Dubai is ideally situated midway between the Far East and Europe. An equal distance from London and Beijing, most major destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Russia are less than an eight-hour flight away. With an excellent network of roads and highways connecting neighbouring Arab countries, and regular cruises to and from Dubai, the emirate is easily accessible by air, land, and sea. More than 125 airlines fly to Dubai from destinations around the world, and a first-rate network of highways connect Dubai and neighbouring GCC countries. Whether travelling by car or bus, a modern network of first-class roads and highways link the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates.