Travel and vacation guide to Dubai

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Travel and vacations in Dubai are becoming more and more one of the most purchased tourist products and consumed in the new millennium. Today not only newlyweds arrive in honeymoon, but also do-it-yourself tourists or all-inclusive package, attracted by the countless attractions and places to visit, but also by the many things you can do during your holiday.

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the 7 emirates which form the United Arab Emirates. In addition to being an important commercial and financial center, the city offers many attractions to tourists, who arrive in this corner of the Middle East, attracted by the warm climate all year round and the many possibilities for entertainment.



To make your holiday comfortable and interesting, Dubai offers everything a tourist could ask for, even wanting to ski in the middle of the desert. The city offers modern hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, museums, aquariums, amusement parks, water parks and various attractions.

Dubai amazes for its immense green spaces, with luxurious parks and tree-lined avenues. In addition, the wide range of events, which take place throughout the year, complete the tourist offer and make it a destination suitable for everyone.

To see

Dubai Marina

The Dubai Marina is a New Dubai district, created as if by magic on the expanses of sand, present until a few years ago. Its strong point is The Walk, one of the main streets dedicated to shopping and catering of excellence, about 7 kilometers long, animated by numerous restaurants, shopping centers and clubs with a futuristic profile.

Burj Khalifa

Il Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, was completed in 2010. A dozen of its floors make up the Armani Hotel, while an elevator takes visitors to the observation deck, located on the 124th floor in just 60 seconds, to admire the city from over 450 meters high.



Atlantis The Palm

The Atlantis hotel is a Palm Jumeirah hotel that counts 2.000 rooms and owns one of the largest water parks of the Middle East, in addition to a huge aquarium internal, with references to the myth of Atlantis.

The dubai mall

The Dubai Mall is one of the largest and most beautiful shopping malls in the world. Its 1.1 million square meters and its infinite shops (more than 1.200) make it the ideal destination for shopping.

In addition, there is no lack of entertainment and you can have fun by visiting theDubai Aquarium, the theme parks dedicated to children and the ice skating rink, the Dubai Ice Rink.

Dubai Creek

The Dubai Creek represents the original center of the town's commercial activity and it is always full of boats loaded with goods that cross it from one side to the other. An original way to cross the Creek è using the abra, the typical boat of the place.

Dubai Fountain

La Dubai Fountain, located at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, is the largest dancing fountain in the world. The fountain is famous for the son-et-lumière show in which up to 80.000 liters of water are sprayed at a time at a height of 150 meters. The jets of water are colored, illuminated, and dance and sway to the music.


Dubai Aquarium

The Dubai Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world. Its tank contains ten million liters of water, more than 33.000 aquatic animals and the largest school of sand tiger sharks on the planet. This attraction is located on the third floor of the Dubai Mall, and offers a fantastic opportunity to get in touch with underwater life.


Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is a series of artificial archipelagos, which seen from above form the image of a palm tree. It is located in the crystal clear waters of the Persian Gulf, and was initially promoted as the eighth wonder of the world.

Burj Al Arab

Its unique sail shape made this one luxury hotel, with 7 stars, one of the most famous attractions and one of the symbols of Dubai. The building reaches 321 meters above sea level and is built on a triangular artificial island.

Dubai Museum

The museum traces the 4 thousand years of history of the city. Its galleries recreate historic Arab dwellings, mosques, souks, date farms and life in the desert. Located in the Al Fahidi Fortress, built in 1787, it represents the oldest building in the city.

Madinat Jumeirah

This resort offers a unique experience that combines luxury and tradition. Inspired by an ancient citadel, it houses two luxury hotels. Before the Burj Khalifa, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers were the tallest buildings in the city for nine years. One is a hotel and the other an office building, and together they remain one of Dubai's most beloved landmarks.


To do

There are so many things you can do during a trip or vacation to Dubai, between main activities we suggest:

Desert tour

Cruise through the Dubai Marina

Skiing in Ski Dubai

Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure: water park

Ferrari World: theme park

Waterworld: water park

Tour of the three artificial islands


When to go to Dubai

The climate of Dubai is definitely warm all year round, also there is difference between summer and winter. THE'winter the climate is pleasant, with not very high temperatures. During the day the temperature is around 25 ° and at night 15 °.

In spring and autunno temperatures are warmer, with highs between 30 ° and 40 °, while at night around 20 °. Summers they are very hot, with temperatures that can exceed 40 ° during the day, while the nights are cooler with temperatures of around 25 °.

La sea ​​temperature, along the coast, varies from over 35 ° in the summer to 25 ° in the winter months. In principle, therefore, swimming is possible at all times of the year and enjoy the sea of ​​the Persian Gulf. Rains are very rare and generally they fall only occasionally in the winter months.

Shopping

Dubai is a shopper's paradise. In no other emirate are there so many markets. The shops occupy an entire district called Deira. In the Souk you can find the fruit market, the fish market, the spice market and the jewelry market.

Accomodation

Dubai ha one of the largest and most complete accommodation offers in the world. They range from impressive 7-star luxury resorts and hotels, to budget hotels where you can stay for 15-20 euros per person per night.

The most expensive structures are found in the Marina area. If you want save on the cost of accommodation it is advisable to book a room in the cities of Deira o Sharjah.

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Le holidays in Dubai they are something unforgettable and wonderful. The city deserves, in fact, the title of one of the best tourist destinations in the world. We also remember that next year there will also be Expo 2020 Dubai.



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