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Dubai travel guides

On the surface, Dubai is a glitzy city, known for its shimmering skyline, polished resorts set along stretches of golden sand and huge shopping malls. But our specialists have dug deeper on their regular visits, discovering the traditional culture that’s often obscured by the city’s bright lights and international population.

Drawing on their first-hand experiences, our Dubai travel guide shows you how to explore the city in-depth, from wandering the narrow lanes of the historical district, browsing souqs and tasting authentic Middle Eastern foods, to venturing into the Arabian Desert for dinner among the dunes. It’ll give you an overview of the city’s different areas, where to stay and what to do during your trip so you can make the most of your time.

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Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Dubai. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Dubai travel guide: our highlights
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    Dubai travel guide: our highlights

    Dubai travel guide: our highlights

    Though it’s known for dizzying skyline, man-made islands and vast malls, Dubai has plenty to offer besides. Specialist Matt shares his recommendations, from its best beach areas to discovering the hidden traditions of this desert city in its souqs and bazaars.

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