Dubai refers to both one of the United Arab Emirates and its trendy capital with its delirious skyscrapers, luxury hotels and designer boutiques. On the menu: caviar, champagne, marble, crystal and 24-carat gold! At night, fortunes are displayed, VIPs show up and DJs electrify the track. The spectacle is permanent in this city where all nationalities, luxury cars and giant boats live together. A concentration of excesses and records with the 830 m high Burj Khalifa, the widest 7-voice highway in the world, a marina with 200 skyscrapers, the Burj Al Arab, a self-proclaimed only 7-star hotel in the world with a gold-plated elevator. Dubai is undoubtedly the trendiest place in the Middle East, the one that attracts the jet-set of Arab countries, VIPs from all over the world and tourists of varying degrees of wealth. Spectacular, the immense Palm, an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree with 8,000 luxury villas, and this World, an archipelago of 300 artificial islands that make up the world map. Incredible, this covered ski resort. In addition to its bling bling bling city, which has emerged from the sand in 30 years, Dubai offers a magnificent desert, but also its mountains with the Hajar chain bordering the Sultanate of Oman. And tourists have a great time: seaside resorts and amusement parks, 4x4 race through the dunes, night in tents in the desert, horse races or Formula 1 world championships.... Dubai is the madness of grandeur with no limits.

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When to go to Dubai?

In the heart of summer, the heat melts the prices and you can afford a stay in a luxury hotel for the price of a small 4-star hotel. The same applies during the Ramadan period, when the country is running at a slightly slower pace and is experiencing a significant reduction in the services usually offered (fewer means of transport, restaurants and bars in the centre closed during the day, amusement parks open for less time...). However, due to the high average hotel occupancy rate, it is difficult to really speak of low season because Dubai is a popular destination during the hot months for people in the Gulf countries. The high tourist season in Dubai begins with the real drop in temperatures at the beginning of November and ends at the end of April, but the best times to go to Dubai are in the off-seasons: autumn and spring. In winter, many commercial, sporting and cultural events take place and the days are beautiful. On the other hand, the full summer is hot, so we take refuge in the malls, swim in the refrigerated swimming pools and the country plays the night owl, living between 8pm and 3am. The best season to discover Dubai is four months: October to the end of November and March-April. The average temperature is 30°C during the day and does not fall below 20-24°C at night. The temperature of sea water and swimming pools is ideal, around 28 °C. From the end of November to March, it is winter. Temperatures are mild, around 24°C from December to February. The evenings may then seem a little chilly. And if you have decided to spend the night in the desert, be aware that mercury can drop to 10°C. You should also know that the sea is 20°C in the middle of winter and the beaches are deserted.

How to go to Dubai? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

This formula can be interesting for proposals for unusual discoveries accompanied by a guide. We will show you a super-luxurious apartment, a large hotel, the kitchens of a large restaurant, excursions in the desert, a festive evening, original seaside resorts or some VIP services, just to make the most of the ambient luxury. Also classic stays, flight, hotel, beach.

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No difficulty to organize your stay yourself. There are many air-only flights to Dubai. The choice of hotels is very wide. You can rent a car to reach Doha, for example, and discover another Emirate. Public transport and taxis make it easy for you to discover Dubai. Call on an excursionist on site to discover the desert.

There are four main means of transport available to tourists: metro, taxi, bus and boat (water taxi or abra). Two-wheeled transport is practically non-existent and walking, even if all districts offer ever larger spaces for pedestrians, is not yet a common practice either, and one cannot really move from one district to another on foot....even less in the middle of summer

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When to travel?

In the heart of summer, the heat melts the prices and you can afford a stay in a luxury hotel for the price of a smal...
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Weather forecast

Dubai's climate is subtropical and arid. Winter is mild and sunny (10/30°C) with occasional sandstorms and cold nig...
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Budget

The currency is the United Arab Emirates dirham (AED), divided into 100 threads. The cost of living in Dubai is about...
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Formalities

For Dubai, passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of return. Visiting visa: European nationals receive...
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Health

No real hygiene problems in the United Arab Emirates, where tap water is even drinkable. But since it doesn't taste g...
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How to travel by yourself?

No difficulty to organize your stay yourself. There are many air-only flights to Dubai. The choice of hotels is very...
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How to get organized?

This formula can be interesting for proposals for unusual discoveries accompanied by a guide. We will show you a supe...
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Getting around

There are four main means of transport available to tourists: metro, taxi, bus and boat (water taxi or abra). Two-whe...
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