Once a pearl-fishing village on the Arabian Gulf… Dubai has transformed itself into a mega-rich desert oasis of sun, sand, shop and spa. Despite the forest of cranes and ever-burgeoning traffic, the pure chutzpah of this city – homing indoor skiing, the world's tallest building, and underwater hotel – is undeniable.

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Contemporary cocoon in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, providing stylish respite from both heat and bustle.
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No need to go completely dry in this desert, dear – there are yet untapped liquid resources to be found.
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Dubai’s August heat is punishing. But Dubai being Dubai, there are a plethora of mod, indoor oases to ensure you don’t lose your cool.
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The top boutique shops and spa flops in the heart of Dubai's ritziest retail strip.
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