Holidaying in Dubai is a unique and magical experience, unlike any other vacation hotspot. With year-round high temperatures in which even the sea rarely dips beneath 20 degrees, Dubai is perfect for those seeking sun, sand and uncapped luxury.
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While Dubai has so much to offer in the way of warm temperatures and incredible landscapes, there’s much more to the city that just the idyllic climate. Dubai is also home to some of the world’s most breathtaking structures, including the word-famous Burj Khalifa, a record-breaking skyscraper which stands at an unbelievable 160 stories high, 450 metres above sea level!
Dubai is also famous for its selection of lavish and high-end selection of restaurants and shopping hotspots, ideal for those who enjoy a slice of the high life during their vacations. You’ll notice there’s no shortage of warm and welcoming locals to encounter around the lavish city too, ensuring you’ll feel as welcome and at-home in Dubai as you do in your hometown.
Finally, the glamorous holiday resorts in Dubai must be seen to be believed. It takes only a glance at one of the incredible Dubai resorts we have on offer on Sunshine.co.uk to see that no expense has been spared on the creation of these hotels, specifically to enhance the experience and enjoyment of every visitor.
Food & Drink in Dubai
If there’s one word that perfectly sums up the experience of a holiday to Dubai, it’s “spoiled”, and there’s no exception when it comes to food and drink in the city.
Whether you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, Japanese sushi or even good-old English fish and chips, you’ll find it all (and much, much more) available to you throughout the countless restaurants and eateries scattered around Dubai.
Many celebrity chefs have also opened world-class restaurants in Dubai, including Gary Rhodes, Giorgio Locatelli and Nobu Matsuhisa.
There’s also no shortage of lively cafes and bars around the city, you may want to sample some local favourite beverages, such as Ayran (a refreshing yoghurt drink) or freshly-ground strong black coffee for the early birds! The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 and over for non-UAE nationals, so be sure to carry ID if you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a baby face!
What to do in Dubai
During a trip to Dubai, there is always something to see or do, ranging from a shopping trip to a day at the camel races (that’s right, camel races!). For those who have a stomach for heights, there’s an observation deck inside the Burj Khalifa which gives viewers an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding desserts.
Those visiting with children can enjoy a trip to LEGOLAND Dubai and MOTIONGATE Dubai, where visitors of all ages can visit Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and many more animated favourites. There are rides, activities and much more for children up to their teens included within the parks.
Travel Tips for Visiting Dubai
Those visiting Dubai for the first (or tenth!) time are likely to want to check out the observation deck in the Burj Khalifa. It’s advised that you pre-book tickets to this attraction as demand is high year-round and booking your tickets in advance will allow you to avoid the huge queues of walk-in visitors.
It’s worth noting that it’s always polite to mind your manners when visiting Dubai, the city for the most part lives under Islamic law, so swearing in public or even on social media could land you a hefty fine or even deportation in extreme cases. The following quote from the Dubai government sums this rule up rather well “Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan, and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore, tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay”.
Dubai now also has a much-needed metro system, conveniently connecting visitors and locals to key areas of the city. Tourists will need to purchase a “Red Nol Card” which can be topped-up with credit at each Metro station around the city. The card itself costs 2AED (about $0.55) and single ticket prices start at 4AED for adults (about $1.10).
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