Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai is one of the famous tourist destinations for travellers all around the world. It boasts of some of the most monumental structures and spectacular which has been attracting travellers for a very long time. Many people prefer going to Dubai only for shopping purposes. This city is a mix of the old and new where everyone can experience the different cultures and communities living together without any issues at all. If you are planning to visit Dubai with your family members and friends, then you would be glad by knowing that there are plenty of things to do in Dubai which would make your stay more memorable and enjoyable for sure. Here you would get all the Dubai Travel guide information that can help you in planning for your next trip to Dubai!

 


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Best Places to See in Dubai

The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is one of the most famous places in Dubai. It is also one of the tallest buildings in the world and millions of people prefer visiting this place. The building structure is a masterpiece of the modern world. You would enjoy the beautiful view from the top floor of the structure and you would get the feeling of standing on the aircraft wing. 

The Dubai Mall

It is also one of the most popular places to see in Dubai. This mall is very huge and covers all the famous brands you would ever dream of. The eating and shopping are a side attraction and you can find a cinema and many other things in this mall for sure. Make sure you are dressing properly and avoid skirts and tops while going to the mall. 

Mall of the Emirates

If you love skiing in Mall, then you should go to the Mall of the Emirates. It has the longest run of 1,300 feet and you can even rent the ski gear if you do not have one. You would also get a locker to keep your belongings. If you are planning to go with your kids, then you should move towards the snow park where your kids can get on the inflated tubes on the perfect slopes.

The Jumeriah Beach Walk

It is the largest residential building in the world. This place is also called JBR around the area. You would be amazed by knowing that the building consists of 36 towers. You can even check out some famous restaurants and cafes near the building where you would be able to taste some delicious meals with your friends and relatives.

Day Tripping

There are many genuine tour companies that can take you to the beautiful desert for a perfect tour on the camelback. If you are love going for the adventure, then you can easily hire a 4*4. 

Binge at Brunch

Brunch is an old tradition among ex-pats and locals. People prefer going to a midday buffet for food and drinks. You should note that bunch is not affordable and it will cost you around 700 AED. You should ask your hotel staff to arrange it for you at a cheaper price. You can even get some for fewer than 300 AED.

Wander the Palm Islands

It is a man-made palm tree-shaped island and you can check out the largest shopping walkway, Aquaventure waterpark, Atlantis resort, and many fancy restaurants, clubs, and bars. It is nice to walk around and explore the place at night.

 

Travel costs for your Dubai Trip

Hostel prices

If you are going to the hostel, then you should note that a bed will cost you around 80 AED per night. You would get free Wi-Fi and also a free breakfast. If you are looking for a private room, then you need to pay 175 AED per night. 

Budget hotel prices

You can get a budget hotel under your budget by paying 285 AED in peak season. In the off-season, it is very affordable and you would get it by paying 90 AED. You would be able to basic amenities like AC, TV and coffee maker. 

You can even try Airbnb options in Dubai. You have to pay 165 AED per night for a private room. For the entire homes and apartments, you need to pay 350 AED. 

Food- Food is not expensive in Dubai and it all depends on your eating habit. There are famous dishes in Dubai which include shawarma, hummus, and knafeh. A meal will cost you around 65 AED and dinner for two with drinks will cost you 200 AED. If you are going to McDonald's. you need to pay around 40 AED for it. 

A large pizza will cost you 45 AED and Chinese food will cost you 50 AED. If you are cooking your food at your home, then you can expect to pay 500 AED per week for all the groceries. 

Backpacking Dubai Budgets

It will cost you 260 AED per day on a backpacker's budget if you are staying in a hostel and cooking all your meals. All you need to do is to skip drinking, take public buses and do free activities. A mid-range budget will cost you 770 AED per day and a luxury budget will cost you 1425 AED if you are staying a fancy hotel. 

Tips to money saving in Dubai

Dubai is an expensive and you should take care of your budgets while going outside. You can use coupons to save some money as you can find tons of discounts. Also get the entertainer which helps in offering discounts and specials on hotels, restaurants and activities. 

You can plan your drinking by considering the happy hours. It would be better to eat in old Dubai as it is less expensive and you can eat whatever you want under your budget. Carry a reusable water bottle to reduce your single-use plastic usage and also use the metro instead of taking the cabs. 

 

How to get around Dubai

Dubai Metro consists of 50 stations and you should use the metro instead of private transports. You need a Nol card to get around and you can purchase it at any of the ticket offices at the metro stations for 70 AED. A standard ticket for one zone is 4 AED and two zones are 6 AED. You can even try Taxi, Ridesharing, Car rental, and even Bicycle to get around Dubai. 

 

When to Go to Dubai

The best time to go to Dubai is between November-April. May-August is the low season and the Shoulder season between September and October. In the Shoulder season, you can go for swimming and water sports. It is not busy during this time so you are going to find some cheaper price and fewer crowds too. 

How to Stay Safe in Dubai

Dubai is a safe city and there is no violent crime here in this city. You should act actively while going for any places you want to visit. You should note that many activities which are legal in other countries are not legal in Dubai such as drunken behaviour, dressing immodestly, and many other things.

If you are facing any issues, then you need to dial 999 for police, 997 for the fire department, and 998 for an ambulance. 

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip right now!