Dubai Travel Blog

Home » Dubai Travel » Dubai Travel Blog

This post may contain affiliate links.

It was love at first sight for us in Dubai. From the moment we left the airport, Dubai was one big wow. We posted about our fantastically fun camel-riding, belly-dancing, dune-jumping adventure in the desert. We’ve told you about the cultural heritage tour that took us beyond the glitz into the living heart of Old Dubai. I may have mentioned, more than once, what an incredible experience seeing the dancing fountains at the Burj Kalifa was. Now some tips, a Dubai travel guide, things to do, places to stay and more on our Dubai travel blog round-up page.

Dubai Travel Guide
Welcome to our Dubai travel blog and guide. We like Dubai a lot, it’s different, interesting. We hope you enjoy it too.

The problem with Dubai is, you need a month to see and do it all. We can’t say we’ve been there that long, but we’ve been there multiple times, each time as layovers en-route to Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kathmandu and beyond. Each time we’ve had a blast.

Bookmark this very long guide to Pinterest to use when you plan your Dubai itinerary.

Dubai UAE Travel Guide photos Pinterest, Creek and desert camels

Each time we’ve done the same favourite things as well as added some experiences and tours. Here’s our round-up on things to do in Dubai to help you plan your Dubai trip.

We will most certainly be back to sample more, including the beaches and water parks and to experience more of the great quality Middle-Eastern accommodation, food and service that make Dubai such a stand-out destination.

We’ll also take more tours, (the company we normally use is GetYorGuide, our review is here) there are loads to take out of Dubai into surrounding areas.

If you’d like an overview of the tours, activities, transfers, boat trips, tickets, just everything awesome available from Dubai, then we can give you that. Looking at what’s available will really help you plan your Dubai itinerary.

Dubai is not, at all, our usual sort of destination, a lot of people stick their noses in the air and won’t even consider visiting Dubai. We were surprised how much we loved visiting, every time.

Yes, I found the excess hard to take after leaving the tent villages of the earthquake victims in Kathmandu. It upset me. However, Dubai is what it is and everywhere in the world has something unique and fascinating to offer.

This post relates to personal experience and opinion only, please double check facts for yourself as things change fast in Dubai.

Dubai Travel Blog

Dubai travel blog riding camels Dubai desert
During your time in Dubai, take a desert safari and dinner camp. Whether your preference is dune bashing, sand boarding or camel riding, we’re sure you’ll love the experience, see our links below. This is my family’s favourite thing to do in Dubai.

Dubai Quick Guide to Activities and Tours

This is our pick of the best tours, experiences, and activities in Dubai!

Where to Stay in Dubai

Dubai travel blog Where to stay ultimate luxury presti
Want to make your Dubai trip a trip of a lifetime? Book one of Dubai’s iconic luxury hotels. The two mentioned below are two of the best hotels in the world. Cheaper options also exist apartment hotels are best value in Dubai.

This is a little tricky because much of it is personal taste. There are some hugely luxurious coastal resort hotels for holidaymakers but there are also thousands of options within the different areas of the city and on The Creek.

It really depends on what you want to get out of your trip. Dubai hotels certainly come in the luxury category and budget hotels in Dubai are, not so budget as elsewhere.

For the ultimate Dubai experience, try looking at Atlantis the Palm or Burj al Arab on Jumeira Beach, you’ll need a fat wallet but it would be an experience never to forget.

Did you know The Atlantis has water rides, shark encounters, a teen and kids club and more? This is a bucket list item to tick off, check it out at our link above.

We tend to go for apartment-style hotels for stopovers of a few days. They include kitchens and washing machines, which makes life easier. They are towards the more budget-friendly end.

The Golden Sands series of apartment hotels in Bur Dubai are popular and usually have swimming pools.  They are away from the coast but in a central area. We’ve stayed at a couple of their apartment hotels and they’ve been pretty good value.

Consider transport options. As a family of four, we generally find taxis are easier and cheaper than the Dubai metro. If you’re not sticking to a tight budget, luxury cars and transfers are easy to arrange.

Getting Around Dubai

Getting around Dubai by public transport train.Dubai
Dubai public transport, this train is serving the area around Dubai Marina, there are fairly extensive Metro systems in Dubai, and plenty of taxis.

When we visited, Dubai had two metro lines, red and green, which covered most of the tourist areas in and around the city.

The red line heads south as far as Jebel Ali. Tickets are per zone.

For tourists you can buy a red NOL card which allows travel on all metro, bus and tram networks.

You can preload your card with the amount of money and zones you wish to use.

Dubai blog getting around bus
If you need to travel between airports in the United Arab Emirates, and have flight booked, you may be able to get a free airline shuttle bus. This one took us from Dubai to Abhu Dhabi.

I don’t really recommend catching the metro as for us it has always been overcrowded. On each occasion we’ve used it we’ve had to wait for several full trains to pass before we could force our way on. The ladies-only carriages didn’t offer any advantage when travelling as a family.

Taxis are a convenient way of getting around the city if you’re only going to a few places. For a family of 4, the cost isn’t much more than the metro. They are all metered and you won’t need to haggle. Just be cautious during peak hours when you could be stuck on one of the many large roads in gridlock traffic.

Buses are common across Dubai but unless you really know where you are going then I wouldn’t worry.  The NOL card will include travel on buses if you want to have a go. We have seen horrendous queues at the public bus station in Dubai, they were so bad we gave up on catching one.

A train line connecting the Emirates is currently under construction.

Flights to Dubai

We were victims of a scam when we flew to Dubai. Maybe read this post on 3rd party bookings (it opens in a new tab so you don’t lose this page)  before you pay for your flight. Most of the local airlines are very good indeed and are some of our favourite carriers in the world.

Both Etihad and Emirates are sometimes able to offer free layover accommodation if you have a long lay over in Dubai.

Arriving at Dubai’s Airports

Dubai has two airports located at opposite ends of the city. The Dubai International Airport with code DXB and the newer Al Maktoum International Airport with code DWC.

Dubai International (DXB) is the main airport and is one of the world’s busiest in terms of international travellers. The information below was correct last time we visited.

It has 3 terminals in total and terminals 1 and 3 (exclusively Emirates and Qantas) are connected via a walkway but terminal 2 is on the other side of the airport.

Getting into Dubai from DXB is easy with multiple options from taxis, private hire transfers, buses and even the metro trains which stop at both terminal 1 and 3 or terminal 2 on a separate line.

Transfers between terminals 1 & 3 and terminal 2 require a shuttle bus so allow plenty of time.

DWC is located some 50 km south of the old town and isn’t as well connected to transport links. Probably the easiest option when arriving is to catch a taxi directly to your hotel. This is more expensive than taxis from DXB. Not many airlines use the new airport and the chances of flying in here aren’t high.

If you need to connect between DWC and DXB then you can catch the metro line as far south as Ibn Battuta and then the dedicated bus directly to the airport. Obviously, it is the same in reverse.

Please double check all of this information for yourself, we do our best to stay current, but can’t guarantee this. I wouldn’t recommend this if you have large amounts of luggage.

The other option is taxi which will be expensive and take a long time. Allow plenty of time as traffic in Dubai can often be at a stand-still depending on the time of day.

Abu Dhabi airport is another option, Emirates / Etihad gave us a free transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi airport.

Dubai With Kids

Dubai with kids blog guide
There are some superb things to do in Dubai with kids, for fun and for educational value.

Dubai is absolutely, without doubt, one of the best and easiest places in the world to take kids. It’s just not a cheap family destination!

There are hundreds of ultra-fun, family, and kid-friendly things to do in Dubai. My children love the camel safari we mentioned above, but there’s also the mall, beaches, pools, and theme parks.

Dubai is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world, if you don’t mind the cost. Dubai is, of course, considered very safe.

For more cultural travel there is old Dubai and Arabic culture to discover. Maybe visit mosques such as Jumeirah Mosque.

Dubai Mall Aquarium Tank blog
The vast main tank at the Dubai Aquarium is visible from the Dubai Mall without paying to go in. That said, it’s very much worth taking your kids here and it’s a great family-friendly thing to do in Dubai.

Just some of the attractions for kids in Dubai are below. Things to do in Dubai with kids, that are child-friendly, include:

  • Kidzania Dubai Mall
  • Sega World Dubai Mall
  • The Ice Rink at Dubai Mall
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Dubai Mall
  • Desert Safaris as mentioned here
  • Legoland Dubai
  • IMG World of Adventure Theme Park
  • Kite Beach
  • OliOli
  • Bounce Dubai
  • Wild Wadi Water Park near Jumeira Beach
  • VR World Dubai Mall
  • Dubai City Walk
  • Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis the Palm
  • Dancing Fountains at the Burj Khalifa
  • Dolphin Bay at Atlantis the Palm

Our full post on Dubai with kids is coming soon.

Dubai Beaches

Dubai travel blog guide Dubai beaches
Dubai has all the beaches you could want. Here, Jumeira beach and the Burj Al Arab

The beaches were very clean and the water calm when we were last in Dubai. Water temperature wasn’t as warm as you’d think but not as cold as the Mediterranean.

The beaches have shops and restaurants backing them but there is little shade making it very hot and exposed in the middle of the day.

If you’re not staying on the beach, getting there will probably require a taxi or shuttle bus as the metro stopped a few blocks back. Our hotel provided a shuttle bus to the beach.

Swimwear is fine at the beach, but cover up elsewhere.

Finding Culture and History in Dubai- Old Dubai

Dubai Travel Blog Old Dubai
Old Dubai and the history and culture of this small coastal town are still there, if you know where to look.

It’s not just about gleaming skyscrapers. Down by The Creek, you can find the Al Fahidi Historical District where wind towers (see them above) coral block houses, and well-restored traditional Arabian doorways give you a glimpse into yesterday.

The historic area is relatively small but is nonetheless fascinating.

Take a tour as we did, before wandering down to The Creek, visiting the souks and Dubai Fort.

Dubai’s Gold and Spice Souks

Dubai Souks the Spice Souk
Dubai’s souks are small but you will find the spice souk and gold souk side by side on the banks of The Creek

Again these Dubai Souks are small compared to those you see in Istanbul or Egypt, but nonetheless, you should go.

Identify spices as you stroll the alleyways and be stunned by just how much gold it’s possible to wear.

Just be very, very wary of buying. Some of the biggest rip-offs we’ve ever seen are here. ALWAYS ask the price first, even for camel milk ice cream.

Cross The Creek by boat from Old Dubai to get here.

Dubai Museum of The Future

Dubai’s new Museum of the Future is due to open on February 22nd 2022. Obviously, we haven’t been, but if it opened on time we’ll be there soon. It looks incredible.

Visitors journey into a future over multiple floors of a stunningly beautiful construction.

Visit the website here to learn more. It’s on Sheikh Zayed Road and tickets should be available soon.

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek boats and ferries blog
You must take a look at Dubai Creek, take a ferry ride between the souks and markets on either side.

Dubai Creek divides Dubai into two areas, Deira and Bur Dubai.

It was the main port and entry to Dubai for many years and it wasn’t until 1963 that the first bridge was built over it.

You can still take boats across the creek but they are mainly for tourists and a few people commuting between the two areas.

A boat ride costs very little and is a nice thing to do when visiting the souks and Old Dubai. These attractions are on either side of The Creek.

The Fish Market

dubai food dubai travel blog and guide
My husband is a chef, we have to go to every fish, fruit and veg market on the planet.

The old Deira Dubai fish market which had been around for decades finally shut its doors as the new Waterfront market opened.

The old market was a great place to visit but it was tired and was long overdue for an upgrade.

Being so busy the vendors had taken to selling their wares in the parking lot out the front.

Like most things in Dubai, it wasn’t updated but replaced with a brand new purpose-built market.

Located near Hamriya Port, the Waterfront Market offers fresh fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables. It has everything any modern market would have with coffee shops and restaurants opening as development progresses.

It isn’t on the metro line so I’d suggest a taxi and get there early to see the day’s catch.

The Date Market

Buying dates in Dubai travel blog guide
Buying dates by the kilo at the market. Try before you buy.

Part of the old Deira Market, the fruit and vegetable market will also be moving to the new Waterfront Market further north.

It will take a while to get it up and running properly and make sure that all the shops have tenants but when it is finished it will be great to see.

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall blog and guide
It’s all happening at the Dubai Mall. You don’t just come here to shop, visiting this mall is an experience in itself. The shopping is good too, of course, from Gap to Gucci.

The largest mall in the world by area is how this mall is often described and you could easily lose days here.

We loved Dubai aquarium on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa outside where you’ll be able to see the water fountain display every evening.

Please check times and dates for variations.

Getting to and from the mall was easy with either the crowded metro (don’t try and catch it during peak hour) or the taxi ranks located at designated areas on the lower ground floor.

During peak hour we had an hour wait to catch a taxi but the designated waiting areas are well manned and all taxis were official and on meters.

You’ll notice that many of the attractions listed above under Dubai with Kids are in the mall. Add to these, one of the biggest candy stores we’ve ever seen (it was opposite the huge viewing tank of the aquarium) and you have kid paradise.

Where is the Dubai Mall?

Dubai Mall Location Downtown Dubai
The Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa are all located at Downtown Dubai.

The Dubai Mall is in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, a country in the continent of Asia, and the Middle East. It is located on Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai fountains.It is part of the Downtown centre, known as Downtown Dubai, a building project which took over 20 million dollars to create. It has it’s own Metro stop and parking for cars. The nearest Metro Stop is the the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station but the walk to the Dubai Mall itself, from the station, is around 15 minutes through air-conditioned walkways and shops.

The Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates are two different places.

Tours of Dubai

We’ve always found it hard to book tours in Dubai, the only local option seems to be to book via your hotel.

Of course, they have an agenda and will point you towards the tours that pay them best.

We first discovered GetYourGuide in Dubai when we booked our Desert Safari (book using this link) and have been using them ever since. They have a lowest price guarantee and come with the peace of mind that a big company gives you.

We use them, we trust them. There are dozens of tours, from sightseeing to dinners to major adventures and thrills that only Dubai can provide. Check out the top Dubai tours and attractions here.

Tours From Dubai

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and multiple tours are available from Dubai.

These are very popular and well worth doing. We tried and failed to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by bus. In the end we took a free shuttle.

Read about getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi here.

Dubai Currency and Cash

The currency of Dubai is the UAE Dirham and most transactions in Dubai will be via Apple Pay, Google Pay or any major credit card.

Read our full post on handling money and currency exchange in Dubai.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa Dubai Travel Blog Guide
The Burj Khalifa is magnificent at 829.8 m tall. Catch the fountain, music and light show at the base of the Burj Khalifa. It’s very special and happens every day.

The tallest building in the world (it may not be now) it stands at 829.8 m in downtown Dubai.

It is so high that we heard people living above the 80th floor should wait 2 minutes and people above 150 should wait 3 minutes before eating during Ramadan as the setting sun can still be seen from these floors.

The building is mixed usage, with apartments, restaurants, offices and viewing areas. It has won many awards for its architecture.

The Burk Khalifa also holds numerous records for base jumping, both official and unofficial.

Each night it hosts a water fountain display which is located just outside of the Dubai Mall at the base of the Burj.

We’ve enjoyed this Dubai fountain show several times now, it’s quite special. Expect crowds.

At the end of the display is when taxi ranks at the mall will be very full. It can easily take an hour to get into a taxi.

Burj Al Arab

burj al arab from jumeira beach
The best view of the Burj Al Arab from Jumeirah Beach. There is a running track and walkway right behind the beach and you can walk along to the Burj. The water here was unexpectedly cold but crystal clear.

The beautiful Burj Al Arab on Jumeirah Beach is said to be the most luxurious hotel in the world. It’s 6 star status actually came about because of a misunderstanding.

It’s certainly a stunning building and a trip to the beach will give you great views. If you’d like to stay, check it out. I know I would.

Food in Dubai

Dubai food street food souk
A plate of snacks that we grabbed in the souk. Maybe Indian Emirati, but good. Also possibly the cheapest thing we ate in Dubai. For traditional Emirati food try the Old Dubai tour and lunch we mention in this post.

Obviously, you can get anything you’d like in Dubai, it’s a big modern city. The most authentic local food we found was probably on our cultural tour and Emirati lunch and the street snacks we bought in the souk near Old Dubai (pictured above).

We tend to self-cater a lot in Dubai, not my favourite thing, but good cheap eats are thin on the ground.

Look out for the supermarket chain, Spinneys, there seems to be one every few paces.

What to Wear in Dubai

Surprisingly, there are no hard and fast restrictive dress rules around Dubai.

You’ll see women fully covered through personal choice while others wear swimsuits or bikinis at the beach and around pools.

However, if you’re heading to the mall, a restaurant, market, or really, any public place. Show some respect in terms of dress.

Certain items are not allowed, very short shorts and skirts, crop tops, strappy tops and so on.

Cover up from shoulders to knees and all should be well.

Men should also show similar respect.

Please check current requirements and dress regulations for anywhere you’re planning to visit in Dubai.

The locals always seemed dressed to the nines and you’ll be amazed by the well-groomed, fragrant, dazzlingly white-robed men and their immaculately made up partners.

Even if you can only see eyes, those eyes will be faultless and captivating.

Dubai-Best Times to Visit

December is a popular time to visit Dubai, with school holidays, Christmas, and cooler temperatures making Dubai a great winter sun destination.

Probably the worst time to visit Dubai would be July and August, when you could see temperatures up to 50C.

The best time to visit Dubai is generally the cooler months, November through to February. But Easter can be OK too.

Generally, Dubai is a winter destination for most northern hemisphere tourists (UK, Europe, USA), a summer destination for Australians escaping the Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney or Adelaide cold!

Can You Drink the Tap Water in Dubai?

Nearly all the drinking water in Dubai comes from desalination. The government has stated that it is safe to drink when it leaves the processing plants.

A lot of locals don’t drink the water blaming bad taste and the pipes that carry it.

We’re happy brushing our teeth with tap water but wouldn’t be drinking glasses of it.

Can You See Shows in Dubai?

Yes, Dubai has numerous shows, the biggest and best is probably La Perle by Dragone.

You can also see a belly dancing and tanoura dance show on most desert safaris in Dubai.

What to Take With You to Dubai

There’s very little that you’d need to pack for Dubai that you can’t buy there. Dubai culture revolves around shopping, they’ll have what you need. 

You’ll be in a city, so the sort of travel gadgets we normally recommend are redundant.

Theft isn’t a big worry but think about anti theft bags and devices particularly for the souks. 

Dubai is one of the places that we visit to stock up on things like good quality jeans and underwear, so don’t over-pack.

That’s it for now. We’re heading to Dubai again this autumn so this post will be updated yet again and more content added. It was a pleasure creating this Dubai travel blog and guide to help you plan your trip to Dubai and UAE. Can you use the red Pinterest button below to save this post to Pinterest? Or hover over the centre of one of the long images and a button will appear by magic. You can then choose which Pinterest image you like best. Thanks!

If you'd like to hire a car during your stay, use this car rental comparison tool to find the best deal!

We also suggest you take a look at this company to get a quote for all kinds of the more tricky adventure or extended travel insurance.

Try Stayz / VRBO for an alternative way to find rentals on homes/apartments/condos in any country!

About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

84 thoughts on “Dubai Travel Blog”

  1. What a great article! We’re lucky enough to be a photography company based in Dubai. You’re quite right about the best view of the Burj Al Arab being from Jumeirah beach. We’ve shot headshots there a few times.

  2. Nice Blog,
    Can you next write a text about yacht in Dubai and the market development?

  3. It is interesting to read how you enjoyed many diverse experiences during your Dubai travel. I have always been eager to visit Dubai.

  4. I love how you have gone from making modest amounts through your blogs to now making enough to fund your families lifestyle. It is truly inspiring.
    Keep doing what you do, so that we can continue to follow and learn from you, as we muddle our way through a journey of our own!

  5. Your blog is a captivating read, beautifully showcasing the wonders of Dubai’s tourism and travel scene. It serves as an excellent guide for people seeking to discover the vibrant attractions and unique experiences Dubai has to offer. From stunning landmarks to fascinating cultural insights, Dubai is undeniably a delightful destination to explore.

    Additionally, Dubai provides exceptional transportation options, including the renowned Dubai metro.
    With its extensive network and state-of-the-art facilities, the Dubai Metro offers a convenient and efficient way to navigate the city. Travelers can enjoy a comfortable and seamless journey while admiring the modern architecture and stunning cityscape from the metro’s panoramic windows.

    To elevate your travel experience further, consider complementing your adventures with the luxury of a chauffeur-driven car. Indulge in the convenience and opulence of a luxury vehicle, ensuring a truly memorable and effortless trip throughout Dubai.

  6. Very insightful blog! Thanks for sharing helpful information.

    See why so many travelers make La Quinta Jumeriah by Wyndham their hotel of choice when visiting Dubai. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

    La Quinta Dubai is the perfect choice for a luxurious and comfortable stay in Dubai. Ranked as the top hotel on Tripadvisor, our hotel apartments in Dubai offer exceptional hospitality and customer satisfaction. Book your stay at Dubai’s best hotel now!

  7. Nice Blog, Thank you for sharing this information with us. We also provide family taxis with baby car seats. You can also visit our website.

  8. Your description of Dubai travel really seems tempting. I am actually looking for cleartrip flights that will help me get the same experience in Dubai. I have always dreamt of witnessing the true beauty of the deserts. I wished to witness the belly dance myself and now you have mentioned it in this post and tempted me further. Nice post!

  9. What a sensational guide here. Dubai has long been on our list. The closest we’ve been was Oman, when visiting Nizwa. I just love the feel in that part of the world. Middle Eastern hospitality is epic.


  10. All place is nice but Dubai Love Lake is most top place according to me.

  11. You write such beautiful blog, and its help to introduce people with dubai tourism and travel, peoples make there holidays to know about that places and ideas, dubai is a such a lovely place.
    Enjoy your trip with luxury car with chauffeur service.

  12. What a great article! We’re currently dreaming of going to Dubai again – we’ve been
    there before and we love, love love it! Here’s to a year with loads of travel plans and new experiences!

  13. We offer Dubai Tour Packages From India at an affordable price. Dubai is one of the most visited travel destinations across the globe and this destination is not only for honeymooners but also for the solo travelers and for family vacationers.

  14. Looking forward to try out some of these places! We’ll be in Dubai next Fall… can’t wait to get there.

    • Hi Talitha! Good to see you here again. Hopefully, we’ll be out of here about June, still don’t have passports, and D just bought himself a new kitten, so I don’t think he’ll want to leave here. She’s on the Tropical Food Garden Instagram, super cute. Have a great trip!

  15. I really like this article you have written. Most of the things you mention here are very accurate. We also have Luxury Holiday Homes in Dubai.

  16. Wonderful post! I recently filled out the Dubai Visa Application Form with the help of a reputable visa consultancy. Since then, I have been looking for some interesting places to visit in Dubai. That is when I stumbled upon your post. Your interesting Dubai travel guide coupled with beautiful pictures has piqued my interest. I am pretty excited to visit Dubai with my husband next month.

  17. What a great article! We’re lucky enough to be a photography company based in Dubai. You’re quite right about the best view of the Burj Al Arab being from Jumeirah beach. We’ve shot headshots there a few times.

  18. Hi,
    It’s great content. This is the ultimate guide for first-time Dubai travelers. Really informative and fun to read, I am planning to visit Dubai, I have book also H Hotel Dubai, as per my google search The H Dubai Hotel is located right in the heart of the Middle East’s most dynamic city. The city’s main attractions including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Dubai Mall, Dubai Garden Glow, La Mer Beach, and Dubai World Trade Center are a short distance from the hotel.

  19. Hello,

    You have a comprehensive Dubai travel guide here. This will help travellers interested in doing self-packaging, find their way around Dubai. I’ve commented with love from Dubai tour pro.

  20. Arabian Desert Safari

    Dubai Desert Safari tour is among the very popular activities. The combination of various activities is the reason behind it,s popularity. Dubai desert safari deals include dinner, tours & shows.

    Desert Safari Dubai
    Desert Safari Toura

  21. Your content is amazing, I appreciate it. But if you want to off-roading in the desert of Dubai, You can contact us, we care about your experiences.

  22. Greetings,
    Awesome blog. Burz Khalifa is my favorite place over there.

    Beyond Dubai

  23. Excellent post! Your Dubai travel experiences have nudged me to get a Dubai visa. Some of the adventure activities like camel riding, dune jumping, belly dancing and desert safaris look really enjoyable. I would love to experience all these amazing attractions and more in Dubai with my lovely wife. Hope she likes the short Dubai getaway.

    You worry about dune buggy riding techniques, so you don’t need to worry about it all! Your safety is our priority. As our buggies are equipped with advanced modernized safety features with comfortable bucket seats giving you all the cushion you need to immerse yourself in the red crystals of desert dunes.

  25. WOW Amazing
    I absolutely enjoyed every part of your website and i also have you bookmarked to see new stuff in your site.

  26. Etihad Airline flight, Just amazing — they’ve never been late for me, but Etihad booking cancellation policy is easy to understand. After searching so much about the modification policy, finally, I got a solution. They have crisp, short, and relevant information about modification, cancellation, check-in, Baggage, and Pet policy. They helped me a lot during the harsh Covid-19 time. I am very thankful to the team of airlinespolicy.

  27. explanation of Dubai Tourism by your blog is a very good manner

  28. Don’t miss Emirati food. Bin Eid Restaurant is the Best and oldest Emirati restaurant in Dubai

  29. this blog is really helpful for travelling to Dubai however, home to more than 200 nationalities; Dubai is very tolerant, cosmopolitan and multicultural. This rainbow of diversity brings an array of delectable global cuisines, fashion and delightful entertainment from around the world right to its shores, much to the delight of curious visitors.
    When in Dubai, just as in any other foreign destination, respect for local customs and culture is important and it’s recommended to dress modestly, particularly in public spaces like shopping malls and restaurants and when visiting the heritage areas just like Al Fahidi Dubai and the Dubai Creek.
    There are few things you should take care of while visiting to Dubai.

  30. This guide is very interesting and I came to know many things about Dubai through this blog. However there is one thing very less people are aware about. Bird-watchers will be thrilled to hear that there are over 320 bird species that migrate between Europe, Asia and Africa via Dubai. During the spring and fall, birds such as spotted eagles, broad-billed sandpipers, and greater herons pass through the city. They can be seen on a visit to Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and a falconry safari is a must for bird-lovers young and old. Experience the traditional sport of falconry first-hand with a greater spotted eagle, Harris’ hawk, and desert eagle owl.

  31. The answer is that the flight tickets, hotel fares, and hence the overall package cost would be high as the lock-down lifts.

  32. Your blog has literally provided all the impetus to visit Dubai with my kids. I can imagine myself enjoying in this city with my family as I was going through it. I have already been to this city twice on an official tour. That’s why I couldn’t explore it to the fullest owing to the lack of time. But I will see to it that I spend a full fledged vacation here very soon with my family.

  33. Dubai is indeed a must-go travel destination in the Middle East, especially during this winter season. You will enjoy every amenities and events in every nook and corner of the city. The way you have described Dubai in your blog makes it more exciting for travelers from all over the world to be here soon.

  34. Hi! Great content. This is the ultimate guide for first time Dubai travelers. Really informative and fun to read! 🙂 I think your readers would find this little info on Car rental services in Dubai to be useful!

  35. Very informative blog.

    Even Dubai natives may not know this much about Dubai.

    A definitive Dubai Travel Blog anyone ever needs in my opinion.

    Keep up the good work.

    All the best,


  36. Thanks for sharing such an important information with us but i also want to add one point that you don’t mention, Dubai’s safe and secure taxi service…i experienced taxi service last month for the first time really it was fabulous.

  37. Hi,
    I am planning to visit Dubai. I have a craze to go on the safari desert, and I also have amazed to see water parks in Dubai. Can you please recommend a budget to enjoy 15 days in Dubai. Should I wait for the off-season to travel?


    • I can’t really advise on a budget because we all spend differently. Dubai is an expensive destination. You will be spending – probably a few hundred dollars a day depending on what you do and what you spend, up to thousands per day if you stay at the Burj. All these tours are pretty expensive too. You can self cater and eat at McDonalds or use nice restaurants. You can spend a fortune or you can keep it as budget as possible. I’m sorry I can’t really help much more.

  38. Iam going to Dubai in Nov.19 as single passenger through a travel agency. Can I visit all places safely with the cab driver.Though the travels is watching me via WhatsApp, is this safe ? Iam 68 years old.can I go around all the places easily without any guide?.

    • In my opinion, yes, but you can find bad people anywhere, I’ve never felt unsafe in Dubai. The opposite infact, I feel highly safe there and have wandered around by myself, as a woman, often. They have tough laws. Just follow normal safety procedures.

  39. Your blog has literally provided all the impetus to visit Dubai with my kids. I can imagine myself enjoying in this city with my family as I was going through it. I have already been to this city twice on an official tour. That’s why I couldn’t explore it to the fullest owing to the lack of time. But I will see to it that I spend a full fledged vacation here very soon with my family.

  40. Great post! Thanks for sharing. I think a lot of travellers are looking for more ops to make those cultural connections and see more.


  41. Thanks for sharing the post. Dubai is the perfect place to enjoy the holiday with family.

  42. Beautiful article, Really interesting to read. I have gone to Dubai one year later with the assistance of a tour operator . I got a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing this article.

  43. Very well explained all about dubai travel guide. Thanks for the great dubai travel ideas. Very informative post indeed.

  44. This was a complete article on Dubai.
    Thanks for sharing this amazing knowledge.
    Keep up the good work, Cheers!!!

  45. The best time to explore Dubai is in Winter time. Dubai is known for its luxury homes, this guide is more than that. thank you for sharing your experience.

  46. Very comprehensive blog post on Dubai tour. It is beneficial for all the visitors who are going to Dubai. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  47. Hi Alyson Long,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge about Dubai. It’s very helpful for me when I visit in Dubai as a traveler or I am also happy to read your travel blog because I also love traveling.

    I simply say keep it up and don’t stop writing a blog for travels

  48. Hi, can you suggest any site for tours and trips in emirates or dubai? Which one will be used there? I found getyouguide, tripadvisor and Thanks, Tony

    • We provide links to GetYourGuide tours on this page. Scroll back up and have a look, we use them a lot and can certainly recommend the desert safaris we mention above, we also tried an speed boat tour recently. They are our preferred company.

    • Yes. We took the on off bus. It has three different guided tours, each a different color. We did all 3 in one day. Reasonably priced, Feel like we saw all highlights of Dubai.

      • Very easy to get a taxi or hop on the Metro also. But beware bad traffic and packed trains. It’s not a place you can walk much other than down around The Creek, Old Dubai and the Souks, with the little fery boats to cross.

  49. Desert Safari Dubai is an amazing trip that will give you a unique experience. The undulating sands are not only an attraction, but they are an adventure that you should not miss. The sand will beckon you with the shine and mystery that is has hidden in it. The desert is one of natures amazing gifts to mankind that you should go on a Desert Safari to fall in love with the sand dunes.

  50. I really like the blog you have written on Dubai very informative and in detail. I think you covered almost everything from hotels to popular places, activities, travelling, etc

    Keep up the good work.

  51. Nice and simple guide for people planning to visit Dubai! I saw the city while watching live cricket match in Dubai. The city is very beautiful! I would love to go there!

  52. Hi. I just came across your blog and wanted to know if there’s any place in Dubai where tourists can go horseriding?

    • I’m sure there are although I’ve never done it. Use the links above to the other tours and search through what’s listed there. Have fun !

  53. Hi,
    We will be there in Dubai from 31/10/2018 to 14/11/2018. With my three kids,wife and mother.we are looking for deals at popular destinations.any suggestions?

  54. Just spent 2 days in Dubai. The airport and process,of entering are seamlessly organized. Everyone very helpful, We chose,the Big Bus, on and off for tours of the city, marina and beach. Well worth the beautiful sites and stories of Dubai. We also visited Dubai Mall and saw the beautiful fountain light display.

  55. We are planning a trip for Dubai in late December for roundabout 8-9 days
    We are a family of 4 including 2 children
    Can you help plan a tour?
    We are planning to save on the accommodation by buying some apartments but can’t find any reasonable options.

  56. Hello! We will go to Dubai on Dec. 23 to 30, any suggestion for our itinerary? Any any suggested hotel which is cheap, comfy and near to mall and metro. Thanks in advance.

  57. My husband and I are headed to Dubai in October as part of our round the world adventure. There seems to be conflicted information about brining in prescription medications, I am prescribed meds for anxiety and sleep. Have you heard problems arising at customs? We plan to have original bottles, prescriptions and letter from doctor. Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Hi Jude. We don’t have prescription drugs so no first hand experience, but yes, it DOES happen. Keep all drugs in their original containers and have your doctor’s notification, but also check which drugs and medications are illegal or banned in Dubai. It’s not just Dubai, certain drugs, legal in your own country, can get you into deep trouble in others, even if prescribed. I’m sorry I can’t be much more help than that.

  58. Thank you for the insights! I am heading to Dubai this autumn and look forward to exploring this amazing city.


Leave a comment