Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has a desert climate and enjoys sunshine throughout the year however, summers are extremely hot, windy and humid with an average temperature of 42C. The best time to holiday in Dubai is during their winter season where temperatures are around 23C. Dubai is host to 7.6 million visitors each year, both tourists and business travelers. It is the shopping capital of the Middle East boasting over 70 shopping malls and the world's largest shopping mall - Dubai Mall. Dubai offers a
western standard of living, security and cleanliness and the hotel industry prides itself on it's high level of customer service. Dubai offers visitors sun, beaches, clear water, luxury hotels, duty-free purchases and fantastic sport activities. One can dine in numerous restaurants specializing in culinary delights from kitchens around the world. Desert safaris and deep sea-fishing charters are popular ways to entertain the more adventurous tourist.