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Reema Goregaonkar5.0/5

1 review

Hot destination for New year's Eve

Amazing place to visit for holidays. Especially for New year's Eve it's an amazing destination. I visited here last week and was here for a week. Must say Dubai is heaven for Shopholics during shopping festival. Such cheap prices and top quality OMG !!

Chandrashekhar parkar5.0/5

5 reviews


Just back from a 7day holiday in Dubai, enjoyed the Shopping festival fully. A must do is the Desert Safari and a trip to the Aquarium in the Dubai mall or Atlantis hotel (Atlantis one is free).

Visited all big shopping malls, Mall of Emirates is a must do for its Ski Dubai, Burjuman mall for its high end brands, Deira Shopping center for its pretty decent deals and accessibility and Festival city mall for its overall atmosphere and ambience. Please avoid the Outlet mall which is very far and does not have good deals and brands.

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Getting to Dubai


Visa: Prior application

Cost: USD 96 (₹6,182 approx)

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Transit time: 4hrs from major cities

Cost ₹6,500 per person

Dubai Overview

From the great sky-scrappers to underwater suites Dubai has it all under its space. Great landscapes with over 1000km of coastline you will never run out of your space from getting your tan right. If you ever considered to live life to extreme extravaganza Dubai is the right place for you, with billionaires keeping lions and tigers as pets to police riding on Audi, Lamborghini this place with always keep you amazed with its experiences.


Dubai is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early eighteenth centuryand was by 1822, a town of some 7–800 members of the Baniyas tribe and subject to the rule of Sheikh Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi. In 1833, following tribal feuding, members of the Al Bu Falasa tribe seceded from Abu Dhabi and established themselves in Dubai. The exodus from Abu Dhabi was led by Ubaid bin Saeed and Maktum bin Butti who became joint leaders of Dubai until Ubaid died in 1836, leaving Maktum to establish the Maktoum dynasty.Dubai signed the treaty of 'Perpetual Maritime Truce' of 1853 along with otherTrucial Statesand also – like its neighbours on theTrucial Coast– entered into an exclusivity agreement in which theUnited Kingdom took responsibility for the emirate's security in 1892.

Dubai's geographical proximity toIranmade it an important trade location. The town of Dubai was an important port of call for foreign tradesmen, chiefly those from Iran, many of whom eventually settled in the town. By the beginning of the 20th century, it was an important port.

Dubai was known for itspearlexports until the 1930s; the pearl trade was damaged irreparably by theGreat Depression in the 1930s and the innovation ofcultured pearls. With the collapse of the pearling industry, Dubai fell into a deep depression and many residents starved or migrated to other parts of the Persian Gulf.

After years of exploration following large finds in neighboring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. The first field was named 'Fateh' or 'good fortune'. This led the emirate to grant concessions to international oil companies, thus leading to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle easterners. Between 1968 and 1975 the city's population grew by over 300%.

Dubai had already embarked on a period of infrastructural development and expansion. Oil revenue, flowing from 1969 onwards supported a period of growth with Sheikh Rashid embarking on a policy of building infrastructure and a diversified trading economy before the emirate's limited reserves were depleted. Oil accounted for 24% of GDP in 1990, but had reduced to 7% of GDP by 2004

Why You Should Visit

There are numerous reasons which makes Dubai one of the best tourist destination in the world.

With over two hundred nationalities calling Dubai as their home and majority of its population belonging from outside the country, Dubai can rightfully be acclaimed as one of the best cosmopolitan cities in todays modern world.

Being a city of desert its ready to surprise you with the world’s longest flower wall. Trust us its beauty is such that it describing it in words is not possible for us.

Dubai is a heaven for foodies due to the fact that it has a great blend of taste from over two hundred nationalities. Be it Italian, Indian, Persian, Filipino, Arabic the restaurants offer you delicacies and taste you will cherish for your lifetime.

The hospitality of Dubai is such that it would make you want to visit over and over again. Be it rich or poor ,they welcome you with open arms making your visit cozier than you think in this new place.

Tourist Hotspots

Miracle Garden, Dubai Gold Souk,Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeriah, The Dubai Mall, The Atlantis Hotel, Dubai Creek, Jumeriah Beach Park, Kite Beach, Desert Safari, Dubai Ski resort are just few of the places with make Dubai one of the most visited tourist destination all over the globe.

Miracle Garden- The Miracle Garden does not need anyone to speak for it, it makes it presence in the Guinness book of world records for having the largest flower wall. The flowers in the wall are crafted in different shapes, also the fact the pattern of the flowers keep changing in the wall, therefore it has always something new to offer for you.

Dubai Gold Souk-.Firmly Standing tall at the northern bank of the Dubai Creek, this is the biggest gold market in the world and the major reason why Dubai is known as the ‘City Of Gold’.

The Dubai Mall- Dubai is a heavenly place for shopping freaks. The Dubai mall is the worlds largest mall in the world ,also it is the most visited mall in the world. So shopping freaks get your bag packs ready and gear up to shop like there is no tomorrow.

The Atlantis Hotel- Being build on the model of the lost city Atlantis, this hotel is no less than the real Atlantis city calling it the Atlantis of the modern world would not be wrong at all. The Atlantis hotel doesn’t fail to amaze the by-lookers as well as its guests. Also the Dolphin Bay, The Lost Chambers and Ambassadors Lagoon are absolute treats you would not want to miss on.

Burj Khalifa- No one needs to speak for the Burj Khalifa it speaks for itself, being the tallest building in todays world ,it has a observation deck on its hundred and twentieth floor with offers tourist with a great view of the city.

Palm Jumeriah-Holding the title of the biggest human-made island, the palm does not fail to astonish the tourist with its beauty and elegance.

Dubai Creek- Dubai Creek is of great significance to the city of Dubai as it divides the city into two parts one being Deira and the other being Bur Dubai. The Dubai Creek has had a great influence in the growth of the city.

Jumeriah Beach Park- This is one of the most popular beaches out their in the world Jumerai having stretches of the golden sand and three human- made islands one being in the palm shape makes it great for the tourist and is a great place for sky-diving freaks.

Cuisines and Delicacies of Dubai-

Al Harees is a traditional dish of Dubai with highly exotic taste which will make your taste buds go crazy. It is prepared meat and wheat. It is very simple ,exotic cuisine prepared with rather few ingredients but longer cooking duration. This dish generally served during marriages, Eid,Ramaza.

Shawarma is most loved dish across Dubai. Its great taste has made also made its way in Asian countries where people love this exotic dish. It is prepared with lamb or chicken. Its prepared by mixing garlic sauce, fries, different pickles, spices and wrap it in Arabic Roti. Shawarma it generally enjoyed with strawberry and banana shake.

Stuffed Camel- Being mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest cuisines served in today’s modern world. This dish is generally served during wedding parties of the elite families. Stuffs camel is one of the best dishes out there in Dubai, and trust us on this its worth it.

Things to do in Dubai-

There are a wide range of activities tourists can indulge in-

Go and ski out in the Desert sounds interesting right, yes you can go out skiing in Dubai. Yes, a ski resort in the desert and that too a 22,500 square meter.

With over 300 days of sunshine along the coastlines of Dubai you can enjoy the sunrise and sunsets all at throughout the year.

Go shopping, Dubai has the worlds biggest mall and there is a high-end retail stores at all corners offering you with great choices, so go out and enjoy the shoppers paradise.

Enjoy the ride of abra across the Dubai Creek.

Best Time to Visit

The time when you will enjoy visiting Dubai most is during November to March. Dubai doesn’t have two many seasons to offer to you its generally has two seasons if you consider that is hot and hotter. During the cool months of Dubai, the cities see clear skies and great beach weather. Dubai being one of the preferred tourist destinations is ready to expect a great amount of company at the beaches. If you want to avoid the crowd visit it during the summers but be prepared for high temperatures and high humidity levels.

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