Anyone who feels burned out or stressed over work may wish to try a holiday in Dubai, it has been suggested.

Anyone who feels burned out or stressed over work may wish to try a holiday in Dubai, it has been suggested.Howard Jacobson, writing for the Times, said that he recently took a holiday to the city and was struck by its luxurious atmosphere and state of calm.

Even the pretty much constant construction of new skyscrapers does nothing to disturb the emirate’s peace, creating an air of optimism instead, he commented.

“It can be thrilling to observe, this frenetic development, especially from somewhere placid,” Mr Jacobson points out.

He added that his family “did nothing for days but stretch out beside the palm-shaded pool” in order to relax and recharge the batteries.

Last month, Debra Solomon, writing for the Age, said her four sons loved the wide range of activities available in Dubai, including theme parks, water parks and desert adventure tours.

She added that despite its penchant for bling, it is actually a very family-friendly destination.

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