People keep talking about the property bust in Dubai but it was easy for casual visitors like us to overlook. After all, the home of the world's tallest building, tallest hotel and largest shopping mall has so many amazing attractions.
Atlantis, The Palm has over 1,500 rooms, a water park and a place for visitors to interact with dolphins.
Dubai is still a shopper's paradise. Here's a peek inside Dubai Mall, the world's largest with 1,200 shops.
Our visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.
Family attractions, like the Wild Wadi Water Park, abound.
Ski Dubai, an indoor winter wonderland is one of a kind.
The super-luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, with its incredible design, stands proudly on a man-made island.
Back in the "old town," a view across the Dubai Creek.
While its population is mostly Arabic, Dubai is home to many different people and cultures.
Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Resort
An opulent ceiling in Dubai Mall
Plenty of hard workers keep Dubai going.
Visitors check out the huge indoor aquarium inside Dubai Mall.
The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Have you ever been to Dubai? What did you think of it?