DAILY TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Dubai

Dubai has been booming since the discovery of oil in the 1960s. The incredible wealth in the city means that it is home to some of the most ambitious projects on Earth. Not only is there the tallest building in the world, there is actually the world; a group of man made islands in the Persian Gulf built to look like a world map.

The Burj Khalifa is 828 meters high, and has two viewing decks open to the public. Take a super speed elevator to the main viewing area on the 124th floor, or splurge on tickets to the VIP deck on the 148th storey. Both offer spectacular views over the city and surrounding desert.

If you’d like to explore more of the desert book on to a four by four tour or fly down sand dunes on a sand boarding trip. In nearby Hatta there are a range of mountain biking and hiking trails to explore too.

Read more on Dubai below with flight options, current weather, maps, and activities to try while you are there.

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