Island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is known for glitzy hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. Food trucks offering snacks like shawarma dot the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, popular for its views of the Dubai coastline and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. Beach clubs with spas and infinity pools turn into boisterous nightclubs with live DJs in the evening.
photo credit: Armin Rodler Dubai (90) via photopin (license)
Metro: Red Line (Dubai Internet City Metro Station 2)