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After having been enthralled by the view from the top of the world’s tallest building, shopped till you dropped at the world’s largest shopping mall, been amazed by the gigantic water jets of the Dubai Fountain and intrigued by the historic artefacts at Fort al Fahidi, it’s time to unwind and enjoy the year-round sunshine on the city’s beautifully maintained, white, sandy beaches.
Choosing a luxury hotel near Dubai’s top attractions will ensure that you get the most out of your stay in this stylish and cosmopolitan city that looks resolutely towards the future.
Dubai International Airport is the home of local airlines Emirates and FlyDubai, yet it offers a wide range of international connections as the largest hub in the Middle East. Most of our 3, 4 or 5 star hotels in Dubai are about a 30 or 40 minute drive from the airport. Emirates Express bus service connects Dubai with the other six emirates of the UAE, and operates from several terminals in the city. There is also an international cruise terminal at Port Rashid. Dubai transport is rather sprawling and car-oriented. You can either rent a car for use during your stay or rely on taxis. There is a metro system currently being expanded, already covering a good percentage of the city centre.
Dubai's beaches provide a refreshing retreat from the heat. Try your hand at kite-surfing on Kite Beach or take a dip in the water at Al Mamzar. Strolling along the Dubai Marina (near which one or our hotel is located) is one of the most enticing things to do in Dubai. Its Jumeirah Beach Walk provides an open air market, live entertainment, and a number of restaurants. Shopping is taken to an elevated art form in Dubai's glittering shopping malls. Visit the Souk Madinat, which has its own waterway to transport you to and from shops and restaurants.
The Bastakia Quarter is one of the best traditional things to see in Dubai, its labyrinthine corridors are lined with contemporary art galleries and cafes. You can see the medieval Jumeirah Mosque, with its elegant domes and stained glass. Pay a visit to the textile souk, rich with elaborate tapestries and saffron-coloured bolts of fabric.