The city of Dubai is famous for its hundreds of tourist attractions and large area of skyscrapers, including the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscrapers and blocks of buildings in Zeikos Shaye Road, located in Dubai's financial district. Dubai is a great city to explore and discover, you will be amazed with all the attractions you can visit, we recommend car hire Dubai as the best transportation method, even more if we plan to visit Abu Dhabi which is close enough to visit by car. If you are planning a visit to this city check our prices for Dubai hotels or continue reading our Dubai travel guide to know more from this emirate.
The emirate recently built skyscrapers (which is the Burj Dubai is the tallest construction in the world), and has become a very important door for the West and among other advantages is a major global financial center in a place that did not have such infrastructure, strategically located between the financial capitals of London and Singapore. Also hold many international conventions and conferences, and one of its major sources of income is tourism, especially luxury tourism.
Palm islands and projects in Dubai
Among the major projects of urban development and tourism, as well as luxury housing, are the Palm Islands, three different environments in Jumeirah, which is the first project, in Jebel Ali, which is the second (50 % larger) and Deira, which will be three times larger than the first. Also, surrounding the palm Jebel Ali is the development of the Waterfront with its crescent-shaped which covers the entire left side of the second palm tree and the western coastal territory which is the entry point in the Arabian port consisting of network channels that connect to internal developments in the desert. Another mega project is The World, consisting in 300 artificial sand islands, which are occupied by residences, shopping malls and five star hotels.
Furthermore, Dubai holds every year the Dubai World Cup, the international horse racing competition that delivers the best prizes in the world.