Here is MY list that you should not miss when you arrive in Dubai;

Day Activities;

1- Dubai Mall is the best choice for shopping. Mall of Emirates comes second. Don’t miss The Dubai Fountain attraction when you go to Dubai Mall. 

2- Desert Safari should be in your list. Driving on the sand is amazing. Dinner after the safari is below average. 

3- Best place for skydive. Don’t miss it.

4- If you are not brave enough for skydive, go for iFly Dubai then.

5- Jumeriah Beach Residence area is the best place to arrange your hotel.

6- There are two water parks in Dubai. Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure Waterpark. Wild Wadi has views of Burj Al Arab.

7- Visit The most luxurious man-made marina in the world. Dubai Marina should be in your list.

 

Night Activities;

1- Enjoy the night in stylish rooftop bars. 

2- Visit exotic Madinat Jumeirah for a dinner.

3- Drink at the top of Burj Al Arab’s Sky Bar. Enjoy the spectacular view.


Dubai / United Arab Emirates


Arabic is the official language of Dubai but English is the most commonly spoken language. Islam is the official and dominant religion of Dubai.



Restaurants that are on street and in shopping malls don’t serve alcohol. Also you can not find any shop selling alcohol. You can only find it in the private clubs and hotel resturants with expensive price range.

Once you arrive in Dubai, you will see a duty free just after the passport control. Buying in duty free is your only option if you don’t want to pay hotel prices.


Public Beach near Burj Al Arab
Public Beach near Burj Al Arab

Best time to visit Dubai is between December and February. Forget Dubai between May – September as the temperatures are abover 40°C.

 



Dubai / United Arab Emirates


Desert Safari
Desert Safari


The Public Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence so called Marina Beach
The Public Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence so called Marina Beach


Approximately 85% of the population of UAE is foreign. The rest are Emirati nationals and they are all rich :) All low level workers come from other countries.


Marina Beach
Marina Beach

Jumeirah Beach Residance area is the best location in Dubai to arrange your hotel. You may enjoy the public beach. All kinds of resturants, coffee shops and others are around this area. 



iFLY Dubai offers this free fall experience that everyone must try! I tried and it was amazing. Visit their website for more information.


Marina Beach
Marina Beach

The United Arab Emirates does not recognize Israel as a state, and the two countries do not have diplomatic or economic relations. Below you may find entering situations that are frequently asked by travelers;

If you are an Israeli citizen in transit through Dubai, you can go on.

If you are an Israeli citizen/passport holder you cannot enter to Dubai. 

If you have Israel stamped in your passport, you can visit Dubai.


Marina Beach
Marina Beach

Marina Beach
Marina Beach


Overlooking to Jumeirah Marina Beach
Overlooking to Jumeirah Marina Beach


Dubai is one of the best places to celebrate New Year Evening.


The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence


Hotel pool overlooking to The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
Hotel pool overlooking to The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence


Prostitution is illegal but exists in Dubai. You may come across with it in many known nightclubs. 


A view from Sofitel in Jumeirah Beach Residence
A view from Sofitel in Jumeirah Beach Residence



The Burj Khalifa is so tall that some of its residents need to wait longer to break fast during Ramadan.

The Burj Khalifa is approximately half a mile tall and has 160 residential floors. Those who live on the 150th floor and higher live so high up that they see the sun longer than other inhabitants of Dubai. Consequently, they could not break their fasts at the same time.

Source: The Guardian



Even the police cars has been aligned with city’s luxury view.



Sandstorms are common in Dubai.