Dubai


About Dubai

The many wonders of the Arabian Nights are waiting for you: discover Dubai, the modern metropolis of the Middle East! You will find everything here for a vacation to remember: nice weather, golden sandy beaches, mighty skyscrapers, spicy food and unique culture. Dubai is definitely larger than life!

When travelling to Dubai you must start your journey at the top quite literally, and visit the world’s tallest building, the huge Burj Khalifa. The magnificent view from the top of the iconic skyscraper is really something to see with your own eyes! While you are there make a stop at the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest international shopping paradise with the most famous brands on the planet. If you are looking for something more traditional, then discover the so-called souks, where you can find fine spices, perfumes, jewellery and many other local goods.

For that breezy feeling you must check out the ultra-modern Dubai Marina, where the golden sea coast meets impressive contemporary architecture. You can find many fantastic free beaches nearby, so you can also get active and try several water sports. If you had enough of the water, then you can also sign up for a real adventure in the desert!

Dubai is all about glamour and living life to the fullest, so you must have a taste of the local Arabian culinary delights. From traditional coffee to amazing desserts and exotic fruits it is all about the taste! Everything about this dreamy metropolis will make you feel royal.

Attractions

Transportation

Metro

Dubai Metro has been in operation since 2009. Two lines (red & green) carry passengers in every 3-5 minutes on average. Red line goes under Sheik Zayed Road and serves Dubai International Airport, Burj Khalifa, and Mall of the Emirates. Green line runs under the city core, meeting the red line at Union Square and Burjuman. Beware that there are different carriages on the trains: carriages dedicated for children and women only (violators may receive a high fine!), and "Gold" carriages which come with higher fare but offer more comfort. Apart from the metro, there is also a monorail line which shuttles passengers at Palm Jumeirah.

Tram

Currently, only one normal tram line carries passengers from 11 stations, but this is planned to be upgraded to 19. Trams run from around 6:30 AM to 1:30 AM. Also, there is a heritage line called as 'Dubai Trolley' which works as a visitor attraction.

Bus

Bus network of Dubai is made up of almost 200 bus lines. RTA (Road & Transport Agency) maintains a webpage which includes a route planner. Be prepared that buses can get very crowded at peak times!

Useful tips

You can ski in Dubai - even during summer! Ski Dubai resort is located in Mall of the Emirates.

The biggest shopping center in the world is Dubai Mall. All major brands have a store there. Its corridors are so long that a taxi service is provided with golf cars inside the mall!

Dubai is not only the melting pot for nationalities but for cuisines too! Apart from the traditional Middle Eastern dishes, there are plenty of authentic Asian restaurants and buffets, not to mention the well-known fast food chains.

Good to Know

Language
Arabic

Currency
AED

Time Zone
Gulf Standard Time (GST)

Country Code
+971

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
G-type plugG-type plug

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