A wealth of activities will keep any visitor entertained regardless of what you're into. Soak up the sun by the sea, go on a desert adventure, hunt down the best tax-free bargains in town, discover Middle Eastern culture and history, or just enjoy the view from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
There is more to Dubai holidays than fun in the sun, however. The Deira souks, Grand Mosque and Bastakia Quarter – Dubai's 'old town' – prove that Middle Eastern culture is alive and well in the city. Holidays to Dubai are for those who want sun and luxury; it's a unique and important global city that is making its own history as we speak. There is no better time to visit Dubai, except maybe during winter, when temperatures soar.
You'll never be at a loss when it comes to finding things to do in Dubai. If lazing by the pool or basking on the beach isn't your thing, there are endless adventurous activities to choose from. A hot air balloon ride over the desert, a camel safari, or even indoor skiing on real snow slopes are all readily available, and that's just for starters.
Taking in the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa is an essential activity for any kind of Dubai holiday. As is a visit to at least one of the lavish shopping malls, many of which have extravagant themes similar to Las Vegas casinos and boast not only shops but aquariums, ice rinks and even theme parks.
For a more authentic Middle Eastern experience, head to the Bastakia Quarter and visit the Gold, Spice and Bur Dubai Souks. Remember to practice your haggling skills beforehand!