One of the world’s most dynamic and upwardly mobile cities, Dubai offers an exhilarating mix of Arabia past and future, from bustling souks to iconic skyscrapers and kitsch modern malls – along with some of the most opulent places to stay, eat and drink on the planet. Whether indulging in the Ibn Battuta Mall, soaking up some history in the Dubai Museum, or getting your thrills on a desert safari, it is apparent that Dubai is more than just a glitzy hotel.

Dubai’s ability to dream and then achieve the impossible has ripped up expectations and rewritten the record books. With the ruling Sheik’s determination to make this one of the world’s essential destinations for the twenty-first century, use our map of Dubai to plan your own visit, and see history in the making.

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6 things every family must do in Dubai

6 things every family must do in Dubai

Dubai is the most spectacular playground on Earth. The desire to make everything bigger and brighter and better has created a city of superlatives – and for w…

15 Jun 2017 • Keith Drew insert_drive_file Article
Burj Khalifa: is the world’s tallest building worth the hype?

Burj Khalifa: is the world’s tallest building worth the hype?

One of Dubai’s main attractions and currently the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa draws in hundreds of people daily to marvel at the views from i…

31 Jan 2017 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

It’s big, brash and lays claim to so many world records it might even have the world record for the number of world records. But beyond the superlatives, skys…

22 Nov 2016 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
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