Dubai is one of the most exciting and intoxicating cities in the world. Over the past four decades, Dubai has seen a transformation from a desert backwater into one of the world’s most glamorous and futuristic destinations. What was once sandy scrub has morphed into a spectacular cityscape towered over by the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the iconic sail-shaped Burj al Arab Hotel and the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island, whose fronds branch into the Persian Gulf. Visitors are attracted by the year-round sunshine, luxury shopping, world-class family attractions and so much more.
Millington Travel have been booking holidays for clients to Dubai for many years. We have seen the city grow into the perfect holiday destination to suit all tastes, ages, and budgets. Thanks to our numerous visits we know where to stay, where to eat and what attractions to visit for the ultimate Dubai experience. Whether you’re planning to visit for a few days or for a two-week holiday let Millington Travel book your perfect getaway.
From high-end restaurants to delicious Lebanese style street food and a thousand other options in between, Dubai takes dining out seriously. Try ‘The Walk’, a one-mile strip of hotels, shops and restaurants at the southern end of Jumeirah Beach for a great selection of restaurants (Gary Rhodes Twenty10 and Frankie’s Italian are two of our favourites). And of course, no trip to Dubai is complete without enjoying a sumptuous Friday brunch complete with a glass or two of fizz.
It’s worth bearing in mind that under UAE law, you can only drink alcohol in licensed venues like bars, clubs and restaurants and it’s a criminal offence to be under the influence of alcohol in public. Also, restrictions to licensing laws apply during Ramadan. However, with nearly 500 hotels in Dubai, choosing which opulent venue to enjoy a cocktail in is more of an issue than finding somewhere to have a drink. And as long as you drink sensibly and respect those around you, you won’t have a problem.
Dubai attracts visitors all year round thanks to its climate of constant sunshine and low rainfall. The prime months to visit are October to April when the temperatures are cooler. June to August is very hot but this is still a popular time to visit as holiday bargains are plentiful.