Dubai Today (Photo Essay)

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.

the atlantis dubai

Atlantis, The Palm has over 1,500 rooms, a water park and a place for visitors to interact with dolphins.

dubai mall

Dubai is still a shopper's paradise. Here's a peek inside Dubai Mall, the world's largest with 1,200 shops.

40th anniversary Dubai

Our visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.

wild wadi water park dubai

Family attractions, like the Wild Wadi Water Park, abound.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai, an indoor winter wonderland is one of a kind.

Burj Al Arab Dubai

The super-luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, with its incredible design, stands proudly on a man-made island.

dubai creek rolex buildings

Back in the "old town," a view across the Dubai Creek.

mosque Dubai

christmas tree Dubai

While its population is mostly Arabic, Dubai is home to many different people and cultures.

Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Resort

Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Resort


dubai mall ceiling

An opulent ceiling in Dubai Mall

dubai workers

Plenty of hard workers keep Dubai going.

dubai mall aquarium

Visitors check out the huge indoor aquarium inside Dubai Mall.

Burj Khalifa Dubai night

The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

 Have you ever been to Dubai? What did you think of it?

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5 years ago

Really your selection shot is great , Really its amazing that photos take and tell us about things to do in Dubai and places to visit.
The most interesting thing about your article that you select the places that is really deserve to be visited. Your photos is more than touristic photo by camera lens but by lens of travel artist
thanks and waiting more shots

11 years ago

Property bust that tourists don’t see: sounds like Vegas! I’d love to see Dubai one day — the indoor ski slope kills me.

Reply to  Abby

Vegas is the place it reminded me of, actually! Is that still going on there?

11 years ago

Dubai looks so pretty with all the new buildings and attractions. What $$ can do nowadays is crazy. (Still want to see it sometime though with my own eyes ^^)

It’s certainly a fascinating place to explore…I love architecture so just seeing all the incredible buildings was enjoyable for me!

The World Stroll
11 years ago

Amazing photos! Dubai seems to be beautiful..

Some parts are, though it felt overdeveloped and a bit cold to us…

11 years ago

Lovely photos but it’s crazy to think that the UAE is only 40 years old! I’m going in February so thanks for these pics! I’m excited to go now!

Fun! Don’t miss some of the attractions like the water parks and dolphin experience (if it’s warm enough) =)

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