Dubai is a superlative city: largest, highest, most expensive and even cheapest. There is something for everyone. Brimming with glitz and splendor, this is the city to add to your wish-list even if you only spend a few days.
As rural cities become a growing travel trend, Dubai is the perfect stopover for long-haul passengers to or from Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
For travelers returning from Australia or other Asian destinations, a long stay in Dubai is a delightful 24 to 32 hour lunch break. The sprawling Dubai airport is just a 15-minute drive from the city center and a number of luxury hotels from Fairmont Dubai to Ritz-Carlton Dubai. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have lots of constant sunshine all year round so that your limited time there isn’t distracted by the unruly weather.
It’s got the best views
Seeing the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, from the airport doesn’t make it fair. Book a ticket to head straight to the top. Your ears will pop out as you approach the 148th floor. The views are of course impressive and the experience is totally worth the price. Apart from the largest buildings in the world, Dubai also has the largest man-made island in the world. The Palm Trilogy consisting of the Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and the Palm Jebel Ali looks like a palm tree. This architectural feat is home to Atlantis: The Palm and hundreds of suites. Driving a taxi is a mysterious experience and skydiving offers a unique view.
You can’t get bored, there are so many activities to keep you entertain
No matter what you do – golf, polo, hawk or surf – Dubai has an adventure for everyone. The Emirates Golf Club is the premier grass course in the Middle East. Visit Links for half a day, then relax by the pool and dine at one of the top 10 restaurants. Rent boats with yachtrentaldubai247.com and enjoy the views from the sea, Dubai is an awesome night city, full of lights and magic. Watch Arabian horses ride on the polo grounds at Al Habtoor Polo or run across the dunes alone with the Emirates Equestrian Center. Experience desert life and try a hawk with the experts at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. It may be desert, but there are a few man-made beaches, such as Sunset Beach, where you can sunbathe or learn to surf.