Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Visit one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Dubai has rapidly grown over the last 50 years following the discovery of oil in the region. Due to the sheer number of new mega structures in the area, Dubai has an ultra-modern almost futuristic feel. Luxurious hotels, countless shopping centres and a lively night scene are common attractions for tourists. If you would prefer to discover the history of this young city, visit the Dubai Museum, or the old Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum’s house, once home to Sheikh Saeed.

Stay a night at the Burj AL Arab Hotel and experience how the “other half” live. The self-rated hotel boasts that it is the only 7-star accommodation in the world. Its restaurants and facilities are exclusively available for guests only, so stay a night and enjoy a taste of the finer things in life. Remember to book in advance as this hotel typically requires at least a months’ notice for your stay.

If travelling with children a trip to the Wild Wadi Water Park will be a welcome distraction. The water park features over 30 rides to suite children of all ages. Or, how about The Dubai Mall; with over 1200 stores, 150 food outlets, giant ice rink, aquarium, dinosaur skeleton, indoor theme parks and 6 hotels, you and your family will not need to leave!

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