Dubai, mega city


While the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and only 7 star hotel, will bring only the most privileged to Dubai, for other travellers it could be the world's largest shopping mall. Then again, if you are seeking large things you could try the largest water cannon show in the world, the longest indoor ski slope, the largest artificial islands in the world (Palm Islands), the world's biggest natural flower garden, or the largest gold market in the world (the Dubai Gold Souq). Something makes us thing this list of records can only grow. Extravagance and opulence abound in this mega city, where the police drive Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley and BMW. However, when you are done gawping it is surely time to turn to the vast desert where you can enjoy a safari, or to the beaches for relaxation, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Don't overlook the fact that ultra-modern Dubai does have an old quarter, and it's here you will sample some real 'Arabia' at last. But for a true flavour, take a day trip out of the city into the UAE for a more enduring view of culture and tradition.

Now in Dubai



Country: UAE      Capital: Abu Dhabi      Local time in Dubai: 11:23       Currency: Dirham       Population in Dubai (approx): 2.7m

  Sunrise: 06:22       Sunset: 17:43

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