Dubai

Travel Guide
Jumeira Beach and Park showing a beach as well as a small group of people
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

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
3 out of 5
Opposite Terminal 3, via Street 52b, Dubai International Airport, Dubai
The price is ₹3,925 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
₹3,925
per night
11 Feb - 12 Feb
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,107 reviews)
"Best Premier Inn I have stayed around the world. Clean and bed and bedding was high quality- perfect for a goodnight’s sleep."

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2023

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is ₹47,498 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
₹47,498
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,027 reviews)
"Excellent customer service!!!The food is great and hotel is very clean.A must to visit when you go to Dubai."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2023

Atlantis, The Palm
Rove City Walk
Rove City Walk
3 out of 5
Al Wasl and Al Safa road-junction, Sheikh Zayed road, PO Box 119444, Dubai
The price is ₹8,856 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb
₹8,856
per night
26 Feb - 27 Feb
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (316 reviews)
"Retro. Groovy. Hip. Eco friendly."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2023

Rove City Walk
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.
City Premiere Hotel Apartment
City Premiere Hotel Apartment
4 out of 5
204 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 0
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the family amenities and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (478 reviews)
"Perfect location, and brilliant facilities with very friendly staff. Highly recommended & definitely a place to return to."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2023

City Premiere Hotel Apartment
Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
First Al Khail Street,Barsha Heights, Opposite to Jebel Ali Race course, Dubai, Barsha Heights, TECOM, 119666
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Jumeirah Beach and Mall of the Emirates ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (129 reviews)
"Everything was excellent"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2023

Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
5 out of 5
P.O. Box 502624, Dubai Media City, TECOM, Dubai
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Jumeirah Beach and Mall of the Emirates are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
"Nice city hotel with proximity to the metro. I was sold on the palm view, however, know that the city view rooms and the pool actually face a construction site with loud noises all day long and have not a very serene view. Reserve only palm view rooms if you want to avoid that."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2023

Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
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.

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