Dubai has grown in recent years to become one of the world’s great modern cities, famed for its gleaming architecture, luxury shopping, great weather and its ambition. Travelers to this desert metropolis will discover a place that’s always restless and striving for the sky.Here, you’ll find the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Don’t miss the chance to see the stunning views from the observation deck, especially at sunset when its long shadow stretches off across the sand. You’ll also see the remarkable Palm Jumeirah manmade island and The World: an impressive artificial archipelago designed to resemble the various continents.It’s not all about the future, however. You can discover the exotic history of Dubai in the traditional districts of Bastakyia and Deira, where you’ll find the old gold and spice souks. Take a traditional Abra water taxi across the Dubai Creek and look back at the skyline from the best viewpoint in the city, or visit the ancient fortress of Al Fahidi. Culture vultures will appreciate the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque and the Dubai Museum.