The only guide to cut through the hype with independent, honest reviews of where to stay, eat, shop and play. Special chapter on desert safaris and day trips to nearby villages. Explore the city with our indepth neighbourhoods coverage and walking tours. Content updated daily, visit lonelyplanet.com/dubai for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveller insights.Bargain for bling in the Gold Souq and sniff out the best scents in the Perfume Souq with our market shopping tips. Travel by traditional wooden boat across Dubai Creek. Sample tasty international cuisine in eateries in Deira's backstreets. Take a day trip to Sharjah, Dubai's culture-rich northern neighbour.