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The UAE’s most populous and popular city, Dubai is the literal embodiment of mankind’s ability to take a dusty desert and turn into a dazzling destination of luxury, exclusivity and innovation. Dubai is home to the tallest building, largest shopping mall and the first seven-star hotel in the world, along with its famous and distinctive palm-shaped islands.

Originating as a small pearl trading village on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the emirate has emerged from its humble beginnings to become one of the 21st century’s leading centres of finance, commerce and extravagant architecture, and the Middle East’s fastest growing city shows no signs of slowing its rapid expansion any time soon.

Thousands of western workers, celebrity chefs, sports stars and TV personalities have all been captivated enough by its marvels to make a permanent move to this modern metropolis, and residents are all too happy to endorse the city to anybody considering the move themselves. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear of people visiting Dubai once and very promptly deciding to relocate there for its consistent warm weather and lavish culture of indulgence.

So wide and varied is Dubai’s appeal that we deal with holidaymakers of all creeds and needs wanting to know what’s on offer to suit their wants, whims and interests. Whether you’re thinking of booking for some family fun at Dubai Resorts and Parks a romantic break for you and your partner or a short city break as part of a multi-centre itinerary, our main piece of advice is to go with the right research behind you – something which our well-travelled team of Dubai experts are all too happy to provide.

Make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, experience beachfront bliss at Jumeirah’s exclusive waterfront oasis, cruise across the dunes in a thrilling four-by-four desert safari or soar so high into the sky that you can see curvature of the Earth from the Burj Khalifa. Helicopter tours, dhow sail boat cruises, Friday brunch, shopping sprees, horse racing, golf, amazing nightlife – the list of reasons to visit Dubai are endless, and it’s a list that only keeps on getting longer.

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