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Dubai: the Middle East meets the world with astonishing results

A period of extraordinary activity has transformed Dubai into one of the most modern, forward-thinking cities on the planet. The world’s tallest tower, a series of man-made islands, gigantic aquariums, indoor ski slopes and seven-star hotels make Dubai one of the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations. But don’t be fooled into thinking there is nothing more to Dubai than glitz and glamor. Scratch the surface and the heartbeat of a multicultural, multifaceted city still beats strong.

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Top Highlights in Dubai

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Al Mahara Burj al Araba Dubai
Fine seafood dining with aquarium view
Jumeirah Mosque
The most photographed mosque in all of Dubai
Arabian Adventures
One of the best touring companies in Dubai
Big Bus Tours
Double-decker sightseeing
Heritage and Diving Village
Living history – and more
Dubai Museum, entrance.
Pre-oil history in an ancient fort
The first Mediterranean restaurant in the Middle East
JW's Steakhouse
Fine wines, fine steaks, fine seafood...
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House
Heritage building hosting a history museum
Ski Dubai
Health and Beauty
Bizarre but fun
Gordon's f***ing good restaurant
Wild Wadi Water Park
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