Dubai is a historical city that holds so many alluring memories and attractions beyond the legend. The locality retains many of its wonderful monuments and spaces that equally appeal to the lone visitor or the group looking for excitement. Dazzling Height and Class No Dubai city tour is complete without a visit to the Burj Al Arab. Translated as the 'Tower of Arabs', this is reputed to be the only hotel establishment in the world that has achieved the coveted 7-star status. The billing does not lie because this structure is full of luxuries that are opulent beyond imagination. A thrilling view of the city is readily available near its apex which climaxes at an astonishing 321 meters. An Oasis in the Desert Heat A much cooler reception awaits at the Dubai Fountains. Water is as precious as gold in these parts and the calmness of the place draws you in, step by step. It is the deceptive seductress that offers relief from the harsh weather. Thirty acres have been set aside for this paradise within the vicinity of the Burj Khalifa Lake. Forget the glitzy petulance of Las Vegas. This 500 ft wonder provides the ultimate fascination. Young children cannot quite believe their eyes and that joy of discovery is immediately communicated to the parents. Running 900 ft in length, this fountain forms a graceful arch that is the piece de resistance for the imaginatively named 'WET' company which brought the concept all the way from California. Global Village This splendid entertainment and leisure project provides a great relief from all the climate change. It is a cultural hub with authentic entertainment which gives visitors a much deeper understanding of the local vibe than any glossy brochure could ever do. Dubai city tours are all about having fun and forgetting pesky things like budgets. The live performances are professional without seeming over-staged. The cuisine is exquisite and thankfully moderates some of harsher spices for those with a bland palette. The thrilling rides are very exhilarating. That is not enough because there is so much more to explore.