A ski slope in the desert, ATMs that dispense gold bars, palm-shaped artificial archipelagos… Dubai doesn’t shy away from excess. But there’s more to this flourishing city than glitz and glamour. You might come for the endless sun, sweeping gold-sand beaches and the glittering blue waters of the Persian Gulf. There’s the lure of the surrounding desert, which stretches to the heat-hazed horizon. Or, in areas of the city less touched by glass and metal, you can find traditional Bedouin buildings, maze-like souqs and foods that reflect the breadth of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Our specialists have visited Dubai and can offer first-hand advice on how to uncover the culture that’s often hidden in the shade of skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa. They can arrange for a guide to help you explore spice-scented souqs and sample elusive local dishes. You can also leave the city for a driving safari in the Arabian Desert. And, if you want to spend your Dubai vacation simply lounging by the water with a cocktail, they’ll be happy to suggest resorts with the best private beaches and most attentive service.
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These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Dubai could entail. Treat them as
inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide
on the shape of your own trip to Dubai. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations
for how to appreciate Dubai at its best.
Though it’s known for dizzying skyline, man-made islands and vast malls, Dubai has plenty to offer besides. Our specialist Anna shares his recommendations, from its best beach areas to discovering the hidden traditions of this desert city in its souqs and bazaars.
Currency: Dirham (AED)
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Dubai for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.
If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
Electricity & Power Adapters: 220/240 volts. You will most likely need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances, even though some outlets will correspond to American plug types and voltages. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
Best Time to Visit: With its dry, subtropical climate and lots of sunshine, Dubai is a year-round destination. Rainfall is infrequent—mostly during the winter months—but flash floods can occur. Temperatures range from a low of about 50 F to a high of 118 F in the summer. The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, November-March. April and May are still pleasant, although it will be warming up. Summers are hot and humid.
Tipping Customs: Though not expected, you could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included.
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