1. Dubai – United Arab Emirates
In just three decades, Dubai has transformed itself from nothing but endless desert into a shining metropolis of towering skyscrapers, including the world’s biggest. Designer boutiques and bays full of luxury yachts have all come about from the oil boom and as the country tries to diversify its economy it has turned its eye to luxury tourism and this is where most of its efforts are focused. The famous Burj-Al-Arab hotel is often referred to as the world’s first 7-star hotel (although management doesn’t endorse this statement) it has $20,000 night rooms for those who really want a taste of the high life.