Destination Guide: Dubai
Glamorous shopping malls, award-winning restaurants and
desert balloon rides.
Discover historic Dubai in the old quarter and dine at multi-star resorts. Splash out on gold and silk or sleep under the desert sky in a Bedouin tent.
Fine dining and traditional mezze snacks.Dine amid the recreated splendour of Egypt, Venice or an ocean liner in flamboyant shopping malls. The narrow lanes of the peaceful old quarter, Bastakiya, are an evocative setting for tangy hummus and fresh-from-the-oven bread. Skyscraper hotel restaurants line Sheikh Zayed Road, where local seafood tastes as good as it looks.
Be dazzled by gold and imagination-defying architecture.Compare jewellery designs in the Gold Souqmarket or stroll past traditional courtyard houses in Bastakiya. Dubai's pearl-dealing past comes alive at the Dubai Museum. Admire exhilarating modern architecture at sail-shaped 7-star Burj Al Arabhotel and sky-high Burj Dubai tower. Drift over the desert at sunrise in a hot-air balloon.
Unrivalled shopping malls and Arabic souvenir markets.Combine tax-free designer shopping with indoor skiing at Mall of the Emiratesor shark-gazing at Dubai Mall's aquarium. For authentic Arabian flavour, visit the Textile Souqmarket for pashmina scarves, curly-toed slippers and light-as-air sari silks.
Sophisticated clubs and sunset bars.Seductively stylish hotel clubs and bars line Jumeirah Beachand international pop and rock acts perform at Media City. Cruise along the Creekat twilight and drink cocktails at sleek penthouse bars on Sheikh Zayed Road.