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As a gateway to Europe and Asia, Dubai has become a popular stopover point for travellers - and it isn’t hard to see why. With record-breaking architecture, thrilling family attractions, mega malls, authentic culture, diverse culinary experiences, and a plethora of desert adventures, Dubai is one of the Middle East’s most dynamic and exciting destinations.
Most itineraries start with a visit to one of Dubai’s malls. Mall of the Emirates is home to the only indoor ski field in the region, while The Dubai Mall boasts an Olympic-size ice-skating rink, aquarium and many other family attractions, and also shares prime real estate with the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – and the spectacular Dubai Fountain.
Dubai is home to more than 200 nationalities, all of which are well represented in the city’s bars, cafes and restaurants. Treat your palate to menus from celebrity chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Nobu Matsuhisa, or very affordable local fare such as shawarma (meat wrap) from the city's small cafeterias and traditional local eateries around the souqs (marketplaces).
Visitors to Dubai are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to rest their heads. From the luxe beach resorts on The Palm, to the sky-high suites in glittering Downtown, and a growing selection of boutique hotels dotted in between, there are hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.
Not so long ago, Dubai was a small fishing and pearl-diving village built along both banks of Dubai Creek. Step back in time with a visit to the Dubai Museum and the surrounding old town, where you can gaze at traditional architecture and learn more about Dubai’s humble history. Enjoy a cultural breakfast as you learn about the local way of life at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and afterwards meander through the laneways of art galleries and cafes in the Al Fahidi district. Bedouin tradition is still very much alive and well in the desert. Embark on a sunset safari to discover the ancient art of falconry, engage in some dune-bashing and enjoy a traditional meal under the stars.
From the older neighbourhoods of Deira and Bur Dubai on one side of the city to the glittering Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence on the other, most major attractions can be accessed by the efficient – and driverless - metro and tram systems. Taxis are also readily available across the city and are reasonably priced.
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