“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. “
Located on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a world-class business and vacation destination. Famous for its nightlife, culture, live entertainment, beautiful beaches, boating, expansive sand dunes, sprawling desert, diverse cuisine, fabulous shopping, and the one-of-a-kind Burj Al Arab luxury hotel (pictured below), Dubai is one of the most popular and vibrant tourist destinations in the Middle East.
Fun Dubai Attractions & City Sightseeing Tours
Discover the wonders of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, known as the “Arabian Jewel.” Tour Sharjah, the “Pearl of the Gulf” and visit King Faisal Mosque – one of the largest mosques in the United Arab Emirates. Explore Dubai’s massive sand dunes and cross the Arabian desert in a 4×4 vehicle. Experience the exhilaration of Sandboarding – it’s one of the most popular sports in the desert.
Visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (pictured below) – the building stands at a record height of 2,717 feet (160 stories) – twice the height of New York’s Empire State Building. It can be seen up to 10 miles away. Burj Khalifa’s top floor features a Rooftop Observation Deck – we can only imagine the views! Visitors zoom to the top via the world’s fastest elevators (double-deck cabs, each deck holding up to 22 people) – traveling at 22 mph. Spectacular dancing fountains can be found at the foot of the Burj Khalifa.
Enjoy shopping at the Dubai Mall – the largest shopping mall in the Middle East. It features more than 1,200 shops, over 150 restaurants and casual dining eateries, an Olympic-size indoor ice rink and a state-of-the-art Aquarium with more than 400 sharks. Dine al fresco and enjoy views overlooking the Burj Dubai Lake and the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai Mall also has a 22-screen Cinema complex and fun entertainment for kids, including an indoor theme park.
Shopping Festival and Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai’s month-long Shopping Festival attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year. Take advantage of Dubai’s duty-free shopping and “Shop til you drop!” Popular year-round events include the 7-day Dubai International Film Festival which draws celebrities from around the world.
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The Best Time To Visit Dubai
October-April/May is the best time to visit Dubai, when it’s a little cooler. Summers are very hot with high humidity, especially July and August. Winter months (December-March) can bring light rainfall.