Elevated as if to emphasise its splendour, Al Qasr is the dazzling ‘palace’ at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, a super-luxurious resort and one of Dubai’s most prestigious destinations. Surrounded by meandering waterways, it’s a breathtaking sight.
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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 favorites are hummus, falafel and
tabbouleh. Wander the spice souk with its colourful sacks of ingredients, cinnamon,cloves, cardamom, saffron and turmeric to mention a few.