Downtown Dubai

Dubai

Home to ‘the largest’, ‘the tallest’, ‘the best’, Dubai’s story can be found throughout the pages of the world record books. This shining beacon in the Arabian Peninsula grew from a small trading village to a futuristic cosmopolitan city in just four decades, with its philosophy of dreaming big and achieving it.
Today, Dubai’s eclectic neighbourhoods are filled with iconic skyscrapers, its coast lined with luxury resorts and its waters dotted with incredible man-made islands, as opulent yachts dock in the marinas and glamorous supercars cruise the boulevards.
A lavish playground, Dubai caters to the shopaholic, the foodie, the art lover, the adrenaline junkie and more, with its wealth of exciting activities, 5-star hotels, high-end restaurants and extravagant malls with designer boutiques.
Dubai’s traditional side, however, is still very much alive, as souks in the old part of town buzz with trade, coffee and shisha lounges bustle with life and “Abra” boats ferry residents to both shores of the Creek.
Tying it all together is the city’s multicultural soul, as people from all corners of the world make Dubai their home and add to the local culture and heritage.
Though known for its cornucopia of urban delights, Dubai’s wonder extends far beyond its city limits. To the West, the warm turquoise waters of the Gulf serve as a stunning backdrop to the towering cityscape, as they bathe the sandy shores and, to the East, endless rolling dunes invite you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the golden desert.
With beautiful natural surroundings, vibrant urban environment and a plethora of culture and entertainment options on offer, it’s no wonder Dubai is seen as a postcard paradise and is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

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Dubai is best known for

  • Popular
  • Beaches
  • City breaks
  • Culture
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Nightlife
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Theme parks
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  • Weekend getaways
  • Winter

Good to know

Population
2.7 million
Currency
AED (Dirham)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 3.67 AED
  • Rates displayed here are indicative only and are subject to change.
Current time
| (GMT +4)