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Dubai: The City of Gold

One of the states in the running for becoming the World’s leading economy, Dubai has made quite a name for itself. Fondly called the “City of Gold” Dubai is a business hub with almost 85% of its residents being foreigners. Home to the World’s best hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai is one of the many tourist hotspots in the world. The Income tax-free law of Dubai attracts many people to this destination. With one of the World’s lowest crime rates, Dubai has been ranked as one of the safest places in the world, and not to mention their effective measures to curb child labour in the state has been widely appreciated. If ever you plan a visit to the Middle East, be sure to add Dubai as part of your bucket list.

Dubai is a city that needs to be appreciated in its totality and the best possible way to do that would be to embark on a city tour of Dubai as you uncover the vibrant city. Be it shopping, architecture, or an adrenaline-filled adventure, Dubai has it all. If you are visiting Dubai for a short trip, and are someone with time constraints, the Dubai city tour is the best way to visit some of the renowned attractions and still taste the flavour that this city has to offer.

Aerial view of Dubai city from the Burj Khalifa.
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What does the City tour cover?

As you embark on the city tour, visit the Dubai museum and unravel the history of the city. If you are a lover of culture and architecture, the next stop, Jumeirah mosque is sure to take your breath away. The grandeur and beauty of the mosque make it the perfect spot for one of those Instagram worthy pictures. And for all you beach lovers out there, don’t fret, Dubai is not just a history or architecture hub, the Jumeirah beach is also part of the City tour and you can spend some leisure time here as you take in the view and click some pictures of the majestic Burj Al Arab that emerges gracefully from the waters of the Jumeirah beach. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic landmarks and is regarded as the World’s best hotel in the world flaunting a “seven-star rating”.

Be fortunate to also visit the World’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and admire its beauty. You will then get to visit the royal Atlantis, The Palm hotel situated on the beautiful Palm Jumeirah Island. What’s more special you may ask? Well, if you swear by shopping, the City tour is sure to greet you with a treat as you embark on a shopping spree at the World’s largest shopping mall, the Dubai Mall. End your city tour with a visit to the Dubai Creek which was an erstwhile trading hub of Dubai.

Dubai city
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The Dubai city tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty of this majestic city especially if you are someone with time constraints. The learned guide who will take you on this tour will unravel all the unheard facts about the city that you didn’t know of when you might have done your pre-vacation research. This not only makes you feel a part of the city but also enlightens you about its hidden treasures.

How does the city tour work?

The tour can generally be taken up as a half-day or a full-day tour. There are hop- on- hop- off tours also that you can take up if you prefer spending more time at one particular spot that interests you along the way. At all times, the tour will be a shared activity but that’s the joy about visiting a new place isn’t it? You meet new people along the way and experiences with them become fond memories of your Dubai trip!

The city tour always begins at a common meeting point from where you will board your minivan or double-decker bus that takes you across the city. As the tour comes to an end, you are dropped off at the same point from where your departure began. But if you haven’t gotten enough of what Dubai has to offer, worry not, the hop-on-hop-off tours happen on a daily basis and it can be taken up all through the day or even for an entire week! Now, that’s sure to satisfy your hunger to visit every nook and corner of the city.

Dubai hop-on-hop-off bus tour
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Best time to visit

The best time to visit the beautiful city of Dubai is definitely during the winter season from the months of November to around April. The Dubai Shopping Festival is not something you want to miss in January and February. The highest number of tourists visit Dubai during these two months especially to shop at the festival. This event is specially organized by the Tourism board of Dubai to facilitate tourist influx to the city.

Be sure to not visit or keep any outing plans on Fridays as most museums and attractions in Dubai remain shut on Fridays. Otherwise, the city tour is available for you anytime, anywhere, and looking forward to giving the best possible experience for you!

Dubai Shopping Festival
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Reasons outnumbered for you to jumpstart your vacation plans to Dubai! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags right away, the City of Dubai awaits your arrival. Still unsure about how to go about your plans? Fret not, we at Pickyourtrail cannot wait to help you plan your trip to Dubai from India. Please do reach out to us for further details on pickyourtrail. Until then, start planning and happy travelling!

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