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Dubai Holidays - Travel Guide

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Dubai - Where Ancient & Modern Come Together

Dubai holidays will take you to the southern shores of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsular. The most popular of the seven Emirates, Dubai is an eclectic mix of the old and new. Once a small fishing village, now a man made hi-tech city thriving on tourism. Dubai is a city of wonderful sights, especially the Palm and World Islands, even more stunning if viewed from a hot air balloon or helicopter trip. During the early eighties as the oil industry faded, The Emirates airline was established and Dubai re-created itself as a popular holiday destination. Known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is split into two by the Creek, with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south, each home to many hotels, shops and souks. The soaring skyscrapers are topped by the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, and a truly amazing sight. With over 50 shopping malls, Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and a tax free haven. Browse the malls for designer goods or visit the souks and haggle for some bargains, gold and spices are particularly popular. The Islamic customs are still very much in evidence in Dubai and it is expected that you respect the local’s traditions during your holiday.

Relax Under The Stars in Dubai

A trip into Dubai City will amaze you with its futuristic architecture and Jumairah Mosque or take a traditional wooden dhow boat trip along the Creek. A 4 x 4 excursion into the desert gives the ideal chance to see the desert land that surrounds this city oasis, as does the Bedouin Experience; travel out into the desert, usually by camel and camp under the stars, the darkness of the barren region highlights the amazing night sky with thousands of stars twinkling above you. Nightlife in Dubai is quite often based around the Hotels but there are plenty of options if you wish to venture out with local cafes being a very popular option.

As tempting as it is to simply pass the days by relaxing on the white sands, there is so much to do and see in Dubai. Water sports are a huge feature here as the water is pleasantly warm, with water skiing, sailing and scuba diving all available. Try your hand at sand boarding or play a round at one of the championship golf courses in the area. Dubai also boasts the biggest indoor Ski slope, so you can be sampling the snow on a morning and shading from the hot sunshine by afternoon. Horse racing is another popular pastime in Dubai, or try your luck instead at camel racing, a fun alternative. Wild Wadi Water Park will keep the whole Family entertained all day, as will the Khar Dubai Wildlife Sanctuary.

Attractions Of Dubai

Hotels in Dubai are extremely luxurious and definitely worth paying that little extra, there are however apartments and villas to rent with excellent facilities. Blessed with year round sunshine, Dubai is a popular destination at any time. Summer months can get very hot and sometimes uncomfortable so it’s worth bearing that in mind when booking your holiday. Holidays in Dubai give you the opportunity to experience soft white sandy beaches, ambitious scenery and amazing features, Dubai has something for absolutely everyone, indulge as much or as little as you like in what this amazing resort has to offer. Cheap Holidays to Dubai are available here at Holiday Hypermarket.

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