With its sky-high buildings, luxury hotels, modern architecture and Arabian nights, Dubai is like a completely different world.
There are very few reminders of Dubai’s humble origin as a fishing village; this impressive city has grown to become a fantastic metropolis. Nothing here is average, but over-the-top. For amazing views, climb to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Burj Khalifa. From the 800 metre-high panorama terrace, you can see the boat-shaped luxury Burj al Araab Hotel. Just outside the city is the desert, where sandboarding and night-time desert safaris are everyday sights. Want to cool down a bit? Take a refreshing dip or sailing trip on a Dhow. This Arabian boat offers round trip cruises along Dubai Creek.