Dubai Travel Guide


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Plan Your Dubai Vacation

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground.


Dubai Hotels

The world's most exciting hospitality industry is in Dubai, and the emirate's decision to aim at the top end of the market... read more


Dubai Restaurants

The Dubai food scene is one of the world's most diverse. Approximately 180 nationalities live in the emirate, so you can... read more


Dubai Experiences

  • The Making of Dubai

    The desert is one of the harshest environments on earth, and it's a testament to the ingenuity of man that people managed to settle in... Read more

  • Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is an emirate, similar to such principalities as Monaco and Lichtenstein, and maintains a feudal form of hereditary rule that's been... Read more

  • Big Dreams Become Reality

    Dubai has experienced astonishing growth and economic success over the past 20 years. In the 1980s, there was nothing here that would... Read more

  • People

    Well over a million people live in Dubai but only 17% are native Emiratis. From the very early days, the country has used foreign... Read more

  • Dubai's Engineering Miracles

    The rush of groundbreaking developments in Dubai makes it easy to forget it started less than 15 years ago. Dubai began its first foray... Read more

  • Doing Business in Dubai

    The entire UAE has a liberal outlook and is committed to free trade. The country has a modern business infrastructure with high-quality,... Read more

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