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Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai is undoubtedly a Shopaholic’s paradise. Travel to Dubai and live your heart out.

Shopping lovers from far and wide visit this city. Their primary goal: to shop-till-they-drop but Dubai has a lot more to offer. A vacation in Dubai has everything for everyone!

Dubai is slowly becoming a favorite tourist destination. Dubai vacations are a great resort for everyone!

Dubai is famous for its shopping districts called Souks. Tourists flock to the modern malls as well as the souks to meet their shopping needs. The best part about Dubai is perhaps that friendly negotiation over prices is available almost everywhere so you can get some really good bargains too. One of the important Dubai travel tips is Bargain!

Shopping aside, the most exciting part of Dubai is the several new additions to the Dubai skyline. The Burj Khalifa which is the tallest man-made structure in the world is most definitely a sight to see. Visiting The Burj Al Arab; the fourth tallest Hotel in the world is a once in a lifetime experience too. To add to this you can also see the biggest natural flower gardens as well as man-made islands along with some spectacular shopping malls. In short, Dubai will exceed your travel expectations. Dubai city tour will enchant you with its verstality.

However, a word of caution: It is important to be well-aware of the culture of the Middle East before you visit Dubai. Be extra vigilant and follow some rules and you will have the shopping experience that is incomparable to any other in the world!

When visiting Dubai, Always remember that you are going to be in a country with a different culture. The belief-systems differ greatly. It is important to follow certain rules and respect the values. Moreover, the laws are extremely strict so make sure that you do not get into trouble due to the failure to follow them. 

Best Time To Visit Dubai

Dubai temperature won't surprise you.

Dubai has two kinds of weather: Hot and very hot! The months from May to August are sweltering hot and the temperatures can rise to nearly 50 Degrees Celsius. It isn’t a very good idea to plan your holiday during this time.

The best time to travel to Dubai, weather-wise, is from December to February. Additionally November and March are also quite pleasant as you might see less crowd and the hotels can accommodate you easily.

It is advisable to not plan your holidays during the month of Ramadan as there might be some restrictions that apply to everyone in Dubai irrespective of religion.  Unless you are on a cultural trip make sure that you avoid Ramadan.

How To Reach Dubai

GET IN

  • It is possible to reach Dubai by plane, by car, by bus as well as by boat in some cases.
  • Dubai International airport is the most important hub in Middle East. Taxi and public transport facilities from the airport are readily available. As this airport is extremely busy during peak times it is also a good idea to get off at Sharjah international airport which is a mere 30 minute drive by car from Dubai. There are frequent flights to Dubai from almost all the parts of the world.
  • The bus service is efficient too. It links the capitals of the Emirates to each other so it is a good option to take a flight to one of the less busy airports and a bus to Dubai. Tickets can be booked online.
  • Some Cruise ships also include Dubai as a terminal in winter.

GET AROUND

  • Within Dubai, public transport is readily available. Buses and Taxis are a good idea. If you want to drive there you will need an international driving license.

Tourist Attractions In Dubai

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Palm Islands
  • Worlds Islands
  • The Dubai Fountain
  • Desert Safari
  • The Dubai Mall
  • Gold Souk
  • Dubai Creek
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Marina
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Dubai Beaches
  • The Dubai Mall Aquarium
  • Dubai Museum
  • Camel Racing
  • Hatta Trek
  • Ifly Dubai

Hotels & Restaurants In Dubai

PLACES TO STAY

Burj Al Arab: The Burj Al Arab is one of the most state-of-the-art hotels in the world and also one of the most expensive. If you have a lot of money to spend it can be an amazing experience. However, you can also just visit it for the sake of it since it really is a sight to be beheld. One of the best hotels in Dubai!

The H Hotel, Dubai: The H hotel is a famous 5 star hotel and provides a pleasant stay along with all the amenities possible. Its location, close to Dubai World Trade Centre makes it perfect for business travels. 

Citymax Bur Dubai: If you want to stay in the midst of the city but don’t want to bore a huge hole into your pocket, this hotel might be a great idea. It is perfect for an affordable accommodation in Dubai not too far from the city.

Arabian nights Hotels: Arabian Nights hotels, Dubai are one of the leading hotel chains famous for their beautiful furnishings and décor. The Arabian Nights hotel located in old Dubai is absolutely delightful.

The food and service is great. If you are looking for for cold beers, helpful staff and various other facilities at an affordable price, the Arabian Nights hotel is for you. The checkout time is very early so you can reach your next destination in time.

Festivals & Events In Dubai

Dubai Shopping Festival

It is estimated that around 3 million people from around the world travel to Dubai for the Dubai shopping festival. This festival which takes place during the first few months of the year. You can find amazing discounts and even win prizes if you visit during this time.

Global Village: Held in October.

Eid in Dubai: Eid al Adha: Held in October.

Dandiya Raas with Aadesh Srivastava & Diwali Fair: Held in October.

Modhesh World Festival: Modhesh World festival attracts several visitors. This festival takes place during the hot summer months and yet is extremely popular. If you have children, this festival is perfect for a family trip. It includes many evens and the main theme is family entertainment.

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