It’s for good reason that Dubai is called The City of Gold. Its Deira Gold Souq is the largest gold bazaar in the world, filled with traditional and modern jewelry. If gold is a measure of excellence, then Dubai earns a 24 karat reputation for its stunning landmarks and attractions alone.
Mixing the old with the new, traditional with modern, Dubai is a multicultural city, drawing people in from all over the world. Everyone who comes to Dubai, whether to visit or work, is awed by the architecture, the malls, the white beaches, and the vast array of activities on offer.
Dubai strives to be the biggest and the most luxurious in everything it does. Take the Burj Khalifa, for example. At 829.8m, this is the world’s tallest building with stunning panoramic views of the city skyline. And the Burj al-Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, taking its shape from the dhow sail. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
The city of Dubai contrasts the past with the future. You can drive along the Sheikh Zayed Road, a modern eight-lane highway, flanked either side with lines of shimmering skyscrapers. Or visit the Bastakia Quarter – ‘Old Dubai’ – with its narrow lanes and historic Arabian architecture. Marvel at the Islamic architecture of the Jumeirah Mosque, with its two minarets.
Luxury is omnipresent: from supercars to luxury fashions and jewelry. If you want to spend some money, visit the city’s premier shopping hub, the Dubai Mall, which stocks over 80 top luxury brands, including Cartier and Armani.
Blessed with a hot climate all year round, there are plenty of first-class outdoor attractions to suit all tastes. If you only visit one, make sure it’s the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, one of the world’s largest aquariums with 140 species of sea life.
Excellence. Luxury. The city of Dubai offers all this and more.