Dubai is a different destination than others. It is an oasis of skyscrapers, man-made islands, and affluence in the middle of the desert. The city caters to the traveler with lavish lodging and choice shopping. Observation decks on the tallest buildings in the world give a view of a place that seems to spring from the sand. Dubai’s aesthetic is one of having one foot in tradition and one in the future.
One of the main past times in Dubai is shopping. Whether it be the ultra-modern malls, such as the Mall of the Emirates that features an indoor ski slope, or the more time-honored street markets called souqs—the shopping is known as some of the best in the world. In fact, shopping is such an important part of the culture that Dubai hosts the Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February. This festival features live concerts, appearances by local celebrities, and sales at almost every business. A good time to be had by those who love to hit shops for the best deals.
The beaches along the city are white sand and have man-made islands along the coast. One of these sets of islands is The Palm Jumeirah, which contains most of the higher-end hotel of the city—including the famous Burj Al Arad. The island is shaped like a palm tree, with long strips arcing out like the leaves of the plant. The area is also home to what most people imagine when they think of Dubai’s ultra-lush hospitality: infinity pools, beach clubs, spas, and a boardwalk to meander around and enjoy this achievement of epic proportions.
Whether the traveler comes to Dubai to relax in the ultimate lap of luxury, pampered and rested, or take part in the many activities like boat tours, camel races, shopping or checking out great views from mind-blowing heights; the city is a place for all level of travelers to come and experience a different world—one where the ancient and modern times mix into a fantastic getaway.
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