In Dubai business visitors mingle with holidaymakers seeking the ultimate in sun, sea and sand and due to the low crime rate and enjoyable climate, Dubai is appealing to a kaleidoscope of visitors from young to old, wealthy to budget conscious.
Although much of Dubai is aimed at the high-end market, there are plenty of hotels and resorts that are affordable to the average visitor. Shopping here is taken extremely seriously with some of the best boutiques, glitziest stores and designer clothes shops in the world found on Dubai's streets.
Jumeirah is arguably the most popular region of Dubai for tourism with a large selection of plush hotels, a beautiful coastline and a whole feast of tasty restaurants and fancy shops.
This region is less glamourous than many of the city's districts, which makes it far more affordable in terms of accommodation options. There is a good choice of shopping here from modern malls packed full of shops and designer names to ancient market places.
This area boasts a central location for those looking to be close to the heart of the action. The airport is located here and accommodation is mainly in the form of stylish boutique hotels providing their guests with everything they might need.
Karama is a lively area with many businesses, malls, entertainment complexes and hotels. The area is affluent, as is much of the emirate, but there are a handful of cheaper options to complete the all-round offerings in the area.
Media and Internet City are close by along with a rich splattering of entertainment facilities and this is one of the most desired areas to enjoy a holiday in within the emirate. Five-star hotels and resorts are the norm in this area and anything less than the best will simply not be acceptable here.
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