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Fast Facts

  • Location: Located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, in United Arab Emirates.
  • Attraction Type: City.
  • Significance: It is the city of the superlative studded with the biggest, largest, highest and fastest.
  • Best time to Visit: November to March.
  • How to Reach: The best way to reach Dubai is by air. A number of flights are available from several destinations throughout the world. Dubai can also be reached by road from Oman.
  • Nearest Airport: Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Come to Dubai and you will come to understand from the day one that it is the city of the superlatives. It is the destination that has been studded with the biggest, largest, highest and fastest. A relatively new destination, Dubai is fresh and vibrating. In fact, the city has already become one of the most popular names as a stop-gap destination for its amazing shopping opportunities, wild partying, fine dining, relaxing sunbathing and most importantly a temptation to spoil on the lap of luxury.

The most vibrating city, and also one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. A land that earn mostly from the tourism, trade, financial services and real estate, Dubai banks on the wonderful infrastructure that patronages its tourism. Nowadays, the place has become famous for its shopping opportunities. In fact, Dubai can be described simply as a shoppers' delight!

Things to Do

There are plenty to do in this vibrating city. If you want to learn more about the social history of the country, you need to pay a visit to Dubai Museum. Jumeirah Mosque is one of the popular mosques in this region. The good part of it is that, this mosque is open to the non-Muslims as well. Tours are conducted every Thursday here. The question-&-answer session conducted after the tour provides one a good opportunity to learn more about Islam.

Bastakiya District is one of the rare areas where many reconstructed buildings could be found in traditional style. You can also visit Al Ahmadiya School — the first school in Dubai.

Beaches and endless water-sports on the seas are some of the other popular attractions in Dubai. It is also pretty exciting to go for a desert safaris or dune bashing. Wild Wadi — a popular amusement park is also a must visit destination.

Landmarks:

Dubai has got a few landmarks that the country is known by and while touring Dubai; one must not miss visiting those attractions. The most popular of all the Dubai landmarks is perhaps Burj Al Arab, which currently has become an iconic symbol of the city. A hotel and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai, Burj Al Arab has set a new standard in the hospitality industry.

'The World' is another top attraction in Dubai. It is actually an archipelago of 300 manmade islands. 'Dubai Marina' is the largest manmade marina in the world located near the heart of 'new Dubai'. 'Palm Jumeirah', a trilogy of manmade islands, has already become a sensation.

Shopping:

Your visit to Dubai cannot get completed unless you go for a shopping spree here. You simply fall into the sea of products while going for shopping here. There are hundreds of vibrating shopping malls in Dubai to woo you. Gold is pretty popular among the shoppers here. 'Mall of Arabia' here is all set to be the largest shopping mall in the world with its 10 million sq. ft. leasable property area.

Accommodation

Dubai is full of hotels. In fact, you will be flooded with options for accommodation in this wonderful city. The city is also the home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. And if your budget permits, you must stay at Burj Al Arab, it could be the experience of your lifetime. Some of the hotels in Dubai could be listed as below:

Burj Al Arab
PO Box 74147
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971-4-3017777
Fax: +971-4-3017000

Blue Star Hotel
PO Box 13508
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 2727966
Fax: 2734497

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