Dubai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. At a blazing speed, this place has evolved from a big sandbox to modern metropolis. Each year you will find new skyscrapers and majestic buildings. “Big, bigger, biggest” are the three words which best describe Dubai.
United Arab Emirates
The city of Dubai is also the capital of the emirate of Dubai. The UAE further consist of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm al-Qaiwain and Fujairah. This oil states are part of the Arab League. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are by far the best known among tourists and are excellent destinations for a city break or stopover
Highlights in Dubai
The sights in Dubai are endless to see. From impressive skylines full of skyscrapers and the famous Palm Island, the world’s largest water parks and the famous Burj Khalifa; currently the world’s tallest tower.
But the seven-star Burj al Arab, a giant aquarium and luxury shopping centres are also enormous attractions. For adventure, you do not have to look far; the desert is literally next door. Here you enjoy a jeep safari for days, dune bashing, camel riding and spend the night in a desert camp, sleeping under the starry sky.
From desert to metropolis
Despite Dubai only having area which accounts for only one-tenth of the Netherlands and has around 2.5 million inhabitants, it has emerged to the cosmopolitan city that it is today in a very short time. Only in the 90s, it began the construction of most of the towers. Current skyscrapers are often build only after 2005. In the meantime, almost every year the Dubai skyline is changing. Also, many large international companies have moved over here, which shows by the huge amount of foreign expatriates. Discover this fascinating metropolis and experience the madness and magic of Dubai.