Discover all that is possible
Dubai has a reputation for being a visionary city; a first-mover that shapes its own destiny. The spirit of possible and wise foresight of its leaders have been hallmarks of Dubai’s economic progress over the past decades. And what once was a tranquil town has rapidly grown into a premier leisure and business tourism destination, becoming the record-breaking and innovative city it is today - the crossroads of opportunity.
WHY VISIT AN EVENT TAKING PLACE IN DUBAI
Dubai is on the move, and this dynamic metropolis is a city of superlatives. Over the past few years, Dubai has achieved a significant number of world records in the region, including the world’s tallest building, biggest mall, and largest fireworks display.
Dubai’s central location makes it one of the busiest travel hubs in the world. Dubai International Airport (DXB) has ranked as the number one hub for international passengers for four consecutive years and recorded an annual traffic of 88.2 million passengers in 2017. DXB serves 90 airlines, connecting the city to more than 240 destinations around the world.
Buses operate at 30-minute intervals across the city. Taxi services are government regulated. The minimum fare for taxis in Dubai is AED12 ($3). The Dubai Metro Red and Green lines cover the city extensively, with a train running every 7 minutes or less.
Hotels in Dubai
Dubai boasts a world-class infrastructure, well-maintained roads, excellent public transport and connectivity. Dubai has a diverse range of premium, standard and budget hotels offering services that cater to all needs and budgets. There are close to 700 hotels in the emirate, together offering more than 107,000 rooms. Current estimates show that a total of 132,000 rooms are expected by the end of 2019.
City of gastronomy
Whatever cuisine you’re in the mood for, you can find it in Dubai. Snack on Arabic mezze or Chinese dim sum, explore the dazzling variety of street eats or wear your glamorous best to dine at a Michelin-worthy restaurant. There’s always a new culinary experience to discover in Dubai. Dine in the clouds atop the Burj Khalifa or feast on farm-to-table menus at organic restaurants.
ATTRACTIONS IN DUBAI
Look up at the world’s tallest building, ski down a snowy mountain in the middle of the desert, interact with animal species at an indoor tropical forest, swim with sharks in the world’s largest mall, marvel at sparkling jewels in the souks and feel the breeze from a traditional dhow cruise—all in a single trip.
With year-round sun and a dramatic combination of both the desert and beach, Dubai is the perfect setting to be swept away by high-adrenaline activities. Begin your travel adventure in Dubai as you rocket across the Arabian Gulf in a speedboat or roar along the circuit in a race car, skydive over Palm Jumeirah, and finish with a paddleboard along the coast or a swim with dolphins and sharks. You can even leave the city and hit the desert dunes or soar above the sand in a hot air balloon. Fasten your seatbelt, harness or helmet — it’s going to be an exciting ride.
Discover the city’s past on Dubai Creek, once a bustling port on the trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, whose artefacts can be found at the Saruq Al-Hadid museum in the Shindagha district. Then follow the city into the beginnings of modern Dubai, which traces back to the 1830s when the emirate began its transformation from a small fishing village to a modern metropolis.
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Dubai’s offerings and big-name attractions can be as enjoyable for children as they are for parents. From thrill-seeking Ninja Warrior-inspired courses to a thrill-inducing Haunted Hotel, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy year-round. Don’t worry, Mum and Dad — there’s plenty of activities for you to enjoy as well.
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