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Why Go?

Excess on a grand scale: from the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest skyscraper) and the Burj Al Arab (the world's second highest hotel) to the Palm Jumeirah man-made island.

What To Skip

A tour of historical sights—apart from the Dubai Museum and the 19th-century wind tower palaces of Bastakiya—this place is brand-new, right down to its faux-Bedouin village

What For:

Beach + Island, Design + Architecture, Luxury, Nightlife, Shopping

When To Go:

January, February, March, December


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