As far as global destinations go, few pique the interest quite so much as Dubai. It’s hard to imagine that this futuristic metropolis was once a humble fishing village, now that it is home to the world’s tallest tower (by a considerable distance), world-class restaurants and hotels so fine that they go beyond the standard five-star scale.
A veritable magnet for the rich and the famous, the UAE city has an allure all its own, so much so that you may not know where to start when you visit its gleaming streets for the Dubai World Cup 2016 with Motive Travel. Never fret, however, as here is our brief guide to the very best that Dubai has to offer.
The Gold Souk
If you win a pretty penny when your unfancied nag powers through in first place on one of our Dubai World Cup holidays, be sure to amble down to the Gold Souk to spend your gains. In fact, this place is worth visiting even if you’re just a spectator – platinum, rhodium and good old AU itself are the merchandise on offer here.
Don’t worry about the legitimacy of the goods being haggled over, as the precious stones and metals on sale down the Gold Souk have to pass stringent tests to ensure that they are the real deal. Haggling is the name of the game here – if you’re persistent you may be able to capture the shiny stuff by almost half the initial asking price.
Even the towering Burj Khalifa isn’t as striking as the manmade islands that lie just off Dubai’s shore. The most iconic of these must surely be the Palm Jumeirah, the multi-limbed, palm tree-esque example that spreads out in all directions.
Known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, this dramatic artificial island is home to various luxury hotels, spas, shopping malls and grand houses – there’s nothing else quite like it on Earth.
If you’d like to visit Dubai for the World Cup in 2016, as well as to visit these incredible sights, get in touch with Motive Travel today!