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Colors of the Horizon

Have you been craving exploration? So have we! Here's a travel inspiration to plan your future adventure to Dubai, a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates. It's known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene.

Here are six exciting things to know about Dubai:

Camels are famous for their humps. Are you a believer that their humps store water? They store fat in their humps. The animal uses as a source of energy when other food sources are not available. Camels are equipped for life in the desert. In fact, their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes that prevent sand from getting into their eyes. Camels can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and reach 7 feet in height (at the hump. From camel racing to camel milk chocolate, these desert ships are an integral part of life in Dubai. I'd love to help you meet these extraordinary creatures.

Medjool dates are thought to be the oldest fruit in the world, grown between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers before 3000 B.C. Most Medjool date consumption is holiday-related, but the fruit is becoming an everyday indulgence in smoothies and other recipes. They can be eaten out-of-hand, seeded and stuffed with almonds and marzipan, or chopped and used in various dishes.

Travel to the top of Burj Khalifa during sunrise. It's awe-inspiring when you are standing high on the outdoor observation deck at the break of day. You will be able to gaze at the brilliant colors of the horizon, miraculously transforming from a deep, splendid purple to a magnificent, shimmering orange. You must visit Burj Khalifa during your time in Dubai.

The Arabian Desert is the fourth-largest desert in the world by area. During the summer, the temperature in the desert is around 104℉ or 40℃. There are mountains along its borders, and the highest point in the desert is Mount Al-Nabi Shu'ayb. If you zoom in on a map of the area, you can see that within those ranges lie the Rub'al Khali, the largest continuous expanse of sand in the whole world. It has fascinated travelers and is, of course, the backdrop for the fabulous Arabian nights' stories featuring Ali Baba, Aladdin, and Sinbad. Ready to fly?

Dubai is magical after the sun goes down, and its frequently visited for its nightlife and ultramodern architecture. There's no end to how much you can explore with the best of Dubai tour packages, from adventurous night safaris in the Arabian deserts to the best nightclubs. The Uptown Bar at the very top of Jumeirah Beach Hotel is where you can relax outside while enjoying the cool Arabian breeze and admiring one of the most beautiful views in the city.

Do you know where one of the tallest hotels in the world is located (over 1,000 feet)? In Dubai. Burj Al Arab offers Dubai visitors this luxurious hotel experience and has been called "the world's only 7-star hotel." Despite its size, there are only 28 double-story floors that accommodate 202-bedroom suites. It stands on an artificial island close to Jumeirah Beach, and the shape of the structure mimics the sail of a ship.

Dubai is a magical place to travel to.


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