A city break in Dubai allows you to experience a type of culture simply like no other you’ve probably experienced before. The western influences cannot be denied, as Dubai has risen in reputation in recent times as a tourist haven, but the Bedouin way of life retains a strong voice, with its traditions of storytelling, poetry, song and dance. Dubai is also the ideal place to experience traditional Arabic architecture, modern skylines and a developing contemporary art and fashion scene. Consider Dubai holidays for unforgettable time of life.
Dubai has one main airport, although you may also reach the city state (Dubai forms part of the United Arab Emirates) via the neighbouring emirate Sharjah or Abu Dhabi. From Dubai International Airport you commence your Dubai city break with a taxi ride into the city. If you arrive during the day you may also consider using public transport to journey from the airport to the centre of Dubai.
A city break in Dubai will no doubt see you mix the city’s ultra-modern approach with some traditional Arabic customs. One minute you will be strolling through a sleek and spotless shopping mall, the next you will be haggling with traders in a traditional marketplace. Dubai has countless bars and even an indoor ski park. You can enjoy all the modern amenities by day then watch the sun go down whilst seated on the back of a camel in the evening.
As you might imagine, Dubai is a very hot place. For the traveller not accustomed to the relentless and searing sunshine, the best times to take a Dubai city break are the slightly cooler months between November and March.
Watch out for January though, as in recent years this has become the wettest month in Dubai’s calendar. If you want a cheaper break try the summer months but be warned, the heat at this time is unrelenting.
Dubai operates under strict Islamic law so you must be aware of the local ways of behaviour before you start your Dubai city break. Dress conservatively at all times with as much bare flesh covered as possible, especially if you are female. Affection is public is also frowned upon.
During the festival of Ramadan you are not even permitted to share a room with a partner unless you are married. Do not think you can risk it because you will be in a lot of trouble if found out. Swearing and rude gestures are also a no-no, as is drinking or being intoxicated in public.
For a taste of the old city whilst on your Dubai city break, try visiting the Al Ahmadiya school in Deira, (the first school opened in Dubai) or the Bastakiya district which has many old restored buildings, art galleries and cafés. You can witness the speed at which Dubai was turned from a poor village to a super-modern city at the Dubai Museum at the Al Lbn Abi Talib Road.
Modern Dubai holds many breathtaking examples of modern architecture, unmatched by anywhere else. If you’ve the stomach for heights, visit the Burj Khalifa, easily the tallest man-made structure in the world, over half a mile in height.
Your city break in Dubai will no doubt also take in the sandy beaches, crystal clear waterfalls, fossil-lined cliffs and freshwater lakes.
A Dubai city break takes place in an ultra-modern metropolis quite unlike almost every other city in the world. Book a city break in Dubai to rub shoulders with billionaires whilst enjoying the sun, sea and sand.
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