Soaring 321 metres above the Gulf from a private sandy island less than 20km south of Dubai City, the extraordinary sail shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is one of the most admired megastructures in the world. This all-suite hotel remains one of the most luxurious.
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Emirates ﬂies 17 times daily to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over150 destinations. On board, passengers can enjoy world-class service, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and up to 2,500 channels of the latest award- winning entertainment – plus phone,Find out more
Inspiring and ever evolving – with so many cultures in one place, what would you expect? The diversity of architecture here is incredible, with the world’s tallest building (and highest bar) – Burj Khalifa – to take in the spectacular view of the city. When you compare this example of shimmering modernity, to the traditional citidels that you can still see across the city, it’s hard to believe how far Dubai has moved, and how fast… with no sign of slowing.
Dubai is a global melting pot of ingredients; everything from the best Russian caviar, lobsters and langoustines to top French champagne in five star restaurants produced by five star chefs. Typical local dishes are lamb and mutton stews spiced with saffron, cardamom and turmeric often served with rice, other favourites are hummus, falafel and tabbouleh. Wonder the spice souk with its colourful sacks of ingredients, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, saffron and turmeric to mention a few