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Dubai Travel Tips

Getting to Dubai

Dubai is a travel destination that has grown in the past few decades. It is home to some of the most impressive designs of hotels in the world. It recently boasts of having the tallest building in the world which is an impressive architectural feat. Dubai International Airport serves as a major international travel hub for travelers from Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. The airport hosts more than 80 international airlines from across the globe. Dubai is also the home base of Emirates which is an award-winning international airline that flies to more than 45 different destinations worldwide. You should not have difficulty in finding a direct flight to Dubai. If you are traveling from North America and shopping around for cheaper airfares, you could also look into flights that travel either via Europe or the Far East, depending on which coast you live on.

Once in Dubai, the best way to get around is by taxi or private transfer. Car rental is available but the traffic can be quite chaotic. This is not a recommended option if you are a nervous driver. There are several water taxis and buses that operate between the resorts in Dubai, and this is a convenient and pleasurable way to get around.

Luxurious Comfort in Dubai

The one thing that is quite evident among the hotels, resorts and apartments in Dubai is that little expense has been spared when it comes to furnishings. You can expect to find high-quality linen, state-of-the-art entertainment centers and stylish designs. The most popular rental apartments are located along the beachfront. Many have superb sea views and open-air balconies. Because of the warm and humid climate, most buildings are air conditioned. The living areas are stylish and functional, and the kitchens are usually equipped with every modern appliance and convenience you can think of.

Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai is well known as a shopping destination because of its duty-free shopping policy. There are several impressive modern shopping malls where you can buy everything from appliances to clothing. You can expect to find designer brands, haute couture, and a wide range of high-tech gadgets. The more traditional markets are known as souks. Many of the historic structures have been restored, making them easily accessible to modern travelers. The souks contain a wonderful blend of both modern and old traditional goods. You can find fabrics and spices from India, CDs, DVDs, electronic gadgets and a wide range of ornaments.

The one item that easily and widely available in Dubai is gold. You can find both 18-carat and 22-carat gold that is fashioned into jewelry, ornaments and a wide variety of designs. One thing to note is that gold items are sold by weight, and craftsmanship seldom affects the price. You should therefore select the items you buy with care so you know what you buy is of a decent quality. In general, the prices of gold items are almost half of what you will find in western countries.

Dubai is a destination that offers a variety of outdoor activities. You can go scuba diving in the ocean and enjoy warm water temperatures, excellent visibility and an impressive array of marine life. A short drive away from Dubai City, you will find yourself in the desert. Here you can enjoy a 4x4 dune excursion where you traverse the towering and shifting sands of the desert. If you’d prefer something more traditional, you can join a camel excursion.

Best Time of Year to Visit UAE

Dubai has a subtropical, semi-arid climate. This results in high temperatures and high levels of humidity, especially in the summer months. Rainfall is infrequent and occurs mainly in the cooler winter months. Dubai can be visited year-round but is best in the cooler months. Explore Dubai from vacation rentals offered by owner - choose from our holiday apartments in Dubai.

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