Smack-dab in the middle of the Arabian Desert, the city of Dubai is one of the wealthiest of the seven United Arab Emirates and one of the most extravagant cities on Earth.
Spend even a minute in this city and you can see that clearly: Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. The city’s famous buildings also include Cayan Tower and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. With a large expat community, the city of ports and skyscrapers is the melting pot of the Middle East.
Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man made islands jut out of the striking coastline. Here are the top places to tick off your sightseeing list when you’re in town