Qantas operates two daily services direct to Dubai, one ex-Melbourne and one ex-Sydney. Ph 13 13 13 or see qantas.com.au Atlantis The Palm Dubai has 1539 rooms and suites, a shopping mall, more than 1.4km of beach access, a subterranean netherworld of the lost ruins of Atlantis, 21 restaurants, a whopping 11,220 cubic metre aquarium and a 17ha Aquaventure waterpark. Deluxe doubles start from about $314 a night and two extraordinary underwater suites with picture-window views into the aquarium and its 65,000 exotic fish start from about $8,881 a night. See atlantisthepalm.com See Dubai from atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Take a scenic flight in a seaplane.
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