Prior to the discovery of oil off the coast of Dubai in the 1960s, the emirate was but a humble trading port which had been best known for its pearl exports. Over the past decades, however, the city has transformed beyond recognition and is now one of the world’s leading business and holiday destinations.
A spectacular, ultra-modern skyline overlooks the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf, with sun-kissed beaches, luxury hotels and state-of-the-art attractions enabling the city to attract millions of visitors every year. Planning on exploring Dubai for yourself? Our guide features some of the top attractions, restaurants and activities, as well as an overview of local customs and details on how to get around the city.
If you’re thinking of embarking on a Dubai adventure, why not check out our in-depth guides below: