Fly to Dubai
Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most talked about and visited cities in the Middle East. Known for its eye catching skyline, impressive array of shopping spots and cuisine, this city is a must see for any traveller.
Originally the emirate was nothing more than a small port known for trading, fishing and pearling. Yet in a success story that spans some short years, the city has blossomed into a tourism and business hub that now has few rivals. So whether you’re a first-time traveller or a regular visitor to the city, it’s one destination that constantly offers something new and exciting to see and do. Book cheap flights to Dubai now with flynas.
From the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the Dubai Aquarium with the world’s largest viewing platform, this city really does have it all including an indoor ski slope (Mall of the Emirates) and ice rink (The Dubai Mall). Other sites worth exploring are the 7-star Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Creek where you’ll find Heritage Village, Bastakiah and the Dubai Museum. While you’re there travel over the creek on one of the small wooden boats, also known as an abras, for just AED1.
Dubai ranks as one of the top shopping destinations around the world. Not only is it home to the world’s largest shopping centre, The Dubai Mall, it also has two not-to-be-missed shopping events every year – the Dubai Shopping Festival (January to early February) and Dubai Summer Surprises (mid June to mid July). During these festivals there is a dedicated 25 to 75 per cent off most outlets including fashion, electronics, beauty and homewares. If you’re looking for souvenirs or something a little more authentic, the Deira Spice Souk and Gold Souk as well as the Bur Dubai Textile Souk are worth having a look at.
Eating out in Dubai
With well over 600 restaurant brands to choose from, you’ll literally be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Dubai. From the regular chain stores such as Nando’s and P.F. Chang’s to restaurants by celebrity chef’s Gary Rhodes and Jamie Oliver, enjoy the smorgasbord of Italian, Lebanese, Japanese, American, French and so much more. Most restaurants also offer Halal food, however, it is better to check with the restaurant before going.
If you happen to be in the city on a Friday, then be sure to join in the weekly Dubai must-do – Friday brunch. Almost every hotel hosts one and the range of food and beverages cater to every price point and taste bud. However during Ramadan, a month-long religious time in the Middle East, most restaurants and food outlets close down during the sunlight hours and eating and drinking in public is prohibited out of respect during the holy month.
Dubai is home to an array of hotels with a great choice of international brands and local hotels. Depending on whether you want to stay near the airport or at the marina, there are different star hotels and resorts to suit every taste and budget.
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Transport in Dubai
flynas arrives into Terminal 1 at the Dubai International Airport, which is located in Garhoud, just 10 minutes from the city center. And once you’re on the ground you will be able to choose between the following modes of transport:
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Dubai metro, a modern and fully automated rail system with red and green lines, providing you with many great features in addition to convenient means of travel, including retail outlets, Wi-Fi connectivity, ATM machines. Following is the list of some of our metro related services
Taxi service is available 24/7 all around Dubai. The service can be provided in different ways to accommodate different customer needs.
Dubai bus service network, that covers 87% of the urban area in the Emirate of Dubai, is designed in such a way that it makes each and every corner of the Dubai to be easily accessable for you.
RTA Water Bus service enables Dubai Citizens, Residents and visitors to sail amongst Dubai inland waters only (Dubai Marina), equipped with a panoramic passengers cabin, providing luxury and privacy, while abiding by the highest safety standards.
The Abra is a traditional means of water transport, which is enabling Dubai Citizens, Residents and visitors among inland waters only.
Water Taxi is a marine transit mode with a panoramic passengers cabin providing luxury and privacy, while abiding by with highest safety standards. The Water Taxi will come to the station nearest to your location to ferry you across Dubai Creek and waterways anywhere you might wish.
Ferry service enables Dubai Citizens, Residents and visitors to sail across Dubai water escapes, in luxury and privacy through a sea journey across major Dubai landmarks.
Dubai Tram network covers a distance of 10.6 Km with 11 stations distributed over the population congested areas. Dubai Tram is considered as the first outside Europe working on underground power supply all over the track without the need of wires to feed it with electricity.
Weather in Dubai
Dubai is known for its year-round sunshine, but the best time to enjoy the sun, shopping, sand and sights of the city are over the cooler months of the year, from October through to May, with temperatures rising above 50 degrees in summer.
Events in Dubai
Dubai hosts several international business and leisure events through out the year. Business events include GITEX Technology Week (October), The BIG5 International Building and Construction Show (November) and the Dubai International Boat Show (March). For leisure there is the Dubai Shopping Festival (January), Omega Dubai Desert Classic (January), Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (February), Taste of Dubai (March), Dubai World Cup (March), Dubai Summer Surprises (June), Dubai Rugby Sevens (November), Dubai International Film Festival (December) and International Cricket (year-round).