Dubai - Dazzling Getaway
Welcome to Dubai, the select destination of discerning travellers. Subtropical temperatures as well as a wide range of attractions are on offer. Visitors rave about numerous and amazing sights, such as Burj Khalifa. This spired skyscraper is currently the highest man-made structure in the world.
Special events and best weather
Between October and April the climate makes this area almost paradise. The weather is a comfortable 25°-35° C; during the summer months it is about 10 degrees higher. These are excellent conditions for a visit to the palm tree lined, golden sands of Jumeirah beach and park; also enjoy the impressive view of the sail shaped Burj Al Arab hotel and resort along the coastline. Include a visit to Wiold Wadi Water Park for aquatic roller coasters, wave machines and many more activities. Dubai is on GST (Gulf Standard Time), three hours ahead of the City.
Useful Dubai facts
Always a fascinating showplace, Dubia is at its very best culturally during Eid, the festive holiday marking the end of Islamic Ramadan. This tradition honours a period of spiritual renewal. Another most stimulating venture is a stroll through Dubai's world famous souks. These historic marketplaces are scattered throughout the city. Sharpen your bargaining skills and be prepared, jewellery, textiles and perfumes are among the many items available. Please note, during the month long Ramandan no public eating, drinking or cigarette smoking is allowed during the day. Upon arrival in Dubai, British citizens must apply for a 30 day visa to comply with the country's regulations. Also, make sure you are up to date with usual vaccinations. Compliance will insure that nothing mars your fabulous experience. Eating out in Dubai is close to 45% cheaper than prices in London, as are drinks and groceries.
About Dubai transport and hotels
For travel from the airport to the centre there are several metro options. The designated red line is on a 10 minute rotation at Terminals 1&3. The green line departs from the Airport Free Zone close to Terminal 2. Be sure to obtain a schedule for accurate departure and arrival times. You can chose to pay about 4 AED per single metro or bus ticket or consider purchasing a discounted red ticket which may save you up to $50. The metro and buses will provide economical and convenient travel during your stay. Don't worry if you are out late joining in the eclectic nightlife, taxis are available at relatively low prices due to the locale's cheaper petrol costs.
Prepare for a revitalising adventure, accommodation ranges from hostel lodging for around 100 AED to 2 or 3 star rooms for approximately AED 800. Try to book your reservation early if you plan a visit during the peak season from September to May.