Dubai is one of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is also well-known as “The city of Gold” because of its vast open Gold markets. This city offers a huge number of tourist attractions, a vibrant night life, abundant shops, parks, gardens and an extensive variety of recreational activities. Dubai is world prominent for its real estate projects, sports events, conferences and Guinness records.

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Dubai is labelled the "shopping capital of the Middle East". With so many shopping malls and souks, there's no better place to find products at unbeatable prices. It is truly a duty free shopper's paradise that gives you more for your money. Dubai's numerous shopping malls cater to every consumer need. Cars, haute couture clothing, jewellery, electronics, furnishing, sporting equipment, and any other goods will likely all be under the same roof. Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Gold Souk, Al Ain Plaza

Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences

Do a Dune Safari followed by dinner in the dessert


Highs of 20 degrees in winter to 40 degrees and higher in July/August

Other information

  • Best time of year to travel: All year round destination
  • Currency: Dirham
  • Flight time from UK: 7-8 hours
  • Visa and passport information: A visa is not required for UK citizens
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