ICONIC. MODERN. EVOLVING.
If ambition, imagination and audacity were artists, Dubai would be the canvas upon which their collaborative masterpieces were painted. Dubai is located in a natural harbor surrounded by the contrasting splendor of the Arabian desert. The city’s traditional role as a fishing and pearling town has all but given way to the most futuristic mega-metropolis in the world. In Dubai, bigger and better doesn’t cut it. Only the biggest and best will do. With the world’s tallest building, the most massive retail shopping malls, the largest man-made island and the most luxurious hotels, superlatives that grace just about every description you’ll read of Dubai are far from hyperbole.
Dubai, the first Middle Eastern city to snag a position on UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, is truly a global microcosm fused by the innovation of innumerable cultures. While its Islamic underpinnings are never in doubt, the city warmly and enthusiastically embraces cultural influences through a plethora of amazing, high-end culinary options, vivacious night-life, music venues, world-class shopping, ultra-luxurious hotels, unparalleled opera and dynamic theatre.