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Introducing Dubai

The charismatic city of Dubai is the land of dreams. Dubai is the United Arab Emirates' most congested city and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. It is also one among the wealthiest of the United Arab Emirates' seven emirates. The people here majorly follow the Islam religion, but there are Hindu temples and churches in Dubai. The emirates lie on the South-East coast of the Persian Gulf and are a lucrative centre for innovation and international trade. 

The city is known for its ports, beaches, skyscrapers and has become the world’s popular tourist place. Dubai tourism is all about vibrant nightlife, beautiful landscapes, skyscrapers, and desert safaris. The top places to include in your Dubai tour package are Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Desert Safari, Palm Islands, Global Village, Miracle Garden, and many more. 

Dubai Tour can also be an adventurous one as it has many adventure activities like wreck diving, reef diving, sky diving, kite surfing, desert safari with dune safari, wakeboarding, etc. 

Feel the elegant luxury while staying in a 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, go shopping in the heritage souks and also the exclusive malls and try the flavours of the globe while exploring the Arabic city. 

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

When the weather is cool and pleasant, it is the best time to visit Dubai. The best months to visit Dubai and have fun in this desert city are November to February. March, April, September, and October are suitable for travelers who wish to plan a budget-friendly holiday with fewer crowds. Throughout the year, Dubai has something or the other to offer for their travelers. So, you can book a Dubai holiday tour package during the months you are comfortable.

  • Best time for enjoying the outdoors: November to April
  • Best time to spend time on the beach: March, April, September & October
  • Best time to plan a honeymoon tour: December to February
  • Best time for a budget holiday to Dubai: May to August

January:
The temperature in Dubai during January is around 24°C. It is mild & pleasant to enjoy the outdoor activities throughout the day and indulge in adventure activities like zip-lining, hot air balloons, and sky diving. The month-long Dubai events organized in January are Dubai Shopping Festival, Quoz Arts Festival, and Cirque du Soleil. 

February:
Dubai in February is similar to the springtime weather in Europe and can be considered a winter place. This month is also ideal for participating in outdoor activities. Enjoy camel riding, dune bashing, desert safari, and enjoy a Dhow dinner cruise. The Dubai events in February are the Dubai Food Festival and the Dubai Jazz Festival.

March:
The temperature in Dubai in March rises and is the best time to visit Dubai for beach lovers. There are many fantastic beaches in Dubai where you can enjoy swimming and other water sports activities such as flyboarding, parasailing, jet-skiing, or paddle boarding. There are also many events in March in Dubai, such as the Annual Festival of Literature and the Sikka Art Fair.

April:
Summer starts to gear up in Dubai in April. You feel the rise in the temperatures. The days are hotter, longer and the evenings are cool and suitable to enjoy few fun events in the evening. There are many Dubai events in April to enjoy at Global Village, WOW JBR, and activities at the theme parks. One of the main events of this time is Comic-Con & Middle East Film, attracting international travellers from the world. 

May: 
Dubai in May is the full-blown summer where you will need your hats and sunscreen during the daytime. Plan an itinerary including more indoor activities such as dhow cruises, shopping malls, or theme parks. The Dubai events in May to enjoy are The Hotel Show Dubai and Expo Culinary. 

June:
The average temperature in Dubai in June varies between 28°C - 40°C. The days are long and sunny, offering many indoor activities to do during the daytime. Plan a visit to attractions like Ski Dubai, Green Planet, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Aquaventure, Dubai Dolphinarium, and other theme parks are great places to enjoy in the summer with your family. You can enjoy many Dubai events in June and classical concerts in the Opera House. Check our Experience Dubai Tour Package for hassle-free travel to this city.

July:
Dubai in July is the hottest month, where you can enjoy outdoor activities only at night. Due to high temperature, the crowd is less and, you will get the benefit of lower hotel and airfare rates. There are no major Dubai events in Julybut, you can enjoy discounts at the theme parks, shopping, and even night concerts.

August:
Summer is at its peak in Dubai in August, the temperature crosses 30°C and above. During this season, tourism is low, flight & hotel rates are reasonable, and the hotel offers freebies. If you want to plan a budgeted Dubai package, this is the best time to plan a holiday. The night activities to enjoy are the Dhow Dinner Cruise, Big Bus Panorama Night Tour, and Dubai Night Tour.There are no major Dubai events in August.

September:
The temperatures in Dubai in September are cooler but it is still scorching and humid. It is one of the cheapest months to fly to Dubai for indoor activities. The highlighting Dubai event in September is the Saudi National Day. The city will enjoy celebrations and fireworks across the city. 

October: 
Dubai is a desert city. Summer is prolonged, but the temperature lowers down in October in Dubai. It is the best time to go for swimming and water sports activities during this time. It's also the best time to go camel racing in Dubai or take a camel ride. There are also many Dubai events in October like camel races, Opera shows, and Halloween night.

November:
If you are looking for a winter holiday, Dubai in November is the best place to be. The temperature is pleasant as winter has just started. You can roam outside during the day and enjoy the outdoor activities. November is the best month to visit Dubai, and you can also visit the nearby emirates Abu Dhabi and watch the F1 Race track. There are also many Dubai events in November, such as Downtown Design and Dubai Design Week.

December:
Dubai in December is lovely because of the pleasant weather and festive atmosphere.. December is the coldest month. You might feel cold at night, so carry light-weight woollen clothing. The best time to visit Dubai is in December. It will be crowded and costly.The Dubai events in December to enjoy are Emirates Independence Day, Rugby Sevens tournament, Dubai International Film Festival, and New Year celebrations. The best part during this month is the fireworks at Burj Khalifa during the New Year. You can check our Dubai Dhamaka package listed on our website. 
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History & Culture

History Of Dubai

In the 18th century, Dubai was merely a small fishing village, but gradually the city developed into a centre for the pearl-diving industry. Dubai had extensive knowledge of trading and business, with the families tried to reduce taxes and attracted millions of foreign merchants for trading with this technique. Later in the 20th century, the city expanded more and became a re-exporting hub for India and Persia. Also, it enjoyed the benefits of the oil industry later in the 20th century. It motivated Dubai to focus more & more on trading to attract investment, directing oil surpluses into infrastructure projects like dry docks, international airports, and trade centre. 

In the early 90s, the city diversified itself, developing the luxury tourism industry, financial sectors, and real estate. The development required high-skilled, educated professionals and so many people shifted to Dubai mainly for two reasons- stable politics and tax-free salaries. Many migrates migrated to Dubai from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Mongolia, and so on. The city is known as a cosmopolitan city and is one of the liberal economies in the Western Zone of India.

Culture of Dubai
The UAE mainly follows the tradition and religion of Arab, Bedouin, and Islam culture. The influence of Arab & Islamic culture is also very prominent in its music, attire, architecture, lifestyle, and cuisine. Arabs in Dubai, like Muslims, pray five times a day, according to Dubai norms. 

Dubai is comparatively liberal in comparison to other UAE nations and Arab Countries. But, the city strictly follows all the Islamic rules and laws, and they wish the same for all the visitors. Islam is the official religion of Dubai; hence, the travellers should not discuss their views on it and should avoid any lengthy conversations regarding politics, negativity, or the current government. Try having light and simple conversations to avoid any issues when you are in Dubai. 

During Ramadan, the fasting month, people residing & visitors cannot have food in public areas from sunrise to sunset; you have to consume meals in privacy only. Displays of affection in public are also prohibited; any sexual acts in public places can result in deportation and jail. Also, sexual relations between unmarried couples and homosexuality are considered an offense. Tourists have to adhere to all these rules and regulations. 
Women should dress conservatively in public areas, especially in Karama, Bur-Dubai, and Deira areas. Also, bikinis and swimwear are not acceptable on the beaches or swimming pools in Dubai. 

Consuming liquor is prohibited in Dubai. It is allowed in the areas approved by the sheikhs. Stores or supermarkets are not allowed to sell liquor. If you want to keep alcohol at your home, you need to have a license. In addition, drinking alcohol in public is severely prohibited.

Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoem is the current sheikh of Dubai. A sheikh is an important person here with lots of money, oil, and power. Dubai people have too much respect for the sheikh and you can come across the posters of him everywhere in Dubai. 

Weekend days in Dubai are different than the western world. Friday and Saturday are the weekend days in Dubai. Mostly everything is closed on Friday. 

Many unusual things are linked to the Arabic culture & tradition like belly dance, henna tattoos, camels, lamps, and sitting & eating on a pillow on the ground.
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Geography

Dubai Geographical Location

Dubai is the second largest emirate on the Persian Gulf, located towards the north-eastern side of the United Arab Emirates. The coastline of Dubai is 72 km long. The city’s size is 35 sq. km; the area of the emirate is 3885 sq. km. There are manmade islands here; the three Palms, the Waterfront, the Universe, the World, Dubailand, and also many other construction sites going on in this desert city. 

Geographical Coordinates: 25°15'8" N, 55°16'48" E
The Dubai Creek, which divides the city into two parts: Bur Dubai and Deira, is one of the city's most interesting topographical characteristics. Dubai Creek is a natural bay extending from the Persian Gulf. The length of the creek is 15.2 km and most of the trade developed around this creek. Bur Dubai is on the southern bank of the Creek, whereas Deira is on the northern side.

The city shares borders with Oman on the south-eastern part, Abu Dhabi towards the south, and Sharjah towards the northeast side. The emirate enjoys a unique geographical location and is well-connected with the other Gulf states, South Asia, and East Africa.
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Places to visit in Dubai

Aquaventure & Lost Chambers