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Things to Do and See in Dubai
Nearly every Dubai vacation, whether it’s an Dubai adventure loaded with fun activities, or a Dubai vacation package booked to celebrate an Dubai honeymoon will involve many similar activities.
Certainly, Dubai speaks of Arab modernism. Peer over the Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, to view the architectural oddities of this advanced UAE city, and you’ll find travel to Dubai is unparalleled in its access to luxury. Dubai vacation packages include everything from sensational cuisine at Michelin-star restaurants, to underwater Dubai honeymoon suites. But to truly experience Dubai, one has to go beyond the ski slope located in the Mall of the Emirates and the Gold Souk, to experience all that old Dubai has to offer.
To get started, begin your off-the-beaten-path trip to Dubai with a walk through the old city center; wander through the side streets of the Bastakiya quarter and admire 18th and 19th century Persian merchants’ residences. Walk along Dubai Creek to explore the emirate’s history as you pass less frequented gold souks and spice souks. Take a quick day trip to explore the surrounding area, and venture to Jebel Hafeet, the second-highest peak in the UAE.
The Weather in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
If you’re seeking to escape low temperatures and a cold climate, the UAE is an ideal destination. Year-round weather is warm at a minimum, and scorching at its peak. To avoid exceptionally hot temperatures, the best time to visit is from November to March. During these months, temperatures oscillate between the upper 70s and the low 80s, making the winter season the perfect time to arrive and relax along the Persian Gulf's white sands.
But be warned: if you delay and visit from April to October, temperatures climb past 100 degrees, and humidity levels hover around 90%. So to avoid swells in heat, aim for a winter visit to catch the best Dubai weather.
Dubai Transportation Options
Operated by the country’s Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai’s local public transport is easy to navigate for first-time users. The system includes the Dubai metro, water buses, buses and water taxis, locally known as “abras.” A popular Dubai vacation package addition is the RTA’s 'One Day in Dubai' pass, which provides access to all public transport so travelers can easily navigate from location to location, visiting the city’s premier sights. Before you travel to Dubai, TravelStore can help you plan your travel logistics in advance, as part of your trip arrangements.
A note for those accustomed to traveling on foot: Dubai is not known for being pedestrian friendly. Neighboring Abu Dhabi, by contrast, offers wide, well-lit streets designed for negotiating the downtown area by foot; however, in Dubai, it is difficult to cross streets safely and with ease.
Hotels & Resorts in Dubai
Dubai has a variety of accommodations for every budget located throughout the city. Whether you’re searching for Dubai resorts that represent the finest UAE flavor (think Persian rugs and ornate palatial decor) for a Dubai honeymoon, or a more relaxed stay in a less trafficked beachfront area, TravelStore has choice accommodations where we frequently extend special amenities to travelers.
As a note, if you’re planning Dubai vacation packages during the winter season, anticipate large crowds that flock to Dubai to soak up rays in the emirate's choice Dubai weather. With the influx of tourists, be sure to make hotel reservations as far advance as possible to ensure availability.
More About Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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