Dubai is the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates and has gained a reputation for its ambitious building projects, like the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world at 2,716.5 feet tall and more than 160 stories.
From there, you'll have a spectacular view of both The World, an artificial archipelago in the shape of a world map, and the legendary Palm-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel. There are many truly luxury hotels in Dubai, the opulence of which is as ambitious as the architecture.
In Dubai, they don’t do anything by halves. If you visit the aquarium located inside the Dubai Mall, for example, you will experience this big bold, can-do approach to city planning. It's home to more than 33,000 marine animals displayed behind one of the world's largest viewing panels. The city has also brought snow to the desert with Ski Dubai, a 22,500 square-metre indoor ski resort. Step into a winter wonderland in the desert and you realise that anything is possible in Dubai.
When you return to the desert air, Dubai is a great city for a family holiday and is known for its travel packages that immerse visitors. However you spend your luxury holidays in Dubai, there are many lavish and truly luxury hotels in which to stay, the ambition of which matches the city’s grand architecture.
Dubai is a proudly cosmopolitan place with splendid tourist attractions and excellent restaurants serving cuisines from around the world. There is unrivalled shopping and excellent night life but you can still get a feel for authentic Arabic culture, by touring the magnificent Grand Mosque, by riding camels on the beach by visiting a local souk.