Endless deserts, impressive coastlines and stunning skyscrapers, Dubai is known for its uncanny verve and obsession for architecture. From its desolate barren past, it has evolved into an edifice of wondrous engineering. Back in time, when the Arabian soil was immature and infertile, Dubai wrote its own fate and charted out an unparalleled, modernistic future for itself.
Over the past few decades, Dubai has metamorphosed from a micro-trading centre to one of the world’s most futuristic destinations. It is not your regular run-of-the-mill destination. It is a testament to the pride and riches of the Sheikhs. Nonetheless, Dubai often reminds you of the traditional culture of the Arabia. The large burgeoning metropolis nestles a corner in time that takes you back in the heart of time, where camels strut over ochre sand dunes, Bedouin houses stand tall in pride and old Arabic tunes play in the background. The old district of Bur Dubai still retains its old charm reminding you of the classical era.
Dubai boasts of an amazing food and culture. There are enough varieties to choose from if you love to please your palate. From Levantine food to South Asian delicacies, you will find the best of world cuisines in Dubai. Their culture and hospitality will welcome you with warmth, and make you feel as one of its own. Dubai is sprawling with cuisines from all over the world. A concoction of traditional and modern platter, Dubai’s culinary journey is a gastronomic pleasure. From traditional Arabic preparations to purely vegetarian dishes, Dubai will treat you with the best of food. Shawarma, machboos and hummus are some of Dubai's best dishes that’ll keep you craving for more. Dubai also has options for gourmet dining started by world famous Michelin stars chefs.
When you talk about shopping in Dubai, the first thing that comes to your mind is the legendary Dubai Shopping Festival that has spanned over 20 successful years. From malls to open-air souqs, Dubai gives you the ultimate shopping experience. World swarms in some of the best malls of Dubai. Not only will you find world’s largest malls, but also will you find the world’s classiest brands. If you want to ramp up your wardrobe with chic collection, then Dubai is your destination. Dubai is famous for its traditional souqs. You will get steal deals on gold. Apart from the gold souq, its textile and spice souqs are a hit as well.
Major airports in Dubai:
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is Dubai’s most iconic airport.
Other known airport in Dubai is the Dubai World Central International Airport (DWC)
Top attractions and activities in Dubai:
The Dubai Mall
Desert Safari and dune bashing
Souqs of Dubai
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers, Atlantis
Time zone: IST-1:30 hours
Official language: Arabic. English is widely spoken.
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Best Sellers for Dubai
Dubai offers you a plethora of options to choose from. A romantic holiday, an adrenaline-pumped getaway, an entertaining family vacation, a relaxing break or a short trip, we have it all. Our Dubai packages are specially curated to meet all your needs. Have a look and enjoy Dubai like never before.
Dubai Travel Guide
From malls to marinas, historical forts to contemporary architecture, food to fashion, here is an integrated online guide on Dubai. Find answers to your questions, take inspiration from unique travel stories and experiences, know what's new in Dubai and unveil the secrets of planning a memorable Dubai holiday. Read our guide and plan your Dubai holiday like a pro!
Photo Story Of Dubai
Sometimes pictures speak a lot more than words. If photos can be so mesmerising, imagine how fascinating it’ll be to witness the charisma of Dubai in reality! Take a visual journey to Dubai and please your senses to the wonder that is Dubai.
Best Time to Visit
- Get the details here
Dubai has a tropically hot weather. The hot months of the year are from May to September. The temperature can rise to as much as 45⁰C. It is quite obvious that these months put off tourists. Although there are some cool places that you could visit in its hot weather. So even if you have planned an off-season trip, there are places where you can cheat Dubai’s heat and have a great time.
Best time to visit - The best time to visit Dubai is between the months of October to April, when the climate is relatively cooler and there are a lot of exciting events like Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Film Festival, Dubai Food Festival, Dubai World Cup and many more.