Dubai continues to invent itself at warp speed. It’s the world’s most futuristic city, where the best places to stay and eat are ambitious and over the top.
Emirates offers nonstop flights to Dubai (DXB) from a number of U.S. cities. Travelers can also fly direct from Atlanta (ATL) on Delta.
Taxis are safe, ubiquitous, and affordable. Instead of traveling on Sheikh Zayed Road, try the Red Line Metro.
Al Khaleej Palace Hotel Al Makthoum Rd., Deira; alkhaleejpalace.net. $
Armani Hotel Burj Khalifa, 1 Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd.; armanihotels.com. $$$$$
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Rd.; jumeirah.com. $$$$$
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Sheikh Zayed Rd.; jumeirah.com. $$
Madinat Jumeirah Jumeirah Rd.; jumeirah.com. $$$$
One&Only The Palm West Crescent, Palm Island; oneandonlyresorts.com. $$$$
Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai Sheikh Zayed Rd.; rotana.com. $
Eat and Drink
African Garage Club Ramee International Hotel, Nasser Square, Deira; rameehotels.com.
Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Emirates Towers; jumeirah.com. $$$
Armani/Ristorante Armani Hotel; armanihotels.com. $$$$
At.mosphere Lounge Burj Khalifa; burjkhalifa.ae. $$$
Kisaku Japanese Restaurant Al Khaleej Palace Hotel; 971-4/223-1000. $$$$
101 Dining Lounge & Bar One&Only The Palm; oneandonlyresorts.com. $$$
Pierchic Madinat Jumeirah; jumeirah.com. $$$$
Ravi Restaurant Satwa Rd.; 971-4/331-5353. $
Teatro Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai; rotana.com. $$$$
3600 Bar Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Rd.; jumeirah.com.
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