Why You Should Visit Dubai
Dubai is one of the world’s premier destinations offering an endless range of exciting opportunities. Foodies and shopping enthusiasts will find the city’s world-class restaurants and shops to be amongst the finest in the world whether it’s browsing through designer goods in a modern shopping mall or enjoying a meal out at a prestigious restaurant. Be sure to check out some of Dubai’s many famous sights such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world with an observation deck on the 124th floor. One of the most popular areas in Dubai is Dubai Marina where you will find a plethora of cafes and restaurants, or you may consider visiting some of the historic sites found in Old Dubai.
Take a look at our guide to some of Dubai's best hotels and find somewhere perfect to stay during your visit.
Arriving In Dubai
Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) are the two main airports serving Dubai, both of which handle flights from elsewhere in the UAE. Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in Dubai consisting of three passenger terminals. When you have arrived to the airport you can travel into the center of Dubai using the Dubai metro network which is connected to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, while those at Al Maktoum International Airport can easily flag down a taxi to get to your destination directly.
The amenities available at Dubai International Airport are amongst the most extensive and luxurious in the world with a huge range of designer shops, restaurants and cafés available to travelers, while you won’t be disappointed with what is on offer at Al Maktoum International Airport either. Al Maktoum International Airport is an airport still growing by the year, so you will find a lot of new amenities and services coming to the airport in time.
If you are looking for flights to Dubai from the UAE you won't currently be able to catch any domestic flights from within the UAE. While previously there have been domestic flights available from Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi, as of February 2018 there are no flights available.
Dubai Travel Information
You won’t need a visa in order to travel to Dubai as a UAE national as you are on a domestic route, while the weather in the city is pretty much identical to the rest of the country with very hot summers and warm winters. You can rely on Dubai’s extensive public transport network which includes the Dubai Metro in order to explore the city, although there are car rental companies available at both airports if you want to drive your own vehicle around - check out our guide on Dubai car rental to learn more.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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