The Emirate of Dubai

The Emirate of Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, but has the largest population of over 2.1 million people.Dubai is constantly living in a highly creative competition with itself, trying to attract tourists to a dream world of attractions and luxury.

This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the Burj al-Arab hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organised helicopter tour. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Its strengths lie in its entrepreneurial abilities to create the unthinkable from its tourist attractions, landmarks, shopping malls, parks, nightlife and hotels. Although it strictly protects its traditional values Dubai remains one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and one of the most interesting markets.

Shopping enthusiasts will discover why Dubai has gained such an international reputation for the variety and prices of the products sold there. Whether you choose to shop in one of the many luxury shopping malls, or pick the traditional souks, you will find the best prices in the world everywhere and of course unique bargains.

Today, Dubai has evolved into a cosmopolitan metropolis that has steadily grown to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. Don’t forget to swim in its warm waters, indulge in golf or take a desert safari with a Bedouin night , while for romantic moments opt for a candlelit dinner cruise.

Dubai is the most populous city in the Arab Emirates and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is undoubtedly ranked among the best places in the Middle East to live or travel.

Whether you go alone, with friends, or even with family, one thing is for sure, this magical place will offer you a plethora of activities and will satisfy even the most demanding.

Kitchen: You will taste everything from traditional, delicious dishes, to wonderful exotic flavours from all over the world. Its market will impress you not only because it is one of the best you will ever see, but also for its very low prices.

Its wonderful sandy beaches, the places where you can have fun and the breathtaking sights you will see will leave you with your mouth hanging open. After all, Dubai is not the pride of the East for nothing.

The sensational beach near Athens that is located between the mountains and the sea!

If you want to forget all your troubles, relax, have fun and one of the richest and most beautiful cultural heritages, then gift yourself a trip to enchanting Dubai. Grab a paper and pencil and jot down the 10 places you shouldn’t miss to see:

Jumeirah Beach and Park
A lovely, lush green place for picnics and water activities. This lovely landscape is complemented by large trees, a swimming pool, a volleyball court and barbecue areas. There are many cafes on the beach, which besides coffee and juices, have delicious food.The prices are very affordable for all activities.

Dune Buggy Driving.
When you hear desert, you think of a place that is hot, dry, without water and without any interest. But in Dubai, the desert resembles a playground for dunebuggydriving.It provides all the necessary equipment (belt, helmets, fire extinguishers, etc) to enjoy this ride safely by experienced drivers. An experience that will get your andrenaline pumping!

The Dolphin Bay (TheDolphinBay)
One of the largest and most spectacular dolphin-hosting bays in the world. It provides activities for all ages. You will get to see the dolphins playing and swimming up close and if you want you can swim with them. You can also go scuba diving and visit the Aquaventure marine park. An experience that is definitely worth it!

The Burj Khalifa
One of the most impressive structures, the tallest skyscraper in the world. There you will find plenty of shops to do your shopping, great hotels and places for recreational activities . It is the attraction with the best view of the entire city, which you can enjoy from the specially designed area on the 124th floor (it also provides a telescope).

The Wild Waldi Water Park
A park that provides you with activities that you can’t find in any other in the world:30 different water rides, restaurants, fake storms (what a man makes!) , 400 lifeguards, 40,000 plants etc. An experience you will remember forever!

Aquaventure Waterpark
The most beautiful in the Middle East and in the whole of Europe. An activity for the adventurous who will ride alongside sharks and walk on bridges made of ropes. If you still want to relax, you can do so on the private beach, enjoying the magnificent scenery.

The Burj Al Arab
This is a super luxurious hotel, the first in the world to be rated 7 stars. It is located on a man-made island that is uniquely shaped like a sailboat. A bridge connects this masterpiece to the mainland. You will encounter impeccable organisation and a comfortable Rolls Royce will drive you to and from the airport.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
This aquarium contains 10 million litres of water and is essentially an underwater zoo. Don’t miss out on visiting one of the largest and most beautiful aquariums in the world! It is home to over 33,000 animals including hundreds of sharks and stingrays. You will also see piranhas, huge catfish and of course magnificent penguins.

Ski Dubai
A place where you can ski next to real penguins and feel like you’re at the North Pole! You will definitely enjoy it!

Dubai Airport is an international airport that primarily serves Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This airport, located 4 km southeast of the metropolis, is considered as the main airport in the Middle East. Year after year, the number of passengers served by the airport is increasing – in 2010 it served over 47 million passengers, which is an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. Dubai International Airport is currently regarded as the 4th busiest airport in the world in terms of the number of international passengers. The airport is also known for its innovation and its state-of-the-art terminals.


Dubai International Airport
PO Box 2525, Dubai


The airport is served by the Dubai Metro, which has airport lines. The red line stops at Terminal Stations 3 and 1. The operating hours are from 6:00 am to 22:15 pm daily, except on Friday, as on that day the service operates from 13:00 pm to 23:15 pm.


The network of bus connections is very extensive – you can take a bus to various parts of the city, but most connections are provided by the Airport-Dira route. Buses depart from the Airport Ground Transportation Center and from the arrivals hall. There are bus stops at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Local buses 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 connect Terminals 1 and 3, while 2 departs from Terminal 3. The buses pass by around 80 hotels in the city.

By bus you can also go to other major cities in the region such as Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah.

The airport is serviced by Dubai airport taxi, which operates 24 hours a day and has taxis outside the arrivals hall of each terminal.

The airport is located on the D89 highway, which is perpendicular to the section of the D85 (Baniyas Highway) that runs through the Dira region. Heading southeast on the D89 leads directly to the airport.

Coordinates for GPS car navigation systems:

25°14’55 “N, 55°21’09 “E


The airport has both short and long term parking facilities. A is reserved for short term parking, which is free of charge for a maximum of 15 minutes but payable for a maximum of 30 minutes. B is for long-stay parking.

Shopping – a huge duty-free zone is located within the main hall of the airport. Among the shops available you can find boutiques offering jewellery, electronic equipment, cosmetics or luxury goods, as well as bookshops.

Financial – currency exchanges are open 24 hours a day and are located at Exits 8, 18 and 22.

Gastronomy – at the airport you can find around 25 restaurants, cafes and pubs, specialising in cuisines from around the world. Restaurants can be found in the departure lounge, specifically between Entrances 113 and 115 and near Entrance 123.

Passenger services – the airport offers a number of additional services such as a playground, workroom, medical assistance point, post office and seating areas.

Car rental – there are a number of companies providing services in this area.

Internet – the Global Link website (Entrance 16) is available to travellers as well as individual Internet access stations (paid) of the Internet kiosk type.

Disabled persons – information and assistance points for disabled persons are available in zones A and B of the departure hall. The airport provides electric trolleys and seating areas for passengers with disabilities (near Entrances 9 and 22).