Dubai Holidays will take you to the southern shores of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsular. The most popular of the seven Emirates, Dubai is an eclectic mix of the old and new. Once a small fishing village, now a man made hi-tech city thriving on tourism. Dubai is a city of wonderful sights, especially the Palm and World Islands, even more stunning if viewed from a hot air balloon or helicopter trip. During the early eighties as the oil industry faded, The Emirates airline was established and Dubai re-created itself as a popular holiday destination. Known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is split into two by the Creek, with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south, each home to many hotels, shops and souks. The soaring skyscrapers are topped by the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, and a truly amazing sight. With over 50 shopping malls, Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and a tax free haven. Browse the malls for designer goods or visit the souks and haggle for some bargains, gold and spices are particularly popular. The Islamic customs are still very much in evidence inDubai and it is expected that you respect the local’s traditions during your holiday.