Sun Holidays in Dubai
Dubai has emerged as one of the most exciting destinations in recent years after major investment in the city. Set on the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai offers a fascinating insight into the Middle East and is the perfect location for first-time visitors to experience this beautiful region. Nowadays, Dubai is a hub for major businesses, and it is fast becoming a popular destination for a break in the sun. An area famous for its fantastic weather, you can't go wrong with sun holidays in Dubai.
Dubai's reputation as a fantastic holiday destination is growing, as more people have discovered the delights that the city and region have to offer. Dubai is one of seven emirates within the United Arab Emirates and the largest city in the country. Dubai is famous for its glamour, skyscrapers, beautiful surroundings, and high-end luxury. Although Dubai follows Islamic laws and traditions, it has quickly adopted many Western customs partly due to its high-flying residents who have come to experience the beauty of this city.
The Voyage Prive Travel Expert's opinion on travel to Dubai
Dubai offers a unique range of attractions, a stunning environment and a wide variety of cultures, making this one of the most intriguing cities in the world. For sun seekers, Dubai offers a beautiful location for you to relax on the city's beautiful beaches and watch the world go by. It is a fantastic city for you to explore, and its vivid blue seas and palm trees add to its sense of paradise. Food lovers will be able to enjoy a variety of different cuisines.
Sports fans will be able to see some world class sport in Dubai's beautiful surroundings. From the Dubai 500 to the rugby sevens and the Dubai World Cup, there's something for all types of sports lovers to enjoy. Dubai's reputation as a haven for art has grown in recent times and the city offers some of the best modern art and design exhibitions, ideal for those looking to see some fantastic pieces. Dubai also offers one of the best shopping experiences in the world.
Top 5 things to do/see in Dubai for sun holidays
1. Climb the Burj Khalifa
Dubai is home to a series of hugely impressive skyscrapers, and the Burj Khalifa is certainly one of the best in the city. As the world's largest skyscraper and tallest structure, the Burj Khalifa has broken many records since it opened back in 2008. Standing at over 828 feet tall, the observation deck is the highest in the world and offers you fantastic views of Dubai.
2. Shop in the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is just one of the many examples of luxury in Dubai and is one of the largest shopping malls in the whole of the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Mall is home to over a thousand shops, as well as multiple restaurants and food outlets. This is the perfect location for you to treat yourself and buy a range of fantastic souvenirs as well as presents for your friends and family.
3. Visit the Palm Islands
Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, Dubai's Palm Islands are some of the most distinctive anywhere in the world. The Islands are shaped like a palm tree, which is where their name came from. The Islands are home to some of the most famous attractions in Dubai including the luxurious Burj Al Arab, the Aquarium and the Atlantis Aquapark, which offers fun for all the family.
4. Explore the Jumeirah Mosque
One of the most impressive displays of intricate Arabic design, the Jumeirah Mosque is a beautiful building and one of the most famous in Dubai. This is the only mosque in the city to welcome people of all faiths, and the only one that is open to the public. The Mosque is full of fascinating designs and includes beautiful central towers which serve to highlight the magnificent golden dome. This is a great way to get an insight into Islamic culture.
5. Take a Dune Buggy Tour
The perfect activity for thrill seekers, this unique activity offers an exhilarating way to experience the deserts of Dubai and give you an experience you may never forget. There are multiple tours available allowing you to see the dunes of Dubai in a whole new way. Whether you want to see the sunset or experience the dunes in the dark, this is a memorable way to explore this beautiful area.
Which hotel to choose in Dubai during sun holidays
We want you to enjoy the best holidays in Dubai, so we've selected a few of the best hotels in the region for you to choose from.
The Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek is a brand-new hotel offering high end luxury, and is a great location for you to see the city's fantastic skyline.
The Grand Hyatt is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Dubai, comprising of fantastic landscape gardens, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Practical information about Dubai
Taxis are the best way to get around the city, due to their easy access and cheap cost.
Visas aren't required for you to enter Dubai, but your passport will need to have six months left on it.
Dress appropriately for the weather, and respect the culture - ensure swimwear is only worn on the beach and in swimming pools.
What is the weather in Dubai?
Dubai has a very warm climate and the temperatures can reach over 37°c (100f) in summer. Even in the winter, temperatures can average around 20°c (68f). Dubai is the perfect place for winter-sun holiday too.
What budget to plan?
A lot of the major attractions in Dubai are free to enter, saving you money. Around £40 a day should cover your food, drink, and transport costs.