The tallest skyscrapers, fastest cars, hottest parties and fanciest hotels. Water sports, sand sports and air sports. Frenzied shopping extravaganzas, glitzy malls and traditional souks. A beautiful coastline and an exotic desert. All this is one city. All this is Dubai. Whether it’s a family holiday with the kids or a quick business trip, a romantic getaway with your significant other or a raucous holiday with your friends, Dubai promises a fun-filled, unique experience for every kind of traveler.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE. In recent times, it’s seen a large influx of travelers which has made it develop into a thriving tourist hotspot. Unparalleled shopping experiences draw thousands to the city every year, as do the promise of adventure sports.
The city-state is divided into many districts, mostly on the basis of settlements. Little India and Little Manila refer to colonies highly populated with Indians and Filipinos respectively. These areas have shops and restaurants that cater to the inhabitants’ tastes.
Many describe Dubai as flamboyant, glitzy and modernized. There is, however, a more traditional side to the city, especially during Ramadan, when the Emiratis proudly perform their song and dance.
In a game of word association, when you think ‘Dubai’, you think ‘shopping’. Known as the shopping capital of the Middle East, the annual Dubai Shopping Festival draws hordes of people from all over the world. With the promise of best price and best quality, nowhere else in the world you can find everything you’re looking for at negotiable prices. Dubai’s colossal malls and widespread Souks (or local markets) offer jewellery, clothes, vehicles, electronics and under the same roof. To get your fill of retail therapy, head to Dubai, experience a shoppersparadise.
The climate of Dubai features a desert climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, humid and very dry; most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are mild and short. The weather in Dubai can bring short and irregular rainfall as is typical for the Middle East. Most of the rainfall in Dubai occurs between December, January, February and March. The weather between December and March remains warm and is considered as most comfortable climatic conditions throughout the year.