Dubai is situated in the United Arab Emirates (Middle East) and is fast becoming one of the most visited cities in the world.
A total of 742, 158 passengers travelled from the United Kingdom last year to Dubai to visit this wonderful and vibrant place.
You can travel to Dubai direct with Emirates Airlines from several UK gateways (London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow) only 7 hours long, you can also choose to fly from your local airport on indirect flights with the likes of KLM, Air France, Lufthansa and British Airways, giving you more flexibility.
When arriving in Dubai you will instantly feel welcomed by all the local / foreign people that work in the airport, very friendly and always full of knowledge, always there to assist and always with a smile on their faces.
The airport is one of the biggest I have been too! It can take upto 40 minutes to walk from one terminal to another, people with mobility issues should definitely pre arrange airport assitance. If your one for shopping then this airport is a shoppers paradise, make sure you check in early for your flight because sometimes passport control can be busy due to the sheer volume of flights that take off on a daily basis.
Now comes the tricky part, which hotel do you choose? Theres absolutely plenty of choice to choose from here, from your standard 3 star hotels to the 5/6 star propertys, this is all depending on what you can afford to spend? Again another choice is which area would you like to stay in? You can choose from Dubai City, Jumeirah Beach, Palm Island to name just afew, the list is endless.
Most of the hotels in Dubai offer complimentary shuttle bus transfers which take you to the Malls and beach areas on the coast. When choosing a hotel in Dubai another thing to take into consideration would be does the hotel serve alcohol? Some hotels in Dubai are known as dry hotels so no alcohol will be served and you cant bring your own alcohol. There are many licensed hotels to choose from.
Dubai is a fascinating place to visit, Dubai has the worlds biggest malls for shopping, the stunning Burj Khalifa, in my own experience is well worth a visit, fancy travelling up 125 floors in 52 seconds and not even feeling a thing, the views are stunning from the viewing platform and features a 360 degree walk around observation deck (not for the faint hearted though.
I believe that everyone should experience the delights of Dubai atleast once in their lives, I hopefully will be going back very soon 🙂
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