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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 an Dubai vacation package or Dubai cruise 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
If you’re seeking to escape low temperatures and a cold climate, Dubai is an ideal destination for you. Year-round Dubai weather is warm at a minimum, and scorching at its peak. To avoid exceptionally hot temperatures, the best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. During these months, temperatures oscillate between the upper 70s and the low 80s, making Dubai's winter season the perfect time to arrive by a Dubai cruise 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 located choice accommodations where we frequently extend special amenities to travelers.
With our extensive research, we’ve found that Dubai vacation packages can be affordable; even a moderate budget can still afford five-star Dubai hotels that showcase more of what the United Arab Emirates offer, once you venture off the beaten path.
As a note, if you’re planning to travel to Dubai 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.
All Things ABU DABHI – the UAE’s Second City
The capital and second-most populous city in the UAE, after Dubai, Abu Dhabi stands at the ready to dazzle you with its modern architecture, clear turquoise waters, rich historic sites and cultural attractions, and world famous top-tier restaurants.
Abu Dhabi is an aquatic sport and beach lover’s paradise. The glistening white sands of the city’s beaches are rivaled in beauty only by the crystal blue waters navigated by Abu Dhabi’s many sailboats. The sailing traditions of Abu Dhabi go back for centuries, and the city is also a great place to try your hand at sea kayaking through the city’s mangrove forests, wake boarding or waterskiing in the bay, and kite surfing or wind surfing along the city’s beaches when the winds are up. There are many charter tour options available, including catamaran bay cruises, pearl diving expeditions, and speedboat tours of the city’s coastline.
If you are looking for a more relaxed activity, then try exploring the museums of the Saadiyat Cultural district, where you will find extensions of the Louvre, the Guggenheim, and the Zayed national museum of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is also home to six UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites and the oasis at Al Ain. In the evening, you have your choice of dining options at some of the world’s best restaurants, as well as hundreds of fantastic restaurants whose cooking emanates from the traditions of the Arabian Coast.
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