City breaks Dubai
It truly is the city of dreams for luxury, world firsts and great sporting events. If you enjoy taking city breaks Dubai will welcome you with open arms as it has so much to offer the visitor. It is only in the last few years that Dubai has emerged onto the global scene and with it has come a flood of visitors on flights from all over the world.
The skyscraper capital of the world
One of the pulls for a city break Dubai style is its futuristic landscape with some of the most innovative and stylish postmodern architecture you will find. It is the world’s tallest city, boasting at least 25 of the top 200 highest buildings, with that number probably increasing every year.
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, stands at 828m high, like a rocket disappearing into the atmosphere. Even the fountains at the foot of the tower, that are synchronised with music and light, are breathtaking.
If you cannot get enough of giddingly high structures, be prepared for the dazzling skyscrapers when you drive down Sheikh Zayed Road. This ten lane road is dwarfed either side by spectacular high-rises that have to be seen to be believed. Once you have finished your city break, Dubai will linger in your memory as the place where you got a sore neck from admiring all the tall buildings!
Arabian adventures on a city break in Dubai
For sheer enjoyable city breaks, Dubai is tough to beat as in the desert you can try your hand at dune bashing, camping, camel riding, and quad biking.
Dune bashing is where you hop into a 4x4 and drive precariously up and down the dunes, while your vehicle bumps, slides and occasionally leaves the ground all together. It is advisable to do this on part of the many tours that are offered rather than attempting it yourself.
If you hanker after horse racing, a city break Dubai will not disappoint. The Dubai World Cup takes place at Meydan Racecourse and is the world’s richest horse race. For an archaeological city break Dubai is surprisingly accommodating with evidence of civilisations from 5,000 BC.
The Palm Jumeirah resort
No trip to Dubai would be complete without a visit to the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah that stretches 4km into the Arabian Gulf. Built with one billion cubic metres of dredged stone and sand, it was constructed to increase the beachfront footage. There is a beach walk along the mainland with many shops and restaurants.
Most of the culinary delights in Dubai are an amalgamation of all the different cultures that live there from Japanese sushi and Indian curries, to Lebanese kebabs and Moroccan pigeon pie. Remember you can only drink alcohol in hotel restaurants as independent ones are dry.
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