A truly unique mixture of long-held tradition and futuristic vision, wrapped up within a sprawling desert, Dubai has to be seen to be believed. Famous for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife, the mindset of the locals is one that fearlessly embraces the future. Keep an eye out for flying taxis and an army of robocops, both due on the streets in the not too distant future!
When you’re not sunning yourself, visit huge shopping malls with their own indoor ski-slopes or giant aquariums. At night, visit a dance temple or shisha lounge. Meanwhile, just offshore, the manmade island of Atlantis offers a resort with water and sea-life parks. Whatever you get up to, Dubai has to be seen to be believed.