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Dubai

Dubai, a small desert town only 50 years ago, has developed into a vibrant city that is a business and cultural focal pointing the Middle East and a popular tourist destination. Known for year round sunshine, luxury shopping, modern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene Dubai is the ultimate in go to in luxury travel.

Host to the worlds tallest building Dubai never fails to impress. Did you know the police force in Dubai uses super cars to impress tourists and show how 'classy' the city is. Each car costs more than it costs to send a child to college in the USA.

Roughly 85% of Dubai's population is foreign with one of the world's biggest class divides.

Accessible from all uk airports, Emirates fly the 7 hour flight 7 times daily. Please note Virgin no longer fly this route.

Visa required?

No

Currency

Dirham

Injections

No

Key information 

Currency

The Dirham is the official currency although US dollars are taken in most hotels as well.

Visa

A 30 day tourist visa is issued upon arrival in the UAE

Best time to travel

Dubai is sunny all year round however the summer months, June, July and August can be unbearably hot. The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, from November to April. January and February see heavy tourist traffic because of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Which makes the city come alive. Ramadan is a yearly muslim festival which sees the country go dry (no alcohol), from sunrise to sunset. This time is best avoided for party goers. Ramadan 2021 takes place between 12th April and the 11th May.

Average temperatures

The lowest average temperatures are around 20 degrees in January, while in June temperatures sit at around 30 degrees . July and August can see temperatures soar to over 40 degrees.

Child friendly rating

Most of the hotels are extraordinarily child-friendly. While Dubai may have a reputation for being a playground for the rich, this family-friendly city should known as a playground for the little ones too.

We rate Dubai a 10/10

Jabs

No Jabs are required for Dubai

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