The largest and most vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai—the City of Gold—is home to the oldest souks and the most modern skyscrapers, a place of magnificent contrasts. Having undergone a massive transformation—from a trading port on the Persian Gulf to a new-age city, Dubai is a place where the old meets the new in the most astonishingly beautiful way.
Extravagant experiences await the modern traveller such as the Dubai Aquarium, its blue-water beaches, the Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai Creek, Madinat Jumeirah, desert safaris, or luxury shopping at the world’s largest shopping centre—The Dubai Mall, to name a few. It is also a cultural delight. Eid Al-Adha is celebrated every year in September, culminating in a stunning firework display. The Dubai International Dance Festival held in October also draws enthusiasts from the world over with its spectacular performances, immersive workshops and curated flea markets.
Dubai is also an incomparable sight-seeing destination. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world, and the Taj Dubai offers splendid views of this architectural masterpiece. The famous Dubai Museum is located in Al Fahidi Fort—the city’s oldest structure. It offers visitors a rare chance to travel through time and witness Dubai’s transformation from a Bedouin village to its current futuristic avatar. The artificially made islands that surround the desert city and the Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden showcase the pinnacles of human mastery over terrain and topography.
Experience this incredible city at its best with the Taj Hotel, Dubai.