Fodor's In Focus Dubai, 1st Edition

Fodor's In Focus Dubai, 1st Edition
Trade Paperback
Pages: 208 Date Published: December 2008 Prices may vary by retailer

About This Book

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Dubai!

Fodor’s In Focus Dubai features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Dubai.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6
When To Go ............ 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to Dubai ............ 9
The Making of Dubai ............ 11
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates ............ 16
Big Dreams Become Reality ............ 17
People ............ 23
Dubai’s Engineering Miracles ............ 25
Doing Business in Dubai ............ 29
Perfect Days and Nights ............ 31

Chapter 2: Exploring Dubai ............ 35
Deira and the North Bank ............ 36
Bur Dubai and the South Bank ............ 44
Jumeirah Beach ............ 52
World Trade Centre Area and Burj Dubai ............ 57
Dubai Marina ............ 61

Chapter 3: Where to Eat ............ 65
Deira & the North Bank ............ 67
Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 71
Jumeirah Beach ............ 75
World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 79
Dubai Marina ............ 83

Chapter 4: Where to Stay ............ 87
Deira & the North Bank ............ 89
Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 94
Jumeirah Beach ............ 98
World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 102
Dubai Marina ............ 107

Chapter 5: Shopping ............ 113
Shopping Districts & Malls ............ 115
Specialty Stores ............ 120

Chapter 6: Nightlife & the Arts ............ 125
World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 127
Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 130
Deira and the North Bank ............ 132
Dubai Marina ............ 134
Jumeirah Beach ............ 135

Chapter 7: Sports & the Outdoors ............ 139
Beaches & Water Sports ............ 140
Bowling ............ 147
Dinner Cruises ............ 147
Excursions and Adventure Sports ............ 148
Fencing ............ 150
Golf ............ 150
Ice-Skating ............ 151
Spas & Wellness ............ 152
Spectator Sports ............ 159
Taking to the Skies ............ 160
Tennis ............ 161

Chapter 8: Around the Emirate ............ 163
Exploring the Emirate ............ 164
Where to Eat ............ 168
Where to Stay ............ 169
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 172
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 172
Spectator Sports ............ 175

Dubai Essentials ............ 177

Index ............ 200

About Our Writer ............ 208

Maps
United Arab Emirates ............ 8
Dubai City ............ 12-13
Exploring Deira & the North Bank ............ 37
Exploring Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 46
Exploring Jumeirah Beach ............ 53
Exploring World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 58
Exploring Dubai Marina ............ 61
Where to Eat in Deira & the North Bank ............ 68
Where to Eat in Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 73
Where to Eat in Jumeirah Beach ............ 76
Where to Eat in World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 80
Where to Eat in Dubai Marina ............ 83
Where to Stay in Deira & the North Bank ............ 90
Where to Stay in Bur Dubai & the South Bank ............ 95
Where to Stay in Jumeirah Beach ............ 99
Where to Stay in World Trade Centre Area & Burj Dubai ............ 103
Where to Stay in Dubai Marina ............ 108
Around the Emirate ............ 165

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