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Things To Do In Dubai

By Rajoo - May 27, 2020
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Travel Guide 

The United Arab Emirates, is a federation of seven emirates countries consisting of Abu Dhabi (which is the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries are complex with the various other emirates. Each emirate is governed by a ruler, one of them serves as the President of the UAE. 

Dubai is the top tourism destination, tourism acts as a growth sector for the entire UAE economy. In fact, Dubai is considered the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world. The combination of Emirati Arab culture mixed with Southeast and South Asian as well as African and other immigrants who live here adds to an already vast and vibrant melting pot of cultures.

Best Time To Visit UAE

The UAE’s climate is subtropical. The peak tourist season is between November and March when the weather is neither too hot nor too humid making this time favorable for expeditions for sightseeing and traveling. The UAE offers incredible experiences throughout the year. Your intention to visit will play a role in determining the best time to visit. If you want to shop, for example, any time of the year will be perfect. Vacations will be best suited between November and March. If you are more interested in a desert expedition, then April to May and October will be great. 

How To Reach UAE:

There are multiple carriers running nonstop flights between India and UAE. Major cities in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, and Hyderabad are connected via direct flights to UAE. For a convenient travel experience, board a nonstop flight from India to UAE. Mainly between Delhi Airport (DEL) and Dubai International Airport (DXB), Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), and Sharjah International Airport (SHJ). 

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Depending on the airline, the flight duration from India to UAE is about 4 hours. Etihad, Air India, Emirates, Saudia, Spice Jet, and Indigo are some of the major airlines flying to UAE. Within emirates, such as Dubai, metro rails, local buses and taxis are most frequently used by locals and tourists alike., and which ways would the best bet be in terms of budget and ease of traveling.

Things To Experience In Dubai

Dubai is a city known for luxury shopping, architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, dominates the skyscrapers in the world. At its foot lies the Dubai Fountain. Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks is a great attraction to stop by.

There are long stretches of white-sand beaches, The snorkeling and diving can be magnificent, Vast spread of desert offers dramatic views and terrifying rides in fast-driven safaris. ‘Desert Safari’ trips can be a fun experience for tourists. You will be collected from your hotel and driven to the desert in a 4×4 vehicle. Most packages include a drive over the dunes, a short camel ride, and a belly dance. Ski Dubai in Dubai Emirates Mall is the world’s third-largest indoor ski slope.

Emiratis are proud but welcoming people and are generally extremely civil and friendly. Like most peoples of the world, they welcome visitors who are willing to show some amount of respect and can be extremely generous. Their culture is unique and can be highly conservative, but overall they are quite attuned to the ways, customs, events, media, and manners of the world.

Quick Sneak Peek Into UAE:

UAE is a popular tourist hub, is notorious for its top-notch luxury shopping, Mach-boos, hot desert expeditions and beaches. Below are few catch-up points guiding you and ensuring you are sailing towards a really splendid vacation. 

Dubai Fountain
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Nightlife in UAE: UAE is quite known for its nightlife, be it Dubai, Oman or Abu Dhabi. Dubai has the most to offer as far as bars, pubs, nightclubs and discotheques are concerned, whereas Abu Dhabi comes a close second. The other five emirates lose out when compared to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. The dazzling bars and restaurants of big club brands and restaurants make sure that they have at least a couple of outlets in the UAE.

Shopping in UAE: UAE  is a mecca of everything and you don’t miss out on anything you wish to buy off. Especially for the shoppers, during festival times you have great discounts rolling out, so do the loop into this place during your trip to hit those amazing stores, but if you want to get an authentic feel of shopping here, then the souks of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the best options for you.

Culture in UAE: A predominantly Muslim country, the basis of the culture is Islam, The combination of Emirati Arab culture mixed adds to already a vast and vibrant melting pot of cultures. The country offers a multi-cultural environment and a tolerant view of other religions.

Food and Beverages in UAE: Emirati cuisine is quite famous for its non-veg dishes, as well as the extensive usage of dates in almost all dishes, be it sweet or savory. Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer a vast spread of the world’s major cuisines. Most restaurants are quite affordable. Most upper-end restaurants are located in hotels. With a few Michelin star restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The street food is a must-try in almost all the emirates of UAE,  especially the Al Jabab bread and the kabsa. Street food is pretty cheap as well as filling, so travelers on a budget love to gorge on these. 

Dubai Frame
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Language in UAE: Arabic is the official language of the UAE,  although being a tourist destination, the people here speak English pretty well so tourists would be sure to face no problems as far as communicating with the locals is concerned. Most people have a basic command of English. Due to immigration, Hindi and Urdu are widely spoken and understood. 

The UAE has evolved to have some of the tallest skyscrapers, pristine beaches, luxury hotels and off-the-track adventures, making it a must-visit destination. It is a one-stop destination for fun, shopping, and business because of its modern architecture, opulent resort hotels and its appetite for mega-projects in innovation. Discover the Best Information for unforgettable holidays to the United Arab Emirates, Best locations, itineraries and more with Pickyourtrail. Book your trip to Dubai today!!

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