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It would be easier to list what you can’t find in Dubai than what you can, so suffice it to say that this sandy land of excess has all the glitz you’ve heard about—and then some. With hotels that reach to the stars—including the famously 7-star Burj Al Arab—and Palm Islands, gold sellers, and attractions (even ski slopes!) galore, it’s no wonder Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world.

Some travelers only go for the glam, but if you want to look beneath the emirate’s shiny shell to find out from whence it all came, visit the Dubai Museum, housed in an old fort, and sample traditional restaurants along Dubai Creek.

Our members’ Dubai photos serve up a taste of the action, but we must warn that they will make you want to ride a camel, charter a dhow, and ascend to the top of Dubai’s tallest skyscrapers—so prepare to browse Dubai flights soon.... Read More
It would be easier to list what you can’t find in Dubai than what you can, so suffice it to say that this sandy land of excess has all the glitz you’ve heard about—and then some. With hotels that reach to the stars—including the famously 7-star Burj Al Arab—and Palm Islands, gold sellers, and attractions (even ski slopes!) galore, it’s no wonder Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world.

Some travelers only go for the glam, but if you want to look beneath the emirate’s shiny shell to find out from whence it all came, visit the Dubai Museum, housed in an old fort, and sample traditional restaurants along Dubai Creek.

Our members’ Dubai photos serve up a taste of the action, but we must warn that they will make you want to ride a camel, charter a dhow, and ascend to the top of Dubai’s tallest skyscrapers—so prepare to browse Dubai flights soon.    Close

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Dubai For Free

Written by dkm1981 on 16 Apr, 2013

There are no two ways about it, Dubai is an expensive place to visit and an even more expensive place to pass the time. Possibly this is because they have to recoup some losses from the massive amount of brand new construction they have created,…Read More


A gallop around the city

Written by catsholiday on 24 Feb, 2011

We drove to Dubai from Ras Al Khaimah and picked up the guide and the people from Dubai by about 10.40 outside the Hyatt Hotel. They had been brought there in a mini bus to join us. Unfortunately at the end of the trip our…Read More


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Dubai in one jet lagged day

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Dec, 2010

We travelled through Asia on the way to Australia and New Zealand in 2010, and our first and only experience of Asia was a short stopover in Dubai: but I have to tell you, this was enough to make me feel that we shouldn't skip…Read More


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Emirates: great entertainment, cramped seats

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 27 Nov, 2010

Emirates is a Dubai-based airline which is a major player in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Oceania while connecting Europe and the Americas to Asia and environs via their massive hub in Dubai. We used Emirates as our long-haul carrier during our six-month family…Read More


The Suqs and Shopping Centers of Dubai

Written by Dagmar Pelzer on 26 Jun, 2009

Shopping center or suq – in Dubai they are both an experience. One modern, one old, one cool, one sweltering hot, both are extreme. At the time of…Read More


Fabulous Hotels

Written by Dagmar Pelzer on 26 Jun, 2009

A visit to Dubai must include a date with the Burj al Arab, that fabulous sail-shaped hotel, the icon of Dubai and brain child of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Raschid Al Maktoum. It is so exclusive…Read More


Working in Dubai

Written by Dagmar Pelzer on 26 Jun, 2009

The crew that was escorting me was foreign-born. No local would perform this kind of work, locals hardly work at all. One of the guides came from Morocco, the other from India, and the third from Egypt.…Read More


Abu Dhabi Mosque

Written by Dagmar Pelzer on 26 Jun, 2009

After the glitter of Dubai and the imposing structures of Abu Dhabi’s government buildings, the Sheik Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the pinnacle of everything the United Arab Emirates has to offer. Located…Read More


Dune Bashing

Written by Dagmar Pelzer on 26 Jun, 2009

After the crazy traffic of the city, the skyscrapers, construction noise, shopping centers, suqs, shouting vendors, honking horns and boat motors, the stillness of the desert covered us like a calming blanket. The incredibly quiet expanse with…Read More


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Outdoor and Family Activities in Dubai and the UAE

Written by Ed Hahn on 25 Jan, 2006

While there seems to be a limited number of truly interesting and worthwhile cultural and artistic tourist attractions, there are a number of activities aimed to appeal to the tourist family or the more adventurous outdoor tourist. Some of the more interesting desert activities include…Read More


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