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DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

In less than 25 years, Dubai has skyrocketed. It has developed from an unknown fishing village into one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on earth. The city has grown at a dizzying pace: 40 years ago, there were no high-rises. Today, there are gigantic man-made islands in the shape of palm trees that are visible from space; you'll even find the first seven-star hotel and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Discover this great Arab metropolis, where one lives according to the motto "if you can dream it, we can build it."

Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is controlled by an ambitious royal dynasty. Dubai owes its phenomenal growth to the vision of this family. With the discovery of oil reserves in the 1960’s, this simple fishing village soon become a powerful financial centre and a major transportation hub in the region. When the oil began to flow less freely, the city focused on tourism and banking.

Dubai is now a paradise for shoppers. Look for bargains in the dazzling glare of the Gold Souk, or shop till you drop in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium and an indoor theme park.

Dubai offers attractions that stand in stark contrast to the arid environment. Admire the world's largest dancing fountain or grab your skis and hit the slopes on real snow at Ski Dubai.

Of course, Dubai has more to offer than just luxury created by man. Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the nature of the wetlands and discover the magical desert environment in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Due to the fantastic climate throughout the year Dubai is a great destination. If you don’t like temperatures above 40 degrees, it is best to visit Dubai during the winter and spring months.

Dubai has excellent public transport with more than 50 bus routes, water taxis and a metro system. For those who prefer to drive, the car rental companies have a generous offer. Book a trip to Dubai with Expedia today!

Where to stay in Dubai

Top hotels in Dubai

Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel
Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel
5 out of 5
Al Mattla'ee Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai
The price is Rs4,015 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Walk and Dubai Marina Mall. Ibn Battuta Mall and Ain Dubai are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (458 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, close to night life and beach. Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Stella Di Mare Dubai Marina Hotel
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
5 out of 5
No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The price is Rs16,215 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Palm Jumeirah resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Aquaventure, Jumeirah Beach and Emirates Golf Club. Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,207 reviews)

"I paid for a sea view and was places in a room with the view of the pool"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2020

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is Rs19,800 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec

Located in Palm Jumeirah, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aquaventure, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Jumeirah Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,487 reviews)

"Simply put...it cost money to get the amenities, dolphins, jet ski, zip line...but it’s all worth it..just save money...we had a blast!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

Atlantis The Palm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Dubai

Marina Hotel Apartments
Marina Hotel Apartments
Marina Walk El Emreef Street No 14, Dubai
The price is Rs6,337 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec

Located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Jumeirah Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Emirates Golf Club. Ibn Battuta ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)
Great place

"Great place and location ! 15 mins away from the Business district but seconds away from the Marina Walk ! Beautiful place, great views ans amenities. Only thing is there were cockroach in the kitchen, probably due to humidity."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Marina Hotel Apartments
 DAMAC Maison Mall Street
DAMAC Maison Mall Street
5 out of 5
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Downtown, Dubai
The price is Rs7,535 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

This family-friendly Dubai aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Dubai Water Canal and Dubai Fountain. Dubai Aquarium & ...

3.7/5Good! (336 reviews)

"I liked everything about the stay how clean it is the location n and how nice the workers are"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

DAMAC Maison Mall Street
Hyatt Regency Galleria Residence Dubai
Hyatt Regency Galleria Residence Dubai
5 out of 5
Deira Corniche, Po Box 6655, Dubai
The price is Rs4,035 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

This family-friendly Dubai aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Deira Twin Towers Shopping Centre, Gold Souk and Naif Souq. Spice Souk ...

3.9/5Very Good! (149 reviews)

"I enjoyed the modern spacious apartment with a shopping mall, grocery store, barber salon on the ground level. The Hotel side provides a revolving restaurant, spa, and lounges that create a relaxing getaway without leaving the building."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Galleria Residence Dubai
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Dubai

Reviews of Dubai

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 27.493380406001766%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.898499558693733%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Food is incredible and so is the customer service. Walking around is not the average mode of transport, so expect to take taxis or rent a car. Everything is very spread out but there is a lot to see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Mar 2020

Amazing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Dubai is my favourite place to go to. It offers everything from cosmopolitan city to a relaxing day by the pool.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

one of my favourite destinations, cant wait to come back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

An interesting city with some impressive sights which are well managed. Our stay was a few days in transit but managed to see some main sights. Ideal for a short break.

5/5 - Excellent

Dee

15 Mar 2020

Amazing place, it’s safe and clean with a lot to do

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