3.4 miles from downtown
Bur Dubai is an important legislative center. You’ll find the Al Fahidi Historical District and the Dubai Museum nearby – a rich collection that chronicles the city’s development. Visit the Grand Mosque with its enormous minarets, or the traditional textile souks, restaurants and shisha cafés lining Dubai Creek.
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5.7 miles from downtown
This area in "old Dubai" is a remarkable contrast to Downtown’s shiny newness. Be prepared to haggle in the traditional souks offering spices, textiles and gold jewelry. Wander along the port to watch fishermen transporting their catch on traditional dhows. Deira City Centre Mall has dining and entertainment for the masses.
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5.5 miles from downtown
Umm Suqeim is a quiet community located along Jumeriah Beach. Wild Wadi Waterpark offers family fun in the form of slides and simulated surfing, and Jumeriah Beach is perfect for getting some sun. Madinat Jumeirah Souk is an Arabian market that’s great for antiques, oils, art, and more. The 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel is also in this area.
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1.9 miles from downtown
Jumeirah is primarily a residential area, but it's also home to the lively Madinat Souk (a traditional Arabian market). The area is filled with low-rise villas. It’s fun to rent a bike and ride along Jumeirah Beach, with its 30 miles of pristine (and private) coastline – head to Jumeirah Beach Park for a publicly accessible area.
Places to stay from $95 a night
4 miles from downtown
Oud Metha is a large residential area only 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The designers of Wafi City and Raffles Hotel took some inspiration from ancient Egypt when designing the buildings at this shopping, dining and entertainment complex, which are shaped like pyramids. Recover from retail therapy with a day wandering in Wonderland Theme and Water Park.
Places to stay from $27 a night
4 miles from downtown
Ay caramba! Al Karama does a roaring trade in replica goods. Burrow through its bustling backstreets and “secret rooms” to peruse endless arrays of “Prada” handbags, “Rolex” watches and “Gucci” shoes. When it comes to food, the neighbourhood is 100% genuine. Pop into Pakistani restaurant Ravi to savour spicy Biryani chicken and sweet lassi yoghurt.
Places to stay from $36 a night
11.5 miles from downtown
Dubai Marina is on track to become the world’s largest man-made marina, with construction to be completed in the next few years. It’s a luxury waterfront destination with high-end commercial and residential buildings, including Cayan Tower, the world’s tallest high-rise building with the famous 90-degree twist, and Marina Mall.
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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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||AED 10 = $2.72|
|Average weekend price||$101 per night|
|Average weekday price||$100 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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