A center for regional and international trade Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. The city is the economic capital of the UAE and known for trade, real estate, financial services and tourism.
It is a luxury destination for travelers.
The Burj Al Arab- this luxurious 5 star hotel is one of the tallest hotels in the world. The shape of the building resembles the sail of a ship.
The Dubai Frame is 492 feet tall and is the world’s largest frame with views of Old and New Dubai.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
The traditional style of life that was prevalent in Dubai from the mid 19th century till the 1970s is reflected at Al-Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, where buildings with high air towers (Barajeel), built with traditional building materials such as stone, gypsum, teak, sandal wood, fronds and palm wood are aligned side by side, separated by alleys, pathways and public squares, which give the district a natural and beautiful diversity. This district, owing to its strategic location at Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai), played an important role in managing Dubai and organising its commercial relations overseas. Moreover, it is still the district adjacent to His Highness Monarch of Dubai's divan. The buildings of the district are currently used in incubating a number of varied cultural and artistic activities (both public and private) ranging from art exhibits, specialised museums, cultural and artistic societies, ateliers to cultural centres (such as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Cultural Understanding). The district also hosts a number of seasonal cultural and artistic events such as Sikka Art Fair, Artists-in-Residence Programme, Heritage Week, National Day Events and religious celebrations. Beautiful and cosy cafés, restaurants and motels overflowing with heritage are scattered all over the district. A visit to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the old way of life, which was prevalent in Dubai, with its rich values that can be seen in the design of the buildings and the way they are distributed. For instance, one cannot overlook the community's care for privacy that can be felt in the scarcity of front windows, their narrowness and highness. Also, the winding and twisting alleys and pathways, as well as erecting all of the district buildings facing south west towards the qibla, in addition to a number of values and principles that will unravel once the visitor experiences Al Fahidi Neighbourhood for themselves.
The grand Emerald Palace Kempinksi Dubai reflects the 18th century European architectural style .
Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
Inspired by palaces of Continental Europe, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai is a five-star luxury beach resort in Plam Jumeirah. Guests are welcome to immerse in an elegantly curated stay, dining, and leisure experiences and discover Dubai’s iconic palace by the sea.
Mall of the Emirates is the world’s first shopping resort, in the heart of Dubai. It features about 630+ brands, in an area of 233,467 sqm. It includes department stores, fashion and lifestyle. It also has sports, electronics, home furnishing and the largest Carrefour in the city. The mall is the perfect destination for families. It offers fun attractions and activities such as Magic Planet, VOX Cinemas and Ski Dubai. On top of that, with more than 100 dining and café selections, the mall has something for everyone. Mall of the Emirates provides an unmatched luxury, with more than 80 of the world’s most renowned designer brands. For the guest's comfort, the mall has two adjoining hotels. The 5-star Kempinski Mall of the Emirates and the 5-star Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.
Prior to 2016 the Dubai Metro was the longest driverless metro in the world - 47 miles.
Dubai is third in the world after Hong Kong and New York for the number of skyscrapers over 492 feet.
Palm Jumeirah Monorail Dubai - 3 mile journey from Al Sufouh to the Atlantis hotel and Aquaventure waterpark.