Man-made islands, surreal shopping arenas, and deluxe dancing fountains, this desert city is the definition of living it large. Welcome to Dubai, where glitz, glamour, and all things extraordinary rule. Luxe living at its finest, Dubai continues to push the limits as the most ambitious and futuristic city across the globe, its manmade wonders like Burj Khalifa and the artificial Palm islands a drawing card for travellers the world over. Despite all its trimmings and trappings, Dubai is more than just a playground for the affluent. A rich history dating back to prehistoric times has produced a city firmly rooted in culture, religion, and tradition. Between the city’s high rises lies a treasure trove of colourful markets, time-worn historic districts, and age-old mosques. It is this effervescent mix of past, present and future that lends Dubai its unique charm, enticing travellers to the United Arab Emirates from the world over.