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 Rs3,935 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Garhoud, this hotel is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Dubai Festival City Mall and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from City Centre Deira. Dubai Tennis Stadium is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"Good relatively scent free room. Good A/C, quiet room despite airport location. Excellent shuttle service to airport. Good shower. No CNN or BBC English on TV. Convenient location but complicated approach by taxi."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Dubai Airport
TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Dubai Airport
4 out of 5
Damascus Road Al Qusais, Near Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai
The price is Rs5,228 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in Al Qusais, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Al Twar Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sahara Centre and Al Mamzar Beach Park. Expo ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (342 reviews)
"excellent service from Yam and Deshan"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Dubai Airport
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is Rs43,234 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in Palm Jumeirah, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aquaventure, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sheikh Zayed Road ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,184 reviews)
"amazing hotel"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

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.
First Central Hotel Suites
First Central Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
TECOM, Al Barsha 3, Dubai
The price is Rs5,015 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
This family-friendly Dubai aparthotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jebel Ali Race Course, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai College. ...
3.8/5 Good! (531 reviews)
"Staff were helpful and efficient and it’s in a good location. I’m not giving it a five star because the gym and pool could do with a refurbishment as the equipment is old."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

First Central Hotel Suites
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
P.O. Box 502624, Dubai Media City, TECOM, Dubai
The price is Rs12,772 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in Dubai Internet City, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sheikh Zayed Road, The Walk and Jumeirah Beach. Dubai Marina Mall and Skydive Dubai ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"New, clean, modern ! Comfortable rooms !"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites
Emirates Grand Hotel Apartments
Emirates Grand Hotel Apartments
Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centr, Dubai
The price is Rs7,093 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in Trade Center, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Financial Centre. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater ...
3.1/5 (382 reviews)
Amazing View
"It was ok, however view from the hotel was awesome - take burj khalifa view"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2021

Emirates Grand Hotel Apartments
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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