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Marco Polo Dubai: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Experience all of Dubai’s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. You’ll find excellent hotels, numerous recommendations for places to eat and drink, tips on shopping, what to do with children and how to get by on a limited budget, plus information on festivals and events. Also contains: the Perfect Day, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and a comprehensive index.

As recently as the 1960s Dubai was a relatively insignificant Bedouin settlement, but thanks to oil it is now a global city of superlatives: the world’s tallest building, its second-largest shopping mall, and an enormous artificial waterfront. MARCO POLO will see you safely to all the attractions of the city, the second largest of the Emirates.

Alongside the new, modern Dubai you’ll find plenty of the original town, for example in the historic district of Bastakiya, in the traditional bazaars, the souks or in the Dubai Museum. The most important Highlights tell you what you absolutely shouldn’t miss on a visit to Dubai.

Insider Tips suggest some novel experiences to be had off the beaten tourist track, such as a visit to the weekend open-air market in the hip district of Dubai Marina or a ride on the Dubai monorail which guarantees the best views of the Hotel Atlantis. If you don’t want to explore on your own take one of the recommended City Walks on which you can experience both the traditional sides of the city and its skyline of post-modern skyscrapers. Panels in each chapter propose things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains.

To prevent any blunders, the Dos & Don’ts chapter spells out things you need to be aware of and avoid. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Dubai, places you can visit for free, as well as oases of calm where you can sit back and relax; there are also tips for what to do on days when it is too hot outside.

MARCO POLO Dubai provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there’s a detailed street atlas inside, a folding city map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.


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