When choosing the perfect holiday destination, many overlook Dubai as a metropolitan haven for the wealthy businessman, or a city lacking in cultural heritage. But, there’s so much more to this desert-dwelling, urban paradise, that you may not know. Dubai is an open and friendly place, famed for its unbelievabe, manmade structures, affluent culture and lively nightlife. It has a massive array of shops, for every type of spender, from those whose tastes lie with the elegant, yet unaffordable to those who spend all their time scouring shops, looking for a bargain. The truth is Dubai has a lot more to offer the curious traveller than you may have originally thought. Why not drive a land rover through the desert, take a ride on a camel or enjoy the, tropical climate. Here are just a few pictures, we've collected to inspire you to drop everything and experience first-hand the wonders of Dubai. 

Sunset over Dubai canal:

Dubai marina, by night

Relax on the coast and take a dip in the Arabian Gulf:

Wander around the marina: 

A trip through the desert on a camel:

 A boat trip on the bay creek: 

So what are you waiting for? It's time to discover how amazing Dubai really is.