Dubai (DXB)
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Dubai

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The city/emirate is surrounding with modern architectures, such as the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa. The city was built with great infrastructure, polished and dazzling. Dubai Mall is regconized as the biggest mall in the world at over 12 million square feet. This city is best known for prestine beach holidays along the infamous Jumeirah Beach, while you can enjoy good shopping spree, fine dining and some adventures on the bashing dessert safari.

Information & Facts

Activities

Shopping, Fine dining, Desert Safari, Sightseeing, Beach, Culture & History, Sky Diving, Theme Parks, Water Park, Visit Burj Khalifa

Climate

Best time to visit Dubai would be during winter/cool season starting from around the end of November to The end of March. During this time the temperature is quite pleasant, ranging between 14°C to 27°C. The hottest is August when the temperature rising up to the average of 43°C (It's very hot and dry). If you wish to experience a real desert weather you can visit Dubai during April to October.

Eating Out

International cuisines and Arabic cuisines. There are various restaurants and food court in the mall with all type of cuisines such as, Lebanese, Chinese, Japanese, Syrian, Turkish, Italian and more... The options are endless with the price ranging from standard to luxury dining. There is also many cafe with arabic sweets and well known european patisseries. It is easy to find whatever you fancy eating.

Getting Around

Getting around in Dubai is best by car. There is sky train from/to airport to the city and around, the cost is quite low with about 5 dirhams ($1.40) for each trip. Many buses also available. For sky trian and buses, you only need to purchase a Nol card (like Oyster Cards in London, UK) and top up as you need at the machine or counter. However, the Nol card can only be purchased at the counter of any sky train station.

Rent a car is also a good option if you are travelling as small group from 2-4 people. It's very convenient and good value for money. The driver is driving on the left in Dubai. You will need to have a valid international driving permit or driving license in eligible countries. (*please check with RTA authority in Dubai before renting a car and see the most up to date rules and regulations as sometimes they changed) There can be some traffics during rush hour on Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Weekend in Dubai and the whole UAE is Friday and Saturday.

Language

Most people there speak Arabic, English and many foreign workers there. So there are many languages spoken. It is not difficult to go around if you know English.

Money

UAE Dirhams (AED) / 1 US Dollars = approx. 3.6 AED

Time

GMT+3 hours summer time / GMT+4 hours winter time

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