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.
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.