3 Tips For Planning a Holiday to Dubai
For so many of us, Dubai is one of those bucket-list destinations that are at the top of our lists. There’s so much to do and see there, as well as being quite the international flight hub. If it’s your first trip to Dubai, or even to the Middle East in general, you might be apprehensive about how to plan your trip there. I have been to Dubai a couple of times, so feel confident in sharing some tips for planning your trip. Here are my top 3 tips for planning a holiday to Dubai, no matter your budget.
1. Consider a Package Deal
I’m not a budget traveler by any means, but I also feel that any money I can save on flights and accommodation, means that I’ll have more spending money while there. Dubai is one of those places where it’s better to come with extra money – there’s so much great shopping, dining, and of course so many wonderful attractions, you’re going to want to have plenty of extra cash for all that your heart desires. You might be surprised to learn how affordable package deals to Dubai can be – you can find flights and accomodation packages for as low as a few hundred pounds. If you’re wanting a really great price, check out this link to book last minute holidays to Dubai at unbeatable prices. If you’re traveling with kids, there are also many properties that offer kids clubs and promotions for kids to stay and eat for free too.
2. Check the Calendar Before You Go
Dubai is a country that’s Islamic, which means their holidays and festivals vary considerably from many holidays in the West. If you’re not familiar with Islamic holidays, it’s a good idea to get educated on big events such as Eid and Ramadan, and how that could impact your travel plans. For example, during the holy month of Ramadan, you wont be able to find many food options during daylight hours, which can be extremely challenging for traveler’s and tourists. There may also be reduced operation of tourist attractions during these special events, so be sure to research well in advance of your trip.
3. Know That Dubai is NOT Pedestrian Friendly
I personally love visiting cities or countries that I can slowly stroll through, using public transport here and there but spending a lot of time on foot. Unfortunately Dubai is not really a walkable city. When the heat is in full force you’d probably rather not be walking around outside, but even if it’s comfortable enough to walk around the crazy highways and cars racing past at 120 km/h don’t make for a very leisurely stroll. With this in mind you’re probably going to want to either rely on taxis to get around, or look into the logistics of renting a car.
Dubai is a wonderful place to visit, especially as a family. You may be surprised by what a great deal you can get, especially if you book a package holiday. Hopefully these tips ensure that you have a wonderful holiday to Dubai!