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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 $20 per night

This weekend

From $48 per night

Next weekend

From $47 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 $101 per night
Average weekday price $100 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

We visited Dubai for the 2nd time and our ultimate goal is...

August 15, 2022

We visited Dubai for the 2nd time and our ultimate goal is to Skydive. its worth the price and the experience is superb. Music Bars are best places to unwind too. We ate at Filipino restaurants where we can find our Filipino dishes. The best time to visit Dubai i guess is from October to January.

mariam0807
mariam0807 Saudi Arabia
8.0

Dubai nice place to visit and good for shopping.

August 14, 2022

Dubai nice place to visit and good for shopping. But unfortunately this time everything was selling on more than it’s price. There is difference in price in different malls. Best time to visit Dubai is November to February

Mirza
Mirza Pakistan
10

Dubai is amazing.

August 13, 2022

Dubai is amazing. Everything is amazing. Taxi is easiest to get by! Don’t forget to get tax receipts when you go shopping! Also please do the quad bike/camel desert experience and also don’t worry about it being hot - there is air con everywhere ohh and stay at the W!

Racheda
Racheda United Kingdom
8.0

Dubai is a beautiful, amazing, charming and Smart city.

August 12, 2022

Dubai is a beautiful, amazing, charming and Smart city. It's one of the most safest places I have visited in my life. It has excellent traffic with a very comfortable metro 🚇 and 🚌 as public transportation method with affordable price .

Atif
Atif Sudan
10

Dubai is the most happening place on earth.

August 12, 2022

Dubai is the most happening place on earth. There are many exciting places to visit. The safety and cleanliness are the top most things you can experience. All kinds of foods are available in Dubai and mostly the people are so generous.

Kaleemuddin
Kaleemuddin
6.0

dubai has nothing much to offer: from the aurport take the...

August 12, 2022

dubai has nothing much to offer: from the aurport take the gold-card with the train and you will have an amazing view when riding to the city. city is full of high houses, heat and dust. after burje khalifa you‘re more ir less done. it is an artificial city which does not really offer anything to concour or to explore. maybe a tourist ride to the desert? there‘s nothing historic.

Jens
Jens Japan

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