Dubai Travel Guide

In Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, every corner whispers tales of opulence and innovation, and its breathtaking landmarks are anything but subtle. In this guide, you won't just learn about the towering, has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed Burj Khalifa and the city's other man-made wonders, you’ll unlock the secrets that locals cherish too.

The food in Dubai is out of this world, with some of the most famous chefs from around the world choosing it as their breakout destination.

Amazing and unique museums, from the incredible feat of architectural engineering that is the Museum of the Future to the UAE outpost of the Louvre — a day trip away in Abu Dhabi — and niche collections like the Coffee Museum and Coins Museum. Visiting as a family? Waterparks, indoor ski slopes, and biodome rainforests promise amazing days out — and the city's megamall is much more than just a shopping experience, with cinemas, a huge aquarium, an ice rink, and the largest dancing fountains on Earth.

Want to discover a more authentic side away from the dazzling sky-high sights? Take a day trip into the desert and spend a glorious evening at a bedouin camp, or wander the narrow lanes of the Al Fahidi Historic District and cruise Dubai Creek, where the city's beginnings as a pearl-diving village are dearly held onto. Wander through souks that stimulate all your senses. And dip your toes in the warm waves of the Arabian Gulf at gorgeous beaches.

You'll find all that and more in this guide to Dubai.

Best places to visit in Dubai: top attractions you don't want to miss


Dubai is a fascinating blend of old and new, mostly new, with hundreds of fascinating places to explore. The city hums with energy and ambition while still honoring its roots with its many traditional and historic neighborhoods.

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