There used to be a catchy slogan promoting Dubai, back in the days when it was little more than a shopping paradise.
“Fly buy Dubai.”
Then, the idea was to break your journey from, say Europe to Asia with a stopover in Dubai, where you could shop, shop, shop to your heart’s content, and be on your way. Because, back then, there wasn’t honestly much else to do in this city-state.
Fast forward to Dubai today, a fabulous holiday destination in its own right, regardless of whether one shops or not. (Though you probably will, let’s be honest).