Luxurious, exotic Dubai continues to grow and develop at a breathtaking pace. The city has earned a reputation for being a shopper’s dream: over 70 shopping centres are spread throughout the city, and each is filled with the most prestigious international luxury brands, as well as more affordable choices. If you’re looking for an alternative to these western shopping paradises, try out the traditional souks, where you can find anything from silk rugs to spices and gold jewellery.
The wealth originating from the oil industry shows wherever you go. Skyscrapers rise higher and higher up in the city centre; exclusive golf courses spread out to the desert and deluxe hotels line the beaches. In this lavish city it is easy to forget ordinary life, and simply soak up the splendour.