Dubai

Dubai is known as the city of the superlative. If you fly with Austrian Airlines to Dubai you can see this superlative already from the plane window. First of all there's an isle of palms and The World Dubai which are both man-made archipelagos. If you're in the city you can visit the Burj Khalifa, for example. It´s the world´s largest skyscraper at 828 metres tall. There are also many museums and theatres to visit during the day and in the evening. If you leave the city there are more destinations to experience. The Heritage Village is a replicated city of stone houses from regions of mountains and deserts, tents of Bedouins, market stands, etc., you can also go on trips through the desert which last several days.

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Worth knowing

United Arab Emirates
    • Currency: Emirati dirham(AED)
    • Language: Arabic
    • Capital: Abu Dhabi
    • Austrian flight destination: Dubai

Eat

Eat in Dubai
China Sea
Luxurious and expensive = magical evening. This formula could easily be valid for Dubai. But even in the desert city one can learn to save. The China Sea is a paragon for a new restaurant generation - good, low-priced, friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere.   The fun factor at the China Sea is high. Watching the open kitchen and cooking stations is wished-for and in case you dare to do so you may warble some songs in the karaoke room on the upper floor after a successful dinner. The staff and the cuisine are both Chinese, which will cause us to throw away our European Chinese restaurant experience. The selection of excellently steamed balls (Dim Sum) is large and already worth the visit. Also, classics such as Peking duck are delicious.   Those among you who are happy to try out new things may simply point at some ingredients and the cooks will make a fascinatingly exotic dish out of them.
Rivington Grill
The Gem Garden

Sights

Sights in Dubai
Hindi Lane
Right behind the big mosque, near the Dubai Museum, you find the Hindi Lane. The name says it all: you mustn't suffer from claustrophobia because space is in short supply here. Everything else can be found in abundance: blue pictures with baby krishnas, red fringy key chains, colourful garlands of flowers and hallowed ashes. Additionally sandalwood paste and tons of fresh fruit. There's a lot to see in the countless shops along the narrow and intertwined lane in the district Bur Dubai.   Having reached the end of Hindi Lane the shopping experience continues: there you find the shops and stalls of the textile Souks with pashminas and silk saris. The elegant pieces are however not neatly hanged on clothes hooks but presented in wooden shutters. Overlooking impossible. Passing by as well. At the end one thing is sure: browsing through the immense offer was truly fun.
Majlis Gallery
Bastakiya

Shopping

Shopping in Dubai
Mall-resort
Calling the Mall of the Emirates a boring shopping centre would be a daring understatement. The owners themselves regard the situation more realistically and describe the mall as a recreation, entertainment and shopping resort.   The 223,000-square-metre large entertainment temple is centrally located in the heart of New Dubai and houses 520 international brands including department stores, fashion labels, lifestyle brands, manufacturers of sports equipment, electrical goods and interior design - primary from the luxury segment. If you get bored by shopping you find a nice change in the entertainment area for families or in the multiplex cinema. The Mall of Emirates has grown to fame however due to its indoor ski slope. If you wanna stay in the Mall of Emirates for your skiing holidays you can check in at the five-star Kempinski Hotel.   In August 2010 the latest addition to the mall - the Fashion Dome - celebrated its opening. Since then also the conspicuous red soles by the French Christian Louboutin are available. With a mono brand store under the fashion dome the French made his debut in the Emirates. Also Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Fürstenberg did not hesitate to move in. The D&G Boutique by Dolce & Gabbana is the biggest far and wide.
Gate Village
Waterfront Centre

Stay

Stay in Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah
The city of cities. The Madinat Jumeirah is a luxurious oasis of recreation with two boutique hotels, summer houses, a spa, a conference centre and much more. Al Qasr - the palace - forms the centrepiece of the resort.   The Arabic fairy tale palace is located in the middle of a picturesque lagoon. Its traditional architecture with Arabic wind towers is modelled after the luxurious summer palace of a sheikh and represents traditional Dubai. The rooms are dedicated to an original Arabic style with hand crafted furniture and exquisite fabric by the designers. The hotel is surrounded by gardens and waterways on which one can move on swimming taxis, the Abras which are characteristic for the country. This way the white sand beach Jumeirah Beach or the shops and restaurants of the typically Arabic Souk are not far away.
Burj Al Arab
Park Hyatt

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