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Guide to Dubai

Dubai is a fascinating city located in the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.  It has a population of around two million inhabitants and is rapidly growing. Arabic is the official language, and English is second.


The city is one of the most expansive and expensive in the world. Located on the emirate’s northern coastline, in the Persian Gulf, it has been a major global trading centre and is the commercial hub of the Middle East.

Dubai Holidays are world-famous for shopping as there are more than 250 shopping malls, including the largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall.  Here, alongside over one thousand shops, you’ll find some unexpected attractions such as Dubai Aquarium with the largest viewing panel in the world and an underwater zoo.  The mall is home to Ski Dubai, the world’s largest indoor ski slope – not something you might expect in a desert.

The Dubai Fountains by Dubai Mall are a spectacular sight, not to be missed.  Watch how the water dances to music and illuminates and shoots up to 500 metres into the air.  The fountain show is a fun family attraction, occurring every hour for a few minutes.

Another family favourite is Dolphin Bay, a stunning dolphin park with adjacent waterpark.  Get up close to Flipper and friends for an unforgettable interactive experience and swim with the dolphins.  Book ahead to avoid queues. Then there’s Aquaventure, a top water park with zip lines, waterslides and flumes that pass through shark filled lagoons (separated by glass).

City breaks to Dubai are very popular due to its word-renowned large constructions which have become symbols of the city.  Check out the Burj Khalifa, the tallest  building in the world.  In less than a minute, you can take a trip up the 124th floor for excellent views across the city.  The telescopes give you a unique look at Dubai past and present, and reveals how the city has evolved.  You can buy advance tickets and save time and money with Expedia.

Dubai lies within the Arabian Desert.  It has a hot climate with scorching summers and warm winters. To experience its distinctive desert environment, take a trip off the beaten track to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Go ‘dune bashing’ in a four wheel drive tour and end the day with dinner in the desert. Buy tickets for this amazing Desert Safari right here.

To enjoy the sand of a beach by the sea, head to Jumeria Beach and Park.  Here you can relax on white sand and swim in clean, clear waters.

Take to water on the Bur Dubai at the Abra Dock. This traditional wooden boat ride will take you across Dubai Creek to the old town where you’ll find Dubai’s traditional souks (marketplaces) selling traditional items and souvenirs. You’ll also find the Gold Souk with hundreds of jewellery retailers.

If you like beach holidays in Dubai then you're sure to love our all inclusive holidays to Dubaicheap beach holidays to Mauritius or Belek beach holidays. Book with Expedia and find out why.


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Address Dubai Marina £106
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Address Dubai Marina

Address Dubai Marina

Al Marsa Street, 66 Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923, Dubai
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    My stay at the Address was spectacular. Everything went smoothly from check-in to check-out. Zakaria and his team were great at accommodating me to a room with a nice view and high floor (very picky when it comes to room selection). I would definitely go back to this place on my next visit to Dubai! ...

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    No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
       
      4.4 of 5
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      Great location , beautiful hotel. Service was outstanding.

      Atlantis The Palm £272
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      Atlantis The Palm

      Atlantis The Palm

      Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
         
        4.4 of 5
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        The resort is great so is the staff but they need to update their TV channels there are only few channels plus it would not allow us to connect via blue tooth to toutube or netflex so we can watch what we liked they need to have smart TV

        Smana Hotel Al Raffa £22
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        Smana Hotel Al Raffa

        37, Al Raffa, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
           
          3.5 of 5
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          Lovely staff great cosy place at an affordable price:)

          Fairmont The Palm £129
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          Fairmont The Palm

          Fairmont The Palm

          Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
             
            4.5 of 5
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            This hotel is located on the Palm jumeirah. The beach is OK, all facilities including the pool were closed during my stay. The hotel is a little old, but quite clean.

            dusitD2 kenz Hotel Dubai £34
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            Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha Heights, Near Internet City Metro Station, Dubai
               
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              Rooms are big and clean. Service is good as well..

              Palazzo Versace Dubai £169
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              Palazzo Versace Dubai

              Palazzo Versace Dubai

              Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai
                 
                4.7 of 5
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                Amazing place and amazing service ! After. Perfect welcome, after seeing our room we fell in love with the hotel. The staff were perfect so friendly and attentive. The choices of pools was great and the general atmosphere very relaxing

                Wyndham Dubai Marina £46
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                Wyndham Dubai Marina

                Wyndham Dubai Marina

                Al Seba Street, P.O. Box 215373, Dubai
                   
                  4.2 of 5
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                  Excellent from start to end! Super clean, excellent location and staff were so friendly and helpful!

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