10 kilometers, Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Get Drawn In by Dubai
See souks, an artificial island, and the world’s tallest building
Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, checking out modern marvels, or visiting historic sites, you’ll find it all in this vibrant Middle East metropolis. Peruse the nearby souks for beautiful jewelry and fragrant spices or head to mega malls like The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates for all your favorite luxury brands and attractions like an indoor ski resort and shark-filled aquarium. Book a cruise aboard a traditional Arabian boat called a dhow, take in spectacular views of Old and New Dubai from the 150-meter-tall Dubai Frame, and live it up at the beach clubs and water parks on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. In the evening, you’ll want to catch the choreographed fountain show in front of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a desert safari where you can enjoy activities like a camel ride and sandboarding.