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Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel.Dubai is actually two cities in one: the Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.
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This opulent five-star, 321 meter high hotel is a jewel in Dubai's crown. Built in the shape of a towering sail, this magnificent structure is the tallest all-suite hotel in the world over water.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. A high speed elevator takes you to the observation deck on level 124, where glass walls provide panoramic views of the city, desert and ocean.
The awe-inspiring Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most photographed sites in Dubai, and a splendid example of Islamic architecture. It features baroque towers, minarets and an impressive dome.
Souks are the best place to find a bargain. The Al Arsah Souk is noted for its silver jewelry, while the Gold Souk is one of the world's major gold markets, attracting more than 300 traders.
The impressive Dubai Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort (built in 1787), and features artifacts from Dubai's pearl-fishing days, and archaeological finds that date back as far as 3000 B.C.
Travel in a sturdy 4-wheel drive vehicle to the vast Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to the endangered Arabian oryx, to enjoy camel rides, a barbecue and traditional belly dancing shows.
Dubai Creek, a saltwater inlet, cuts the city in two and visitors can take a water-bus from one side to the other, enjoying views of the breathtaking shores, as well as the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
The Palm Jumeirah is a millionaire's paradise. The Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island shaped like palm-tree, that sits off the coast of Dubai and home to luxury hotels, villas and restaurants and shopping malls.
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