Dubai is a sensational desert city, where East and West come across, mixing between the Arabic historical ambiance and the modernized world. It is one of the seven emirates of the UAE, reflecting a wealthy prospect in culture, architecture and history, with its deluxe innovative skyscrapers, old and modern attractions. As a crossroads of the three continents Asia, Africa and Europe; Dubai is considered as an international business center and a major international-quality tourism destination. Offering wide ranges of activities all year along, it is the x` for any kind of tourists whether adventures seekers, shopping lovers, leisure travelers, or business travelers.
With a dry subtropical climate and year-round sunshine, Dubai welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world, offering luxurious hotels, mega shopping malls, enthralling deserts, and gorgeous beaches and parks. Dubai is a cosmopolis that possesses the world’s largest mall, tallest tower, biggest dancing fountain and highest-rated luxurious hotel. Having more than 70 shopping centers along with the largest shopping center, Dubai Mall, Dubai has been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”.
The weather in summer can be extremely hot, so we advise you with the best time to visit is between November and March to get the chance to experience all kinds of activities that Dubai has to offer.
The main airport of Dubai is Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB), which is considered as the main hub for Emirates Airlines and the national carrier in charge of flights to Dubai. It also shows the highest amount of transfer from Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft of any airport in the world.
Dubai tries to attract tourists to a world full of attractions. It can be divided into two categories such as, in old Dubai we have:
Dubai Museum, which is located at the southern end of the Dubai Creek. It begins with al-Fahidi fort, then with the extension built underneath the fort, displaying Dubai's history by applying the latest technology, with original sights and sounds as vivid dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits.
Jumeirah Mosque, It is an example of the Islamic architecture interiorly designed. It was built in the medieval Fatimid tradition with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome.
However, modern Dubai has a variety of attractions, such as:
Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest structure at 828 meters and 160 floors, and the 2nd highest after the Shanghai World Financial center.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located in Dubai Mall, with 48-meter long Aquarium tunnel that takes you 11 meters under the surface, showcasing more than 300 species of marine animals.
Palm Islands, Located just off the coast of Dubai, as a major urban development, the three largest artificial islands in the world are constructed to add a beautiful beachfront to the area.
Dubai is considered as one of the most sophisticated cities regarding architecture and technology, it is a city that impresses the visitors with its astonishing sights.
Only remember that Dubai is an active city, so make sure to book your hotel as close as you can get to the places you want to see to save your time and money.
Dubai has a myriad of hotels, so finding one should not be an issue. Like most of the cities, the luxury hotels are quietly expensive, but despite that, it also offers low and mid-priced hotels.
So, here you go some tips on what to look for before booking a hotel to save money on hotels that can be used for shopping, sightseeing or simply dining out in one of the finest restaurants.
Determine your budget and do your research. You can set the budget per night by comparing the prices and facilities offered for the different rooms. As extra information, paying in local currency is the cheapest way while saving on exchange rates.
Choose your location. It is the main point that would determine a hotel room pricing. Try to pick a room facing inland instead of a sea view one as it costs much less. It is also preferable to book hotels near metro stations for a better connection to shopping and sightseeing.
Know your travel season. It is advisable to avoid peak dates to take advantage of the great discounts, which mostly occur during the summer and festive seasons.
Take a note of local policies. Dubai is an Islamic country, so it has certain serious policies about accommodation, food, alcohol and smoking.
If you’re simply looking for exploring the city with a low budget or want to take a quick break, You have low budget hotels, such as Top Dubai Apartment, Panorama Hotel Bur Dubai and Time Palace Hotel
As we already know, Dubai keeps developing and the hotels are springing up all over the city at a high rate, so this would definitely reflect the actual number of the hotels which is 642 hotels for now.
Get to live the experience in Dubai's top hotels which are the most booked by visitors, such as Novotel Suites Dubai Mall Of The Emirates, Ibis Mall Of The Emirates, Premier Inn Dubai Investment Park and Holiday Inn Express Dubai Safa Park.
Have an unforgettable adventure by staying in the heart of the city hotels, such as in Sofitel Dubai Downtown and enjoy shopping in Dubai Mall. Also, have a stay in Taj Dubai and attend Dubai Opera shows, however you can stay in Palace Downtown and enjoy eating in Souk Al Bahar that overlooks the amazing water show of Dubai fountain.
If this is the first time for you to visit Dubai we would love to suggest to you the most recommended hotels measured by star rates, reviews and provided services, such as DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel And Residences Dubai – Al Barsha and Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Residences.
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Food in Destination will be costing around 35.74 SAR.
Dubai is dealing in AED, so make sure to budget your home currency accordingly to AED rate.