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Dubai

In less than 25 years, Dubai has skyrocketed. It has developed from an unknown fishing village into one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on earth. The city has grown at a dizzying pace: 40 years ago, there were no high-rises. Today, there are gigantic man-made islands in the shape of palm trees that are visible from space; you'll even find the first seven-star hotel and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Discover this great Arab metropolis, where one lives according to the motto "if you can dream it, we can build it."

Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is controlled by an ambitious royal dynasty. Dubai owes its phenomenal growth to the vision of this family. With the discovery of oil reserves in the 1960’s, this simple fishing village soon become a powerful financial centre and a major transportation hub in the region. When the oil began to flow less freely, the city focused on tourism and banking.

Dubai is now a paradise for shoppers. Look for bargains in the dazzling glare of the Gold Souk, or shop till you drop in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium and an indoor theme park.

Dubai offers attractions that stand in stark contrast to the arid environment. Admire the world's largest dancing fountain or grab your skis and hit the slopes on real snow at Ski Dubai.

Of course, Dubai has more to offer than just luxury created by man. Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the nature of the wetlands and discover the magical desert environment in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Due to the fantastic climate throughout the year Dubai is a great destination. If you don’t like temperatures above 40 degrees, it is best to visit Dubai during the winter and spring months.

Dubai has excellent public transport with more than 50 bus routes, water taxis and a metro system. For those who prefer to drive, the car rental companies have a generous offer. Book a trip to Dubai with Expedia today!

Top hotels in Dubai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Address Dubai Marina
Address Dubai Marina
5 out of 5
Al Marsa Street, 66 Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923, Dubai
The price is SG$168 per night

This family-friendly Dubai hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dubai Marina Mall and The Beach Mall. Jebel Ali Race Course ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (674 reviews)

"The staff were amazing, from day one, Zakaria from reception, to the cleaning and service staff. Everyone was smiling, friendly and more than willing to help. Hotel’s location was outstanding, it’s clean, quiet, and the views were amazing! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to be right ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug,2020

Address Dubai Marina
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
5 out of 5
No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The price is SG$159 per night

This Palm Jumeirah resort is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Dubai Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aquaventure and Ski Dubai. Mall of the Emirates and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,181 reviews)

"Great location , beautiful hotel. Service was outstanding."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
The price is SG$351 per night

Located in Palm Jumeirah, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aquaventure, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Jumeirah Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,564 reviews)

"The resort is great so is the staff but they need to update their TV channels there are only few channels plus it would not allow us to connect via blue tooth to toutube or netflex so we can watch what we liked they need to have smart TV"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun,2020

Atlantis The Palm

Popular places to visit in Dubai

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa

4.5/5(759 reviews)

The world's tallest building is a phenomenal feat of engineering and home to luxurious apartments, offices and a top-class hotel.

Dubai Marina
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Dubai Marina

4.5/5(745 reviews)

Visit Dubai’s first purpose-built waterfront development to see a man-made canal city with luxury properties, parks, promenades and plenty of shopping opportunities.

Dubai Mall
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Dubai Mall

4.5/5(964 reviews)

Take a trip to see the largest entertainment and shopping destination in the world.

Top things to do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa 124 & 125 floor Observation Deck Tickets
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Burj Khalifa 124 & 125 floor Observation Deck Tickets

SG$57
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp
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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

SG$95
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Aquaventure Waterpark & Lost Chambers Aquarium Combo Ticket
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Aquaventure Waterpark & Lost Chambers Aquarium Combo Ticket

SG$108
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Abu Dhabi: Premium City Tour with Etihad Towers Ticket
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Abu Dhabi: Premium City Tour with Etihad Towers Ticket

SG$122
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Abu Dhabi Small Group City Tour from Dubai
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Abu Dhabi Small Group City Tour from Dubai

SG$116
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
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Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai

SG$40
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Dubai

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1514
5 - Excellent 66.81376875551634%
4 - Good
623
4 - Good 27.493380406001766%
3 - Okay
111
3 - Okay 4.898499558693733%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 0.617828773168579%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.176522506619594%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Food is incredible and so is the customer service. Walking around is not the average mode of transport, so expect to take taxis or rent a car. Everything is very spread out but there is a lot to see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Mar 2020

Amazing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Dubai is my favourite place to go to. It offers everything from cosmopolitan city to a relaxing day by the pool.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

one of my favourite destinations, cant wait to come back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

An interesting city with some impressive sights which are well managed. Our stay was a few days in transit but managed to see some main sights. Ideal for a short break.

5/5 - Excellent

Dee

15 Mar 2020

Amazing place, it’s safe and clean with a lot to do

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