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Dubai the extravangant...

Camel racing, Arabian hospitality, horse breeding and falconry, modern shopping malls and luxury in many luxury hotels. Travelers can experience Dubai's bustling markets and bazaars , excellent restaurants and modern bars offering culinary delights. In addition, longwhite sandy beaches offer relaxation. In Dubai, oriental atmosphere and year-round sunshine are guaranteed!

Dubai luxury hotels are absolutely stunning and will convince the most discerned travelers. If you have not seen this destination, you might want to go there for a vacation or stop over before heading towards the Maldives luxury hotels or the Seychelles.

Many major international airports start daily direct flights to the United Arab Emirates. The main airports are located in the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Here are also situated the national airlines Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways.

One of the most extravagant tourist destinations...

Spectacular Architecture

1. Spectacular Architecture

For the past 10 years Dubai has been witnessing a huge growth and development. Amazing buildings have risen and the originality and quality of the designs amazes visitors. The latest project is the highest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, which can be now be visited.The most famous building of Dubai which is comparable to the Eiffel tower for Paris is surely the magnificent 7 star hotel the Burj al Arab (pictured above along the Jumeirah Beach).

The beaches

2. The beaches

Along the coast of the Persian gulf, unspoiled white sand beaches are common. The most developed and surely the nicest one is Jumeirah beach. It hosts an array of top class international hotels such as the Burj al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Madinat Jumeirah, the One&Only Royal Mirage, the Westin, Hilton and more...The Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali will add about 60 kilometres of beachfront to Dubai and increase UAE's shoreline by 166%! The Palm Jumeirah hosts the famous Atlantis Hotel (picture) which is built at its top.

Luxury Hotels & Restaurants

3. Luxury Hotels & Restaurants

The quality of hotels in Dubai is stunning. From the Burj Al Arab to the new Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa (picture: the Address Downtown and Burj Khalifa on the right), Dubai has a taste for spectacular luxury hotels. From the beach to the city and even in the desert, tourists will be amazed by the luxury, design and overall quality of the available hotels.Dining is a very important component of Dubai too. The vast majority of hotels offer top authentic restaurant concepts from international cuisine to Thai, French, Japanese, Moroccan, Lebanese, Indian just to name a few.

Shopping Paradise

4. Shopping Paradise

Dubai is THE place to go shopping! In the very modern shopping malls such as the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates (Picture), but although the very exclusive Wafi Mall, shopping aficionados will be spoiled.Apart from international brands, local jewelery and gold, carpets from Iran or just spices can be purchased at low prices in comparison to the western world.

World-Class Golfing

5. World-Class Golfing

Dubai and the Emirates in general is a fabulous place for a golf vacation. The sheer variety and quality of the courses is stunning. From the Emirates Golf Course where desert and fairways are entwined, to the beautiful Dubai Creek (picture)Dubai will please any golfer. Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomery, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo are the names attached to the many challenging courses to be found in Dubai.

The desert

6. The desert

An excursion in the desert with an experienced driver is surely an unforgettable experience. This is called dune-bashing and it is simply a lot of fun. The pilot drives fast but safely on the dunes making sure that adrenaline level rise. It is the desert's most famous roller-coaster ride! Usually this excursion ends up with a dinner in a typical Arabic desert camp where food and drinks are served. Entertainment consists of belly dancers swaying to the enticing music...

Hot air ballon adventure

7. Hot air ballon adventure

It is surely great to visit a country at ground level, but it takes a very different dimension from a few hundred meters up in the air. These trips usually take place in the early morning and let you view the desert at dawn. Simply amazing...

Sunset cruise on the Creek

8. Sunset cruise on the Creek

Dubai is divided in two by its creek. This is a great part of the city and discovering it on a dhow (traditional wooden boat) is surely unique. It is even better to cruise while enjoying a top class arabic meal served on board.


9. Skiing

It sounds a bit weird but yes you can ski in Dubai. You can not only ski on sand (on a snowboard) but also on real man-made snow in the Mall of the Emirates at Ski Dubai. It is amazing to see the quality of the slopes...knowing that you are indoors and surrounded by sun and heat outdoors. Ski Dubai did it...

Water Parc - Beat the heat

10. Water Parc - Beat the heat

There are two fabulous Water parks in Dubai. The Jumeirah group Wild Wadi and the Atlantis brand new Aquaventure. Great fun for adults and children with some pretty impressive landscaping and design. Both parks offer great themed rides (such as the Leap of Faith pictured on the left) which will surely help you to beat the heat...