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Dubai
Travel Guide

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

Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is Rs21,373 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

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! (1,391 reviews)

"Loved this resort! So beautiful and literally has everything you would need to have a fun vacation right in one spot! Staff are friendly and resort is very clean and well kept. I definitely will be back! This hotel is also family friendly"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2021

Atlantis The Palm
TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
4 out of 5
Al Saef 1 Street, Barsha Heights, Dubai
The price is Rs3,924 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Barsha Heights, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Jebel Ali Race Course and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Emirates Golf Club. Dubai College and American University ...

4.4/5Excellent! (499 reviews)

"Entire experience was great. James was amazing and gave us an upgrade for me and my family which was very nice of him and we enjoyed everything about it. Only downside would be the smell of the room, smelt a bit of cigarettes but then again, I may be mistaken so don’t let that put you off. I enjoyed ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2021

TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront
5 out of 5
Al Abraaj Street, Business Bay, Dubai
The price is Rs6,211 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

This family-friendly Dubai hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. BurJuman Mall and Dubai Creek are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (472 reviews)

"The location was awesome (Business bay). Staff friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront
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

 DAMAC Maison Mall Street
DAMAC Maison Mall Street
5 out of 5
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Downtown, Dubai
The price is Rs6,680 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar

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 & ...

3.8/5Good! (338 reviews)

"Had an amazing time all the employees are very very friendly and respectful. Very time you see them they all have on a beautiful smile and their attitude matches it. Long story short my credit card accidentally ended up in the garage the Dubai mall is near so I went shopping that day, when I came ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

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 Rs3,727 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (166 reviews)

"Apartment was big and spacious. Amenities were great."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Hyatt Regency Galleria Residence Dubai
DAMAC Maison Distinction
DAMAC Maison Distinction
5 out of 5
School Street Burj Area, Business Bay, Dubai
The price is Rs7,835 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

This family-friendly Dubai aparthotel is located in Downtown Dubai, within 1 mi (2 km) of Souk al Bahar, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (80 reviews)
Excellent Accomodation

"Check-in: Smooth Check in. Had to provide them our passports and Credit card for their records. The staff is very friendly and professional. Room service was spot on. Would love to come back again."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2020

DAMAC Maison Distinction
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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Reviews of Dubai

4.6

Top Destination

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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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