Dubai

Dubai is a city of contrast and the world’s biggest adult playground. Renowned for its striking architecture, luxury shopping and incredible nightlife, Dubai is the top destination for those visiting for both business and pleasure.

Anything is possible in this incredible city. Feel on top of the world at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, say hello to the dolphins at Dolphin Bay, and scour the desert sands on a quad biking adventure. For those looking for relaxation, Dubai is home to a whole host of luxurious spas, stylish beach clubs and Michelin-star fine dining restaurants. Don’t forget to explore the souks for traditional Arabian souvenirs and make sure there’s time to relax with a cocktail at one of Dubai’s many rooftop bars.

Dubai has accommodation to suit every budget, from five star resorts to economical self-service apartments. There’s no shortage of ways to discover this glittering city – you can catch a cab or bus, but we recommend taking a trip on the Dubai Ferry for stunning views of the coastline.

Visiting Dubai is like stepping into another world. If you’re looking for an escape, make sure this opulent city is at the top of your travel bucket list.

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Dubai Travel Tips

General Tips

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates and is well known for its luxury lifestyle, ultra modern architecture and lively nightlife.

Places to See

There are so many things to do in Dubai that will tempt you if you are visiting with either a family or in a couple.

An absolute must do whilst here is a visit to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s most iconic building. With the opportunity to take in the 360 degree breath-taking views of Dubai from 163 floors up, this is definitely one for the bucket list.

If you will be travelling with a family with children, there are plenty of theme parks for you to visit that will keep the children entertained, offering rides for the more adventurous or for those who don’t like too much of a thrill ride. There is also the amazing KidZania which is a water park that all the family can enjoy.

Getting Around

Getting around Dubai couldn’t be easier. The City Sightseeing buses are a great way of both seeing the city sights and getting you where you need to be. It is a very informative trip and will give you a history of the city whilst you are taking in the sights.

The famous yellow boats will allow you to see the city from the water and will transport you to some of the most famous places in Dubai. The fabulous man made Palm can be seen and you will also sail past the amazing 7 star Burj Al Arab hotel.

There are plenty of other options for travelling around Dubai, such as cycling, rail and taxi. You’ll definitely be able to get from A to B with ease.

Cuisine & Eating Out

Dubai is one of the world’s most exciting dining destinations with plenty of multicultural cuisines to sample. There are obviously many high end Michelin-starred chefs with restaurants but don’t rule out the harder to find hidden ex-pat eateries. Tiny Szechwan diners and Pakistan canteens offer food that is second to none and must be tried to be believed.

The more obvious choices for tourists are restaurants within their chosen hotel, with many top chefs choosing to relocate to such places, it will be top quality. With spectacular views from almost anywhere in the city, it is truly an idyllic place to have dinner and a glass of wine.

Wherever you choose to eat, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Shopping

Many tourists flock to Dubai year after year for the shopping on offer here. The Mall of the Emirates is the most famous and the most obvious choice with die hard shoppers and you can easily spend a whole day there. There are hundreds of designer boutiques and shops offering high end jewellery, make up and homeware.

The malls are air conditioned and as the temperature in Dubai can soar above 50 degrees in the summer months, it’s also an excuse to walk around in comfort!

The Dubai Shopping Festival is held in January every year and goes on for a month – this event attracts thousands of shoppers from around the world. It showcases events, fashion shows and outdoor sports. The sheer number of shops on offer here has definitely put Dubai on the map and ensures visitors come back year after year.