Dubai is located 120 miles to the north of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city is increasingly in demand as a luxury tourist destination for travelers from all corners of the globe and is the city which has grown the most in the world over the past decade. You can discover all the secrets of Dubai in our guide.
Why travel to Dubai?
A trip in its own right, or just a stopover en route to Asia? Any reason to find yourself in Dubai is a good one. The city, which is constantly growing, is outward-looking and eager to show the rest of the world the delights of the Arab culture. A huge range of great activities and entertainment is provided for all ages.
Dubai has its sights set on becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in the world and therefore is constantly expanding and developing its oasis of civilization in the middle of the desert.
In 2018, Dubai was the 4th most-visited city in the world with almost 16 million international visitors. More than 60% of visitors are customers of 5-star hotels.
Where to begin
If you have never been to the UAE, then you probably know little about Dubai other than what you have seen in photos on travel websites and hotel adverts. However, Dubai is much more than a set of pharaonic construction projects. If you want to know more about this city and its culture, you should start by reading a little about its history, neighborhoods, and its most important landmarks.
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If you're in Dubai you can't miss visiting the Museum of the Future. Enter this pioneering building to discover what the future holds!
With a ticket to the Jumeirah Palm monorail, you'll enjoy an incredible ride on Dubai's most famous artificial islands and reach the legendary Atlantis hotel!
Taste exquisite dishes and take in one of the best views of Dubai with this lunch or dinner at the Burj Al Arab - a complete gastronomic experience!
Don't miss out on this ticket for the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Dubai - you'll have a chance to pose with all the big stars!
Touring Dubai at night is a must if you visit this beautiful Emirati city. In this night tour, we'll take you to discover its main attractions all lit up.
On this pub crawl, you'll discover the vibrant nightlife of Dubai while enjoying a drink in some of the trendiest bars and pubs in the city!
Feel like exploring Dubai in a unique way? On this pirate boat ride, we'll sail along the Dubai Canal while enjoying a delicious dinner on board.
Visit one of the great botanical sites of the Emirates on your own with this shuttle service to the Dubai Miracle Garden.
With a ticket to The View at The Palm, you'll enjoy the best vistas of the famous Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Admire the Dubai skyline from nearly 790 feet high!
What makes our Dubai guide different?
Enjoy Dubai is a guide written by travelers for travelers in a way that you can easily understand. We tell you not only what to visit, but also how to save money and other detailed information that you won't find on other pages.
All the information in this guide was updated in May 2022. If you find some mistakes or incorrect information, please contact us.