In Dubai, just about everything is meant to be the biggest and the best. And it’s no joke: Here, you’ll find the world’s tallest building, the largest man-made islands, the richest horse race, the biggest shopping festival, and soon the most extensive entertainment complex, the most massive mall, and the biggest hotel. People who live here will tell you that Dubai is always changing — that’s an understatement. Dubai is growing so fast that it hardly seems recognizable from one year to the next. The city’s only competition these days seems to be with itself. Who can keep up? Construction cranes everywhere work relentlessly to continue raising a modern metropolis out of the desert sand. Home to Burj Al Arab, the most opulent hotel worldwide, man-made islands, skiing in the desert, the Dubai Marina, a state-of-the-art Internet City, Burj Khalifa, the tallest building anywhere, and so much more being built so rapidly it is difficult to stay current. For a vacation like this, a Travel Insider is a ‘need to have’ more than a ‘nice to have’ option.
Insiders on: Dubai
- Currency: UAE Dirham
- Languages: Arabic is the main language; others include Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, and several others from Africa and Southeast Asia. English is widely understood.
- Weather: Arid and extremely hot.
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