The city of contrasts, extremes and turquoise sea and beaches
Enormous skyscrapers, the most luxurious hotels, a turquoise sea, sandy beaches and local deserts – this is sunny Dubai, the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai is known for being a city full of contrasts. On one hand, you can find modern architecture and luxury fashion shops here, while, on the other hand, you can see traditional Arab houses and old-fashioned markets in the Bur Dubai city district. The surrounding hostile desert is the neighbour of green parks and the most modern golf courses. You can also find numerous extremes here, such as the tallest department store or the highest restaurant on the planet.
Hundreds of opportunities for having fun
After your city tour, you can have a rest on a sandy beach, snowboard on the warm desert sand, go shopping in the famous Dubai Mall, the size of 50 football pitches, or visit Underwater ZOO with one of the world’s largest aquariums. In the evening, don't forget to take a walk to the “dancing” fountain. The rhythm of Arabic music controls 83 thousand litres of water which, accompanied by a light show, create various shapes.
If you want to explore outside Dubai, hit the trail in the Hajar Mountains, just one hour from the city, where rivers form wonderful small and medium-sized canyons in which you can have a walk or swim. Hatta, a historical village with a fort from the 16th century and a large market are worth a visit. When there, you can buy fresh fruit, hand-made rugs and ceramics.