Located in one of the best locations on the planet and fast becoming one of the world’s most exciting destinations, Dubai is one of few cities that can guarantee it all – great weather, white beaches, clear waters, world-class shopping and superb cuisine. This glamorous hot spot is ever growing and can be reached in just 7 hours on a direct flight from the UK.
Dubai is an ultra-modern city yet it offers an incredibly eclectic mix of things to do. In a single day you can experience everything from domed mosques, rugged mountains, camel safaris and endless deserts with awe-inspiring sand dunes, to sandy beaches, palatial hotels, luxurious residential districts, green parks and superb shopping malls.
Dubai is a shopper’s paradise, with its souks, shopping malls and world-famous boutiques. The city has been ranked the world’s second most popular destination for shopping after the United States and ahead of popular shopping destinations like the UK, Singapore, France and Hong Kong.
The city has a plethora of different types of eateries. Michelin-starred restaurants are aplenty and found in the luxury hotels featuring an extensive choice of international cuisine. Or why not feast on Arabian cuisine in the sumptuously furnished Bedouin tents found in the labyrinth of souks and around the Spice Market.
Dubai offers an extensive range of hotels to suit every taste and budget! From the opulent and luxurious properties all the way through to the very affordable hotels, apartments and studios.
Having fun in Dubai is a must, with so many opportunities to make the most of, you will certainly have a holiday to remember. Desert safaris, a trip to the Burj Khalifa, Atlantis Aquaventure, Wild Wadi, a city tour on the Big Bus, sky diving, hot air balloons and Dhow Cruises are just a small insight into the experiences that Dubai has to offer!
And there is more!
Dubai also offers championship golf courses, world-class water sports, sand-skiing and dune driving, the world’s richest horse race ‘The Dubai World Cup’ and it is fast becoming a major destination for international events such as The Dubai Rugby Sevens. Abu Dhabi is approximately only an hour drive away from Dubai, therefore also makes it a great place to stay for the Formula One Grand Prix.
When is the best time to go?
The hottest months are between June and September, when temperatures can soar to 113-122°F (45-50°C) and humidity levels are very high. Even the sea temperature touches on 104°F (40°C) during the summer months, and swimming pools at hotels are usually cooled.
The weather is much more comfortable from November through to March with temperatures around 24°C -27°C. There is very little rainfall in Dubai, but when showers do fall it is mainly in the cooler months.
Time: GMT + 4hrs in Winter, +3hrs in Summer
Flight time from the UK: Approximately 7 hours
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Language: Official Language is Arabic, however English is widely spoken