Dubai is a vibrant, multi-cultural city situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. This glossy metropolis is the major business hub for the Middle East, where­ people work hard and play just as hard. 

    If you’re looking for something a bit different, have a go at sandboarding in the high dunes outside the city, or stay cool and indulge in Dubai’s thrillingly rich food and music scene. If your group includes kiddies, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is the coolest place of all and is the perfect spot for a fun-filled, family day out.

    What to see & do in Dubai

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Dubai

      Dubai is the eponymous capital of one of the UAE’s 7 emirates. The city is known for its riches, its glitzy and innovative development and architecture, and its shopping scenes. But Dubai isn’t all about 5-star glam, though that’s likely to be a big part of any visit here. It’s easy to discover both local and more cultural sides...

    Where & what to eat in Dubai

    • 10 Best Dubai Foods Everyone Should Try

      Emeriti cuisine is a combination of Lebanese, Iranian and even Indian flavours, with plenty of both vegetarian and meat-based dishes to enjoy. Packed full of herbs, Dubai dishes are both healthy and flavoursome. Famous dishes like hummus and falafel are world-renowned, but we have gathered some genuine local dishes that are perhaps less well known to most travellers...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Dubai

    • 10 Must-Visit Shopping Destinations in Dubai

      The Dubai shopping scene is dominated by gigantic and luxurious malls, where shopaholics and fashionistas can find world-famous brands. With an endless line of charming local shops, exclusive designer boutiques, cheap wholesale stores and handicraft centres, the retail experience in Dubai can’t fail to impress. And there’s more than just high-end goods going on. Shops in Dubai are...

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