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Dubai

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City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation. The most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a global powerhouse, attracting big commercial and cultural investments since the oil discovery in 1966. With staggering skyscrapers, immaculate malls, entertainment venues, and pristine beaches, a tour of Dubai allows visitors to take advantage of attractions often described using a string of superlatives. Enjoy sightseeing trips through the central area to see the ultramodern developments along the coast, or let yourself get completely lost in one of the city's colossal malls. Plan your vacation with our United Arab Emirates day trip planner and discover the best things to do in Dubai.
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Where to stay in Dubai

Dubai is a city of hotels, with most of the world's leading chains represented. Rooms remain expensive and luxurious, as most establishments cater to visitors with deeper pockets. You can still save money on accommodations if you look hard enough. Move away from the coast for more affordable backpacker hostels and self-service apartments, as well as less expensive hotel rooms where a lack of luxurious amenities and less appealing views keep rates suited to budget travelers.
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