Dubai, also spelled Dubayy, constituent
Explore luxurious Dubai, the fastest-growing city in the world
The speed of Dubai’s metamorphosis is unparalleled, creating a thriving metropolis in the heart of the desert in less than half a century. Many people are likely to be dazzled by the whiteness of the sand and the scale of the skyscrapers, but it’s also still possible to step back in time with a desert safari or boat trip on the creek.
Dubai holidays are memorable and involve soaking up the sun on the prominent beaches of Dubai and limitless culinary delights in award- winning Michelin starred restaurants, some with awe-inspiring iconic views of the city. Or watch your sporting heroes take part in some of the most prestigious international sporting events around the year. Alternatively, shop till you drop in any one of Dubai's 96 malls or souks.
From beaches that fringe the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf bathed in year-round sunshine, to the architectural marvels that punctuate the skyline and define the destination, Dubai is irresistibly dynamic, with some of the world’s most unique and modern attractions.
- Wander the laneways of the atmospheric gold and spice souks of old Dubai, piled high with aromatic and glittering treats.
- Check out super-cool Kite Beach if you’re into watersports.
- Have hours of laughs and squeals while cooling down at Dubai’s water parks.