Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai


  • Population: 3.331 million
  • Land Area: 4,114 km²
  • Density: 860.49 people/ km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Religion: Islam
  • Currency: د.إ United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
  • Visa: UK Citizens will be granted a free of charge visitor/tourist visa upon arrival in the UAE. The visa is valid for 30 days. 
  • Airport: Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Flight duration: Approximately 7 hours (direct from UK)


Dubai used to be a desert town with the main wealth source being a back water port. In just over two decades, this town has developed into one of the most popular tourist destination in the world and became one of the wealthiest of the seven emirates.

The Emirate of Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. The city is considered the safest city for travellers in the Middle East. It is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has three man-made islands, Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali, the three artificial islands together are called the Palm Islands. On Palm Jumeirah, you will find the world’s famous luxury hotel Burj Al Arab.

When I think of Dubai, I picture modern hotels, luxury lifestyle, giant shopping malls and party vibes. Indeed, Dubai is a famous destination for luxury holidays. The city is well known for luxury shopping, modern architecture and lively nightlife scenes. The most iconic building in Dubai is the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa. Dubai is also a great place for families, it has got a wide range of family friendly hotels and there are many activities to do in the city for you and your kids.

Places to visit in Dubai:

Burj Khalifa 

The world tallest tower was completed in 2009 with the total height of 829.8m, located in downtown Dubai, right by the largest shopping mall in the world, The Dubai Mall. Visitors can get up to the tower to experience to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa.

The Dubai Mall 

Not only you can enjoy fine shopping in the biggest shopping mall on the planet, the mall also features an aquarium & underwater Zoo with thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel.

The Dubai Fountain

Next to Burj Kahlifa in downdown Duabi, the fountain is the world’s largest musical fountain.

Wild Wadi Water Park

Fun outdoor water park, great for both adults and children. The park is in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The good news is you will get complimentary access to Wild Wadi if you stay in any of the Jumeirah hotels.

Ski Dubai 

Yes! You can ski in Dubai! Ski Dubai is the first ever indoor ski resort in the Middle East. The resort offers exceptional snow quality with 22,500m² covered with real snow all year round. It is one of the most family friendly attractions.

Desert Excursion 

Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. A desert safari tour usually take 6 hours, there are plenty of activities you can do during desert safari, such as camel ride, sandboarding, ATV ride, dune bashing, etc, depends on your package. Overnight stay is also available.

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