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Dubai (دبي) is one of the United Arab Emirates.


The Switzerland or Singapore of the Middle East, this tiny emirate has become rich not (just) from oil, but from trade and tourism.

Get in

By plane

By train

By car

There are a countless number of Rent-A-Cars that will provide a mode of transportation for very cheap rates and very little paperwork.

By bus

By boat

Get around

Taxis are reasonably priced and easily found on all main roads in built-up areas, 24 hours. The official taxis (cream color) are a lot cheaper than people approaching you at the airport saying "you want taxi?". Driving standard in Dubai ranges from poor to wild - taxis are some of the worst on the roads.

Dubai has a good bus service with buses at intervals of about 15 min in general.



Dubai is a shopper's paradise. Shops open as early as 9 am and stay open to 11 pm. There are in-numberable shopping centers and malls around town to keep any shopper happy!

As Dubai has grown from a small town into a bustling city, so has the entertainment. There are many music and sport events through out the year. Dubai also has a Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises to entertain visitors and residents.

Most 3-5 star hotels have bars and nightclubs for those interested in the nightlife.

There are endless water-sport opportunities as Dubai has some of the whitest and sandiest beaches in the world. Ocean temperatures range from 28-32 degrees Celsius, meaning you might as well forget a hotel and bathe in the ocean. Very salty though.


Dubai has set up a free-zone Knowledge Village to house institutes and universities, providing both on-line and in-class training.



Dubai is practically synonymous with shopping. The huge amounts of cargo passing through its port and the low tariffs ensure that practically anything is available at competitive rates.

Most things in Dubai can be haggled for - if you are prepared to barter, you can probably get things cheaper still.



Shawarma is the most available (and cheap!) food in Dubai. It should costs AED 3 (80c) for the plain-jane variety and up to AED 5 ($1.30) for the more exotic Lebanese and Iranian varities.

Fala-Fil is also available at about the same costs as the shawarma.


Most of the American fast food chains have set up shop in Dubai, including KFC, Chillis, Starbucks, McDonalds. The beauty of the food in Dubai is that you will probably find cuisine for every taste.







  • Burj al-Arab. [1]. A self-proclaimed seven-star hotel, this striking sail-shaped building is a symbol of Dubai and one of most opulent hotels in the world. Rack rates over US$700 per night.


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