Dubai Travel Guide
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 94%Local Culture
- 92%Business Travelers
- 91%Family Travelers
- 81%Adventure Travelers
- 66%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Great place for a stop over or a short break - sun is guaranteed with superb beaches, hotels, shopping and top class amenities. Its a v safe city with night life that goes on and on. Almost all global restaurant chains have a presence from Tim Hortons coffee to Nobu. Dont expect much Middle Eastern cultural immersion but great fun. Ideal for families with kids!Recommended for:
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Feels like Christmas! This part of the interior of the hotel is one of the favorite spot for picture taking. I went here thrice already, two times dinner in Saffron and the first time is just for taking pictures. I think now they are more strict because you can only come inside if you have a reservation in one of the restaurants. One thing you should not miss when visiting dubai is to take a remembrance shot in the Atlantis hotel..:)Recommended for:
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 3
Expensive!!!!! Make sure to be respectful of the Muslim culture & dress appropriately. Great shopping. Reminds me of Vegas. It's hotter than hades but u must be covered. The most insane architecture ever & the airport is pretty luxe tooRecommended for:
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
From City tours to Safaris. From day to day tours to once in a lifetime. From Dinner cruises and yacht cruising to sightseeing flights. From Fishing trips to Dining in 7 star hotel "Burj al arab". And of course not to forget the worldwide tallest tower visits "Burj Khalifa" visits; and many more tours as well ...
We also offer tours in Oman and Qatar.
We also encourage Sustainable tourism, and eco-friendly holidays and transport, and we have organised a variety of tours and activities that are eco-friendly like : biking tours, segway tours, camel riding and many more ...
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- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2First to Review
What an amazing place! Quite possibly the most international city I have ever been in. Were it not for the mosques you might not realize you were in the Arab world. Great restaurants, beaches and nightlife among other options.
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
Yes, people bash Dubai for being entirely fabricated and too conservative but it is a vibrant city and offers an experience that you won't find anywhere else in the Middle East. Modern, wealthy, sophisticated, and garish yet still tethered by a more conservative tradition. This is the place where young women leave their homes, turn the corner, and remove their burkhas to reveal Jimmy Choo heels and tight Gucci jeans.Recommended for:
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
Love it or hate it, Dubai is the city of the future. When I was a kid and I imagined what the world was going to look like in the future, Dubai's skyline is the one I drew (only with flying cars, not Maseratis). The cosmopolitan lifestyle and the mix of cultures (on my last trip, for example, I met a half Hungarian, half Syrian skateboarder on the way to the skatepark) is the wave of the future for their will be no more pedigrees. Equally foretelling are the ambitious architectural projects there in which man is conquering nature - the Palm Jumeriah and the World Island Projects being the two most salient while the Burj Khalifah (the world's tallest building) is the most obvious. The result is a heady mix of 1st and the 3rd world, of have and have nots and of every stripe and color in between.Recommended for:
I'm only giving Dubai a high rating because I'm sort of perverse and spent three weeks there just to see if it was really as crazy-horrible as I thought. It's not--it's really interesting, super-multicultural, slightly creepy futuristic. I would not at all recommend anyone just go on a random holiday there--you kind of have to be into urban planning, architecture, immigration issues, etc to find Dubai fascinating. It's also ridiculously expensive. But there are great and semi-cheap places to eat good food from all over the world.Recommended for:
We tried a perfect Chinese style of traveling in Dubai. Visited Dubai Mall, took a picture; visited Burj Al Arab hotel, had a perfect Chinese buffet; visited Emirates Palace, had afternoon tea with Chinese waiter..... Although all these made us couldn't go deep into the life of local people, but still it is a pleasant trip. The city is very modern, foods are good, perfect ocean view. I will definitely come visit again.
Most other sky rises in Dubai look like hogan the hulk or conan the barbarian compared to this work of art. So feminine and so utterly gorgeous. She looks spectacular at sunrise, sunset, in the rain, mist, fog or even in a sandstorm! The visitor's gallery showcases early concept designs via a neat storyboard.
Yes, people bash Dubai for being entirely fabricated and too conservative but it is a vibrant city and offers an experience that you won't find anywhere else in the Middle East. Modern, wealthy, sophisticated, and garish yet still tethered by a more conservative tradition. This is the place where young women leave their homes, turn the corner, and remove their burkhas to reveal Jimmy Choo heels and tight Gucci jeans
I gave Dubai only 3 stars not because it's not a beautiful city, actually it's amazing and you can find everything you can imagine, it's like Dysneyword from this point of view. What I didn't appreciate is the fact that it looks very fake.
I visited the city in November 2012 in one day, because I was travelling to South Africa and I had a stop there. I took a very expensive tourists bus for the entire day and saw all the main attractions. I know somebody did the same tour by taxi and it costed less.
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
Dubai is a fantastic city with plenty to do. Although it is in a Muslim country, the attitude is quite Western. Although they ask women to dress modestly, and even have signs in the malls saying this, I didn't see any of the inappropriately dressed tourists get hassled.
It's easy to get around on the Metro, and most of the city is sparkly and clean. Taxis are cheap. There's very little crime. In January they have big post-holiday shopping.
- DubaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
A spectacular city. A tourist wonderland. The development is astounding. Its a city by which other tourism destinations need to emulate. The quality the designs are all works of art. The range of activities the melting pot of cuisine. The blend of people were an adventure. The heat of the sun was an experience i will never forget.
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