Dubai may have forged its name as being home to the biggest and the brightest but now it's embracing an alternative side.
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An excellent choice for those looking for high-end comforts while stopping over in Dubai.
This 33-storey hotel fits the W Hotel ethos of mixing fashion, design and music perfectly.
Join Dubai's hip set at this futuristic hotel.
It sounded like a hare-brained scheme - a gigantic palm-shaped man-made island in the middle of the Arabian Gulf.
Just when you thought Dubai couldn't get any more fantastical, here come the theme parks.
Beyond the glitz and glamour, there's another side to this Persian Gulf city.
Dubai is fast changing its economic focus away from oil to tourism while positioning itself as one of the world's major air travel hubs. Incredible architecture (including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa) and amazing experiences await. For those seeking something beyond the glitz and glamour of the modern city, there's also the traditional souks and outdoor adventures of the surrounding desert.