Photo tour: Dubai

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A modern marvel of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has risen to the ranks of top tourist destinations not just in the Middle East, but worldwide.

A modern marvel of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has risen to the ranks of top tourist destinations not just in the Middle East, but worldwide. The incredible progress of Dubai has led to record-breaking architecture, world-class shopping, fine dining and a lively nightlife scene, all of which are attracting visitors from around the world.

Dubai has spared no expense when it comes to architecture. Structures like the sail-shaped isle of Burj Al Arab, the fourth tallest hotel in the world, and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, are some of the most prominent examples of Dubai’s boundary-pushing architecture. In fact, it seems that nearly all the buildings in Dubai are out to break architectural ground, make a design statement, or both. But beyond the striking buildings, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained, from modern luxuries like shopping centers and nightclubs to simpler pastimes like camel rides or boat rides across Dubai Creek.

Take a look at this modern Middle Eastern metropolis for yourself with this photo tour of Dubai.

Camels (Image: stevebrownd50)
Camels (Image: stevebrownd50)
Boats on Dubai Creek (Image: mckaysavage)
Boats on Dubai Creek (Image: mckaysavage)
Dubai Marina (Image: travelourplanet.com)
Dubai Marina (Image: travelourplanet.com)
Dubai Metro (Image: george shahda)
Dubai Metro (Image: george shahda)
Dubai JLT (Image: george shahda)
Dubai JLT (Image: george shahda)
Dubai Mall (Image: Samko Pamko)
Dubai Mall (Image: Samko Pamko)
Burj Khalifa (Image: milos milosevic)
Burj Khalifa (Image: milos milosevic)
Burj al Arab (Image: Jason Bagley used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Burj al Arab (Image: Jason Bagley used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Dubai Mosque (Image: Florian Martys)
Dubai Mosque (Image: Florian Martys)

(Main image: george shahda)

Photo tour: Dubai was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.