is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination for
travellers from all over the world due to the fantastic weather,
stunning architecture and fascinating culture.
Dubai is situated within The United Arab Emirates (UAE) The
UAE consists of seven Emirates of which Dubai is the second
largest and the most popular. Dubai is located on the southern
shore of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is
often referred to as the 'Pearl of the Persian Gulf'.
is arguably one of the most innovative cities in the world
boasting stunning architecture including the world's current
tallest building, the Burj Dubai and what is soon to be the
most technologically advanced building in the world, the pad.
The technological advances of this city is in stark contrast
to the traditional Islamic culture that is still evident throughout
however the two fuse together seamlessly to create what is
inarguably a magnificent city.
visiting Dubai there are endless things to keep you entertained,
such as shopping centres, busy souqs, golden beaches and world
class sporting facilities that attract golfers from all over
Points of interest include the Grand Mosque, which is situated
on the Bur Dubai side of the creek, a river that runs through
Dubai dividing it into what seems like two different cities.
The Grand Mosque was re-built in 1998 and boasts more than
50 domes, stained glass panels and a 70 metre high minaret.
is well down for its luxurious hotels including the Atlantis
and the Burj Al Arab, which is unofficially known as the world's
only seven star hotel.
The Burj Al Arab is built on an artificial island and has
a sail-shaped build reaching out at 321m. The hotel features
a sky view bar with amazing views so if you don't suffer from
vertigo it's certainly worth a look.
has excellent sporting facilities for those wishing to get
active boasting Dubai Sports City, an institution hoping to
host the Olympic games in the future. Sports and activities
available include golf, camel racing and a Formula 1 autodrome.
The miles of sandy beaches also offer a variety of water sports
such as snorkelling and sailing.
has been labelled as the shopping capital of the Middle East
and is home to numerous modern shopping malls and traditional
souqs. Popular items include unique jewellery, electronics
and clothing, all of which can be found under one roof in
a number of the shopping centres.
The Ibn Battuta Mall is the most unique mall in Dubai and
perhaps the world, the centre is separated into six different
themes from the countries Ibn Battuta travelled to, and these
include China, India and Egypt.
to Dubai from £199 return (including taxes). When
you are visiting Dubai you can also check for hotels
in Dubai at Hotels.com for a selection of prices and locations
to meet your specific needs.