Dubai is a city in the UAE known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.
Glitzy Dubai is the United Arab Emirates' vacation hot spot. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where people flock for sales bargains, sunshine and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes. This city has many cultural highlights as well as all the glamorous modern add-ons.Burj Khalifa
Dubai's landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 m is the tallest building in the world. For most visitors a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird's-eye perspective are simply staggering. The views across the city skyline from this bird's-eye perspective are simply staggering. Back on the ground, wrapping around the Burj Khalifa, are the building's beautifully designed gardens with winding walkways. There are plenty of water features including the Dubai Fountain, the world's tallest performing fountain, modelled on Las Vegas' famous Fountains of Bellagio.Dubai mall
Dubai Mall is the city's premier mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Aquarium. There is also an ice-skating rink, gaming zone and cinema complex if you're looking for more entertainment options. The shopping and eating is endless and there are nearly always special events such as live music and fashion shows within the mall.Desert safari
You don’t have to venture far beyond Dubai’s soaring skyscrapers to discover the dunes disappearing beyond the horizon. Head out of the city for a thrilling overnight desert safari. Exploring the dunes, the wadis (dry river beds) and mountain passes is essential if you want to experience Dubai at its fullest. See the colour of the sand turn every shade of gold as the sun traverses the sky. When you arrive at the desert camp, you’ll get an insight into traditional Arabic hospitality. Ride a camel, have your photo taken with a falcon, have your hands painted with henna and dig into a traditional fireside Arabic feast after a magnificent sunset.Ferrari park
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a truly amazing experience for every family member with thrilling rides, exciting attractions, themed stores and restaurants, all inspired by the rich Ferrari brand and its Italian heritage. The park boasts more than 20 unique rides and attractions for visitors of all ages and interests – from speed thrill rides to the truly advanced simulators and family-friendly attractions – in addition to a wide variety of Italian restaurants, unique shopping experiences and dedicated entertainment. Ferrari World is a car lover's dream world! This 200,000 meters square theme park, located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, is definitely something you don't want to miss while you're visiting the region.