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Home to Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, Dubai is synonymous with soaring skyscrapers that rise beautifully above sunny beaches and desert panoramas. The hallmark of this city is its diversity of attractions coupled with an abundance of opportunities to experience Arabian hospitality.

You can expect to have a packed schedule of things to do when visiting this modern Arabian city, from theme parks to desert safaris. One of the standout city landmarks is the Burj Al Arab, a sail-shaped structure set against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea. A short drive away is Downtown Dubai, home to Dubai Fountain – a visually exciting spectacle of illuminated water jets dancing to music. Thrill seekers can even experience adrenaline-pumping action at Skydive Dubai, Deep Dive Dubai and Dubai Parks and Resorts.

No trip to Dubai is complete without a shopping spree at its glitzy malls and traditional souks, or marketplaces. The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, an open-air promenade, comes alive during the winter months while Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall offer year-round opportunities to shop for luxury goods. For local souvenirs, hop over to Spice Souk, Perfume Souk or Gold Souk.

Dubai's sun-drenched coastline – stretching from Jebel Ali to Al Mamzar – is dotted with numerous public beaches, offering everything from energising water sports to tranquil swimming spots. Kite surfers and paddleboarding enthusiasts can head to Kite Beach, while sunbathers can relax at Sunset Beach.

Dubai is served by two airports, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, the former being one of the busiest airports in the world.

Tonight

From $29 per night

This weekend

From $50 per night

Next weekend

From $48 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AED 10 = $2.72
Language Arabic
Average weekend price $166 per night
Average weekday price $168 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

We really enjoyed our visit and all the excursions we had to...

May 21, 2024

We really enjoyed our visit and all the excursions we had to various attractions. We would definitely recommend visiting Burj Khalifa and the Mall of the Emirates, the night boat ride (was fantastic), the butterfly gardens, the aquarium and the global gardens, the desert safari and the day visit to Abu Dhabi. It is a very clean and safe city with many activities and sightseeing. Taxi is needed in most of the cases, however prices are not very expensive and are negotiable. Online ticket booking is advised so as to avoid long lines and waiting in some attractions. The visitor should be mindful of high temperatures but all buildings and transportation have air conditioning. Cash and credit cards widely accepted. Heavy traffic on many occasions but this is understandable. The marina can get overcrowded, though it was fine with us.

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10

Dubai is a perfect city for all desires and wishes.

May 19, 2024

Dubai is a perfect city for all desires and wishes. For me, as a Business Owner of PRISCO BUSINESS GROUP, we offer consultancy and legal services for relocation and citizenships for residents in UAE to live and work in EU - Portugal and South America - Brazil. There are no cities like Dubai, there is only DUBAI, best Place in the world.

Fabiano Prisco
Fabiano Prisco Portugal
10

Perfect location , the connection with the intercontinental...

May 19, 2024

Perfect location , the connection with the intercontinental hotel and the festival city mall is outstanding. The breakfast at the hotel and the dinner at the intercontinental are so delicious and clean, you can’t get bored from looking at the room view. The hotel team are always smiling and helpful, you get greetings from every team member In the morning and in the evening, the staff are so helpful, the pool staff are always looking for you, best hotel to rest in Dubai.

Mohammed Riad
Mohammed Riad Israel
10

Exceptionally a clean and organised beautiful.

May 19, 2024

Exceptionally a clean and organised beautiful. The boarding of the metro from the city center was an amazing experience as we couldn't believe how people struggle to enter the teain and yet it is overloaded. Our family's most exciting and thrilling experiences were the fountain dancy at Burj Khalifa and the desert drive which was exhilarating.

phillips oling
phillips oling
10

This was an amazing trip and wonderful experience, We had a...

May 19, 2024

This was an amazing trip and wonderful experience, We had a great time! And so much fun.. I just wanted to let you know how much I loved Dubai City . It was so much more than what I expected.  I am definitely passing the word on as to how beautiful it was and how it’s definitely a place to travel to!

Awara Shaswar
Awara Shaswar Iraq
10

This was an amazing trip and wonderful experience, We had a...

May 19, 2024

This was an amazing trip and wonderful experience, We had a great time! And so much fun.. I just wanted to let you know how much I loved Dubai City . It was so much more than what I expected.  I am definitely passing the word on as to how beautiful it was and how it’s definitely a place to travel to!

Awara Shaswar
Awara Shaswar Iraq

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