Love rivers, deserts and cafes? Get away to Dubai!

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!

Known for

Shopping, Skyscrapers and Deserts

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Where to stay in Dubai

Palm Jumeirah
Aquaventure showing rides and a water park

Palm Jumeirah

Known for Beaches, Aquariums, Romantic

4.5/5(278 reviews)

You'll love the stunning beaches in Palm Jumeirah, and you might want to stick around to check out Aquaventure, a top place to visit.

Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jumeirah Beach Residence

Known for Marinas, Beaches, Skyscrapers

4.5/5(353 reviews)

A bustling marina amazing beaches and top sights from Jumeirah Beach to The Walk – discover Jumeirah Beach Residence, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Downtown Dubai
The Dubai Fountain which includes a bridge, cbd and a city

Downtown Dubai

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Architecture

4.5/5(108 reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Downtown Dubai. Dubai Fountain is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Burj Khalifa - Dubai Mall Station or Business Bay Station to see more of Business Bay.

Deira
Gold Souk showing interior views and shopping as well as an individual female

Deira

Known for Rivers, Shopping, Boating

4/5(215 reviews)

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Deira. Check out top attractions like Al-Maktoum Stadium and City Centre Deira, and jump on the metro at Abu Baker Al Siddique Station or Salah Al Din Station to see more of the city.

Jumeirah
Jumeirah Mosque featuring a mosque, religious elements and interior views

Jumeirah

Known for Beaches, Shopping, Skyscrapers

5/5(4 reviews)

The beaches and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Jumeirah. A stop by Jumeirah Mosque or La Mer might round out your trip.

Bur Dubai
Dubai Creek showing central business district, a city and a marina

Bur Dubai

Known for Rivers, Skyscrapers, Cafés

4/5(199 reviews)

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Bur Dubai. Check out top attractions like Wafi City Mall and Dubai Creek, and jump on the metro at Health Care City Station or Al Jafiliya Station to see more of the city.

Top hotels in Dubai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
FIVE Jumeirah Village Dubai
FIVE Jumeirah Village Dubai
5 out of 5
Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai
Rs6,656
per night
2 Nov-3 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"The service was brilliant and the staff work so hard especially the team at the poolside who always take the time to ensure that your needs were met - they are a credit to the hotel especially Jay, Roy, addright and a abhishek a big thank you for making both me and my daughters stay memorable 👌"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

FIVE Jumeirah Village Dubai
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
Rs24,045
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,405 reviews)

"We haavr stayed at many hotels, I would have to save that staying at Atlantis would have been one of the best experiences we have every had. Service was awesome, very relaxing atmosphere and amenities were amazing 😉"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Atlantis The Palm
Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel
Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel
5 out of 5
Dubai Airports, Dubai
Rs13,534
per night
18 Oct-19 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (1,990 reviews)

"Connvenient for those travelling and connecting to later flights.. However it would help guests more if there was someone outside the elevator to direct. The signs say hotel reception this way but the distance on either side is far leading one to wonder if he's going in right direction...I circled ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel

Popular things to do in Dubai

Dubai Mall
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Dubai Mall

4.5/5(666 reviews)

Take a trip to see the largest entertainment and shopping destination in the world.

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa

4.5/5(536 reviews)

The world's tallest building is a phenomenal feat of engineering and home to luxurious apartments, offices and a top-class hotel.

Aquaventure
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Aquaventure

4.5/5(140 reviews)

The most popular water park in Dubai and, with over 17 adventure-filled hectares of rapids, slides, water coasters and vertical drops, it's easy to see why.

Ski Dubai
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Ski Dubai

4.5/5(84 reviews)

Take a break from the desert heat for the day and visit Dubai's lively indoor ski complex.

Dubai Marina
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Dubai Marina

4.5/5(495 reviews)

Visit Dubai’s first purpose-built waterfront development to see a man-made canal city with luxury properties, parks, promenades and plenty of shopping opportunities.

Gold Souk
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Gold Souk

4/5(327 reviews)

The ultimate destination for jewellery lovers, this enormous indoor collection of stores displaying precious metals and stones is famous the world over.

Reviews of Dubai

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
967
5 - Excellent 67.62237762237763%
4 - Good
388
4 - Good 27.132867132867133%
3 - Okay
66
3 - Okay 4.615384615384615%
2 - Disappointing
8
2 - Disappointing 0.5594405594405595%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.06993006993006994%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

14 Oct 2019

Fantastic place great waether beautiful beaches beautiful people

4/5 - Good

Rav

14 Oct 2019

Great place, a must to visit once in your life. Not being my first time, I will not miss the expense of everything, makes London seem cheap.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

14 Oct 2019

So clean and safe where ever you go. Must visit is the Gols and Diamond park for a real bargain.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

14 Oct 2019

Expensive but a great break if you enjoy shopping, mixed in with the sunshine!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

13 Oct 2019

Always an interesting experience visiting Dubai.

5/5 - Excellent

Robert

13 Oct 2019

Great place to go

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