Dubai, the city of dream and fantasy, is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, and its popularity is only set to grow in the coming years. As a result of rapid growth, construction and development has seen many major landmarks being built such as hotels, shopping malls, parks and gardens, amongst other places of interest. One of the biggest developments which has come through the years in Dubai is the construction of the world’s first seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab. Also part of the development is the renovation of the Al Maktoum Street, the oldest part of Dubai. Burj Al Arab, which is the worlds only seven-star hotel, was recently added to the list of the prestigious 50 most important cities in the world, which has made it a hugely popular holiday destination for the rich and famous.
Beyond the glitter and glamour of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai features some of the most idyllic beaches on the earth, and the beaches are becoming more popular with visitors from across the world. Dubai also boasts some of the most lush rainforests in the world, which offer tourists the chance to get up close to some of the world’s largest fauna and flora. One of the most popular activities in Dubai is sailing, and visitors can take in a round of sailing on the famous Dubai Creek or hire a yacht for scuba diving and sightseeing. Some of the most popular deserts in the area include Al Hajar Mountains, which provide spectacular views across the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea, and theaedhara Desert, which have historic ruins from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Major attractions in Dubai include the Al Maktoum Beach, which is a great place for families to relax, as the beach has shops, restaurants, pools, water slides and babysitting services available for customers on holiday. The Ibis World Resort is one of the most exciting resorts in the world, known for its beach, clubs, shopping and facilities for fitness. For shoppers there are over 300 shops, while establishments such as the Dubai Mall and the Satwa Casino offer entertainment for all. There are also a number of amusement parks in the area, including the Madinat Jumeirah Water Theme Park and the Wide Wadi Water Park, which have a great deal of fun and excitement for families. The main trade center in the area is located in the Al-Bayan Street area and includes major department stores, hotels, shops, banks, restaurants and other establishments.