Originally a small fishing settlement, Dubai is a relatively new tourist destination that has gained in popularity in recent years. It is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies and excellent tourist amenities. Dubai is also the fastest growing city in the world with the design of the development bound only by human imagination. It is already home to manmade offshore islands, the world’s biggest shopping mall, an indoor ski resort and will be home to the world’s tallest tower, an underwater hotel and the Middle East’s version of Disneyland, Dubailand.
Dubai offers glamour on the Arabian Gulf, with world class hotels, sandy beaches and warm seas. Conversely, there is the lively bustle of the souks to explore and driving over mountainous red dunes to watch the sunset. Another of Dubai’s greatest visitor attractions is its superb shopping. As an open port with low import duties, Dubai's retail prices are reasonable and the variety of products available is virtually unrivalled.