Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates on the sun drenched Arabian Peninsula and the second largest. It has become increasingly popular for as a tourism hotspot in recent years with first-class hotels, shopping and beach facilities.
Dubai is modern hi-tech Arabia. The streets are clean and futuristic skyscrapers dominate the city landscape. The nightlife is known as the best in the UAE including lots of live entertainments.
Dubai offers blue seas and fine beaches and there are lots of them. When developers ran out of beach they built luxury artificial islands with over 100km of new beach front.
As well as the attractions of state-of-the-art modern city living and legendary Arabian hospitality Dubai is also hot all year round. Temperatures peak in the summer at over 40C and rarely fall below 15C in winter. As a result the best time to visit Dubai for many is November to March when the climate is extremely pleasant.
Dubai covers 3,885km2 in North Eastern UAE. As well as tourism the kingdom is known for its international business zone which has been built into a major player in recent years. Both the kingdom and the capital are known as Dubai while the capital is also known as Dubai City.
Camel racing is held twice a week in winter and during public holidays.
The Middle Easts first indoor ski resort is part of the enormous Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The hotel includes ski chalets with views of snow slopes. The complex includes 393 hotel rooms, 15 ski chalets, spa, gym and tennis court.
Tours are available with the aid of 4x4s where you can experience the spectacular beauty of the Arabian Desert.
Al Nasr Leisureland offers ice rink, bowling alley, amusement rides, swimming pools and other sports facilities.
Variety of birds, reptiles and mammals including endangered species like the Royal Bengal tiger.
Dubia airports Duty Free complex is one of the best in the world with some fantastic goods and bargains.
While Dubai has a welcoming attitude to foreigners it is still a Muslim nation which respects politeness and moderation. Women and men should cover up in public and show respect to locals. Alcohol is available in hotel bars and restaurants.