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Why go to Dubai

Not many places on Earth are truly unique, but Dubai is one of the few that are. Gleaming five-star resorts, pristine private beaches, fine-dining restaurants and designer shopping centres – Dubai does luxury like nowhere else.

Having spent much of the last century as little more than a fishing settlement on the edge of a desert, over the last two decades, Dubai has become a futuristic city of extremes and an incredible holiday destination. The tallest building, the largest shopping mall and the first ski slope in the desert – it seems nothing is too much of a challenge for Dubai, so brace yourself for a trip of a lifetime.

Despite the development, there’s still some of the original Dubai left to see in the old town. Take a traditional abra (wooden boat) across Dubai Creek to bargain for gold and spices in the souks. Dubai Museum, in a 19th-century fort, tells the history of the area, and the surrounding streets give a glimpse of how the city once looked, with wind towers and sunny courtyards.

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Arabic

Currency

Dirham

Average flight time(from London)

7 hrs
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