DUBAI

One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is an intersection of contrasting elements, where traditional culture meets modern extravagence; where crystal clear beaches meet stark modern skylines; and where modern cuisines blend in the most unexpected ways. 

Some of the city's most popular attractions include the Jumeirah Mosque, the Burj Khalifa (and the At the Top observation deck), the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain water show, the Burj al-Arab hotel, and the Madinat Jumeriah.  To get a rare perspective of the city's unique skyline and the Palm islands, take to the air with one of the local helicopter companies.