Holidays to Dubai 2016 / 2017
Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the fastest growing holiday destinations in the world. The very name is synonymous with luxury and indulgence – the 7 star Burj al Arab, on Jumeirah Beach, is the most expensive hotel in the world – but that aside, Dubai holidays are surprisingly affordable, with a huge number of tourist attractions.
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Booking Ahead - Dubai Holidays in 2016 / 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Dubai holidays in 2016/2017.
Booking ahead for your 2016/2017 holiday to Dubai has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Dubai – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its massively modern and extreme architecture as well as its luxury lifestyle and shopping venues. Dubai is also home to the Burj Khalifa sky-scraper, it is the tallest artificial structure in the world standing at 830m tall.
Ideal Time to Go: Dubai’s high season is November through to March, there tends to be great holiday weather during these months that’s not unbearably hot and certainly not too cold. If you want a cheaper holiday you can book to go during other time of the year and cold weather shouldn’t be a worry, but many people find the climate in Dubai very hot so you should bear that in mind.
Weather: Dubai has a very warm climate with an average annual temperature of 27.6°C. The hottest month in Dubai is August with an average temperature of 36°C. The coolest month in Dubai is January, but even then the average temperature is 19°C. Dubai doesn’t see much rainfall at all, so wet conditions shouldn’t be an issue during your Dubai holiday. Dubai’s wettest month is February with an average 40mm of rain over 6 days. But other months in Dubai are far drier and see no rain at all or very little if any.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Dubai takes around 7 hours.
Places to Go on Your Dubai Holiday
Dubai is an extraordinary place that is very holiday-goer friendly and there are many astonishing sights to come across in Dubai. Here are our top picks:
Burj Khalifa – This astonishing piece of architecture is the world’s tallest artificial structure. It’s worth going to see this during your Dubai holiday as it’s not every day you get the chance to see such magnificence.
Ski Dubai – This indoor ski resort makes for a perfect family day out during your Dubai holiday. It has 22,500 square metres of indoor ski area and is part of the Mall of Emirates, one of the largest shopping centres in the world.
Palm Jumeirah – These beautiful artificial islands are perfect for relaxing and taking in the sun on your Dubai holiday. They’re gorgeous to look at and make for a really enjoyable place to let loose
Holiday Activities in Dubai
A Dubai holiday offers one of the most spectacular waterfronts in the world. For centuries an important trading post, its modern history dates from the 18th century. Although many of its old buildings have disappeared under modern developments, Dubai holidays offer a glimpse of traditional Arabian life in the charming old town area, at the marine end of Dubai creek, north of the Palm Islands. Here, you’ll discover the covered Souks, wooden water taxis and boat trips to the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary. The magnificent Jumeirah Mosque is one of several in the city, but is the only one open to non-Muslims. This is a breath-taking place which we highly recommend you visit if you are booking a holiday to Dubai.
A holiday in Dubai is suitable for everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday in Dubai or an exciting break. Families can experience the enjoyable water parks, fascinating aquariums, stunning city tours and more. For the young singles, there are exciting nightclubs, lively bars and spectacular fountain shows at the renowned Dubai Mall.
Holidays in Dubai allow you to experience the white sands and warm turquoise waters of Jumeirah Beach. Overlooked by the billowing sail of the Burj al Arab, this ten mile stretch of the Arabian Gulf offers safe swimming. There are a range of water sports and a variety of upmarket restaurants, bars and hotels. Dubai holidays are a popular choice with families, who can enjoy a range of activities and attractions including a zoo, water park and indoor ski resort. Jeep and camel safaris into the desert are also popular.
How to Get There
Cheap flights to Dubai are available from airports all over the UK, all major city airports fly to Dubai. Direct flights are available and recommended as they will save you a lot of travel time, however, you may want to consider an indirect flight if it works out cheaper than going direct.
Read more about things to do in Dubai in our blog.
If you're still not convinced, then check out our top 7 reasons to visit Dubai here.
Map of Dubai