Dubai is a city of two sides, you'll find one side is the luxurious modern Dubai, with five star hotels and excellent tourist facilities, and the other is the historically significant area of the city that offers unique architecture, cultural history, and traditional Dubai shopping in souks, artesian booths, and ancient mosques.
Things to do in Dubai
On top of all the duty free shopping available, you can also enjoy topography in Dubai that varies greatly. Not only will you find beach resorts with water sports and sunbathing, but you can also enjoy the mountains, desert oasis, Bedouin markets and even go camel racing for the day.
Dubai offers the best of both worlds in a city that has grown precipitously over the last decade. Its boundaries now include extremely lavish contemporary areas with bars, clubs and restaurants - along with traditional cultural zones highlighting the ancient character of the city. This blend of the old and the new so close together makes Dubai a fascinating place to visit for a city break.
If this is your first trip to Dubai with friends or family, there is much of value to do here that will keep everyone happy. You'll find great weekend and three-day getaway deals available to the city - often all-inclusive packages including your flights, accommodation, transfers and food and drink.
Hotels often offer organised day trips to cultural attractions such as museums and the ancient markets, where you can haggle for the best deals on souvenirs. And when evening falls, why not enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel restaurant before heading out for a night time tipple in one of the local bars?