Dubai is a hugely popular holiday destination for British tourists. Situated on the Arabian Gulf, it is part of the United Arab Emirates.
Located on the coast of the UAE, a Dubai holiday offers visitors endless sunshine and a luxury lifestyle.
What are the beaches like in Dubai?
Jumeirah Beach, south of the main city area, is a fantastic option with soft golden sand gently shelving into clear blue water. The beach runs for over eight miles and is privatised in some areas for specific hotels. Numerous water sports are available including diving, water-skiing and windsurfing.
Sightseeing in Dubai
Dubai holidays were made for sightseeing. The city contains the Buri Khalifa, which at 828 metres is the world's tallest building, and the man-made Palm and World islands.
As well as being home to some of the most famous modern landmarks, Dubai has also retained its Arabian history and culture. The Dubai Museum, located inside a fort, offers an insight into the city's past.
Ski Dubai, a 22,500 square metre skiing emporium offers you a sharp contrast to the sand and sunshine of the resort. Found inside the Mall of Emirates, the largest in the world, you can spend the day skiing, snowboarding and testing out the jumps and ski lift.
Eating out in Dubai
As you'd expect from such a modern destination, a holiday to Dubai has many dining options. This cosmopolitan resort is a complex mix of eateries from fine dining to delicious street food.
Chinese, German and Thai are just some of the flavours you can choose from with traditional local favourites also readily available.
As you'd expect prices in hotel restaurants will be at the top end of the scale but for a cheaper and faster option sample a tasty kebab from a local street vendor.
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