Over the past few years, Dubai has become an increasingly more popular holiday destination. Because Dubai is already a major stopover hub for flights en route to destinations such as India, Australia, New Zealand and China, many find themselves exploring the area while waiting for their next flight. If you have the chance to spend a few days exploring this beautiful city, traveling to Dubai is simply an opportunity that you will not want to pass up. If you are unsure if Dubai is the right place for your family to visit or you are stuck believing the old myths about this destination, think again! These top reasons show just why everyone is going to Dubai in this day and age.
A Prime Stopover Hub
If you are planning to travel via an Emirates or Qantas flight, it is easy to add an extra few days to your stopover time. Rather than being stuck in the airport upon your arrival, spend your time waiting for you next flight exploring the city. Some popular activities that keep guests coming back for more include thrilling Desert Jeep Safaris, relaxation along the beach and city tours that show you all of the most popular sights throughout Dubai.
Lots To See and Explore
While many may think that there is nothing to do in Dubai, that is simply not the case! In fact, Dubai offers a wide range of activities that are ideal for families of all ages. While shopping and relaxing along the beautiful beach are two of the main reasons that people opt to visit Dubai, you will find other fun recreational activities here such as water parks, horse racing, river cruises, desert safaris and golf. Best of all, you can enjoy year-round beautiful weather while vacationing in Dubai.
Historical Sights of Interest
If you are a big history buff, you may choose to visit Dubai simply for its vast culture and many authentic historical sights that you will find here. Although Dubai is a relatively new city, you will find many different old places to visit here as well including the popular Arab ruins at Ras Al Khaimah and the Dubai Museum where you can become a little bit more familiar with the culture of this new city.
Many people chose to enjoy their holiday in Dubai because it’s completely affordable. Although it may seem like an expensive city, there are tons of ways that you can save big on your travels to Dubai. Reasonably priced hotels such as the Arabian Park Hotel will provide travelers with comfortable accommodations, the metro gives you a convenient and affordable way of getting around the city and complimentary shuttle services may also be available from your hotel to take you to different destinations around Dubai. It’s easy to keep your costs down while traveling in Dubai which keeps visitors coming back for more year after year. If you are looking to experience the Middle East in a whole new way, than traveling to Dubai could be the right choice for you.
Take along the whole family for an unforgettable experience in this beautiful new city.
What To Pack For Dubai
Dubai is a year-round destination and is always warm. But it is best to avoid the summer months when it can reach over 40 degrees celsius (105 F).
Because it is such a warm destination, you will want to bring mostly warm-weather clothes and accessories. Here is a brief list of what we recommend:
- Bathing gear – just be aware that you cannot go outside hotels without being properly covered because it is a Muslim country
- Clothes for a shopping trip – lots of great shopping malls in Dubai
- Clothes for a night out on the town – Dubai has amazing restaurants
General Travel Gear
- A trendy travel backpack to carry all your gear
- A travel adapter to charge all your electronics
- A Wifi booster or Mifi (Mobile 4G wifi) because some hotels in the region have horrible wifi
- A travel guide so you know what to see and what to avoid.