3. Dubai lets you define your relaxing vacation.
The splendid city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has a little something for everyone. From beautiful beaches to spectacular shopping centers, you are sure to find something to keep your mind off your troubles during your visit there. There are several lavish inns, including Atlantis the Palm, where service is incredible. There are waterparks, safaris, and skiing options for those who want to take their trip to the next level. For sightseeing, check out the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to see more than 140 species of marine animals as well as a few rare creatures like the Dwarf Crocodile and the lionfish (via Backpacker Travel).