Why visit Dubai?
From stunning manmade structures to natural wonders, Dubai has the best of it all, including the world's tallest hotel. Not forgetting other impresive structures such as Birj Kha Lifa and Bus Arab.
At 356 meters, The Ginevra Hotel takes the accolade for being the world's tallest hotel, with 75 floors, 528 rooms and containing 4 restaurants. At the time of writing room prices were reasonable at around £47 and wiih the price you get some splendid views across the city.
Another noteworthy hotel is the Burj Al Arab Hotel, thanks to its extra ordinary iconic position on its own island. The Hotel has a man-made beach, infinity pool and at 180 meters high a stunning atrium providing the most memorable holiday snaps. Its impressive technological design is worthy of a picture too, which is designed to look like the sail of a boat, only this one has a helipad at the top... only in Dubai!
A trip here would not be complete without a trip to the Middle Eastern magical backdrop of the Dubai Desert. Ride a camel or have a power-intensity high-adrenaline journey over the dunes ... you won't ever forget the experience!
Emirates is the airline to watch, as its network is vast with a luxurious service in all cabins; although flights do operate from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted directly you can get some amazing deals on flights from Malta and Athens. Dubai is also a great place to stop-off if you are on a long distace flight to Australia or New Zealand.
When should I visit?
As Dubai IS about shopping, with there being around 65 malls across the city, those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy will love it here. Though, make sure you inform your credit card company before you go! For those shoppers who really feel the need to celebrate shopping, this can be easily done at The Dubai Shopping Festival (Yes, there really is one!). The event, which takes place anually is expected to be held from December 26 2020 and last around a month. It will include endless sales, shows alongside stunning lighting displays across the city.
Gardeners should also visit Dubai, thanks to the 100 million flowers on display in stunning arches and floral patterns at The Miracle Gardens. A must-see, one of many attractions on offer here, as you will see below, is between November and May when floral wonders bloom across the terraces.
The stunning Dubai Fountain should be visited, but you can't miss it as it does span 900 feet! There are regular water shows choregraphed to music and it has to be seen to be believed. Motiongate Dubai is an attraction the entire family will love, with 200 rides and attractions themed around movies. And, to get your up-close Jaws moment safely, Dubai's underwater aquarium and zoo provides a vast shark tank!
On 2nd December every year Dubai celebrates National Day, which marks the unification of the seven states which compose the United Arab Emirates. Naturally the city goes all glam for the occasion with their celebrations including in-style car rallies, fireworks and parties that last all night.
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