Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building—the Burj Khalifa—is a convergence of dazzling skyscrapers, red-sand deserts, palm-shaped islands, and lavish beach resorts. In Dubai, recreation reigns supreme. Golf, Formula One, horse racing, camel riding, and indoor skiing are among the diverse sporting options on offer here. Shopping has been raised to an art form, whether it’s hunting for a bargain in a souk or a duty-free Ferrari in a supersized shopping mall. It’s location on the Arabian Gulf and the new 1,100-berth Dubai Marina make it a major hub for superyachts.