Are you traveling to Dubai but have a lot of questions on your mind? Do not worry. Our simple and brief traveler’s guide to Dubai will cover all you need to know about the city and the travel requirements. You will find everything you need to know, from documents, flights, and local transport to accommodation, food, and sightseeing.

Regardless of the kind of Dubai travel packages you book with GT Holidays, we will ensure you get a hassle-free and fun vacation. Here are a few things to remember before your trip to Dubai.

Ideal Time to Visit Dubai

Dubai lies amidst the desert, so no matter when you visit Dubai, the weather can be expected to be warm. The winters see a drop in temperatures; hence an ideal time to visit Dubai would be November through March. With daily highs ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the winters make Dubai an attractive travel destination. If you wish to avoid crowds and not get fazed by the hot sun during Dubai’s summer season, you may plan your visit from April to September. You can skip the 2 hottest months of July and August when the high temperatures and humidity make sightseeing very uncomfortable.

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Travel Documents Required

If you are planning a short trip to Dubai, then the first thing to do is to apply for a visa. You can apply for 3 types: Tourist, Visit, or Transit Visa. You can also try a multiple-entry visa for flying in and out of Dubai multiple times during the duration of the visa. Ensure you apply for a tourist visa through a reputable travel company like GT Holidays. Another important document you need for Dubai travel is a valid Indian passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the date you plan to enter UAE. Carry a couple of scanned copies of the 1st and last pages of your passport, along with passport-size photographs. As a lone female traveler, you must carry a NOC from your father or husband.

Activities To Do in Dubai

Dubai offers wonderful activities that make for memorable experiences for every traveler. Use our traveller’s guide to Dubai to get an insight into the history and landscape of Dubai through various outdoor adventures, museums, and desert safaris to live entertainment, sightseeing, and cruises, Dubai is the adventure capital of UAE, and you can choose fascinating options from skydiving and parasailing to skiing and VT parks.

Get onboard a traditional wooden Arabian dhow for a cruise along the Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina and spend a fabulous evening surrounded by spectacular views, delicious food, and impressive live performances. One of the most enjoyable things to do in Dubai is experience a desert safari. Get your heart racing with activities like dune bashing, sandboarding, etc. Understand the Bedouin culture and traditions through activities like camel rides, Shisha smoking, and falconry. Experience live entertainment in Dubai through concerts, opera shows, and events you can attend all year round.

Local Transport in Dubai

With GT Holidays, you get a local Dubai trip guide. You can also explore the city of Dubai using several local transport options.

  • Use the Metro to experience a completely automated transport service that’s swift and affordable.
  • You can get on air-conditioned public buses for budget-friendly travel.
  • If you are looking for hassle-free transport around the city, hire a cab.
  • Another option is water transport in the form of the Dubai ferry, through which you can discover exotic sites of Dubai.
  • The most fun way to explore Dubai City is by using the Hop on Hop Off tours, which allow you to choose sights of interest and attractions.

Stay in Dubai

Planning your Dubai trip will find you great options for staying in Dubai with the added advantage of discounted rates. You can choose from a range of 5-star resorts to pocket-friendly hotels with all-inclusive amenities. Get in touch with GT Holidays for the best Dubai tour packages.


In Dubai, you will find yourself in Shoppers’ Mecca, which holds a range of products worldwide. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for luxury fashion brands, gold, spices, or discounted electronic gadgets. Head to several top-of-the-line shopping malls and traditional markets to get what you want.

Spas in Dubai

After days of sightseeing, give some respite to your weary body at some of the best spas in Dubai. Dubai spas offer soothing vibes and relaxing luxurious retreats for you to get pampered and rejuvenated. Take our Dubai honeymoon packages and try traditional and holistic therapies through Arabian Baths, Turkish Hammams, and Iyashi Domes.

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