Bigger, faster, taller; these three words describe the United Arab Emirates’ fastest growing tourist destination: Dubai. The UAE has outdone itself transforming Dubai into a global hub of trade and commerce. Dubai’s list of attractions for tourists is unending, with the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, as its figurehead. Visit its ... Read more
142nd-floor outdoor observation deck for a bird's-eye view of the city and sea, including some of the manmade luxury islands. Dubai primarily caters to a wealthier clientele, with some of the finest shopping and dining in the world as well as one of the world's only seven-star hotels. However, budget travelers need not fret; Citymax hotels have recently opened their doors, and street vendors offer plenty of inexpensive dining and shopping options. Entertainment selections are varied, including Dubai’s white sand beaches on the Arabian Gulf, desert safaris, hot-air balloon rides, water parks and the largest indoor ski slope in the world.

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Dubai has two seasons: hot and unbearably hot. Not surprisingly, most of the crowds hit the idyllic Persian Gulf beaches from October to April when the temperatures are the least suffocating. You will pay more ... Read more
for hotels (although only slightly -- they are pretty expensive all year) and need to book well in advance during this time, but it’s worth it. The alternative is coming between May and September when humidity peaks at 95%, temperatures stay above 100F (38C) for days on end, and spending much time outside means risking a heat stroke. There's a clear winner for seasons here.

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Top Dubai restaurants

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My wife and I had a blast going through the city from Deira to JBL, it was awesome... beautiful beaches, lovely places to see - the Dubai Museum, Mall of the Emirates and the sheer imposing presence of the Burj Khalifa was frigging epic.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers

Enjoyed my stay. Not ideal for solo female travelers coz a lot of hotels might turn you away. There are a lot of activities to do that are relatively affordable.

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I had memorable moments in Dubai. It is an amazing city. It is possible to have lots of outdoor activities. I enjoyed my stay as I went for shopping and restaurants. I highly recommend it. It is good to visit Dubai, particularly during the time of famous festivals.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Winter destination for shopping and fun. Great Malls. Luxury hotels. Global cuisines. Nightlife. Clean beaches. Nearby desert mountains

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What a luxurious city with phenomenal weather, would definitely recommend a trip there!

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It’s a beautiful place to go for vacation, you can never get bored of Dubai

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It was a great experience.
It's true it's kind of expensive but it was great

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It’s all about the luxury and services. There’s some culture but nothing drastic or special.

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Great atmosphere and lots of activities ,i dont recommend to stay there more than 2 weeks unless you wanna get bored ,plus many things are overrated..

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Foster City, California, USA

Dubai in UAE is one of the most clean and modern cities in the world. Many new sky scrapers came up within last 12 years and unique attractions.

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