination, it’s always a good idea to come prepared with a dependable and accurate map. This is definitely true in Dubai, where the lay of the land can be somewhat confusing ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
Jumeirah Beach: located roughly 25 minutes by car from the center of Dubai City ,
is a destination that features some of the best white sand beaches in
the region, as well as panoramic views, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2013
Visitors to Dubai, that great gem of a modern travel destination in the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula of the Persian Gulf, will want to plan a visit to the massive Mall of the ...
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