Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Dubai to Hong Kong
Useful information about the flight from Dubai to Hong Kong
Multi cultural Hong Kong
Hong Kong has always been a cross roads and trading point between the east, Asia and the rest of the world. With attractions ranging from ancient Buddhist and Shinto temples, to high rise glass towers, and tightly packed street markets, Hong Kong moves at a fast pace and has something for everyone. Add some fabulous shopping, wonderful food, nightlife and local scenery, and Hong Kong makes for a great place to visit.
Hong Kong at its best
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with long hot, humid summers and typhoons which hit between June and September. March till April or October till December are the best times, and at Chinese New Year, which is always the first full moon of the year, between 21.01. and 21.02. There's also the Spring Lantern Festival in March, and the Birthday of Tin Hau, 'Goddess of the Sea' is celebrated at the end of April to beginning of May, depend on the moon calendar. The Dragon Boat Festival, is also fun, on the 5th day after 5th full moon (May/June) and Hong Kong establishment Day is 1st July.
Basic facts before travelling
British citizens can visit Hong Kong for up to 6 months without a visa. However, contact your GP at least 8 weeks prior to travel, and make sure you have the recommended vaccines up to date: Hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, rabies and diphtheria. Most prices in Hong Kong are lower than in the UK, and it's famous for very inexpensive tailoring. Lunch will cost about 100-150 HKD, a Beer is 40 HKD, Soft drinks about 20 HKD.
Local information and getting about
Airport transfer: the Airport Express train to Hong Kong Station is about 100 HKD, and takes around 25 mins to the centre. Taxi prices to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island are about 200-350 HKD. The 44 bus route goes day and night, prices from 10-48 HKD. Good economical accommodation is in Mong Kok Jordan or Tshim Sha Tsui. Hostels from about 250 HKD and 3 star hotels from roughly 900 HKD per night per person. Hong Kong has trams, buses, trains, metros and ferries. A rechargeable Octopus card is the best option to get. Taxis on Hong Kong Island are more expensive than for many other areas. Kowloon for example: 70 HKD for the first 3 km + then 15 HKD per km.