Dubai at a Glance
Being home to both the world's tallest building and the world's tallest hotel, Dubai is a city quite literally on the up and up. Stack on top of that a rich history spanning back to 3000 BC, religious roots set in Islam and cultural diversity and we’ve got an Emirate that’s more than worth a visit.
Located on the South East Coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai once sat as a quiet fishing village in the 18th century. Thanks to revenues created through the oil trade it began to develop in the late 20th century and is today considered the business hub of the Middle East. The city is set to host Expo 2020, a chance to cement its developments into the history books further. It’s not all about business however as the city caters for everybody thanks to its array of beaches, monuments and activities. Whether you’re visiting with friends, as a family or enjoying a solo trip this rising gem will entertain all.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Dubai?
Dubai is a big city with a lot to offer, so we advise staying at least 4-6 days to scratch the surface. This time frame allows you to experience the best of the cities old town, public gardens, shops and the surrounding desert. Below we’ve outlined the best things to see and do in and around Dubai so, whether you’re on a flying visit due to a layover or an extended short break, you can make the most of your trip.
In conclusion, this state of the art city has a lot to give and is an all round destination for families, friends and couples alike. With ground-breaking modern architecture, old town markets, soft sand beaches and a penchant for world records there really is no other city like it.