For big ambition and exuberant extravagance, there is nowhere quite like dazzling Dubai. Shimmering skyscrapers meet white sands caressed by aquamarine waters in this awe-inspiring Middle-Eastern metropolis. The city also boasts the ‘largest’ and ‘most luxurious’ of just about everything.
In less time than it takes to travel to Florida or the Caribbean you could be soaking up the year-round sunshine on Dubai’s idyllic beaches, or unwinding at one of the world’s most opulent spas. For spectacular views of the city, shoot by high-speed lift to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Experience shopping on an unrivalled scale at sprawling supermalls, or wander around spice-scented souks in the historic Old Town. Hit the slopes of the globe’s largest indoor ski run or embark on an exhilarating desert safari. Afterwards, relax in a Bedouin-style camp and tuck into spicy kebabs by a crackling fire under a canopy of stars.