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Dubai Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments in Dubai
Over the years, Dubai has become one of the most visited destinations in the world as there is hardly anything that the city doesn’t have. From skyscrapers, cultural centres, theme parks, high-end malls to traditional bazaars, Dubai offers an ideal setting for holidaymakers. The best and cheapest areas to stay in Dubai is around Burj Dubai and Deira and if you are seeking utmost luxury and if money is not an issue, no doubt Downtown Dubai is the happening and a very vibrant place to stay in Dubai. The neighbourhood is also very convenient to reach the Old Town and the beach. Some best Dubai hotel you can look for are Atlantis the palm, Golden Sands, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai and Nassima Royal Hotel.
Visitors can book from an extensive choice of hotels, resorts and rented apartments in Dubai, which are available in all budgets. Whether you need opulent stay in a five-star and beyond beach resorts, desert retreats or any city-centre apartments in Dubai, the city has it all. With a bit of search and advance booking of flights and hotels, you can enjoy a fun filled yet low cost holiday in Dubai.
The largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is an independent and progressive city-state and relatively a new tourist destination. This dessert city is highly popular for its impressive architecture, spectacular skylines, and flourishing contemporary art scene, offering a great city break for shopping, sunbathing, fine dining, partying and sporting events.
The city has everything on offer for families, couples and solo travellers, seeking lots of fun, adventure and relaxing holidays. Shop your heart out at huge shopping malls, enjoy indoor ski park with kids, and unwind at countless glittering bars to make most out of your Dubai holiday. If you are planning for a low cost holiday to Dubai, cheap flights and hotels in Dubai are available on Alpharooms website, where you can easily find a good deal to suite your preferences.
Where to stay in Dubai
Dubai is fascinating city in many ways, filled with skyscrapers, shopping malls and incredible sights to explore so it is important to choose your abode according to your activity preferences. There are many good neighbourhoods packed with amazing hotels, resorts and accommodation in Dubai to suite all types of travellers.
Hotels in Dubai and other accommodation options are quite expensive as compared to the other Middle Eastern cities. The heart of the Dubai city is Downtown, where you’ll find all the major attractions including the Burj Khalifa and the JW Marriot Marquis. So the area would be quite luxurious and expensive too. Media City neighbourhood is filled with chic restaurants and live music and Dubai’s best outdoor venues and Al Quoz neighbourhood is known for its up-and-coming art and culture. Finding cheap hotels in Dubai is bit difficult but some research and prior booking can help you find a mid-range options. If you are looking for cheap Dubai holidays, plan your visit from July to August but the temperature can be quite high at this time.
What to see
From record-breaking architectural marvels like Burj Khalifa to the man-made islands Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s must-see attractions are endless. Dubai Holidays offers a complete package of relaxation, adventure and a myriad of sightseeing tours for families, couples and solo travellers.
Discover an unbelievable view of the city from the top of the iconic landmark, Burj Khalifa that dominates the Dubai’s glittering skyline and if you are lucky enough do not miss the chance to watch the seven-minute ‘Light Up 2018’ show. You can also enjoy the awe-inspiring world's largest choreographed fountain show in the centre of downtown Dubai. Another magnificent architectural triumphs in the city is the Palm Jumeirah, A palm-shaped island, featuring an array of high-end hotels, including the Waldorf Astoria and Fairmont.
Though the city is popular for its glamorous image of its sky-high towers but its real heart lies in its Creek that will give you the glimpse of old Dubai’s winding waterways. The area is home to Dubai Museum and is filled with lanes of the gold, spice and textile souks. Visitors, planning to spend their day doing shopping, dining, wanting to watch a movie and laze on the beach, all in one place, can go for a trip to The Beach opposite JBR, which is always buzzing with activities. Other popular attractions that will make your stay in Dubai an unforgettable experience includes dessert safari, skydiving, aquarium and under water zoo, Dubai opera and indoor theme parks. From kids to youngers, the city will amaze every age group and welcomes you with something exciting to cherish for lifetime.
Dubai’s vibrant Nightlife
Dubai’s nightlife is a bright and the people are outstandingly good at partying and have great bars. There is everything on offer for the entertainment of guests from glamorous cocktail bars to casual Irish pubs. The bars are mostly jam-packed on Thursdays and Friday nights and the crowd is mostly a mix of Eastern and Western origin. The most popular clubs in the city includes White Dubai, Cavalli Club, VIP Room, Cirque Le Soir, and Blue Marlin Ibiza. All nightclubs in the city open till 3:00 am, but the bars close at 1:00 am and the legal drinking age is 21 years.
It is advisable to book a table in advance if you want to party in any ritzy places. For families also, there are many good options like Bahri Bar, which is touristy and favourite with locals. Bar 44 is an elegant yet subdued bar, a good choice for post-meal nightcap. Other things that you can enjoy rather than partying or drinking includes under water diving at night to witness marine life, play golf under the stars at Faldo Golf Club and go for an overnight desert safari, enjoy cruise life or simply gaze at the bright stars with Dubai Astronomy Group.
Dubai food has an extensive list of food cultures that influence this city. With the opening of new cafes and restaurants in every corner, Dubai has seen a growth in its food scene. Visitors can enjoy a good combination of Iranian, Lebanese and Arabic food in Dubai that will surely leave you craving for more.
Whether you’re a foodie or not, there are many gastronomical delights in store to explore. Iranian Sangak, Chelo kabab, Manousheh – the local pizza, Al Harees, Tabbouleh salad are some of the must try dishes in Dubai. Try dishes like Gosht korma Awadhi at Handi, Tenderloin beef at Zheng He’s, Peking duck at Lan Kwai Fong and lobster at Gazebo during your Dubai Holiday to indulge in the thriving culture that Dubai promotes. Whether you’re looking for fine dining restaurants for a hearty gourmet or a delicious street food like shawarma or snacks, the food options available are plenty and show you exactly why everyone is hyped up about it.
For shopaholics and fashionistas, Dubai is the dream city, with its swanky malls and impressive shopping centres that leave visitors spoilt for choice. The city boasts hundreds of malls, atmospheric bazaars and shopping festivals and the shopping experience is so good here that for many visitors, the top reason to visit the city is to only shop.
The excitement and craze of shopping in Dubai is equal for both local and foreign shoppers and bargain hunters. Here, the big malls are not only about shopping but a lots of entertainment with indoor theme parks, cultural attractions and much more. Some of the high-end names that are popular for shopping in the city includes, The Dubai Mall, which is the largest mall in the world, Mall of the Emirates that offers a fun and relaxing shopping experience and also a snow experience in a desert city and the Wafi Mall, where the mall looks like a pyramid of artworks that are exquisitely beautiful and also has its own version of a souk or local market.
Another unforgettable experience would be to visit The Deira Gold Souk, which is home to over 300 retailers that can offer 10 tons of gold at any given time. Make sure you do not miss the opportunity to buy some of the most attractive souvenirs here which includes carpets and kilims, exotic tapestries, ottomans and Arabian attars, which are Arabian perfume oils in gem-encrusted gold and silver bottles.
What you need to know
Dubai is not at all only about impressive skyscrapers, there is a lot more that the city has in offer. Its rich history and the UAE culture is fascinating too. Islam is an important part of UAE daily life and they strictly adhere to Islamic code of conduct. Dubai is regarded as one of the world’s safest city and also a big favourite with families. Outdoor activities like water parks, desert safaris and skydiving adventures are very popular with all age group, offering something for everyone. Visit this city between October and April to enjoy a moderate temperature as summers can be scorching. For getting around, taxis are available all over the city, and are relatively inexpensive.
Fast Facts About Dubai
- Nearest airports- Dubai International Airport (DXB)
- Flight time from UK- 7 hours
- Currency: Dirham (AED)
- Language spoken: Arabic