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Welcome to Dubai

 

Originally a small fishing settlement that became a busy port of call on the ancient trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, the emirate was rapidly transformed into an international business centre and modern tourist destination following the discovery of oil in 1966.

Today Dubai ranks as the country's foremost commercial centre, a city whose skyline is constantly being upgraded with new developments providing the infrastructure and facilities needed for a progressive society, including world-class hotels, shopping plazas and outstanding sports facilities. Dubai Creek divides the city centre into two parts: Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south and each has its fair share of souks, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and fine mosques.

From within these high standards of luxury and convenience, visitors can experience exotic Arabia in the bustling souks or a night in a Bedouin tent with belly-dancing under the starlit desert skies, as well as a way of life that is still embedded in the Islamic traditions of an ancient land. Dubai's attraction lies in the contrast between the ultra modern and the enchantingly traditional, which gives the city a personality like no other and visitors a variety of experiences to choose from. From desert oases and unspoiled beaches, camel races and old wind towers, to top-class shopping opportunities avant-garde architecture and the finest international cuisine, Dubai has more than enough depth to satisfy even the most seasoned of travellers.

One of the city's top attractions is its excellent shopping. As an open port with low import duties, Dubai can offer an incredible range of top brand names at cheaper prices due to the tax-free environment, and 'shopping tourists' are drawn from around the world to this paradise of malls, souks, boutiques and modern department stores, selling everything from Paris fashions to Japanese electronics. The annual Shopping Festival attracts millions of tourists to the city for a shop-till-you-drop holiday.



Dubai Accommodation Offers

Signature Hotel Apartments and Spa Marina (ex Lotus Hotel Apartments and Spa)
Dubai

Signature Hotel Apartments and Spa Marina (ex Lotus Hotel Apartments and Spa)
Dubai Marina
Room Only

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £295
Ramada Downtown Dubai
Dubai

Ramada Downtown Dubai
Downtown
Room Only

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £314
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
Dubai

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
Dubai and Beyond
Bed & Breakfast

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £471

Luxury Accommodation Offers

Landmark Grand Hotel
Dubai

Landmark Grand Hotel
Deira
Room Only

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £151
MAJESTIC CITY RETREAT HOTEL
Dubai

MAJESTIC CITY RETREAT HOTEL
Bur Dubai
Room Only

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £214
Novotel Dubai Al Barsha
Dubai

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha
Al Barsha
Room Only

Tue, 12-May-20 for 7 nights

fr £229

Dubai Holiday Offers

Donatello Hotel Apartments (formerly Coral Boutique)

Donatello Hotel Apartments (formerly Coral Boutique)

Sheikh Zayed Road / Downtown
Tue, 20-Jun-17 for 5 nights
Half Board
from London
fr £441
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