Dubai is one of the 7 Emirates of The United Arab Emirates, known for its extravagant shopping-festivals, highly urbanized architecture and lively desert safari. The sight of the majestic Burj Khalifa, the Atlantis and The Palm, which are artificial islands, luxury resorts, and marine parks and is also famous for its beaches.
The time between November to March is a colder season when the weather is pleasant. The distance from Dubai International Airport to Dubai city is 13.4km.
The Burj Khalifa offers a 360° view of the whole city from the top of the tallest building in the world. is the most luxurious hotel in Dubai. Other places of interest are Dubai Mall, Wild Wadi Water Park, Ski Dubai, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Creek, Palm Islands, Jumeirah Mosque, , Dolphinarium, Jabeel Park, Gold Souk. Renting a taxi can cost up to 50-90DH.
The Dubai Monorail connects Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah. A 5.45km trip can cost 15DH. The local buses can be used through “now” fare cards starting from 2.50DH to 6.50DH. Day passes for unlimited roaming may cost as low as 14DH.
A round-trip flight from Delhi to Dubai may cost 680-860DH through Indigo Airlines. Tickets for Jet Airways are expensive but provide elaborate facilities.
Arabic is the official language spoken all over UAE.
Dubai is known for its long list of Emirati dishes. Try the Mutton Achari Handi at 22DH at Ravi Restaurant, Pan-Seared Scallops at 95DH at Traiteur at Park Hyatt, Rice Cheong Fun at 28DH at Homey, Ryoong Yerana at 37DH at Klayya, Koshari at 12DH at Al Ammor are some of the savory dishes to be tried with an exquisite range of sweets.
The United Arab Emirate Dirham (DH) is the currency used all over UAE.
Luxury hotels like Jumeirah Beach Resort, , Sofitel, , and are available at a range of 400-600DH/day. Cheap hotels such as Ramada, Ibis, Holiday Inn Express and Cassells Al Barsh give rates as low as 150-200DH/day.
Dubai is famous for its bars, clubs, and nightlife, but are generally located within brand hotels. Also, no hotels serve alcohol on a license basis.