Famed for its fabulous futuristic skyline soaring above a dizzying array of luxury shopping malls, hotels, marinas, parks, boutiques, nightclubs, restaurants, beaches and the shimmering Gulf – plus an exciting choice of Radisson hotels - dazzling Dubai is designed to delight. Visionary concepts - like flying taxis and a lightning-fast Hyperloop train - reflect a city of limitless ambition – making it the perfect destination in which unwind, enjoy, explore, play, work - and find inspiration.
One of the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai is now home to 3 million people from all over the world, attracted by a lifestyle combining the ultimate in urban sophistication with the best of the great outdoors.
This uniquely exciting diversity comes bursting through the city’s vibrant fashion, foodie, music and performance scenes. A welcoming, open society, Dubai engages with its Islamic heritage to charm visitors with experiences like sharing a Bedouin feast, shopping for local art or riding a camel in the desert.
But it’s also a city of tomorrow, with exceptional modern architecture designed to amaze and astonish: bodacious skyscrapers - like the 830m-tall Burj Khalifa - tower over attractions like the Dubai Fountain, with its jets and lights dancing to music. The landmark Burj Al Arab, constructed to mirror the graceful sail of a traditional dhow, is built on an artificial island.
Ever resourceful, Dubai has solved the problem of limited space by creating a series of stunning, manmade, offshore islands – such as Palm Jumeirah. Stretching 5km out into the azure Gulf and shaped like a date palm, it’s hailed as Dubai’s “eighth wonder of the world”.
Dubai is deeply dedicated to the fun things in life – like serious shopping! The city has two annual world class shopping festivals and an abundance of extravagantly over-the-top malls, disguised as Italian palazzos or exotic palaces – with added attractions, like indoor ski slopes and giant aquariums.
In contrast, the traditional bustling souqs offer a truly timeless retail therapy experience, while a new crop of outdoor malls adds to the range of shopping temptations.
And the good times keep coming after dark. Dubai‘s nightly, shape-shifting party spectrum caters for every taste, budget and age group. Choices range from glitzy dance temples, chic rooftop terraces and sizzling beach clubs to cool cocktail caverns, shisha lounges and concerts under the stars. Other options include live-music venues and the world-class Dubai Opera.
Enjoying life in the open – either exploring adventure sports in the wilds of the desert, partying on a boat or relaxing on the stunning white beaches - is another key part of the whole Dubai experience.
A magnet for sophisticated sun and fun seekers, Dubai offers an exceptional choice of world class restaurants and hotels.
Guests enjoy a wealth of excellent amenities at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. Located in the impressive Business Bay area, many of the 432 stylishly designed rooms and suites have balconies with breathtaking views of the water and the amazing cityscape.
Not far away, the 206-roomed Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View delights guests with designer-led living, enhanced by spectacular vistas of the shimmering canal and its colorful boat life. Guests can unwind in the pool, at the pool bar, or in a choice of three great dining venues.
With a brilliant location overlooking the Dubai Autodrome Racetrack, the Park Inn by Radisson, Dubai Motor City offers an exciting range of services, including 24-hour room service, a rooftop pool overlooking the racetrack, an on-site SPA and gym – and a direct connection to the First Avenue Mall.
A stay at the 481-roomed Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills treats guest to private balconies with fantastic golf and desert views – plus a stunning choice of dining options. Other world class facilities include a tennis court, swimming pools, a gym and a spa – all just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
Other exciting hotel options include the newly renovated Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek – a local landmark in beautiful Old Dubai, while the Radisson Blu Dubai Residences Marina offers elegantly minimalist interiors and a beautiful location on the ultramodern marina.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, located the in hub of Dubai’s media district - with all its major global brands – is just a short drive from Downtown Dubai.
And avid Instragrammers will find plenty of social-media-worthy statement design features at the trendy, friendly Radisson RED Hotel Dubai Silicon Oasis – set in the beating heart of the city’s tech playground.
Dazzling, dynamic and dramatic, Dubai is truly a destination that foretells the future! Put it top of your Must Go List today...
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At 828m high, the awesome Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building. Shaped like a deep space rocket, it has two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors, plus a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. www.atthetop.ae
Deira Creek Old Town
Deira Creek a famous part of Old Dubai. The city’s historic commercial center has been transformed into a bustling business district - home to colorful attractions like the Gold and Spice souks and Deira Fish Market. www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/discover-dubais-old-town
The Museum of the Future
The fantastic Museum of the Future is a place to experience what could be! Offering immersive future environments, it’s designed to stimulate the senses and expand the mind - inspiring a desire to create a better future... https://museumofthefuture.ae/en
Al Fahidi Historic District
Soak up an authentic sense of the past in Bur Dubai’s beautifully restored heritage area. Atmospheric courtyards flank a quiet maze of lanes, home to craft shops, small heritage museums, art galleries and cafés serving local delights, such as camel milk smoothies. https://dubaiculture.gov.ae/
Burj Al Arab
The iconic Burj Al Arab – delicately designed to look like the billowing sail of a dhow – is amazing to look at, both inside and out! The shamelessly ostentatious interior features a 590ft-high lobby with an atrium taller than the Statue of Liberty! Make a cocktail or dining reservation to get past lobby security. www.burj-al-arab.com
This long, pristine stretch of white sand has fantastic views of Burj Al Arab and a great range of activities, such as kitesurfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking. Facilities include showers, wi-fi, toilets and changing facilities, plus food trucks and cafes and a weekend craft market. https://www.kitebeach.ae/
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Housed in an air-conditioned hangar the size of 28 football fields, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park, with more than 20 rides and attractions split across four themed zones, plus 28 dining outlets. www.imgworlds.com
When To Go
Any time of year – through the warm, clear turquoise waters of the Gulf are at their best from September to May.
Fly to Dubai International (DXB) - the world’s busiest airport - connecting more than 240 destinations across six continents on more than 100 airlines.