Las Vegas is to casinos what Dubai is to mega-malls. The city’s lavish, massive malls showcase everything from Chanel and Cartier to caviar (no Sbarro slices here) to skiing and ice-skating. The Mall of the Emirates features popular indoor ski slopes. It’s not Vail, but no matter: The zany juxtaposition – snow in the Middle East! – is the real draw.
Distance: 4km to city center; bus and taxi; www.dubaiairport.com