All that glitters is definitely gold at the famous Dubai Gold Souk in Deira, the city's commercial centre. Imagine a market dripping in gold, with this precious metal rendered in every adornment you can possibly think of and that's the Gold Souk. What you won't be prepared for is how... more »
You've got to love a hotel that has its own fleet of chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce and Mercedes vehicles and a helicopter. Soaring like a sail above the Dubai skyline at 321 metres high, the ultra-luxurious Burj Al-Arab is the city's most recognisable landmark and resides on its own man-made island off... more »
For an insight into Islamic religion and culture, Jumeirah Mosque is considered the most beautiful masjid (mosque) in the city and is the only Dubai mosque open to non-Muslims. The Sheik Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding operates guided tours of Jumeirah Mosque on set days and at set times for... more »
In a city of glittering modernity and towering structures, there are still pockets of Dubai which reveal its past and a glimpse of a time before the discovery of oil and the arrival of container ships. Dubai Museum is one such place, housed in the tiny Al Fahidi Fort, which... more »
A groundbreaking feat of modern architecture and engineering skill, the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa (previously Burj Dubai) stands at a whopping 828 metres. It was completed in just six years and comprises the tower, observation deck, residential and commercial spaces and the first Armani Hotel, all surrounded by an... more »
A popular Dubai destination, Madinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort is a luxury location styled to pay homage to an ancient citadel. The resort boasts three boutique-style hotels with meandering waterways, seaside views and a traditional souk for an old-world experience, with all the luxury modern conveniences of an opulent resort.
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