Booking a holiday in Dubai
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
Our Top Ten things to see and do in Dubai
- Burj Khalifa– the world’s tallest building. Take a ride up to the top for an awe-inspiring view.
- Desert safari – take an adrenaline-fuelled 4X4 tour across the towering sand dunes.
- Atlantis Aquaventure – 17 fun-filled hectares of water slides that cater for fun seekers of all ages.
- Dubai Fountains– jets of water rise 500ft up to the heavens in perfect time to
- Dubai Creek – take a traditional boat ride across the shimmering waters.
- The Gold Souk– a taste of the old Dubai. Bargains can be found if you’re prepared to haggle.
- The Dubai Mall – if none of the 1,200 stores or 200+ food and drink outlets
takeyour fancy, visit the Olympic-sized ice rink or the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
- Ski Dubai – an indoor ski resort complete with chair lifts, toboggan run, and REAL snow!
- Burj Al Arab Hotel– take a stroll on the beach and drink in the sight of this Dubai’s most famous hotel
- Golf – Dubai is a golfer’s paradise with lush fairways, amazing backdrops, and all year round sun.
Food & drink in Dubai
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
When to go to Dubai?
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.
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