Traveling to Fascinating Dubai
Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, features a wealth of experiences in a single city. With its glamorous high-rise shopping malls, ancient traditional villages, relaxing beaches, and amazing natural scenery, Dubai caters to every type of vacationer.
Explore the natural inland desert of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by camel, and watch the sun set over the sand dunes. Ride the elevator to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and look down upon the teeming city spread beneath you. Book discount flights, tours, car rentals, and more with Orbitz.com, and get ready to explore all of the exciting attractions of Dubai, one of the most fascinating destinations in the Middle East.
Best time to take a vacation to Dubai
Dubai is hot and humid most of the year, but temperatures become a bit more tolerable between October and April. If you love to shop, the Dubai Shopping Festival in February may be a good time to go, but book your trip early because hotels fill to capacity during this time. Avoid Dubai in July and August, when temperatures can rise up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Most businesses in Dubai close or have limited hours during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, so you might want to avoid Dubai during this time. Ramadan's dates change each year based on the Islamic calendar.
Insider tips for Dubai travel
Mall of the Emirates
Ski and shop at this gargantuan mall that features its own indoor ski slope and over 500 shops.
Al Dhiyafah Road
Dine with the locals who built Dubai on this road filled with curry shops and grilled meat vendors.
Yalumba Friday Brunch
Show up at Yulumba restaurant in the Le Meridien Hotel on Friday for an over-the-top brunch with free-flowing champagne and mountains of food.
Al Mansour Dhow
Enjoy a classic Arabic buffet while gently floating along Deira Creek on this dinner dhow cruise.
Aquarium Night Tour
Dubai Aquarium's Underwater Zoo offers night tours that let you catch a glimpse of the creatures usually hidden in the dark.
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This museum houses artifacts from the archeological sites of Al Sufouh and Jumeirah, including pieces dating back to the third century.
Ancient buildings transformed into modern art galleries characterize this small neighborhood that is a must-see for art lovers.
The Dubai Fountain
Watch as the water shoots up taller than a 25-story building in this daily water show on Burj Khalifa Lake.
Relax, sunbathe, or swim during the day, and watch the sunset while enjoying a barbecue on the sand in the evening.
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Enjoy a mosque tour, cultural breakfast, or historic walking tour with this center that offers programs for all ages.
Swim with the dolphins at this bay affiliated with the Atlantis Hotel and interact one-on-one with these incredible creatures.
Emirates Golf Club
Tee off at one of the finest golf courses in the world, which hosts the Dubai Desert Classic each year.
Souk Madinat Jumeriah
This entertainment complex features a traditional Arabian market, meandering canals, and a marina with incredible views.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Enjoy the wave pool or give yourself a thrill on one of the speedy water slides at this water park.
This gorgeous mosque is the largest in the city and the only one in Dubai open to non-Muslims.