, the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates
, also serves as the capital city of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is a famous home to high-end boutique shopping, a very vibrant nightlife, as well as one of the most outstanding cityscapes in the world.
The skyline of Dubai is more outstanding because of the majestic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, standing eight hundred and thirty meters tall. The Dubai Fountain, found at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, jets out water shots and is beautifully lit at night with corresponding music choreography.
Out yonder, in Atlantis, The Palm resort provides a beautiful tour of Dubai in the water parks and the marine animal parks. Dubai Museum provides another attraction spot, housing the gold, spices, and textile artifacts of the eighteenth century, that represent Dubai's past as a dull fishing territory, all in the Al Fahidi old neighborhood.
Jumeirah Public Beach, famous for its long sandy stretch, lets tourists enjoy the warm sea water and other water activities. Nearby, the Burj Al Arab hotel forms yet another beautiful sight to behold with its sail-shaped design.
Tourists frequent the Dubai Mall to have fun on their giant skating rink, as well as enjoy shopping in the numerous malls therein. The Mall of Emirates features more fun activities with ski Dubai indoor slopes, high-end restaurants, multiple night clubs, and building-top bars and lounges.
When to visit Dubai
Being in a desert set-up, summer is sweltering and humid. Most tourists visit from October
when the weather is warm and tolerable.
, Dubai celebrates the Dubai Shopping Festival and next on the Dubai International Jazz Festival as well as the Dubai Tennis Championship in February and March
. Between March and April, Dubai celebrates the Dubai World Cup Horse Race that attracts tourists from across the world. Later on in the year, between November
, the Dubai International Film Festival is celebrated. On various dates, Dubai marks Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, religious celebrations that see Dubai close down for business completely to allow for the festivities.