From futuristic skyscrapers to gold souks, desert sand dunes and exotic cuisine, check out the Luxury Escapes Dubai travel guide of where to eat, drink, stay and play while in this amazing city.

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Eat & Drink: With a photo op

High tea at At.Mosphere, Burj Khalifa: Situated on the 122nd floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, At.Mosphere offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a glass of bubbly and slice of cake at the top of the world’s tallest building. From this unique restaurant, you can enjoy seemingly endless views of Dubai’s futuristic city and the sandy desert beyond.

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah: Head to this iconic restaurant for a dining experience like no other. Serving the finest seafood next to a huge aquarium tank filled with 50 types of fish including Zebedee, a beautiful blue-eyed zebra shark, Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara is nothing less than spectacular. Standout dishes include hand-dived raw scallops with herb mayonnaise and an apple tartare dressing; king crab risotto with orange, basil and spring onion; and salt-baked whole line-caught sea bass.

Madinat Jumeirah: With over 40 restaurants connecting by over three kilometres of exotic waterways – with traditional abra boats to transport guests around – Madinat Jumeirah is the perfect place to head to when you want a memorable dining experience. After dining at one of the many restaurants which offer everything from Italian to Lebanese, British, Chinese, Mexican and North American cuisine, guests can head to the traditional souk market which is home to over 75 boutique shops.

Gold on 27, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah: It’s all about channelling your inner Beyonce vibes when entering Gold on 27, the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah’s 27th-floor nightspot where the theme is gold, gold, gold and the music is provided by the internationally acclaimed DJ Darko De Jan. Gold on 27 is the place to see and be seen until the early hours when the one-of-a-kind cocktails are flowing, like the sweet Merchant Coast served in a treasure chest.

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Stay: In Dubai Opulence

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai: Enter a world of sophisticated luxury where the little touches make all the difference. One of the most iconic resorts on the planet boasts 23 restaurants and bars, the lavish ShuiQi Spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre, a nightclub and an exclusive private beach. The resort boasts over 1.4-kilometres of pristine beaches overlooking the Arabian Sea on Dubai’s famous man-made island known as The Palm and is comprised of a whopping 46-acre property with its very own 17-hectare Aquaventure WaterparkTM—that boasts over 30 water slides and attractions.

The Grand Hyatt Dubai is situated just ten minutes from Dubai International Airport and minutes away from Dubai’s spectacular shopping, entertainment and business districts. Towering over the Dubai Creek, this recently renovated hotel is within easy reach of the traditional gold and spice souks that line the water’s edge, as well as iconic attractions including Wild Wadi Waterpark, Adventure Waterpark at Atlantis, Dubai Mall and the magical desert where you can ride a camel or go dune bashing over the sand.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: On Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah island you’ll find a palatial five-star hotel with nine exceptional dining destinations, multi-award-winning spa and a 59-metre infinity pool. Grand chandeliers sparkle in the lobby, lavish murals will make you feel like you’re inside a Tukish palace and the hotel’s world-class facilities will leave you wanting for nothing – this is opulence at its highest level.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf: Nestled within the grand Madinat Jumeirah Resort is Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf – 29 Arabian Summer Houses set on the cooling resort waterways and fringed by the thick canopy of date palms. Welcome to your own magnificent oasis – complete with personalised service from your dedicated butler. You’ll experience lavish beachfront luxury in one of the world’s best resorts.

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Play: From sunrise to sunset

Gold Souk: Wander the shimmering lanes of Dubai’s popular Gold Souk where you’ll find over 300 retailers trading mostly jewellery, and specifically gold. Dubai is known for its gold trade and even if you’re not looking to buy you can still get the true taste of the city’s 24-karat local life.

Waterparks: When the weather in Dubai is hot hot hot, there’s no better way to stay cool than taking the kids to one of the city’s huge waterparks. With exhilarating waterslides, a wave pool, super-long river and colourful kids’ lagoon, Jumeirah’s Arabian-themed Wild Wadi Waterpark boasts over 30 rides and attractions, alongside six food outlets.

Desert Safari: Head deep into the Dubai desert to imagine how life once was for those who had to navigate across the undulating sand dunes. Most local tour companies offer tours into the desert where you can learn about falconry (and have a photo with one of these amazing birds), go camel riding and enjoy a traditional meal, cool beverages and entertaining live shows as the sun goes down.

Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Immerse yourself in Arabian heritage with a visit to Madinat Jumeirah. The resort is inspired by an ancient Arab citadel and even features a recreated Arabian marketplace, also known as a souk. The Souk Madinat Jumeirah captures the traditional Middle Eastern shopping culture of stands, barrows and stalls intertwined with boutique brands, home accessory stores, gift shops, luxury fashion and jewellery, to give you a shopping experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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