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Presenter : Megan McCormick

Dubai

image: The old scents of Arabia at the spice souk

The old scents of Arabia at the spice souk

Located in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is one of the world’s youngest and yet most cosmopolitan cities.

The city literally sprung up in the middle of desert and has become a hub of activity in recent years. Like many travellers who converge on this emirate every year, Megan McCormick arrives in time for the Dubai Shopping Festival – a month of non-stop shopping, discounts and amazing raffle draws where bags of gold and four wheel drives are given out everyday!

She shops for a traditional women’s abaya, and discovers their subtle differences, which can be to the untrained eye, just a plain black outfit.

Away from the international brand names and air conditioned malls, Megan discovers the traditional spice souk, where she picks up the scents of old Arabia.

You cannot go to the United Arab Emirates and not see the desert, and Megan chooses the best way to get around – dune bashing! She hops into a 4×4 vehicle and takes off into the ocean of sand dunes.

Megan also visits one of the modern landmarks of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab hotel. Built on its own reclaimed island, the world’s tallest hotel reaches higher than the Eiffel Tower and is claimed to be a seven-star hotel!

After a well-deserved break, Megan goes shopping for the authentic Persian carpet, before ending her trip at the fantastic Global Village, a fabulous fun fair whose combination of amusement park rides and interesting stalls draw shoppers from all over the Middle East.

Read our Dubai shopping guide here

Credits

Presenter

MEGAN McCORMICK

With thanks to

DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & COMMERCE MARKETING

DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB

NAD AL SHEBA CLUB

SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH, DUBAI

QATAR AIRWAYS

Titles and Graphics

COMPONENT

TIM KNIGHT

Title Music

JON WYGENS

Additional Music

COLIN WINSTON-FLETCHER

MICHAEL CONN

JON WYGENS

MARK TAYLER

AMANDA KRAMER

Musical Director

NEVILLE FARMER

Facilities

COMPONENT

THE VOICE & MUSIC COMPANY

On Line Editor

KATIE KEMP

Dubbing Mixer

JOEL BALDWIN

Editor

KAVI PUJARA

Additional Editing

SIMON ABRAHAMS

Production Accountants

RICHARD MILLER

HENRY BAUMER

Production Secretary

POLLY JONES

Production Assistant

ALEX MARSHALL-THOMSON

Production Co-ordinator

LIZ RICHARDS

Production Manager

SONIA BORGES

Sound

GETHIN ALDOUS

Camera

ADAM HALL

Associate Producers

LORA GALANTINI

MELVYN GOH

Director

MAX BARING

Series Producer

NEVILLE FARMER

Executive Producer

IAN CROSS

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Discovery International

The Travel Channel

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