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About Dubai

About Dubai

Everything about Dubai is superlative

The words ‘first, tallest, deepest, most expensive, lavish, outlandish’ could have been created for this city. Where else would you find a seven-star hotel, visit a series of 200 man-made islands in the shape of the countries of the world, or climb the world’s tallest building?

Amidst all this modernity, as you head from a swim in the sea or a business meeting to designer boutiques, a round of golf or a top teppanyaki restaurant, the age-old souks still attract those who like to haggle. And yet only a few kilometres into the magnificent desert there are still camels roaming free.

There is a vibrant and cosmopolitan air about Dubai, for instance the way the traditional abra boats carry a kaleidoscope of tourists side by side with sari-wrapped Indians and locals sporting spotless dishdashas.

Outside of Dubai life is more traditional and moves at a slightly slower pace.  As you explore the barren beauty of the mountains, or go about the UAE’s East coast beaches you will find  people friendly and willing to chat, even when lacking a common language.

Dubai Facts
Dubai Facts
Everything about Dubai from what to wear to when to go and what to take. Dubai Facts
Dubai culture and tradition
Dubai culture and tradition
Discover all you need to know about Dubai and Muslim traditions. Dubai culture and tradition
Dubai history
Dubai history
It has changed dramatically in the last fifty years, but Dubai’s history goes back to prehistoric times. Dubai history
Explore Dubai
Explore Dubai
How to get about Dubai, whether it is by car, bus, foot or metro. Explore Dubai
Areas of Dubai
Areas of Dubai
From city to desert, what to expect and how to get there. Areas of Dubai

Video overviews of Dubai

It’s easy to learn more about Dubai – just watch our video introductions. There are videos and pictures about Dubai shopping, dining, sport, business, family/kids, nightlife and sightseeing – to access them, simply click the appropriate links below.


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Sightseeing in Dubai - some of the more popular sights to see in Dubai.
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