If you’re the adventurous type, you will love the rock climbing, hiking, dune bashing, cycling tracks, beaches, ice skating, skiing and watersports. For those who love to go clubbing, you will find an enormous array of nightclubs; foodies will go mad for the restaurants from every corner of the globe; and for the culturally inclined there is a lot to explore in the ‘old’ side of Dubai along the Creek in the traditional souqs, museums and art galleries. Click here to see our sightseeing schedule!
From November until March the weather is a perfect 22˚C average during the day and 16˚C at night and you’ll find a lot of tourists and residents on the beaches, eating out on decks and camping in the desert.
Public transport is affordable and efficient. There are two Metro lines and safe, clean, public buses, as well as a huge fleet of Dubai Taxis, but the most convenient form of transport is Uber or our local version, Careem.
To the left is a list of countries, citizens of which can get a visa upon entry simply by presenting their passport (GCC countries are included), therefore no need to apply in advance, visitors from any other countries (excluding Israel) will have to apply for a visit visa.
|Belgium||Hong Kong||Malaysia||South Korea|
Visit visas are easiest to obtain through a gulf airline, so there is an added benefit of flying with Emirates, Air Arabia, FlyDubai or Etihad airways. Prices will vary and should be applied for at least two weeks in advance. The documentation required is very simple and usually only includes a passport photo, scans of your passports and a completed form. Please see the official website for more info: http://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning/travel-tools/visa-and-entry-information.
The UAE is a Muslim country and has a very rich and fascinating culture. Dubai prides itself on its multiculturalism, modern outlook and tolerance. 92 Percent of the population are expatriates and there is a thriving tourist culture. When visiting Dubai it is advisable to keep in mind that the UAE is a country with Muslim values and therefore in order not to offend anyone you should probably not wear very revealing clothing (except on beaches where it is fine), or make any public displays of affection.
We will include a mini guide in your Festival Pass to answer any questions you might have from what to expect the moment you arrive at the airport. Dubai is one of the safest countries in the world but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.
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