Dubai is a newcomer to the world’s club of elite travel cities. Here, you can see an incredible number of monumental engineering projects, like the world’s largest artificial archipelago, the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and one of the biggest indoor ski slopes in the world.

Dubai’s focus on becoming a world tourism hub has transformed it into the Middle East’s premier shopping destination, so now you can visit western-style malls as well as the city’s traditional Arabian markets, the Dubai Gold and Spice Souks.

To get outside the city, you can take a cruise on the placid Persian Gulf aboard a dhow, a traditional Arabian sailing ship, or explore the blazing desert that surrounds the city in a jeep – or even on a camel.

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