Anyone who thinks that size doesn’t matter can’t have been to Dubai.

Home to the world’s tallest building and the world’s biggest shopping mall, this buzzing city is all about living life on a grand scale.

It’s also the perfect winter destination.

Just over a six-hour flight from Britain with perfect beach weather and practically zero risk of what damper locations like to call liquid sunshine, Dubai is all about sun, sea…and shopping.

And whether you want to laze on a lounger, entertain the kids or party like a TOWIE wannabe, you’ll never exhaust all the possibilities.

Top attraction

The Burj Khalifa , of course. Who wouldn’t want to be whizzed up the world’s tallest building?

It stands a stunning 2,722ft high and the views from the observation decks on the 124th and 125th floors are as impressive as the building itself.

All of Dubai, from the distant desert to its crazy skyscape, is laid out before you. Entry is from £26pp.

Fun for free

What else to put between the world’s tallest building and the world’s biggest shopping mall but the world’s largest dancing fountain?

The Dubai Fountain is 900ft long and 450ft high. The light show can be seen from space and the music can be heard in your head hours later.

It’s a spectacle you can’t miss, it runs every 30 minutes every evening and it’s free. More info