Dubai, the second largest Emirate of the UAE, is the region’s leading travel destination. Dubai Creek, a natural inlet in the Arabian Gulf divides Dubai into two parts. Deira to its north and Bur Dubai to its south.
Amongst the traditional and modern features of Dubai, is Burj Al Arab, a sail shaped five star hotel which is built on an artificial island and is an iconic symbol of Dubai, and Palm Island, which some consider to be the eighth wonder of the world, and has been built in the shape of a palm tree and consist of a trunk, a crown with fronds, and surrounded by a crescent island that acts as a breakwater. Burj Khalifa a pyramid shaped skyscraper with height of more than 800 meters making it the tallest building in the world.
Dubai is home to some of the most sporting and trade events of the world, like the Dubai World Cup- the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai Tennis Championship, The Class 1 World Offshore Powerboat Championship.
Dubai is also called ‘shopping capital’ of the Middle East as it consists of 70 shopping malls, including the world’s largest mall- The Dubai Mall. For a true taste of Dubai, visitors should explore the Gold souk a traditional market selling gold jewelry, strings of pearls and gem-encrusted ornaments.
For urban getaways, Dubai has a number of beautiful beach parks to explore. Jumeirah Beach Park, one of the best place in Dubai to soak up some sun and Al Mamzar Beach Park with protected swimming areas and lifeguards, open spaces with picnic and barbecue areas and children’s playgrounds. Sun loungers, towels and Umbrellas can be hired on these beaches.