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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 $32 per night

This weekend

From $62 per night

Next weekend

From $62 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 $13 per night
Average weekday price $15 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Dubai is well known for its tourist attractions, You should...

February 6, 2023

Dubai is well known for its tourist attractions, You should come and see it person. -Fountains and Burj Khalifa light show is something outstanding -Drone show and fireworks in JBR -Have a walk on Kite beach Promenade or from Blue Waters to Marina, Avoid expensive restaurants in DownTown, read TimeOut Dubai before you get anywhere. Get your own car (rent it in the Airport) and see hidden gems yourself

Alexey
Alexey United Arab Emirates
10

We could call this city as a Fantasy world or a Fasinating...

February 6, 2023

We could call this city as a Fantasy world or a Fasinating city. It was just like a dreamland, Dubai has it all. Mega skyscrappers were just like standing stunning next to each other in the City make it looks like a Mega modern city. I was touched by the tag line, "from the Earth to the Sky" it was need to true, you will experince the 360 view from the worlds tallest building Burj Kalifa. Once in life time, one should visit Dubai.

Bhavya
Bhavya Germany
10

The hop on hop off big red bus if a must.

February 6, 2023

The hop on hop off big red bus if a must. Light and fountain show at the Burj Khalife in the evening. Did not like cost of going to the mall to the aquarium, so did not go, also because we did not have time.

stephen
stephen United Kingdom
10

This was my 4th visit to Dubai.

February 6, 2023

This was my 4th visit to Dubai. And every time I visit Dubai, it feels like I have come home. My most favourite places in Dubai are BBQ Nation, Kitchen 6 at JW Marriott, DAILY at Al Barshaa, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Jes Sledder, Zipline at Jabl Jes, Burj Khalifa top, Brunch at Burj al Arab, Buffet dinner at THE ADDRESS, buffet dinner at THE HIDE, Buffet dinner at Fairmont Hotel, Wild Wadi Water Park, Aquaventure Water Park, Motion Gate park, Aventura Park, Kite Beach, Le Mar, and so much more.

Zeeshan Arif
Zeeshan Arif Pakistan
10

I’ve been blessed to have seen great cities like NY, Paris,...

February 6, 2023

I’ve been blessed to have seen great cities like NY, Paris, Rome,Istanbul, and many more. But Dubai topped them all hands down. I think I have a new favorite destination now. Who would not enjoy great food, safe city, pick of adventures and fun, easy public transport, modern facilities, easy access, and much more?

Abe
Abe United States of America
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Except the service of the hotel staff nothing else I liked.

February 5, 2023

Except the service of the hotel staff nothing else I liked. It was a very bad selection, very bad experience. Night temperature was 15/16c with no heating arrangement. A very small round shaped wash basin was placed in such height that myself, being a man of average height (5' 8") felt necessity of a step ladder to use it comfortably, I do no know who the designer was.

Choudhury
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