Great place to stay if you love the beach – 5 star – Dubai

This plush five star Secret Hotel is the ideal destination for those looking to relax in style with extensive leisure facilities such as a sauna, Jacuzzi, hot tub, outdoor swimming pool and spa treatments. The hotel even benefits from its own private beach, making it a great place to stay if you love the beach, where thrill seekers can indulge in a variety of water sports or challenge friends and family to a game of volleyball. In the evenings be sure to sample some of the delicacies from the onsite restaurants, including some of the best Argentinian and Italian cuisine to be found in the city, before retiring to your spacious guest rooms with balconies and high speed internet. With free parking, a daily housekeeping service and conscientious staff servicing the property 24 hours a day you can rest assured you’re in good hands at this stunning Secret Hotel.

Dubai is known as a city of luxury, with designer shopping, fine restaurants and trendy rooftop bars, you’ll feel a million dollars as you enjoy the decadent lifestyle. Dubai Mall is a good place to start for retail therapy, and if you’re travelling with children they’ll be kept occupied by the entertainment facilities: an Olympian sized ice rink, theme park and aquarium. The Mall even includes London’s famous Hamley’s toy store and America’s Bloomingdales. For traditional and slightly more gimmicky souvenirs, Karama Souq is the best and cheapest place. It’s here you’ll find plenty of fake designer bags and watches too!

The top landmarks of the city have to be the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the Burj al-Arab, the worlds only 7* hotel. If you can bare the dizzying heights, admiring the views from the observation deck in the former is an unforgettable experience, whilst a popular fountain and light show with accompanying music can be enjoyed during the evenings outside of the latter. For those interested to discover the more traditional side of the city, Dubai Museum explains the history and culture of the country through interesting exhibitions with plenty of artefacts such as weaponry and instruments.

For romance, take a camel ride into the desert before stopping off for a traditional feast on the dunes provided by your guides. For something slightly more daring, most tour operators will offer overnight options where you can sleep under the stars with your loved one and be entertained by music and dance performances. Alternatively a hot air balloon ride over the city and surrounding desert is a breathtaking experience you wont forget in a hurry.