Everything is possible when you discover Dubai!
No matter what “holiday” means to you, Dubai is the destination for you! Known across the world as a must-see city, there are countless experiences to be had—from adventurous, to indulgent and everything in between. Dubai tourism proudly profess the record-breaking nation of this majestic United Arab Emirates (UAE) city-state; with the world’s largest metro train station, over 100 shopping malls, including the world’s largest, countless architectural and design feats, over 6000 restaurants and at least one world-class event or festival each month of the year, it’s easy to see why so many people, including us here at My Dubai, have fallen in love with Dubai!
There’s so much to do and see in Dubai. Enjoy Dubai family holidays centred on theme parks and adrenaline-fueled activities, take an extended trip to observe some of the world’s latest technology innovations (including Downtown Dubai’s driverless vehicle trials!), or escape on a luxury-laden Dubai honeymoon complete with desert safaris, Michelin-quality feasts, spa treatments and plenty of designer-brand shopping! In a place where everything is possible, it’s hard to decide where to stay. Although the transport system in Dubai is top-rate, making it easy to get around, it’s still nice to stay somewhere convenient and specifically tailored for your holiday.
Take a look at the map below to learn more about Dubai’s destinations. For more information on where you should stay, depending on what you want to do and see, contact our Dubai Holiday Experts. To learn more about Dubai tours, experiences and things to do, click on the links!
Stay in the heart of the action at Downtown Dubai. Located almost in the exact centre of each of Dubai’s most popular regions, Downtown Dubai is the ideal spot for business and leisure travellers. Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain or head less than 5km away to reach the Dubai International Financial Centre. The booming Business Bay is also within 5km, home to the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
Dubai Creekside sits adjacent to the Dubai International Airport. Lined with stunning recreational parklands, upscale resorts, hotels and restaurants and close to dive spots and cultural sites, Dubai Creekside is both picturesque and engaging. The Children’s City science-based learning centre sits on one side of the bank, with a range of interactive galleries and exhibits to enjoy. The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club also commands a large portion of the bank in front of the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
Enjoy glorious stretches of pristine white beach, stunning turquoise waters and absolutely flawless luxury at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach. Home to the seven-star Burj Al Arab—the iconic sail-shaped hotel that stands command on a triangular manmade island just offshore, Jumeirah Beach is full of cafés, restaurants and public and private beaches. Enjoy water sports, sunbaking, camel rides or a stroll along the vibrant boardwalk. Jumeirah Beach is ideal for guests who want to relax and play!
Take your Dubai travel out onto the ocean when you explore The Palm. This spectacular manmade group of islands takes Dubai city life out onto the waters of the Arabian Gulf. From the sky, you’ll see a trunk-like formation, 17 fronds and a crescent-shaped island to encapsulate it all—each section houses residential buildings, leisure and entertainment venues and public and private beaches. The Palm was originally regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, being the first development of its kind.
The breathtaking Dubai Marina looks almost otherworldly. Impressive residential skyscrapers stand poised around snaking canals and multimillion-dollar yachts call the marina home. The area includes the Media City and The Beach development. There are malls, designer boutiques, outdoor entertainment venues and countless restaurants and cafés to enjoy. Explore The Walk—the Dubai Marina’s activity hive, or embark on an evening dining cruise under the glittering skyline.
Dubai International Airport
The Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport for international traffic. Acting as the primary airport serving Dubai, it spreads over 7,200acres of land and is the home to Emirates. The Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East and handles around 65% of all passenger traffic in the airport. Getting to and from the airport is easy. One of the longest intra-city roads connects to it and there are bus, taxi and Metro services, including the Airport Free Zone Green Line.
Home to the luxurious, beachfront Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman is a laid-back place that will encourage you to indulge and relax! Set just 45km out of Dubai on the western Arabian Gulf, this Emirate is the smallest of the seven United Arab Emirates. It is a place of culture, beachfront and nature-filled activities. From water sports, to hiking, desert safaris and everything in between!
Ras Al Khaimah
Leave all the bustle and shine of Dubai’s metropolis behind and embark on an adventure like no other! Set to the west of Ajman, approximately 45-minutes from Dubai, this UAE Emirate offers a true escape from the everyday. Think long coastline stretches, over 7000 years of history and culture, breathtaking desert planes and looming rocking mountains. Ride horses or camels through the desert sands or experience the Bedouin traditions first hand (with a little luxury added!) at Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert!