The city of gold

Everything in Dubai is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including a manmade island shaped like a palm tree, the world’s first underwater hotel, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, and the Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building. Located in the middle of a desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, Dubai is a like a futuristic oasis.

Get a lay of the land by soaring to the 148th floor observation deck of Burj Khalifa on one of the building’s 57 elevators to get a bird’s eye view of the bustling city below. To find some of your own glitz and glam, head to the Dubai Gold Souk. Haggle with merchants for one-of-a-kind pieces that will shine and sparkle in the desert sun. And if malls are more your thing, Dubai is also home to—you guessed it—the world’s largest shopping mall.

Finally, if you’re looking to cool down after a day spend exploring, leave the desert behind and hit the slopes at Ski Dubai, an indoor snow park complete with chairlifts, five runs to choose from, and a King Penguin colony for good measure.

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Dubai Museum

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Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Learn about the history of the UAE and Dubai, Bedouin life, area flaura and fauna, and archaeolgoy at the Dubai Museum. Occupying the former Al-Fahaidi Fort, the museum includes a recreation of the Dubai souq as it looked in the 1950s.

Gold Souq

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Gold Souq

Gold Souq

The largest gold market in Arabia, this is a must see whether you want to buy gold or not. The dazzling market is government controlled, so quality is always guaranteed.

Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

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Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

Be awed by exploring Palm Island Jumeirah, and the Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate leisure, entertainment, and shopping resort. Visit the top of Burj Khalifa and Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping mall and entertainment destination located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Burj Khalifa, on the Old Town Island.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates At a glance

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  • 18.48
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Local Details:
GPS: 25°16'16.1"N 55°18'26.95"E
Size: 4,114.00 KM2 (1.54 MI2)
Population: 2,100,000
Density: 510 Pop/KM2 (197 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +971

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