Dubai is a popular holiday destination in the United Arab Emirates and is one of the most progressive emirates because of its great infrastructure and attractions. This global city is situated on the southern Persian Gulf along the Arabian Peninsula. The weather here is arid and hot that's why it is advisable not to visit Dubai and stay in Dubai hotels during summer time.
Traces of human settlement in Dubai dates back around 3000 BC and was invaded by the Sassanid Empire which was later on took over by Umayyad Caliphate. Dubai's economy started to improve in 1966 when they discovered oil in the city.
Tagged as the “shopping capital of the Middle East”, Dubai boasts of having the largest mall in the world which is the Dubai Mall and over 70 shopping malls. You can find cheap or luxury goods appropriate your budget. It also earned the title “City of Gold” because it houses more than 250 gold souks. Learn more about the city's history by visiting the Old Dubai where one can find the Dubai Museum and the Jumeirah Mosque which is the largest mosque in Dubai. Get ready to be amazed by Modern Dubai's architecture as seen from the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest structure in the world, Dubai Marina, Dubai Fountain and the Palm Islands. The more adventurous can visit the Al Safa Park, Dubai Zoo or Wild Wadi Park.
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It is best to explore Dubai by renting a car or getting a taxi since the roads are wide but for a cheaper alternative Dubai has a great metro rail system so you can go everywhere easily from your hotels in Dubai.