For some delectable, delightful and dazzling times? Then take a private tour of Dubai the largest state in The United Arab Emirates.
Dubai is well known for its ultramodern architecture which includes the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa which stand 830 meters tall. The Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world set on an island and is in a striking sail shape. See the Dubai Fountain with jets and lights that are choreographed to music.
The shopping opportunities in Dubai are out of this world with some of the largest Malls globally here. The term ‘shop till you drop’ comes true when you go shopping in Dubai.
The beaches are fabulous with the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf and golden sand. Enjoy the likes of kite surfing, paddle boarding or just relaxing with the stunning skyscrapers as your backdrop.
There is much talk about whether you can drink alcohol in Dubai, well you can once you are over 21 years of age. It is against the law to drink alcohol in the street or a public space, but it is quite ok to go wild and have a great night in the local entertainment bar and nightclub. Read More...
Take exhilarating desert custom tours by jeep or a city tour to see the amazing ultramodern architecture mixed with the old
There are fabulous resorts in Dubai, but there are also specialised entertainment ‘villages’ for tourists such as Dubai’s ‘The Irish Village’ which hosts concerts, serves fantastic food and drink and great generally a place to have great ’craic’.
When on a private tour, your tour guide will point out all the best places for entertainment for the evening time.
The history and culture of Dubai are also something worth investigating through the Museums, Mosques, Stately houses, ancient ruins and historical sites. There is a guided tour of all the interesting and worthwhile places of Dubai.
As a point of interest, public displays of affection are not well-tolerated in the United Arab Emirates. Holding hands is ok for married couples but kissing or hugging in public are not acceptable.
Top 10 Things to See adn Do in Dubai
The Burj Khalifa
Take a guided tour of the United Arab Emirates
most famous building and the tallest Skyscraper in the world. Find the sky high Burj Khalifa in Dubai where you can travel up to the highest observation deck in the globe. The panoramic views are spectacular, stunning and the whole experience is exhilarating. If you go to Dubai just to visit here, it will not be a wasted tour.
The Jumeirah Mosque
Another beautiful landmark found in Dubai is The Jumeirah Mosque. It is the only mosque in Dubai that allows non-Muslim guests visit six days a week. Women must wear respectful clothing and headscarf. The building is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition from white stone and the twin towers either side of the dome makes the mosque standout. At night it is a spectacular sight to see when all lit up.
On a sightseeing tour of Dubai, you will see The Bastakia quarter of Dubai which is the last remaining part of Old Dubai for modern intervention. There are narrow lanes that are lined with beautifully preserved buildings. These buildings are of typical Arabian architecture styles with wind tower features. Visit the various museums which are in the old buildings and walk along the last segment of the original Dubai city wall.
The Grand Mosque
Historically The Grand Mosque is Dubai’s leading place of Islamic Worship and has had an interesting past. First built in 1900, demolished in 1960 before finally being completed again 1990. The mosque is impressively large and somewhat plain in contrast to other mosques but still has its endearing features like intricately carved windows and doors, rising above there are eighteen tiny domes and Dubai’s tallest minaret.
The Dubai Museum
Located in the Al Fahidi Fort, take a guided tour of The Dubai Museum. It is the oldest existing building in the city having being built in 1787. There are galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques and Souks. There are exhibits on date farms, desert and marine life, pearl diving with sets of pearl merchants weights, scale and sieves. See the artefacts excavated by locals during several archaeological digs.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
Towards the end of Dubai Creek, you will find, on guided tour, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House. Probably the oldest building in the city and part of Dubai's history. This building was the official residence of the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, (1912-1958) and grandfather of the present ruler. It is here that the vision of Dubai was first thought. The house which is now a museum with exhibits that record the history of Dubai.
Take a sightseeing tour to Dubai Dolphinarium. Visit one of the region’s most loved attractions where you can get up close and personal to graceful bottlenose dolphins or playful seals. There is an interactive extravaganza that showcases these amazing animals and their astounding skills. See the animals perform acrobatics, dance, sing, juggle, playable, jump through hoops and more. Thoroughly enjoyable tour for all the family.
Take a private tour by boat along Dubai Creek. One of Dubai’s most picturesque locales that stands for traditional aura and charm. You may think that the record-breaking skyscrapers and entertainment venues would be Dubai’s identifiers, but yet it is this natural seawater creek that stands as the real identity of Dubai. The creek runs through the heart of the city and segregates Dubai into two districts: Bur Dubai and Deira.
On a city tour, take the time to visit one of Dubai’s best established modern districts. It is built around the largest man-made marina in the world. There are plenty of activities to do here as well as great restaurants with delicious food and entertainment complexes. The residence and towers that are home to expats, who arrive here looking for a new life, are some of the tallest apartment buildings in the world.
Take a sightseeing tour to Mushrif Park which is located 15km away from the city centre. This pristine and landscaped park is well worth a visit. The park has an international village, electronic entertaining games, swimming pools, children game area, bicycle track, prayer rooms, train ride service, numerous restaurants and canteens. There is a park theatre where musical concerts perform on holidays a must whilst visiting The United Arab Emirates.
Travel Tips for Dubai
Best Time To Visit Dubai
The best time to visit Dubai is when it is at its coolest which is between November through to March. Dubai has two seasons; Hot and Hotter, so the ‘hot’ time is the best time. For sightseeing tours or any type of tours, it is more bearable, but it is also the busiest, so you need to bare that in mind. It is possible to come during the other months as everywhere has brilliant air conditioning and it will be cheaper.
Typical Costs in Dubai
Dubai has a reputation for being expensive, but thankfully new hotels and affordable restaurants are opening all the time. December and January are the most expensive months as it is most popular time for tourists. When looking for cheap but good places to eat, look around and see where the locals are going. Shopping is great value for money and you will definitely pick up a few bargains. Alcohol is more expensive as it is served only in licensed shops and
Know Before Visiting Dubai
Research for the ideal resort to suit your needs as there are lots of family orientated resorts and others for adults only. Private tour operators are plentiful so check all for the best prices and conditions, their prices will also vary during the year. Dubai is safe for women however women traveling alone is a novelty and you may fin yourself the focus of unwanted attention. Never drink alcohol in public places or streets.
Weather in Dubai
As Dubai is one of the hottest holiday destinations in the world due to its tropical desert climate, it is hot all year round. Summer starts in April and lasts till October; it is very hot and humid with temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius. There is some rain during the months November to February but Dubai still has the sun for more than eight hours of the day and temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius.