Symbolised by, and famous for, innovative and beautiful skyscrapers, such as the iconic Burj Khalifa, Dubai is the largest city and emirate in the UAE (the United Arab Emirates) in terms of population size. Shopping till you drop is undeniably one of the chief lures of Dubai. And why wouldn’t it be when the Dubai Mall is the largest in the world? However the shopping that Dubai delivers isn’t all of the homogeneous globalized kind and the old Middle East can still be found.

Dubai’s old culture survives and thrives around the creek that divides Dubai into the two halves of Bur Dubai and Deira. Either side of this UNESCO World Heritage site you will find Dubai’s most atmospheric shopping in the souks, where haggling for bargains is an integral part of the buzz.

In 2013 Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world. That’s a lot of people queuing for taxis. Make sure you escape the squash by pre-booking your Dubai airport transfers with hoppa from either Dubai International Airport or Dubai World Central Al Maktoum Airport and get some hoppa value-for-money before you even reach Dubai’s many malls.