Plan a Trip to Dubai - Dubai Travel Guide

Plan for a Trip to Dubai

Planning to explore Dubai?

First, let's introduce you to Dubai. There are a lot of people confused with Dubai as a country or as the capital of the UAE. Neither of these is true. Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). And Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE.

Dubai is a fantastic glamorous city where tourism to the city is growing really fast. Check out our exclusive travel advice and some budget tips to make your Dubai trip safe and exciting:

Best Time to Visit Dubai

Winter (November to March) is the ideal time to explore Dubai when temperatures are in the low 30°Cs.

Best and Cheap Transport

Forget taxis and go for the Metro/Bus instead. Buy a Nol card and top it up ( Click Dubai Metro Guide to know more about Dubai transport services.
But there's no better way to see Dubai than on a double-decker, hop-on-hop-off Big Bus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dubai including the top sightseeing like Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Beach Park and more.

Cheapest Market in Dubai

Head to the Creek to shop like it was 100 years ago in the traditional souks. Buy gold, souvenirs, or spices such as saffron and cinnamon on the Deira side, while over on the Bur Dubai bank, snap up Pashminas and Arabian style slippers. Don't forget to bargain hard. Take an Abra (a small Arabic boat) to get across the Creek for Dhs1 (per person).

Must Visit Places in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is one of Dubai's main attractions and the world’s tallest building. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance to ensure you get the best time.
You will reach At The Top of Burj Khalifa (124th and 125th floor) from the ground floor in around a minute. Thanks to one of the world’s fastest elevators in Burj Khalifa that runs with a speed of 10 meters per second.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The aquarium, located in The Dubai Mall, showcases more than 300 species of marine animals, including sharks and rays. The Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. Visit The Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and experience the wonders of fascinating insight into the world's most mysterious marine life.

Dubai Fountain

Experience the Dubai Fountain's daily performances, a dance show of water reaching up to 140 m high, accompanied by syncing lights and music. This dancing fountain show is located outside The Dubai Mall.
Check out the show timings here - The Dubai Fountain

(NOTE: You can visit all the above spots in one day. Just start your day by visiting the Burj Khalifa in the morning, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in the afternoon, and then explore The Dubai Mall. The Dubai Mall is one of the world's largest shopping malls. Also, the most visited shopping and entertainment destination. Don't forget to visit the world’s largest sweet shop, "Candylicious" inside the Dubai Mall. And then you can also enjoy your evening with the beautiful fountain show, The Dubai Fountain which is next to The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa)

Burj Al Arab (The World's Only 7 Star Hotel)

Burj Al Arab in Dubai
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious, and 3rd tallest hotels in the world. It is the only hotel in the world that is said to have seven stars. The hotel's distinctive sail-shaped silhouette is recognized as the symbol of Dubai.

Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is Dubai’s second-largest shopping complex after The Dubai Mall. Apart from shopping, the mall also offers Ski Dubai (the first indoor ski slope in the region), multi-screen VOX Cinemas, Magic Planet arcade, and family entertainment center, Peekaboo play area, and the Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre.

Global Village

Global Village in Dubai
Global Village
Each year from October to April, you can visit the ever-popular Global Village. Global Village features 32 pavilions representing more than 75 countries offering visitors a truly international shopping and dining experience. You can also enjoy the live shows, attractive fireworks, and roadshows in Global Village. International stars perform every Friday there. The Fantasy Island Funfair offers rides for both children and adults.

Desert Safari

Go dune-bashing, try your hand at sand-skiing or quad-biking & camel riding, then settle down over a shisha to enjoy the traditional belly dancing.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is the world's largest man-made island located on the coast of Dubai. It looks like a stylish palm tree from above. The Palm's famous landmark is the colossal Atlantis The Palm resort, with its water park, private beach, and Dolphin Bay. You can enjoy the Palm view from the sea in a yacht or hop aboard the Palm Monorail that runs to the Atlantis resort on the Palm’s outer crescent.

Miracle Garden

Miracle Garden in Dubai
Miracle Garden
Miracle Garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden. Its main attraction is an extremely beautiful flower wall of the 1km circumference that has made the garden into the list of candidates competing for a Guinness Record for the longest flower wall in the world.

Dubai Garden Glow and Dinosaur Park

Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is a family entertainment destination with a first unique Glow Theme Park in the Middle East. Dubai Garden Glow offers 2 theme parks in one location. Dubai Garden Glow features hundreds of sparkling displays created by artists from around the world using millions of colorful lights.
Dubai Garden Glow also features the biggest dinosaur park. The inspiring & 100 life-size animatronic dinosaur models are fenced-in, in true Jurassic Park style.

Dubai Museum

Unbeatable introduction to the city’s history and traditional culture, housed in the quaint old Al Fahidi Fort.

Best Beaches in Dubai

Travel to Kite Beach in Dubai

Kite Beach

It’s a lovely and peaceful beach with views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa as well. Enjoy the activities from kite surfing and paddleboarding to running along the 14 km green cushioned running track.

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

JBR Beach is one of Dubai's most popular spots and quite the crowded one. The beach park is an ideal picnic spot for families with desert gardens, children’s playgrounds, cafes, barbecue areas, lifeguard service, and sports facilities.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Beach is massive and beautiful making it one of the most desirable beaches to visit. It is very popular with tourists and residents. It has 5 beaches in coves around the coast of the park.

Discover the best in Dubai and enjoy your trip to the fullest.


  1. Very well written. I was confused for my next holiday trip but after reading your article I am sure now Dubai will be my next destination. Thanks writer for sharing useful information with us. Keep updating on other places of the world as well.

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