Whether you are looking for an action-packed family holiday or a romantic getaway with your partner, the energetic city of Dubai has something for everyone to enjoy. With fantastic sandy beaches, a variety of attractions, some of the best shopping malls in the world and luxury hotel resorts that are simply breathtaking, a package holiday to Dubai is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
When to go
With glorious sunshine all year round, Dubai’s sub-tropical climate attracts tourists from all over the world. For beach-lovers, the summer months of June to September offer temperatures of up to 41°c during the day and up to 28°c at night. For more moderate temperatures, plan your holiday between November and March when the weather is still optimal yet not as intense.
Things to do
With a spectacular skyline that never fails to impress, the modern architecture and various skyscrapers that make up this city are wonderful to behold. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building standing 828 metres high, is a must-see attraction. With nine different hotels and an astounding dancing fountain to rival any Las Vegas casino, this colossal building is also home to an observation deck 452 metres high, allowing visitors to take in the amazing view of the city below.
For a touch of culture, take a trip to the Bastakiya Quarter where there is an abundance of market stalls and restaurants offering traditional cuisine. There are also plenty of souks dotted around the city where you can haggle for clothes, spices and gold. If it is designer clothes, electronics or jewellery that you seek, check one of the many immense shopping malls that Dubai has to offer. Most of the malls have huge arcades and impressive aquariums yet no shopping trip would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Dubai Mall. Home to Kidzania, which is great for the whole family, and an indoor ice-rink as well as a vast array of retail outlets, you are sure to find what you are looking for here.
For white sand, clear warm waters, various water-sports to enjoy and an array of beachside cafes and bars, Jumeirah Beach is the place to go. Perfect for families and couples alike, it is a stunning place to spend the day relaxing in the sunshine. Dubai is also a fantastic city for couples, with a huge selection of romantic restaurants, charming cafes and rooftop cocktail bars.
Places to stay
From cheap hostels and budget apartments in prime locations to luxurious, all inclusive world-class hotel resorts, there are many options available when it comes to accommodation in Dubai. For a non-stop holiday, stay in the heart of the city at one of the many hotels situated in the Jumeirah Beach area. Alternatively, escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and stay in Jebel Ali Dubai Marina, where some fantastic hotels can be found.
For music-lovers, the International Jazz Festival held in Dubai every February is an atmospheric and legendary event. The Dubai International Film Festival is held each December and is a wonderful event full of celebrities and star-studded glamour. If it is style and fashion that grabs your attention, visit Dubai during March and April when the Fashion Forward Festival is hosted.
So, whether you want a romantic, last minute holiday with your partner or a fun-filled getaway for the entire family, Dubai is definitely the location for you. A1 Travel offers various deals and superb options, ready to make your dream holiday become a reality.