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Inexpensive flights to Dubai are in abundance and can start from R5,999.00 due to demand on this route. Flights to Dubai are available from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban on many airlines including Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Kenya Airways and a few others. Dubai is beyond imagination in architectural design with its mass of daring skyscrapers reaching for the sky, one as impressive as the other. You might imagine you land in Las Vegas, but because of the lack of neon-lit signage, casinos, and dancing girls, but still, Dubai is an exciting city that fascinates you from dusk till dawn.
Why visit Dubai
For travelers on a budget, summer is the cheapest time to visit with plenty of great deals, but it’s hot! Ideally, the best time to visit is from November to March, when temperatures are moderate with overcast weather and rain.
Visitors have a great choice of luxury, mid-range and budget hotels. Luxury rates start at £ 245, with some offering tent accommodation, plunge pools and sunset camel rides, while others offer family-friendly accommodation in ultra-chic villas with superb restaurants and bars. Rates from £ 37 will put you in a mid-range hotel and for £ 23 you can stay in a budget hotel.
Dubai offers a range of musicals, art, theater, exhibitions and conferences throughout the year with exceptional restaurants and bars that you might forget you are in an Islamic country ruled by Sharia law. . At the beginning of September presents the “Swan Lake Acrobatic Ballet” of the “Great Chinese State Circus” which will fascinate you every second, while at the end of September you will be inspired by the “Arabian Nights” at the “Story Pocket Theater”. The fantastic “Dubai Air Show” takes place in early November with the promise to be even better and bigger this year!
With hundreds of malls to browse through, shopping is a pleasure in the air-conditioned and cool environments, which is also home to lots of dating. One of the most popular shopping malls is “Deira City”, but for souvenirs, “Madinat Jumeirah” with its impressive architecture and great atmosphere is the place to be. There are plenty of souvenirs to choose from such as rugs and kilims, exotic tapestries, bronze and copper pots, Aladdin lamps, silver daggers (khan pots), fluffy camel toys and ornaments, leather, bronze and wood, Arabic perfume oils and lots of kitsch items too. When you’ve had enough sun, go skiing in the indoor snowpark at the “Mall of the Emirates”.
Spend the day viewing or shopping for contemporary Middle Eastern art at “The Third line” in Al Khoz or at “XVA” in Bastakiya or one of the many other galleries.
Historians will appreciate alabaster artefacts dating from 3000 BC at the “Dubai Museum” located under the impressive “Fort Al Fahidi”, built in 1787 and the oldest building in Dubai.
A must is to take a desert road trip and visit the relaxed oasis town of Al Ain for a truly authentic Arab experience. Visit the ‘archaeological museum’ and zoo including captivating little souks and if you have the money to spend spend a luxury night or two at ‘Bag Al Shams’ or ‘Al Maha’ ‘, desert resorts and spas with incredible landscapes, camel rides, desert walks, Arab festivals and the best of falconry shows.
A seaplane or helicopter trip gives you a truly spectacular aerial view of Dubai’s man-made islands ‘The Palms’ and ‘The World’ including ‘Burj Khalifa’, the tallest building in the world and Once on firm ground, visit ‘At the Top’, the viewing platform atop ‘Burj Khalifa’.
The cool evening is perfect for exploring Dubai’s markets (souks) where you will find everything from spices to electronics and take the opportunity to haggle by starting with 50% off the suggested price and once the agreed price, buy your item, as it is considered very poor price to stray and go elsewhere.
Let yourself be tempted by Dubai’s regional specialty, dates. At the “Bateel” found in most malls, try a chocolate coated date or sparkling date refreshment and for ingredients to take home, buy rose syrup and flower water. orange tree.
Getting Around Dubai
All public transport in Dubai, including the “Dubai Metro” and the “Dubai Bus”, is operated by the Government’s Roads and Transport Authority.
Using the rail or bus system is much easier and more convenient when you purchase “NOL” cards, similar in size to a credit card offering four options. You can preload these cards with any amount between AED 14 and AED 500 and if your card is depleted just top it up.
The Dubai Metro tram system is safe, comfortable, very clean and ideal for shopping expeditions with connections to the best malls. Tickets range from £ 0.30 to £ 1.00 (AED 1.80 to 5.80) per trip, depending on the number of levels crossed or the trip or purchase of a daily ticket for £ 2.50 (14 AED) and see all of Dubai in one day.
The Dubai bus system has modern air-conditioned, travel-safe and clean buses with routes in and around Dubai and air-conditioned bus shelters. Tickets can be purchased at ticket counters, vending machines or sales agents at varying prices. Women should sit at the front of the bus in the women’s section.
Taxis are cheap, clean, reliable and metered. They can be reported on the street, found in shopping malls or outside hotels. The most professional taxi operator in Dubai is the “Dubai Taxi Corporation” which also offers “special services” and “Ladies Taxies”. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. the fall of the flag begins at 6 AED from 10 p.m. at 6 a.m. its AED7 with a minimum charge of AED 10. You can expect a short taxi ride around town to cost you between £ 3.50 (AED 20) or up to £ 14 (AED 80) to travel across town. If you are a female traveling alone, look for taxis with pink roofs with a female driver.
Among other things, familiar car rentals such as “Avis”, “Europcar” “Budget” and “Thrifty” can be found at the airport, in all major hotels and offices in the city. Car rental in Dubai is used more by businessmen or travelers wishing to travel outside of Dubai and further into the United Arab Emirates. To get the best car rental deals, book in advance online also keeping in mind that drivers are reckless, traffic can be chaotic, and the UAE is at the top of the global list for car accidents. the road. Avoid driving during sandstorms and watch out for camels.
In addition, there are water buses, taxis and ferries that zigzag across Dubai Creek, connecting “Bur Dubai” and “Deira” and running along the coast to “Dubai Marina Mall”. Motorized ‘abra’ boats, modeled after traditional boats, are the most fun with stations located near ‘Sabkha’, ‘Bur Dubai Souq’, ‘Deira Old Souq’ including others and an evening excursion is a must. For a romantic experience, you can hire your own motorized “abra” or rowing “abra” starting at around 60 AE per hour.