The desert city of Dubai is one of the world's most exciting up-and-coming tourist destinations with plenty if Dubai apartments to choose from. Home to the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa
, as well as enormous shopping malls and a plethora of high-end restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Dubai is a modern and fast-paced city with plenty to offer in the way of Dubai entertainment
If you're lucky enough to be there during January or February, take advantage of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival, during which almost every shop has a sale, to bag yourself some great deals on the latest fashions. Dubai is famous for selling brightly colored textiles and gold items - take a walk through the Gold Souk market and prepare to be dazzled.
Staying in the Dubai Marina area
Dubai Marina is a man-made canal city located in the heart of the modern part of Dubai and a perfect location to choose your Dubai accommodation in as there plenty of good-value rentals in the Dubai Marina
. Bordered by beautiful blue sea on one side and glittering skyscrapers on the other, the beaches here are truly spectacular. Take a stroll along Marina Walk to see the highlights of Dubai Marina and visit the Covent Garden open-air market Dubai
. This is an excellent shopping area, so spend some time browsing the markets and malls before you relax with a coffee at a waterfront cafe. You should also try to catch one of the shows that often take place in this area. Alternatively, hire a yacht and enjoy a lazy afternoon cruising around the bay. Be sure to take your camera to capture shots of the magnificent skyline, which rises high above a long stretch of sandy beach.
Palm Jumeirah Accommodation
Palm Jumeirah is one of three artificial islands located just off the coast of Dubai that are shaped like palm leaves. The construction of these islands is an incredible feat of engineering, aimed at extending Dubai's coastline by 323 miles. Palm Jumeirah is the first of the three islands to open and is quickly filling up with up-market hotels, malls, and bars. Exploring the Palm Jumeirah
is an eye-opening demonstration of the phenomenal pace of Dubai's development. Enter via the monorail, which drops you off at the impressive Atlantis hotel, an excellent place to eat, drink, or stay. For a great night out, visit the Nasimi Beach club
, situated nearby on the beach.
Dubai Jumeirah Beach Apartments
Located between the ocean and the desert, Dubai can get extremely hot in summer. You'll want to take advantage of the air-conditioned malls, bars, and museums during the hottest part of the day. Once the sun begins to drop in the sky, head to Jumeirah Beach to cool off in the sea. Families in particular will love Wild Wadi Park
, which has water slides, rides, a tidal pool, and a shady lagoon. Alternatively, take a guided tour around the Jumeirah Mosque to learn about Islam, the official religion of the United Arab Emirates. Most mosques in the UAE are not open to non-Muslims, so this is a rare opportunity
to gain an insight into the traditional religion and culture of Dubai. Finish off the day with a sunset hot air balloon ride
for stunning views of the area or other child-friendly Dubai activities