Dubai

What used to be a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf has become an envy-inducing global metropolis in just five decades. Dubai is now the second largest, most populous and one of the richest cities in the United Arab Emirates. Nestled between the sandy beaches and the desert is a city of towering skyscrapers with the world's tallest building, the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa. Luxury shopping malls, posh hotels and top restaurants is what attracts visitors to this city of superlatives that competes with nobody but itself. Marhaba!

Weather averages in October

  • Day 35°C
  • Night 24°C
  • Rain 0

What used to be a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf has become an envy-inducing global metropolis in just five decades. Dubai is now the second largest, most populous and one of the richest cities in the United Arab Emirates. Nestled between the sandy beaches and the desert is a city of towering skyscrapers with the world's tallest building, the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa. Luxury shopping malls, posh hotels and top restaurants is what attracts visitors to this city of superlatives that competes with nobody but itself. Marhaba!

Weather averages in October

  • Day 35°C
  • Night 24°C
  • Rain 0

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Where just about anything is possible

Dubai is a city that surprises and amazes at every turn. A once humble fishing village has been transformed into a cosmopolitan metropolis that is constantly evolving and becoming a true global destination as well a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. Characterized by its tall skyscrapers and shopping malls, the first thing you will notice is its dazzling modernity, but you will soon also get to know its traditional side and cultural attractions. The most impressive buildings that you are sure to notice are the 829.8-metre-high Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and the Burj Al Arab, the famous full sail building.

 

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The city’s other completed ambitious projects meanwhile include a large indoor ski resort, artificial islands in the shape of a palm tree and the world’s tallest tower. The city is continuously planning new, incredibly advanced projects aimed at showcasing its bold vision of the future. Dubai is also a shopping paradise with numerous shopping malls that provide a real shopping adventure and feast for the eyes. And even if shopping isn’t high on your list, Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall, is certainly worth a visit. For a different kind of shopping experience, stroll through the vibrant traditional markets, which sell spices, perfumes, gold, silk and much more.

Characterized by its tall skyscrapers and shopping malls, the first thing you will notice is Dubai’s dazzling modernity, but you will soon also get to know its traditional side and cultural attractions.

For a stark contrast to modern architectural achievements, visit the historic Al Fahidi district with its narrow streets and explore various museums, galleries and cafés. You can get an insight into the Islamic tradition of the city in the Jumeirah Mosque, which is among the few open to non-Muslims. A convenient getaway is also present in the shape of Dubai’s popular white sand Jumeirah Beach or an unforgettable trip to the desert. Dubai also offers entertainment after night falls. The varied nightlife is tailored to different tastes, age groups and budgets. If you are tempted by fun, you will definitely find it in droves in Dubai.

Sights in Dubai

1 BurjKhalifa

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building.

2 TheDubaiFountain

The Dubai Fountain

A magical choreographed fountain system located on 12 hectares.

3 TheDubaiMall

The Dubai Mall

The largest luxury shopping mall in the world.

4 JumeirahBeach

Jumeirah Beach

A beautiful white sand beach on the coast of the Persian Gulf.

5 Desert

The Dessert

The city of Dubai is located on the edge of the Rub' al Khali desert.

Airports

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Dubai

Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the Middle East and is a common stopping point for passengers traveling between Europe and Asia. It is located northwest of the city of Dubai, not far from the sea and many hotels. The car ride from the airport to the city centre takes 20 minutes.

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