Dubai's local attractions
Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel is one of the world’s most extravagant, managing to garner seven stars; it also has the unusual distinction of being able to choose its customers. Similarly opulent, the Burj Khalifa tower is the tallest skyscraper in the world, and has the highest observation deck of any building. Attracting almost two million visitors a year, it's an unmissable landmark of down town Dubai.
Staying with the height theme, the Dubai Fountain shoots up 500 feet and is accompanied by classical and contemporary music from around the world, while the Lost Chamber Aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to explore the imagined ruins of Atlantis surrounded by 65,000 marine animals.
As with much of the Middle East, eating and shopping are favourite past times: Dubai may well be the global capital of shopping, with a choice of dining to suit.