Dubai is a city of superlatives, home to the world's tallest tower, shopping mall and man-made marina, but on a smaller scale, this emirate is still tied to its days as a modest port town. Traditional wooden boats float past motorboats on the Dubai Creek, the natural sands of Jumeirah Beach flank the carefully sculpted Palm Islands, and the bustling Gold and Spice Souks marketplaces thrive amid the massive Dubai Mall. Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure on the planet is impossible to miss from the moment you arrive. Soaring above the city like a giant needle-shaped spacecraft, it really is a wonder of modern technology and design. The view of the city from the observation deck on the 134th floor surely tops the list of things to do in Dubai. Dubai is famous for its shopping malls, but ‘The Dubai mall’ has to be seen to be believed. It is simply unending, with a 22-screen cinema; an indoor theme park called Sega World; a special park for children called Kidzania; a giant Aquarium with an underwater zoo; and a full-sized ice rink. The topping on this treat is the Dubai Fountain, with everyday evening shows and is a must do amongst the places to visit in Dubai. You can also shop at the local souks for everything, including gold. Your Dubai holidays are incomplete without a visit to the Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, which offers a genuinely great ski experience, with the longest run at around 1,300 feet. Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven-star hotel, has been an icon for Dubai. Despite the many new fancy hotels, the Burj Al Arab still has its charm. From the aquariums that flank the escalator to the underwater seafood restaurant or the exotic glass elevator, it is all eye candy for visitors. The Desert Conservation Reserve makes it possible for the travellers to ride a camel over the dunes. It is one of the favourites amongst Dubai’s top tourist places. The recent addition, Dubai Marina has spectacular skyscrapers; while next door is the effortless glamour of Jumeirah Beach Residence walk. Like a city within a city, this area has some prime cafés, bars and restaurants in Dubai, making it a prime location to visit on your Dubai honeymoon packages. A desert safari offers the chance to get a flavour of the Bedouin lifestyle, from a time when the Dubai skyline was more sand than super-city. Opt for a thrill ride by a Land Rover or camel, while after sunset, it’s a magical experience to sit in the darkness and stare at the night sky. Dubai packages offer an exciting experience at the safari. The perfect Dubai Tour package takes you to explore the exciting Waterparks; Atlantis, Wild Wadi and Yas Waterworld. Enjoy great water slides, rides, wave pools and more at the parks. Dubai Aquarium houses underwater species from across the world and you can enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride there. The Jumeirah Mosque, a marvel of Islamic architecture which looks beautiful under a moonlight sky, cannot be missed. Explore Dubai through The World Gateway's Dubai Holiday Packages.
Best Time To Visit
The Best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. Weather-wise, Dubai really only experiences two seasons: hot and hotter. During the winter months, the city sees blue skies and primo beach weather. However, this is also peak tourist season, so expect plenty of company on Jumeirah Beach.