Dubai City Guide
Luxury at Every Turn
If there is only one word that comes to mind at the simple mention of Dubai, the word has to be luxury. What was once known as a small fishing village on the Persian Gulf, it has been transformed into an international center for business and tourism.
With a population of just about two million, Dubai has seen an incredible boon over the last twenty years that now leaves it as one of the top destinations in the world to see and be seen. From the beaches to the shopping, Dubai offers something for everyone.
And, as one of the biggest hubs in the Middle East, Dubai is served by a number of airlines and serves as a popular stopover at the Dubai International Airport.
From the Traditional to the Brand New
What sets Dubai apart from so many other cosmopolitan cities is the incredible mix of old and new. Since Dubai has existed for over 1,000 years there are plenty of ancient markets and mosques tucked in some of the neighborhoods. The Bastakia Quarter is one such market that is certainly worth a visit, there visitors will find small cafes and galleries in the winding streets.
For the other end of the spectrum comes the new architecture of Dubai. Head to the brand new Dubai Mall which features over 1,000 stores, restaurants and attractions like an ice skating rink and indoor theme park. The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building with an incredible 163 floors. For a truly unforgettable activity, voyage to the observation deck and take in the views from the top of the world.
Plenty of Outdoor Activities
To enjoy a bit of time outside the city, there are a number of different activities to enjoy. Dubai is known as one one of the very best locations in the world for world class luxury golf courses. The Montgomerie and Al Badia Golf Club are two of the very best. Dubai also offers a number of tennis clubs, miles and miles of beaches and the famous Ski Dubai indoor ski slope.