One of seven nations that comprise the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the most modern and progressive country in the UAE and is more like an independent city-state. A relatively new yet rapidly developing tourist destination, Dubai is located on the Arabian Gulf's sandy coastline where the warm sapphire waters of the Persian Gulf meet this high-rise desert oasis. Renowned for its excellent infrastructure and its reputation as an adult playground, Dubai is conveniently located just 3 hours from the Middle East and India and 5 hours from Europe. Home to the tallest, fastest, largest and highest of everything, Dubai is a popular holiday destination for shopping, sport, partying, fine dining, sunbaking and much more.
Dubai is perhaps one of the most exciting places in the world when it comes to accommodation. and the hospitality industry. Renowned for its high end and luxury accommodation, Dubai offers hundreds and 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts and is also home to the only 7 star hotel in the world. Despite its penchant for opulence, there's still plenty of Dubai accommodation on offer for those on a budget including a number of B&Bs and Inns, which still enjoy a level of quality and comfort unlike similar accommodation in other parts of the world. Book Dubai Accommodation
Dubai is an amazing and fast paced city so whether you're just stopping over or are planning an extended trip, there's so much to experience and you won't want to miss a thing. Make the most of your time in Dubai with the convenience of a holiday package, allowing you to combine all your holiday needs such as flights, accommodation, transfers and even tours, activities and meals into one discounted package that not only saves you time and makes booking easy, but also saves you money. Choose from an existing range of Dubai holiday packages or customise one to suit your own individual needs.
The city of Dubai is created by a number of quarters and distinct zones, each with its own character and attractions. The older districts are situated around the mouth of the creek and have developed into a maze of bustling alleyways and narrow streets over the last 150 years however many museums and attractions are also located here, making the area the city's most walkable. The city is a sprawling modern oasis in the desert that blends tradition with modern thrills to create a cosmopolitan city home to amazing landmarks and attractions including the Dubai Fountains, Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building, the indoor ski resort of Ski Dubai, the Wild Wadi water park and much more.
Dubai's land area measures 4,114 sq km, making it larger than Singapore, Hong Kong and the Maldives combined. Dubai is one of the safest places in the world with the city's crime rate virtually zero. Despite its mix of nationalities and religions, racial tensions are unheard of. Dubai is the jewelry capital of the Middle East, a fact that was cemented in 1999 with the creation of the world's longest gold chain that measured 4km and was valued at 22 carats. In fact, Dubai is a record breaking city in many respects including being home to the world's tallest man-made structure, tallest hotel, largest mall, biggest aquarium, second-largest man-made marina and has even broken the world record for being home to the largest number of people named Mohammed.