Dubai is the perfect destination for a vacation for everyone, from solo travellers to family vacationers. There’s something for everyone in the second-largest Emirate, whether looking for adventure-based activities like skydiving and bungee jumping or planning to shop till you drop at one of the world’s largest malls. If you plan to travel to the City of Gold, here’s the best travel plan for Dubai.
When To Travel
The peak tourist season in Dubai is from November to February. March and early April are also pleasant, but the average daytime temperature could reach up to 29°C. It’s also the best time for shopping thanks to the Dubai Shopping Festival held between December and January every year. Some other festivals during peak season include Art Dubai, Dubai Expo, Dubai Auto Show, and the Dubai International Film Festival. Hotel rooms are the most expensive, especially around Christmas time. And so are flight tickets.
Summer lasts from May to August and is very hot. With the average temperature soaring to 40°C during these months, people hardly ever visit other attractions during the day. In June, the temperature could go up to 45°C. But it’s also the cheapest season to visit Dubai. If you’re worried about not seeing the many tourist attractions, we suggest going to the indoor attractions, including Dubai Mall, the Museum of the Future, and the Burj Khalifa. If you are looking for budget Dubai trip packages, this is the best time. Ramadan is also the best season for affordable Dubai tour packages because people abstain from eating or drinking publicly during this month.
How To Travel
While Etihad and Emirates offer a great travel experience, they are slightly expensive, especially if you travel business or first class. If you’re lucky, you can book through the discount schemes that these airlines announce regularly. And if you’re not happy spending thousands of rupees on a 4-5 hour flight, book tickets on one of the many budget airlines like Indigo or Spice Jet. FlyDubai is also one of the best budget airlines.
Book your tickets well in advance for a good deal. And if you’re looking to enjoy a luxury vacation, we suggest booking through one of UAE airlines as they often offer discounts at spas and malls, saving you money in the long run.
Where To Stay
If you are looking for budget accommodation, we suggest looking for it in Deira. Some of the budget hotels in the area include The Leela, Holiday Inn, and the Zain East Hotel. You may be tempted to book an Airbnb, but hotels are far cheaper.
What To See in Dubai
There are plenty of attractions that you must include in one of the best travel plans in Dubai. Some popular ones include Burj Khalifa, Museum of the Future, Dubai Mall, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark, and the Mall of Emirates.
If you’re on a shoestring budget, we suggest listing the attractions you don’t want to miss and places you can skip. For instance, if you’re not interested in Burj Khalifa but would love to go skydiving, consider viewing it from ground level and enjoying the Dubai Fountain Show free from Burj Park. The money saved on Burj Khalifa can be spent on one of your favorite adventure activities.
What To Eat
Dubai is a multicultural city and home to millions of immigrants from across the world. You can visit one of these food joints run by immigrant families. Other cheap food items in Dubai include shawarma, Indo-Chinese, falafel, and biryani. Each meal is complete and will fill you for the entire day. But Dubai is also home to some of the best restaurant chains, including Nobu, Jollibee, and even Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant.
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