Dubai has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small desert settlement. Its current status as a global hub is evident when taking an abra (boat) ride along the Creek to the Dubai Museum on Al Fahidi Street. Delve deeper by exploring the souqs and traditional Arabian buildings in the historic Bur Dubai area.
An entirely different side of the city awaits you in Deira, which is part of the old town. This is where the bustling Gold Souq is located. Peruse precious metals or glittering gems; then head to the Spice Souq, to stimulate your senses.
However, the highlight of a trip to Dubai is the chance to ascend the world’s tallest building. The 828-metre, 163-storey Burj Khalifa is the ideal place to visit, provided you have a head for heights. The At the Top tour will take you to floors 124 and 125. Ticket prices vary depending on time of dayyou’re your age, and you are advised to book in advance. If floor 125 just isn’t high enough for you, then, for a premium rate, you can take the At the Top Sky tour, which goes all the way to floor 148.
Dubai also boasts almost two dozen of the world’s 100 tallest buildings, each of which provides stunning panoramic views of the city.