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Dubai Holiday: coronavirus information

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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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Jumeirah Al Naseem £256
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Jumeirah Al Naseem

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    4.7 of 5
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    The Hotel was good, Nice Location Beautiful beach .

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    Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai
       
      4.2 of 5
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      Very good service from check in to check out, all the suites have either a jacuzzi or a pool

      Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel £96
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      Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
         
        4.3 of 5
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        A beautiful hotel. Gorgeous apartment rooms and a pristine beach. I have stayed before (for about 6 weeks) and I just love it. This time was flying through to avoid travel restrictions. Hotel was amazing especially Lingam, the kind conceige, who re booked my flight. Thank you so much. Hotel also ...

        Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers £55
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        Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
           
          4.4 of 5
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          Atlantis The Palm £156
          Reviewed on 21 May 2020
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          Atlantis The Palm

          Atlantis The Palm

          Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
             
            4.4 of 5
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            Excellent and outstanding Hotel, although having renovations at certain parts of the hotel which were not accessible but we sure had a great stay!

            Rove Dubai Marina £28
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            Rove Dubai Marina

            Rove Dubai Marina

            Dubai Marina Promenade, PO Box 119444, Dubai, Dubai
               
              4.6 of 5
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              Highly recommended very nice hotel with good location

              Fairmont Ajman £89
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              Fairmont Ajman

              Fairmont Ajman

              Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi St., Ajman
                 
                4.4 of 5
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                I really enjoyed my stay, it was comfortable but only thing was they didn’t accept our request to offer us dinner, because they offered the same room with half board on booking.com at same price what I reserved.

                Dusit Thani Dubai £73
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                Dusit Thani Dubai

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                  4.4 of 5
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                  I was impressed with the room and the staff were great given the difficult circumstances.

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