Dubai is the second largest Emirate among all seven UAE Emirates that has successfully grown up into regional and international business, travel and trade hub. Despite being the part of Muslim country, the city truly represents to be a highly liberal and cosmopolitan city in the region of Middle East that welcomes people of all religions across all corners of the world. If you are planning for a holiday trip or a short adventure break with your family, you will be happy to know that you only need to follow few rules to avoid breaking social norms. Below I am sharing few tips for Dubai trip that will enable you to extract maximum fun during your stay.
Best time for Holiday Trip
With tropical and arid weather, January is the coolest month when temperature fell down to 24°C, whereas June, July and August are the hottest months when temperature rises up to 48°C. City offers range of indoor and outdoor activities to entertain visitors of all age group. Indoor activities are enjoyed throughout the year but outdoor activities can only be enjoyed during the months of September through May when weather remains pleasant with temperature ranges in low 30s. Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Dubai World Cup and Summer Surprises are the few famous events hosted by Dubai.
Checking Visa Requirements
VISA is a mandatory requirement for visiting any foreign country. State Government has made different VISA policies for citizens of different countries. Even free VISA is being offered to visitors upon arrival coming from UK, Gulf Countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other Western European countries. Duration for visit VISA is one month for most of the European and western countries whereas three months for British Citizens and Gulf residents. On the other hand, visitors from countries, which don’t belong to this category, are advised to contact with their country’s embassy before planning international trip. Completing all documents is necessary to avoid future complications. Even if you have previously visited Dubai, it is better to check VISA policies as they are subject to change anytime without prior information.
Determine your Budget
Budget is very crucial factor for any kind of plan. It’s a kind of unavoidable thing you must consider before planning a holiday trip irrespective to your destination even. Especially if you are going to visit a destination offering adventurous activities, it will be essential to know your budget before getting there. You can plan in much better way, when you know how much you should spend for fun and entertainment activities after accommodation expenses. This doesn’t mean you need huge budget for a Dubai trip. There are certain things you can enjoy within your budget like Big Bus Tour to explore famous sightseeing of your city, visiting luxury shopping malls and shopping at traditional souks and a day trip to beach.
Finding suitable accommodation
Dubai is being world famous for its super luxury hotels, resorts, villas, apartments and hotel apartments. You can choose anyone of them for your accommodation according to needs and length of your stay. Holiday villas are bit affordable for families visiting Dubai on holiday trip. As you were able to save good money, you would be going to spend for hotel bills. Secondly staying in a villa, studio and serviced apartment will also give you more privacy and let you feel living your home. If you are a luxury lover and have huge budget, you will definitely enjoy staying in a five or even seven star hotel like Burj Khalifa.
Must watch sightseeing attractions
Breathe taking sky scrapers, wonderful islands, luxury shopping malls and especially constructed leisure and entertainment spots are must watch attractions in the city. Architectural wonders like Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers, Dubai Marina, Palm Islands, World Islands and Mall of Emirates are few must visit attractions for visitors. Whereas, visiting traditional souks, beaches and water parks can also be the best way to have fun during your stay.
Exploring outdoors and adventure activities
The Emirate is world renowned for beautiful desert landscapes, beaches and vibrant flora and fauna of deserts. There are several activities you can enjoy under the sun. From hot air balloon ride, camel and horse racing you may get a chance to enjoy some adrenaline adventures like quad biking, sand skiing, desert safari and sand boarding. Whereas, water based adventures you may enjoy are deep sea fishing, sea plane flight, snorkeling and deep sea diving and cruising. Even lying on the beach taking sunbath and watching clear blue waters will be a mesmerizing experience. The ideal climate of the city facilitate all water activities like parasailing, water skiing and jet skiing.
Shopping and Theme Parks
Shopping in the city doesn’t only provide a chance to buy world’s leading brands of almost everything at zero taxes but it also proffer several fun and entertainment activities for everyone. You will be surprised to know that from enjoying traditional and international cuisines in the food courts you can even enjoy indoor skiing, watching some beautiful fountain shows and world’s largest single panel aquarium. Whereas your kids can enjoy playing in children play area. Watching movie in 3D cinema is also a good entertainment you can enjoy at most of the Dubai shopping malls. Mall of Emirates, Dubai Festival Center, Dubai Mall, Ibn-e-Batuta, City Center, Burjuman and Wafi City are world renowned shopping centers of Dubai. Whereas, famous theme parks include Wild Wadi, Wonder Land and Splash Land and Aquaventure. Theme parks offer equal excitements and fun for kids and adults.
To extract maximum fun and entertainment during your trip, it has suggested completing all your rudiments before indulging yourself in endless entertainment of this city. It’s also good to plan things considering the length of your stay. Coordinating with tour operators will facilitate you to save your time and money.