Dubai is a city of superlatives; the tallest building, the most decadent hotel and the fanciest cocktails, all in the heart of the Arabian Desert. This larger than life metropolis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has plenty to offer, with shopping, beaches and an impressive food scene.
It is only a small proportion of the population in Dubai who are native Emirati, meaning the culture is a varied mixture of all those who have settled in the city. This can be seen through music, dance and fashion, offering an interesting experience at every turn.
Thrillseekers are also well catered to, as a trip to Dubai can include everything from indoor skydiving and skiing to quad biking or camel riding in the desert. The number one pastime in Dubai remains shopping and even if you don't intend to buy anything, having a look in the gold souk or designer shops offers a glimpse of how the other half live.