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 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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Mr A Goucher, Chesterfield
|25th Apr 2017|
|Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel|
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.
Mr I Campbell, Liverpool
|8th Sep 2017|
|Golden Sands Hotel and Apartments|
|Bed & Breakfast|
Close to metro and Burjaman shopping mall (little supermarket opposite Golden Sands 5).
Mr W Ryan, Leamington Spa
|23rd Oct 2016|
|Majestic Hotel Tower|
|Deluxe Double Or Twin|
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.
Mrs S England, Doncaster
|1st May 2016|
|Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa Hotel|
|Double Or Twin|
|Bed & Breakfast|
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.
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 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.
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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