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About Dubai

Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands jut out of the coastline. With world-class dining, incredible infrastructure, pristine beaches, myriad shopping experiences, luxe spas and fabulous hotels and resorts, there are activities to suit all types of travellers.The city has a plethora of annual events, from our unparalleled New Year's Eve celebrations and Dubai Shopping Festival in January to the Dubai Food Festival in February, which showcases beachside canteens, live celebrity chef demonstrations, restaurant promotions and much more. For sporting events, don't miss the exciting Rugby 7s in December or the fabulous World Cup races in March. Visit Dubai to witness our internationally recognized landmarks and attractions for yourself, like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek and Historical District, Burj Al Arab and The Dubai Fountain. Additionally, Dubai has recently put itself on the map as a global theme park destination with the exciting opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts and IMG Worlds of Adventure. For more of our current attractions, make sure to explore Dubai Opera, Etihad Museum, Dubai Water Canal, Kite Beach and Outlet Village. Visit Dubai to discover all that's possible.

Things to Do in Dubai

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IMG Worlds of Adventure

The world's largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure features thrilling rides, roller coasters, live shows & attractions. The park consists of four action-packed zones, MARVEL, Lost Valley - Dinosaur Adventure, Cartoon Network and IMG Boulevard.

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Dubai Opera

Dubai's latest architectural masterpiece, the Dubai Opera is shaped like a futuristic dhow. Seating up to 2,000 guests, the Dubai Opera hosts a variety of ballet, theatre, and opera performances.

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Dubai Water Canal Waterfall

Dubai's newest attraction, the Dubai Water Canal Waterfall is an artificial canal that offers visitors a stunning view of Uptown Dubai. The Dubai Canal is also located near various hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants.

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Kite beach

Food trucks, a jogging track, volleyball courts and kite surfing can all be found at Kite beach in the quintessentially Emirati neighborhood of Jumeirah. Go on a windy day and enjoy a doner kebab sandwich while kites float in the air.

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Desert Safari

Local guides pick you up in a 4x4 and give you the dune bashing ride of your life: with wheels barely hanging on to the shifting sands you fishtail and swing across the desert on your way to a traditional bedouin camp where camels, bellydancers and falcons await you.

Restaurants in Dubai

Gazebo

Pierchic

A seafood restaurant that offers a succulent meal, a historic atmosphere, and a private pier.

Gazebo

Al Fanar

Enjoy an authentic local experience at Al Fanar: traditional fish and meat served with rice machboos and wagafi bread.

Gazebo

Wafi Gourmet

The buffet and a la carte menu boast an equally wide variety of the best dishes from the levant.

Gazebo

Gazebo

Creamy malai gravies and aromatic biryani dishes are just some of the savoury Indian choices available at Gazebo.

Gazebo

Mado

A taste of Istanbul can be found in every bite of classic main dishes like iskander kebab and manti dumplings.

Shopping in Dubai

Dubai Mall

The biggest mall in the world awaits you: Home to more than just big brand names to shop to your heart’s content, the Dubai Mall also houses an indoor aquarium, ice rink, theme park, and it’s also the official entrance to the highest observatory deck in the world: “At the Top” Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Mall
Mall of The Emirates

Mall of The Emirates

Ranked among the top five shopping malls in Dubai by Forbes, the Mall of the emirates features over 700 retail outlets, an indoor theme park, a movie theatre, and an indoor ski resort.

City Walk

City Walk

Offering the perfect mix of innovative retail and upscale gourmet restaurants, the City Walk is ideal for visitors looking for a unique shopping experience and a coffee break.

Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall

With over 200 stores and 1,200 brands, the Dubai Outlet mall is where smart shoppers can purchase items with a 30-90% discount. If you love a bargain, this mall won't disappoint!

Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall

If you're looking for a unique shopping experience, it doesn't get better than Ibn Battuta Mall. Not only is it the world's largest themed mall, but it also features over 50 dining options and 20 cinema screens.

tajawal insider tip

When you’re going around Dubai, the best app you can download is the Entertainer app. It’s full of ‘Buy 1 get 1 Free’ vouchers that includes everything from hotel stays to restaurant meals and even activities. You can download and pay for the app from app stores or you can buy the physical Entertainer book with vouchers in any mall or gift shop. For big groups or families the Entertainer is especially useful and cost-effective.

Best time to visit Dubai

winter

November to April

temperature
21° to 26°C

November to April is the best time to book a trip to Dubai. During that time, the weather is ideal for outdoor activities like going on a fishing trip, spending the day at the park, and enjoying a desert safari trip.

Dubai facts

Languages

English, Hindi, Arabic, and Tagalog

Currency

Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED)

Transportation

RTA Taxis, the Dubai metro, tram, and Careem

Population

2.106 million

Landmark

Burj Khalifa

Airports

Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International (DWC)

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