International Airports: Dubai International Airport, Dubai World Central (Al Maktoum International Airport)
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Urdu
Modes of Public Transportation: Abra (ferries), Taxi, Bus, Metro
Must-visit sites: Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Al Fahidi (Heritage Neighbourhood), Madinat Jumeirah, Kite Beach, Desert
Dubai is a city of ‘lofty ambitions’. Filled with glittering sky scrapers, futuristic buildings and everything that is modern and ‘new’, Dubai’s cityscape reminds one of a sci-fi movie set. Here you will find the largest man-made island in the world- Palm Jumeirah. Designed in the shape of a palm tree, the island houses many high-end hotels and resorts. But the city’s pride is the soaring Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world. Enjoy a marvelous 360 degree view of the city from its observatory deck. The Dubai Mall offers a wonderful shopping experience and great recreational facilities (ice rink, theme park, aquarium and indoor zoo). Take a ride on one of the traditional abra(water taxis) and explore the old neighborhood of Al Fahidi, filled with traditional buildings and maze-like alleys. Travel to the edge of the city and enjoy a camel safari on the sandy desert dunes. Cool off with a walk to the beach or a ride to Palm Jumeirah.