Dubai has become one of the most popular overseas tourist destinations for British tourists. The city has grown at a rapid pace over the last few years, lead by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai has an abundance of modern shopping centres, but for those wanting something a bit more traditional a visit to one of Dubai’s souks is a must. The weather is warm for most of the year, so why not enjoy a dip at one of Dubai’s beaches, perhaps Palm Beach or Jumeirah Beach. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Dubai. Dubai has many luxury hotels and is home to the world’s only 7 start hotel, the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Emirates operates direct flights to Dubai from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. http://www.dubaitourism.ae/
Originally a small fishing settlement that
became a busy port of call on the ancient trade route between
Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, the emirate was rapidly
transformed into an international business centre and modern
tourist destination following the discovery of oil in
The old Bastakiya district is a step back in
time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where
traditional courtyard houses were cooled by wind towers.
The souks or traditional markets are popular
with bargain hunters as well as sightseers and photographers.
Grand Mosque Dubai
Boasting the city's tallest minaret at 230
feet (70m), the Grand Mosque is a notable landmark with its
multi-domed style and impressive size.
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