Often perceived as a holiday destination for the affluent, Dubai has a lot more to offer than just shop, dine and relax for the richie-rich. This incredible city is the second largest out of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai or Dubayy (in Arabic) is that rare melting pot of an abode that is a delicious amalgamation of retaining traditions as well as promoting modernity. This metropolis can thus appeal to youngsters wanting to shop and have fun as well find takers among the older generation who want to soak in the old-worldly charm that the city has to offer. Known for its thriving and prosperous business community, visitors from all over the world visit the city to conduct their professional activities. Dubai boasts some of the best hotels for a luxurious and comfortable stay. There are hotels for every budget type, high end luxury hotels for the affluent and cheap yet comfortable accommodation for budget travellers.
One of the most popular and must-see sightseeing destination in this cosmopolitan city is the sky-piercing Burj Kalifa which stands tall at 828 meters in Downtown Dubai. Famously known as the tallest man-made tower in the world, this incredible structure is aptly named as the Jewel of Dubai and allows tourists a breathtaking view of the city's skyline and beyond. If relaxation is in the agenda, then be sure to visit the Palm Jumeirah. This man-made island in the shape of a palm tree offers a host of activities from shopping in high-end malls to hotels to luxury beach resorts.
Artifact lovers can delight themselves by visiting the Dubai Museum which is located at the Al Fahidi Fort. From ancient instruments to hand-crafted weapons, go back in time to revisit history all over again. Sea-life enthusiasts can take pleasure by stopping over at the Dubai Aquarium which houses Otters, piranha, Humboldt penguins, caiman crocodiles, lion fish, giant spider crabs and millions of sea-creatures that you can imagine. Scuba diving, glass bottom boat ride, swim with the sharks and meet the dolphins are some of the activities offered there.
Shop-a-holics can satisfy their crave for shopping by visiting the world-famous Dubai Mall. It is renowned for the Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August. Shoppers of the traditional kind may want to stop over at the Deira Souks which houses the largest gold bazaar in the world as well as the Deira Spice Souq where every single imaginable spice is available be it frankincense, cumin, paprika, saffron, sumac and thyme as well as the fragrant oud wood, rose water and incense.
Dubai is known for its year-round sunshine. Since it is surrounded by many desserts, the city is famous for its sub-tropical and arid climate. The weather can be as low is 50 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is very rare and is usually around winter, amounting to as less as 5 days a year.
Stay options are abundant in Dubai and travelers can choose from an array of 5 star hotels, 4 star hotels, 3 star hotels for every budget, be it the best hotels for the luxury craving connoisseur, or a cheap stay for backpackers. Budget travelers can choose from a range of value for money hotel apartments. Check out the best deals and offers at some of the well-known hotels in Dubai. Avail customized packages for domestic & international trip by expert agents. Lowest prices guaranteed on online hotel bookings. Plan your holiday with us for hassle-free Airport Transfers, Meals, Sightseeing, Hotel Bookings & lots more.