The most extraordinary urban saga of development from a small fishing village, this global city is worthy of all attention. The spaghetti mess of highways, a web of architecture, a long coastline, an efficient metro system, a multicultural population and cuisine, and a fluffy stretch of the desert are what define Dubai.

Here is the guide to help you understand more about Dubai

Best Time to Visit Dubai

Dubai is hot! Instead, scorching would be a better word. The hottest months of July and August experience peak temperatures in the 40s. So, as a result of the extreme weather, the duration of April to October witnesses a low tourist season; however, you can indulge in retail therapy in the air-conditioned malls. Thanks to the cooler and lovely climate from November to March, the city sees maximum footfalls. Also, events like the Dubai Shopping Festival draw millions of tourists.
Dubai Shopping Festival

Best Transport to Explore Dubai

Downtown is the favourite location in Dubai. And for travelling from Dubai Airport to this main centre, which is about 15 kilometres, hiring a taxi would give you the shortest travel time of 15 minutes and can cost around AED 45-55.

When making Dubai Tour Packages, you can also use Metros and buses, which are economical options that take around AED 4 and drop you in 45 minutes.

Accordingly, the trips cost around the city. Public transport is cheaper; the cost of Uber and taxis would pile up and become a major investor in the budget but would guarantee comfort and privacy. And if you're above 21 with a full license, you can rent a self-driving car and go all out. It costs 60-65 AED for a day.

Best Attractions to See in Dubai

With so much to do and see around the emirate, the trip to Dubai is anything but boring. A few notable landmarks and attractions that you must visit are-
  • Burj Khalifa: Even if we had not mentioned this legendary building, this goes without saying that Burj Khalifa is one of the top attractions. Watch the breathtaking panorama, and eat at At. Mosphere, sip tea in the lounge, and cherish the unparalleled experience.

Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Mall: Shop till you drop at this giant mall that has top labels of fashion, electronics, footwear, beauty products, and furnishings. KidZania, Reel Cinemas, VR Park, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink and Hysteria bring life to the mall.
    Dubai Mall
  • Old Dubai: Visit the local and authentic lifestyle of past Dubai in the souks, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Dubai Museum, and Dubai Heritage Village. Take a ride on Dubai creek.
  • Dubai Marina: Stroll and discover the affluent locality of Dubai, which is surrounded by lofty buildings, big yachts, multi-cuisine restaurants, and smart cafes.
  • Palm Jumeirah: Famous for 5-star hotels, beachfront restaurants, and entertaining waterparks, the Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago. Revel in the record-breaking rides of Aquaenture Waterpark, splash swimming pools, take a tour of the Lost Chambers Aquarium, unwind in the coffee-spiked spa, and saunter on the Boardwalk.

Palm Jumeirah
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure: Enjoy non-stop fun at this Dubai's first mega theme park, which is divided into 5 epic zones. Get an adrenaline rush at rides featuring themes from Marvel, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard, and The Lost Valley.
  • Desert Safari: An excursion desert with a blend of adventure and culture. Find more details at
    Desert Safari

Best Food/ Restaurants in Dubai

A magical combination of Iranian, Lebanese, Indian, and Arabic food, Dubai cuisine is too exotic to imagine. There is no denying that Dubai’s food is popular. Enjoy traditional food like Shawarma, Hummus, Stuffed Camel, and Al Harees. They are tasty and popular. However, if you do not feel like going out, you can order food from the best fine dining restaurants in Dubai from a single platform like Fine Diner. There is plenty to choose from set menus, afternoon teas, and group meals to cheese boards. And many elite restaurants have managed to bring flavours from all around the world into their kitchens. The restaurants' speciality is their stunning decors, incredible views, alfresco dining, and delightful gastronomical journey. All meat lovers can rejoice because meat, fish, and rice are the staple food. Relish Manousheh, Chelo Kebab, Al Harees, and Al Machboos, while vegetarians can savour Kousa Mahshi, Shirin Polo, Kellaj and Fatteh.

Pierchic has the finest seafood, La Petite Maison is a proud French restaurant, TOMO serves the yummiest Japanese food with a jaw-dropping view, Eauzone has a casual ambience with a sleek design, and Zheng He's is a blend of Western and Chinese cooking methods.

But eating out doesn't mean hurting your wallet. And that's why Dubai has brought many cheap eating options too. Appa Kadai, Ravi restaurant Al Mallah, Bu Qtair, Ayubowan, and Raju Omlet are a few high-rated names on the budget list.

Best Hotels to Stay in Dubai

Planning a trip to Dubai might have given you an idea that it could break the bank. Well, the city is pocket-friendly in various ways. One of them is when it comes to booking hotels.
  1. Budget- If all you want is to travel and explore the nooks and corners of the city without being a spendthrift on the hotel, then hunt the dorm-styled and private hostels close to the airport and downtown area. They are well-equipped, safe and liveable. Free wifi, strategic locations, kitchens, and swimming pools are the add-ons. Dubai Youth Hostel, The Solo Traveller, At The Top Hostel and Marina Dream invite backpackers.
  2. Mid-budget- On a budget that hangs in between being an extravagant tourist and miser, there are decent hotels with air-conditioned rooms, waiter services, gyms, pools, restaurants, and bars. A few names are Bombay Backpakers DXB, Savoy Park Hotel Apartments, and Rove Dubai Marina.
  3. Luxury- And for the travellers for whom the prices aren't of concern, rather services matter, Dubai is brimming with high-end hotels. The upscale options have deluxe suites, custom services, infinity pools, personal trainers, a spa, open balconies, and everything to immerse in the greatest hospitality of the city. Four Seasons Resort, One&Only The Palm, Jumeirah Beach, and the Raffles Hotel are lavish stays.

Few Fast Facts that could Help you Wander Around Hassle-Free

  • Dubai's currency is Dirham. 1AED=0.27USD / 1AED=19.45INR
  • Follow a modest and decent dress code that is respectful and lawful according to their culture.
  • UAE is the second safest country in the world.
  • PDA is discouraged.
  • The weekend is Friday and Saturday.
  • Alcohol is legal in Dubai, but you can't drink in public.
  • Carry layers for evenings when it could get colder.
  • Have sunscreen, glares, and a hat to beat the heat.

Dubai lives up to its reputation and promises a unique wonderful travel story that you will remember for a lifetime.