Above: Beach at night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dubai has long moved on from its humble origins as a pearl diving community. Boasting iconic structures such as the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest skyscraper) and the "World Islands", the city is a thriving playground for holidaymakers seeking the luxurious. Take a desert safari, shop in the souks or simply sit back and relax on one of the well serviced beaches, if Dubai is one of your favourite holiday destinations then why not set your sights on a timeshare resale and grab yourself a piece of the action!
Discover traditional Dubai with a desert safari, experiencing Dune Bashing, Camel Riding, Sand Boarding and then wash it all down with Gahwa (Arabic Coffee) to finish off your desert adventure. The city is known for its contrasts, with over 200 different nationalities calling it home, but the best example is surely skiing in the desert, yes, prepare for snow and salopettes as you enter Ski Dubai and take to the pristine pistes. Visit the bustling Souk Markets where you can haggle for everything from spice and silk to more modern desires with the best found in Deira. The background for many Dubai holiday photos is the renowned Burj El Arab Hotel and its white sandy beach, the ideal location for a relaxing sunbathe and an eye-catching photo. Dining in Dubai is first-class from the prestigious aquarium-themed Al Mahara to the Ravi which serves great value Pakistani cuisine that is revered across this vibrant city. Created by the ruler of Dubai, The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding helps educate tourists with visits to the palatial Jumeirah Mosque and serves breakfast and lunch with an Emirati flair from within a traditional Wind Tower House. Neighboured on-side by the Palm Jumeirah and the Emirates Hills on the other are the twin timeshare resorts of Royal Club At Bonnington Tower and Bonnington Jumeirah Lake Towers offering superior timeshare accommodation. The Meydan racecourse is the ultimate horse racing venue, reflecting the rich equestrian heritage of the region brilliantly it is also home to the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world!
Deserving a special mention are the “World Islands” which has been crafted in the Persian Gulf just off the coast of Dubai and are designed as a replica of the world map, a truly remarkable piece of engineering that must be admired. Neighbouring this masterpiece is another truly exceptional “man-made” island which is home to the luxurious apartments of The Royal Club At Palm Jumeirah. Set sail on a traditional Abra (Water-Taxi) on the famous Burj Lake and be amazed by the spectacular fountain show from the heart of down-town Dubai. Marvel at the first-class yachts that are moored in Dubai Marina, a sight best enjoyed from your luxurious timeshare apartment at The Torch Tower. Dubai Creek weaves through the heart of the city, sprinkled with local shows offering romantic cruises to the Creekside Gardens and Abra's ferrying visitors from bank-to-bank. Breath-taking views over the bustling city and Persian Gulf are best enjoyed from the Pure Sky Lounge during an elegant meal or with a creative cocktail in hand. Dolphin Bay offers experiences for all ages, giving your children the unique opportunity to meet with dolphins whilst Aquaventure Waterpark, the largest in Europe and the Middle-East is a must-do when visiting Dubai with the family.