More than two million people inhabit Dubai, the second largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is home to several contemporary architectural wonders, including Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure. The emirate continues to charm tourists coming from different corners of the globe with its amazing attractions. You would feel like being in a world of fantasy the moment you set foot in Dubai.
Eating out in Dubai
If budget is not a problem for you, Dubai's restaurants can give you dining experiences that can only be imagined in your dreams. You would love the freshly prepared delicacies at Indego by Vineet. Another restaurant for enjoying excellent service and food is the Armani/Amal. Head to the Al Dhiyafah Road during your Dubai holidays to find a variety of restaurants that serve the best Lebanese, Indian and Iranian food at affordable rates.
Places to visit in Dubai
Besides the popular spots like Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Public Beach, Dubai houses another attraction you cannot afford to miss - the Jumeirah Mosque. If you have children accompanying you, they would enjoy their time in Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. They can also indulge in some exciting activities in a theme park known as SEGA Republic. Other places worth exploring are Ski Dubai, Safa Park, and Dubai Desert Conservation Centre.
Fun activities in Dubai
Your holidays to Dubai would give you an opportunity to experience the Dubai Desert Safari, which takes you on an excursion across the scenic deserts. If you wish to savour some panoramic views of the region, you can take a hot air balloon flight. You can also enjoy the breathtaking aerial views of the emirate with a seaplane flight. The Dragon Mart in International City and Dubai Outlet Mall are the places where you can shop for your favourite items at cheaper prices.
Nightlife in Dubai
Dubai offers plenty of options when it comes to late-night entertainment. You can visit any of the famous bars and nightclubs that are thronged by party goers. You would enjoy the excellent music and dance floor of People by Crystal, an award-winning nightclub. The more swanky clubs in Dubai allow the normal clubbing attire, which would take you by surprise considering the dress code enforced in the public places.
Accommodation in Dubai
A stay in Dubai is made possible through a range of hotels and serviced apartments. If you do not mind spending on costly accommodations, stay in any of the luxury hotels in this region; but, if you are looking for affordable accommodations, staying in a service apartment would be a good idea. Metered taxis of Dubai are the best means to get around in the emirate. The drivers are well-trained, courteous and can speak good English. Other options to get around in the emirate are the air-conditioned double-decker and public buses, the Dubai Metro, water taxis, and ferries.
Festivals in Dubai
Tourists visiting Dubai are required to stay away from eating, drinking, and smoking in public during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims observe their fast. At the end of this sacred month, Eid-ul-Fitr or 'feast of breaking the fast' is celebrated with great zest. Eid-al-Adha or the 'feast of sacrifice' is celebrated on the 10th day of the Islamic month, Dhu al-Hijjah. Other festivals celebrated by both residents and tourists are the National Day, Dubai International Film Festival and the Festival of Taste.
Best time to visit Dubai
With regards to weather, you can expect only two seasons in Dubai, winter and summer. Among the two, winter months are the most favoured by tourists. The emirate enjoys pleasant daytime temperatures during winters which begin usually in the month of November and last until the end of March. The cheap holidays to Dubai offered by Lowest2 give you the chance to save big on your trip to this elegant emirate.
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