Between minarets and skyscrapers, stone and chrome, lies the fastest growing city in the world: Dubai. Known for its shopping, sand, and sun, Dubai attracts millions of visitors every year, and envelopes them in luxury and efficiency. The city is also steeped in ancient history, yet the old and the new are intertwined implacably, and tradition fits neatly alongside consumerism.
Spring: March to May 21-32 C
Summer: June to August 29-40 C
Autumn: September to November 24-35 C
Winter: December to February 16-25 C
Dubai's shopping scene is extremely vibrant, and known the world over. It flourishes and thrives on diversity, from the traditional spice and gold souks, to enormous malls and retail outlets. Everything from electronics to antiques, and designer clothes to fresh flowers, is available in Dubai's sprawling shopping areas. Everything is duty-free, and most visitors feel obligated verify this claim; and are pleasantly surprised at its veracity.
Feel the dynamism of Dubai by exploring the new-age world of breathtaking skyscrapers, gourmet treats and luxury shopping; or the old Dubai of mosques, wind towers, shawarma and souks. There are limitless entertainment options, and you can club all night long to the latest mixes, or experience live Moroccan music and smoke sheesha (water pipes) at cafes. There are plenty of top-notch restaurants in Dubai, and there variety shows you the city's rich cultural mix and diverse population. You can also laze around on Dubai's beaches, or enjoy its world class golf facilities. A visit to the magnificent Jumeirah mosque is essential, as is Sheikh Zayed Road, the little Manhattan, where you can see the Emirates Towers and Dubai World Trade Centre among numerous other skyscrapers. Sheikh Zayed Road is also where you can find the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, and the Sheikh Rashid palace. Another must visit is the Al Fahidi Fort, also known as the Dubai Museum, which has important records of pearl diving and trading activities of Dubai. Ski Dubai, i-FLY and Burj Khalifa are among the latest attractions.
ISD Code: +971
Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) 1 AED is approximately 13 Indian Rupees (INR)
Time Zone: GMT+4 hour. IST -1:30 hours.