The pearl of the Middle East, Dubai is a city that has flourished and prospered in recent years to become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Not so long ago a relatively small fishing village, the rise of Dubai is almost unimaginable and is now home world's tallest building Burj Khalifa and the breathtaking Palm Jumeirah. In fact, everything about Dubai is larger than life. In addition to the world's tallest building, the city is also home to the world's largest shopping mall, as well as some of the most desirable beaches, exclusive nightclubs and luxurious entertainment hotspots in the world.
Dubai is a city in which relaxation and recreation go hand in hand. If relaxation is your thing then the city's golden sand beaches, huge shopping centres and fine dining restaurants provide ample opportunities for visitors to unwind. Alternatively If you have a preference for action and culture, then the city has more than its fair share of museums, nightclubs and indoor sports activities to offer.
When visiting Dubai be sure to:
Spend a day of culture spotting in the city's museums
Visit the Grand Mosque
Hit the slopes of Ski Dubai – the city's luxurious indoor skiing complex
Soak up the sun on Burj Al Arab Beach
Go on a shopping spree in one of the city's famous shopping centres
Indulge your taste buds at one of the city's acclaimed international restaurants
Socialise in one of Dubai's acclaimed bars and cafes
Dubai in 3 days
Day 1: In your first day in Dubai, a city that is popular for its wealth and richness, you can’t miss a visit to the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper. This building is 828 meters high and it holds various world records including the “Tallest Building”, “Highest Occupied Floor” and it also has the tallest and fastest elevator in the world. In the entrance you can find plenty of enchanting fountains and nearby there are various luxurious shopping malls.
Day 2: On your second day in Dubai head to the “Ski Dubai” that is known as the first indoor ski resort located in the Middle East. It features more than 22,000 square meters that are covered with real snow for skiing and snowboarding. To finish day two in Dubai visit the Burj al Arab - the only 7-star hotel in the world.
Day 3: For day three in Dubai go to the Aquaventure Waterpark and have fun in one of the best water parks in the world that has long slides, zip lines, rafts and many different pools.
Dubai International Airport is the world's busiest airport measured by international passenger traffic, the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, and the 6th busiest cargo airport in world. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Dubai.
Dubai International Airport is located 4km southeast of Dubai city centre.
Dubai International Airport is connected to the city via taxi and bus routes. Transfer between the terminals takes about 10 minutes using the airport shuttle service. Taxi services are provided by the government-run Dubai Transport airport taxi service. Bus stations are located opposite both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. These buses serve the most popular tourist places in Dubai, including all the major hotel areas. Bus stations are located opposite both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. These buses serve the most popular tourist places in Dubai, including all the major hotel areas. Regular metro services to and from the airport are also available. The metro runs at ten minute intervals and stops at ten stations located throughout the city. Car rental services are available from within the city or at the airport for travelers wishing to drive themselves to/from the airport.
Dubai in december
Dubai in August is a really hot destination with temperatures reaching the 40 degrees. It’s much better to pick another season to visit Dubai instead of the summer, such as the months between November and March when the weather is mild, the temperatures are lower but there still is the exotic summer feeling. If you visit Dubai in December and spend the New Year’s Eve there, get ready to enjoy one of the most exciting fireworks in the world.
The “National Day” is celebrated in the second day of December in Dubai and it’s dedicated to the independence of the UAE from the United Kingdom in 1971. During the first half of December, the movie lovers will relish with the Dubai International Film Festival as it’s one of the most prestigious cinema festivals in the world along with the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. Dubai in December is certainly a destination to consider visiting.