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Dubai – Guide for First Time Travellers

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Dubai is a very popular attraction for tourists because it offers a lot , from beaches to shopping malls and luxurious hotels. It is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, but its criminal low rate and low sales taxes makes it even more attractive.

What you need to know about accommodation

The accommodation depends on you budget. For a low budget, Dubai offers a variety of both dorm-styled and private hostels close to the airport and downtown area for roughly 46- 179 AED per night. These have communal kitchens, a good location and a high-speed WI-FI.

For an average budget you can find private rooms, decent hotels with bars, restaurants and even pools for a price between 200-550 AED per night.

For a high-budget, Dubai offers its best: top of the line rooms, rooms with a great sea room, great Arabic architecture, spas, infinite rooms and much more. The price varies from 700 to 1800 AED per night.

About the food

Meat, fish, and rice are the top foods of the Emirati cuisine. Lamb and mutton are more appreciated than goat and beef. They usually drink coffee and tea, which can be seasoned with cardamom, saffron, or mint to give it a distinct flavor.

One of Dubai’s gastronomic treasures, City Walk has the biggest coffee menu in the country. True fans can choose how to prepare their coffee: French press, turkish coffee , cold brew, purver, kemex, or regular coffee maker. (Reference: MyFriendsCoffee)

Dubai offers you the chance to try from all kind of foods for free and a meal costs from 25 to 250 AED per meal, depending on the place you choose.

What you need to know about the transportation

Dubai International Airport is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

Bus – if you are tight on budget and you want to feel the city’s atmosphere, the bus is the perfect option. You can pay from 4 to 8.5 AED per trip, depending on the distance.

Train – The prices for trains are the same as the ones for buses.

Rent a Car – You can rent a car if you are major and a US citizen. The prices for car renting starts from 45 AED per day.

When should you plan a trip in Dubai

November to April is the best time to visit Dubai. During this period, the humidity is not so high and you can enjoy the warm temperature.

If you want to visit Dubai for shopping, January and February are the best months.

In case you have a low budget, you should consider avoiding the peak season.

What to do in Dubai

If you are the adventurous type, you should try the desert tour. You will find all the information you need on the spot.

In case you are looking for cultural activities, go to Old Dubai. There you will find all you want about the history, architecture and culture of the old town.

Don’t miss Burj Kalifa,¬† the highest building in the world. Great for those who love thrills and heights, book a ticket to the observation deck to see a view of Dubai unlike any other.

Do your research on websites such as, Trip Advisor or AirBnB and you will find the best feed-backs for everyone’s budget.

Have a safe trip and don’t forget to share your impressions upon return.


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