Things to do in

Dubai

Old world meets otherworldly in this most glamorous of desert hotspots.

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Frequently asked questions about Dubai

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you spend in Dubai?

    For non-architects, three to four days will be plenty of time to see everything you need to see. Be very mindful of when you choose to visit. The weather gets very hot between May and September, and uncomfortable if you aren't used to the desert heat.

  • Where should you stay in Dubai?

    You will have your choice of impressive hotel rooms in this city. For the more budget-conscious travelers, know that you won't have to miss out just because you can't afford to stay at the fancier places! Plan ahead for experiences at Dubai's luxury hotels. Make dinner reservations at Burj Al-Arab, or stop by for an afternoon cocktail (and view of the Burj Khalifa) at The Address Downtown Dubai.

  • Be conscious of cultural differences

    If you are heading to Dubai for the first time, you may have questions about the laws that Western tourists consider unusual. In short, be respectful. Dress conservatively and make sure your shoulders are covered. Public displays of affection are considered unlawful. Also, the consumption of alcohol in public is illegal, except in specified bars.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    AED (United Arab Emirates dirham)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+04:00)
  • Country Code
    +971
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit in spring and fall, when the temperatures will be a little more mild.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 171,152 reviews

Meine Familie und ich haben sehr gute Erfahrung mit Desert Safari gemacht. Unser Reiseführer Herr Nabeel war sehr respektable, humorvoll, vertrauensvoll und informativ. Wir hatten Dune bashing, Sand boarding, Quad bike und Abendessen (inkl. 4 Auftritte und Hennatattoo). Alles war top! Empfehle den Safari an alle, die Hunger für Abenteuer haben.

Wow the best experience by far!! Maaz Khan our Tourist guide took us to the most important points through the city, he was very knowledgeable of the history and culture, Answered all of our questions. It was a plus that Khan is also a photographer and took Amazing pictures of us, We felt V.I.P. This company is the best…

It was an amazing experience. We have booked the option with quad bike but the best experience was the dune bashing with the land cruiser because we have the best guide and driver Nazid Ali!!!

Great tour. Somethings I could have skipped and others added but, the guide was awesome and we saw some good sites and he took cool pictures.

Most perfect experience. Abdul was an excellent driver and the most incredible guide. Unforgettable. ☺️