1 Hype

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for extravagance shopping, ultramodern engineering and an exuberant nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, a 830m-tall tower, commands the high rise filled horizon. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with planes and lights choreographed to music. On manufactured islands simply seaward is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-creature parks.