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Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is the most populous city and the second largest emirate by geographic size.

Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.

It also retains a historic old town, which includes traditional souks, mosques, and old homes. Also popular among visitors is hiring a dhow (local boat) and exploring the waters that surround Dubai.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower is situated in Dubai. Ibn Battuta Mall is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 600 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$199

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Signature Luxury Holidays - Dorra Bay Penthouse

Located in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with sea views. The unit is 3.1 km from Ibn Battuta Mall, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$953

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Key One Homes - Shoreline Apartment

Situated 5 km from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The unit is 8 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$323

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Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View

Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View offers accommodation in Dubai. The air-conditioned unit is 700 metres from The Dubai Fountain. Free WiFi is featured . There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$218

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Al Barsha Hotel Apartments

Located within walking distance of the Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha offers apartments with free internet access and a well-equipped kitchen. Facilities include a rooftop pool, a gym, and a sauna. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$75 - $250

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
The Palace Downtown Dubai

The Palace Downtown Dubai

Set in a traditional palatial residence, The Palace Downtown overlooks Dubai Fountain and the lake surrounding Burj Khalifa. It features an Arabian-style spa and a gym with personal trainer. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$326 - $1007

 
$3268.9
One Bedroom Apartment - Attessa

One Bedroom Apartment - Attessa

Located 3.7 km from Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. The apartment is 8 km from Mall of the Emirates. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$294

$2948.8
Key One Homes - Shoreline Apartment

Key One Homes - Shoreline Apartment

Situated 5 km from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The unit is 8 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$323

$3238.8
Dream Inn Dubai - Palm Villa

Dream Inn Dubai - Palm Villa

Featuring an outdoor pool, Dream Inn Dubai - Palm Villa is a detached villa situated in Dubai in the Dubai Emirate Region. The property is 7 km from Mall of the Emirates and free private parking is featured. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$902

$9028.8
Downtown Souk Al Bahar Apartment with Full Fountain and Burj Khalifa Views

Downtown Souk Al Bahar Apartment with Full Fountain and Burj Khalifa Views

Situated in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi, a hot tub and a terrace. Guests benefit from balcony. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. Average score from 208 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$762

$7628.7
Signature Luxury Holidays - Dorra Bay Penthouse

Signature Luxury Holidays - Dorra Bay Penthouse

Located in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with sea views. The unit is 3.1 km from Ibn Battuta Mall, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$953

$9538.7
JA Palm Tree Court & Spa

JA Palm Tree Court & Spa

Featuring a private beach, the 5-star Palm Tree Court lies just metres from the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Surrounded by lush gardens, it features several swimming pools, a luxurious spa, and 11 gourmet restaurants. Average score from 994 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$278 - $4946

 
$2788.5
Keys Please Holiday Homes - South Ridge - Downtown

Keys Please Holiday Homes - South Ridge - Downtown

Situated in Dubai, this apartment features a year-round outdoor pool. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and there is a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$573

$5738.5
DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach is located in The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, just steps away from The Beach Mall, Dubai’s prime destination for seafront dining and entertainment. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$294

 
$2948.4
Al Dar Darak Holiday Home Emirates Crown

Al Dar Darak Holiday Home Emirates Crown

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Al Dar Darak Holiday Home Emirates Crown is set in Dubai. Ibn Battuta Mall is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$327

$3278.4
Bespoke Residences - Shams 1

Bespoke Residences - Shams 1

Set in Dubai, Bespoke Residences - Shams 1 is 3.3 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Mall of the Emirates is 9 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . The accommodation features a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$319

$3198.2
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Situated on Dubai’s famous Jumeirah Beach and adjacent to the Dubai Marina, the 5-star resort features three pools, including kid's pool with water slides and a variety of indoor and alfresco dining outlets. It also offers a fitness centre. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$245 - $1307

 
$2458.1
Yanjoon Holiday Villas- Canal Cove

Yanjoon Holiday Villas- Canal Cove

Yanjoon Holiday Villas- Canal Cove is a detached villa with an outdoor pool, situated in Dubai. The villa comes with air conditioning and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$906

$9068.1
E&T Holiday Homes - West Avenue

E&T Holiday Homes - West Avenue

E&T Holiday Homes - West Avenue is an apartment located in Dubai, 3.8 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. The air-conditioned unit is 8 km from Mall of the Emirates. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$276

$2767.9
One Bedroom Apartment - Boulevard Central 1

One Bedroom Apartment - Boulevard Central 1

Located 100 metres from Burj Khalifa in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. Offering free private parking, the apartment is 400 metres from The Dubai Fountain. There is a seating area and a kitchen. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$308

$3087.9
Vacation Bay - Marina Residence 6

Vacation Bay - Marina Residence 6

Located at the heart of The Palm Jumeirah, Vacation Holiday Homes The Palm - Marina Residence 6 offers panoramic marina and island views spanning the Arabian Gulf and Dubai coastline. It features access to a fitness centre and an outdoor pool. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$385

$3857.7
E&T Holiday Homes - Al Sarood

E&T Holiday Homes - Al Sarood

Located in the Palm Jumeirah district in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment is 6 km from Mall of the Emirates. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$261

$2617.5

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Global City
The city of Dubai is a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. Unlike its neighbors, it has limited oil reserves and lives instead by trade. The emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.

Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In addition, Dubai is home to other ambitious development projects, including man-made islands, hotels, and some of the largest shopping malls in the region and the world.
Historic Landmarks
Bastakiya District. One of the last remaining pockets of Old Dubai, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style. The atmosphere is evocative and there are plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore.

Dubai is also known for the traditional souk districts located on either side of the stream. Traditionally, dhows from East Asia, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks. Visitors can find everything from spices to crafts to inexpensive tourist t-shirts.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Music
Combination
Boat Tours
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Scenic Local Market
Natural
Beaches

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