Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is probably the most famous. This modern and bustling tourist state has so much to see and do from the fantastic shopping malls offering duty free shopping to the beautiful beaches. If you are looking for the biggest, Dubai is most certainly worth a visit.

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Dubai

Dubai is divided into various districts including Jumeirah which has a beautiful beach, Bur Dubai which is a historical district, Deira which is the financial centre, Dubai Marina which is filled with skyscrapers, an open air market and expanse of restaurants and downtown Dubai which houses the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building and the Dubai Mall.

Read more about: When to Visit | Things to Do | Beaches | Dubai Attractions | Special Information | Dubai Reviews

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Dubai Hotels (?)

Dar Al Masyaf Hotel Photograph of Dar Al Masyaf Hotel
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Enjoy the facilities or simply relax at the luxurious Spa at the Dar Al Masyaf Hotel which is nestled between waterways and gardens....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Golden Sands Hotel and Apartments Photograph of Golden Sands Hotel and Apartments
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The modern Golden Sands Hotel and Apartments is well positioned for access to many local attractions and serves as an ideal base for families and couples looking for an enjoyable break in the sun....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Grosvenor House Hotel Photograph of Grosvenor House Hotel
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The Grosvenor House Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury and provides services such as a 24 hour butler service which will help ensure your stay is everything you imagined it would be....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Overlooking the Dubai Creek and offering direct access to the Festival City mall and just a 10-minute drive from the airport, this hotel provides a comfortable and convenient base....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort Hotel Photograph of Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort Hotel
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Situated along the golden sands of the famous Jumeira strip, catering to the needs of both business and leisure travellers looking for a high degree of personalised service and touch of luxury....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Media Rotana Hotel Photograph of Media Rotana Hotel
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A high standard hotel with good levels of service and all the comforts you would expect from a large hotel chain....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence Photograph of Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence
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Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach enjoys a beachfront setting along the The Walk with views to Palm Jumeirah. It offers stylish studios and apartments, an inspiring choice of bars and restaurants and a temp...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Photograph of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
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Waldorf Astoria Dubai is a 5 star property located on its own stretch of private beach in Palm Jumeirah. The hotel offers elegantly designed guest rooms and suites, palatial public spaces and a luxuri...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel Photograph of JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
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The luxury JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel boasts a beachfront location and is surrounded by luxuriant greenery sprawled across 51.8 hectares of gardens. A family friendly beach resort the hotel offers a kid...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Photograph of Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
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The contemporary Movenpick Hotel at Jumeirah Lakes Towers fulfils all your holiday needs, rooms are comfortable and well equipped, and the location is within easy reach of Jumeirah Beach and the Dubai...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Al Murooj Rotana Hotel Photograph of Al Murooj Rotana Hotel
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Offering luxury accommodation and a tropical ambience, this hotel offers elegance and exceptional service and makes the ideal choice for those looking for sophistication and a indulgent holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Al Qasr Hotel Photograph of Al Qasr Hotel
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The Al Qasr Hotel is surrounded by water, forming a virtual island with canal style waterways and a 2km wide beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Dubai Reviews

Holiday Date:25th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel
Room:Deluxe Single
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Great for shopping and restaurants. Taxis are plentiful and the metro is easily accessible and an inexpensive mode of travel to explore Dubai. The beaches are not great and tend to be small.

Holiday Date:8th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Golden Sands Hotel and Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Close to metro and Burjaman shopping mall (little supermarket opposite Golden Sands 5).

Holiday Date:23rd Oct 2016
Accommodation:Majestic Hotel Tower
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

It is a bit out of the way for the main attractions however the transport system is so good it doesn't really matter. The metro is excellent and really cheap. It is near the creek area that has a nice harbour and gold silver market.

Holiday Date:1st May 2016
Accommodation:Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Busy and bustling, characterful with local restaurants and cafes serving authentic foods. Fabulous area around the Creek with souks galore. Fairly easy access to Metro system (around 20 minutes walk to nearest, but taxis are cheap).

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When to Visit

The best time to visit is during November to April when the temperatures are in the 30s. The summer months Dubai's temperatures can reach up to 48C.

For those seeking to enjoy all the restaurants and bars of Dubai, the Ramadan period is probably a time to avoid by law all restaurants and bars are closed throughout the day.

Things to Do

There are many fun and varied attractions and activities in Dubai and plenty to keep visitors busy.

Attractions include the Dubai Zoo, the Encounter Zone at the Wafi City Mall with indoor roller coaster, bowling alley and mini golf course, Splash Land with 20 hectares of log flumes, slides and bumper boats, Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Ice Rink, Ski Dubai and an indoor Dolphinarium. In addition there is camel races, creek tours and Dubai is also popular with those who like deep sea fishing. Thrill seekers will enjoy the waterpark set at the luxurious Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel which houses lazy rivers and the tallest waterslide outside America!

In the desert visitors can enjoy trying out sand skiing and desert safaris and excursions.

Keen shoppers will love the wealth of shopping centres and many include activities like ice skating rinks and the Mall of the Emirates even has a indoor ski centre. Shops range from the high end designer shops to International high street chains.

Beaches

Dubai has several beach parks.

The Al Mamzar beach park has four beaches, two swimming pools and picnic area, Jumeirah beach park offers lawned area and the Creekside Park features an amphitheatre, mini golf course, restaurants and jogging trails.

Dubai Attractions

Dubai Gold Souk is the place to go if you wish to buy gold jewellery in one of the tax free markets and shops.

Burj Khalifa stands at 160 floors and is currently the worlds tallest building. Visitors can visit the observation deck on the 124th floor which offers stunning views over Dubai.

Special Information

Please note: A tourist tax will be applied to all hotel stays as from March 31 2014. The fee is payable per room per night and will vary between 7-20 dirhams depending on the hotel category and rating.

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