Palace Old Town Hotel, Dubai - Destination Info
The Dubai Mall remains one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations in the world. Take your pick from 1200 retail outlets, including a huge fashion precinct. It’s also home of the largest gold souk in the world.
Another record-breaker is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the world’s largest, featuring a 180° walk-through tunnel, SEGA indoor theme park, Cineplex, and even an ice rink.
The Souk al Bahar is altogether more rustic - an Arabesque shopping mall and entertainment destination, with boutique shops showcasing local heritage via remarkable handicrafts, fashion and accessories.
Also on the retail front, the Dubai Marina Mall is all about fashion labels and aspirational boutique brands. Feast deliciously at the seven-storey Gourmet Tower, overlooking the Dubai Marina.
For a tantalising glimpse of the old Dubai, head for the old Bastakiya district, with its narrow lanes and tall wind-towers.
Leave Dubai for a day trip and you’ll find the foothills of the majestic Hajar Mountains full of interest. See the heritage village, famous Hatta House, and bathe in the Hatta Rock Pools.