Dubai, one of the seven ‘emirates’ which make up the United Arab Emirates, is a quickly expanding, modern city. Luxurious to the extreme and a site to behold. It’s main aesthetic draws being its incredible collection of futuristic skyscrapers and vast stretches of deep blue coastline. You’ll find your holiday in Dubai to be memorable and wonderful.
Looking at the long lists of attractions in and around Dubai can be daunting, but lets start with some of its more unique aspects like the artificial island. Shaped like a palm tree and home to around 100 islands - impossible to behold but especially beautiful from the sky. The Burj Khalifa tower - otherwise known as the tallest building in the world and the world's only seven star (though in reality it is officially 5) - the Burj Al Arab.
Outside of the city you’ll find deserts that are ripe for exploration. Take a desert safari for an enchanting way to learn about Arabic culture while indulging in sand skiing and an evening feast under a shimmering desert sunset.
If water is more your thing then a day cruising the creek will be an ideal way to explore and appreciate this vast city from a different perspective. The marina looks wonderful from the water and if you’re looking for a way to spend a romantic evening then consider a dinner cruise.
If like many, you’re looking to spend some of your Dubai holiday on the beach, then you’ll be glad to see the vast stretches of white sandy beaches. Complete with crystal clear azure waters, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Jumeirah beach is home to the Burj Al Arab hotel, which provides a unique backdrop to a day on the beach. The luxurious Al Mamzar Beach Park is home to four beaches and two swimming pools. The man made harbour and beaches in Jebel Ali are home to some of the better water sports such as wind surfing and surfing, and you’ll find them to be less crowded than others.
There are also Indoor skiing and incredible restaurants to hand. You’ll find everything from western haute-cuisine to Asian style street food. All served up in a fantastic atmosphere that is as much a part of the experience as the food itself.
For an interesting bar experience head to the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab. Where you’ll be welcomed by awe-inspiring views out over the city, excellent service and a bar tab to match - but it’s worth it for the experience alone.
We have a great selection of cheap Dubai holidays for 2014. Including budget Dubai holiday deals and last minute holidays in Dubai and UAE that are perfect for groups, families and couples alike.
Weather in Dubai
Temperatures are at their hottest in June, July and August...in the low 30s up to mid 30s.
The coldest month, but by no means cold is December and January. Dubai is a great place to seek some winter sun.
Dubai holidays monthly temperatures
Dubai holidays - Key Facts
Here are some key facts about Dubai:
- Approximate flight time from the UK - 7 hours
- Destination Airport - Dubai International Airport (DXB)
- Currencies - Dirham AED
- Official Language - Arabic
- Popular Languages - English
Shopping & Water sports
Holidays to Dubai excel in luxury. This goes for everything from the lines of haute couture in the cities (world’s biggest) malls, to the sky scraping hotels and water parks.
The worlds biggest water park, situated in the grounds of the Atlantis hotel, offers visitors water-coasters, slides and river rides. It’s a perfect attraction for those travelling with families. Of course, it doesn’t stop there - there are luxurious spas and award winning architecture all around the city.
Dubai offers world-class shopping with an Armani hotel to match. Dubai is after all the ‘shopping capital of the Middle East. With the likes of Quaint markets (or souq’s) like the Bur Dubai Souq and the colourful Deira Spice Souq. As with many places, watch out for pushy vendors.
For something a little different consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the Dubai desert. Great for photographers and an excellent ending to an unforgettable Dubai holiday.