Your travel guide to Dubai
Every exotic adventure in the United Arab Emirates begins in Dubai, an independent city-state that boasts the modern luxuries travelers have come to expect. The glamorous Dubai Skyline sets the scene for the more liberal nightlife. As you explore this European-influenced city, you will discover several hidden boutiques and fine dining that allow the weary traveler to indulge.
Multiple municipalities make up Dubai. Jumerirah is known for its beautiful villas and Jumeirah Beach, leading into Dubai Marina. Downtown Dubai is the center of attention in New Debai and houses the tallest building in the world and the world’s largest shopping mall. Shoppers will also delight in the Satwa and Deira areas, which are filled gold and textile shops. For those wanting to take in more culture, the historical district Bur Dubai is located right on the other side of the creek, near Deira.
Transportation into Dubai is very modern. Dubai International Airport flies in visitors regularly, and taxis are readily available right outside the airport. Sharjah International Airport is also a recent addition to Dubai and is very compatible with tourists. Many hotels offer shuttle buses and the public buses make it easy to get around. Metro transportation is also available along Dubai’s coastline, and first class seating is available for a small fee. Taxis are hard to come by and pick-ups usually require a high fee.
Dubai is filled with many adventures. Boating by abra, or ferry, is a popular way to see excellent views of the city and get cross-river. For an authentic Dubai experience, a trip to the Bastakiya District in Old Dubai can show you traditional homes and art galleries. For a more modern experience, Dubai is the shopping capital of the world with several shopping malls, including Dubai Mall. Dubai strives to be the best at everything they do, and this reflects every aspect of the city.