City Views: Dubai

Widely known for its luxury shopping, high-tech architecture and nightlife, Dubai is a cosmopolitan city home to a huge variety of international businesses. Below we have a few tips for those visiting the ‘City of Gold’:

Getting there

 Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick airports all operate direct flights to Dubai with Etihad Airways and Emirates. Alternatively, Air France, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways fly to Dubai with just one short stop on the way. These flights can be cheaper and give you the perfect opportunity for a spot of airport shopping.

Where to stay

Dubai is known for its world-famous, prestigious hotels. Here are some of our top picks:

Taj Dubai

Taj Dubai offers a blend of luxury, heritage and contemporary style in the heart of Dubai. Located at the Burj Khalifa precinct, the hotel is five minutes from Dubai Mall and ten miles from Dubai International Airport. With the iconic landmarks of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Fountain close by, Dubai’s extravagant nightlife is just a stone’s throw away. Prices start from £189/night.

Fairmont, The Palm

Just 15 minutes from Dubai Marina and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this hotel is in a prime commercial location. The 5-star resort offers a luxurious beachfront setting with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and sparkling Marina skyline. Prices start from £274/night.

Waldorf Astoria, The Palm

Situated on the beach overlooking the Arabian Sea, this hotel has something for everyone with a selection of ten international restaurants on-site. The hotel boasts an underwater spa, perfect for relaxing after a hectic day of meetings. Prices start from £400/night.

 A bite to eat

Dubai’s hotels and restaurants offer a huge variety of international cuisine. If you fancy sampling traditional middle-eastern food though, we recommend that you try Kousa Mahsi and Kellaj, two dishes incorporating halloumi, courgette, rice and flatbread that are mouth wateringly good!

Down time

While you have some down time in Dubai, the possibilities for exploration are endless. Indulge in a spot of shopping at the ‘most visited place on earth’, Dubai Mall, or unwind on the vast white sandy beaches overlooking the Arabian Sea. For thrill-seekers amongst you, <a href="http://xdubai celebrex 100 mg.com/xline/”>X-Line Dubai is a thrilling zip line experience that allows you to take in the magnificent skyline from above!

 

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