Holidays to Dubai, with the amazing ability to create only the best of everything Dubai is home to some of the world’s most exciting attractions. What could be more different than to go skiing in the desert at the famous indoor ski resort for the more adventurous visitor. With Dubai situated next to the Arabian Sea there are also plenty of water activities including deep sea fishing and of course diving where you will find some real treasures of all types of marine life. Dubai isn’t called the city of gold for nothing.
There is no doubt that Dubai remains one of the most exciting cities in the world, in an exciting combination of mosques and shopping centres, sea and desert. But beyond the glitz and glamour of iconic city attractions such as The Burj al Arab hotel, indoor ski-slopes or the huge Dubai shopping mall is a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. One of the Barefoot Traveller team’s top picks lies under an hours drive from Dubai’s city centre, where the spectacular eco-resort of Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa lies nestled amongst the red desert dunes.
With blue skies and sunshine all year round thanks to the sub tropical climate and variety of things to do, Dubai offers something for everybody.
Climate: Travel between November and April. The UAE enjoys a sub tropical climate and blue skies can be expected most of the year.
Best time to go: November to April.
Flying time: 7 hours
Our preferred airlines: British Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways
Do I need a visa? British nationals do not require a visa. Other nationalities should check with their embassy.