The number of people flocking to the Middle East on holiday could be set to rise.That is after the Evening Standard claimed that Dubai has more to offer than "sun, sand and skyscrapers"."With year-round sunshine and white sandy beaches it's easy to see why tourists flock to Dubai. But the vibrant desert metropolis has so more to offer than just a suntan," the Standard's Pete Thompson commented."This diverse Middle East destination is the only place where you can be looking down from the tallest tower in the world one day and 'camel whispering' the next. Dubai is a city which constantly makes statements, none more so than the 800-metre-plus architectural gem, Burj Khalifa."Meanwhile, the number of visitors heading to Abu Dhabi is also on the rise.Recently-published figures revealed that passenger traffic at the Abu Dhabi International Airport increased 13.9 per cent in 2011 to 12.4 million passengers.