Dubai

Travel Guide
Dubai Emirate featuring a fountain, a city and a high-rise building
In less than 25 years, Dubai has skyrocketed. It has developed from an unknown fishing village into one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on earth. The city has grown at a dizzying pace: 40 years ago, there were no high-rises. Today, there are gigantic man-made islands in the shape of palm trees that are visible from space you'll even find the first seven-star hotel and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Discover this great Arab metropolis, where one lives according to the motto "if you can dream it, we can build it."

Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is controlled by an ambitious royal dynasty. Dubai owes its phenomenal growth to the vision of this family. With the discovery of oil reserves in the 1960’s, this simple fishing village soon become a powerful financial centre and a major transportation hub in the region. When the oil began to flow less freely, the city focused on tourism and banking.

Dubai is now a paradise for shoppers. Look for bargains in the dazzling glare of the Gold Souk, or shop till you drop in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium and an indoor theme park.

Dubai offers attractions that stand in stark contrast to the arid environment. Admire the world's largest dancing fountain or grab your skis and hit the slopes on real snow at Ski Dubai.

Of course, Dubai has more to offer than just luxury created by man. Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the nature of the wetlands and discover the magical desert environment in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Due to the fantastic climate throughout the year Dubai is a great destination. If you don’t like temperatures above 40 degrees, it is best to visit Dubai during the winter and spring months.

Dubai has excellent public transport with more than 50 bus routes, water taxis and a metro system. For those who prefer to drive, the car rental companies have a generous offer. Book a trip to Dubai with Expedia today!

Where to stay in Dubai

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
3 out of 5
Opposite Terminal 3, via Street 52b, Dubai International Airport, Dubai
The price is S$105 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
S$105
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,045 reviews)
Airport proximity served us very well
"We literally booked this location for a few hours as we had about 12 hours in between the check out of our rental place in Dubai and our 2am flight. Based on location next to airport, this served that purpose perfectly (e.g., hotel shuttle, 5 mins drive, etc.) We had 2 toddlers with us and so worked ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov,2022

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport
Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is S$1,005 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
S$1,005
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Best vacation of our lives thanks to Atlantis! The entire experience was amazing!"

Reviewed on 17 Nov,2022

Atlantis, The Palm
Millennium Place Marina
Millennium Place Marina
Al Marsa Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Dubai
The price is S$247 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
S$247
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (325 reviews)
"very convenient location. Some broken pieces such as Door handle and gym elliptical machine."

Reviewed on 28 Nov,2022

Millennium Place Marina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
First Al Khail Street,Barsha Heights, Opposite to Jebel Ali Race course, Dubai, Barsha Heights, TECOM, 119666
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Mall of the Emirates and Jumeirah ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (125 reviews)
"We stayed there for 10 days. Everything was good except the ventilation in the lifts, it always has a very bad smell."

Reviewed on 19 Aug,2022

Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel Apartments
Roda Amwaj Suites
Roda Amwaj Suites
The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 555613
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (577 reviews)
"Still the best location to stay in Dubai. The Roda suites hotel team are very helpful and the apartments are ideal for larger groups."

Reviewed on 26 Oct,2022

Roda Amwaj Suites
New! Sonder Business Bay
New! Sonder Business Bay
000 Marasi Drive, Dubai, Dubai, 00000
Stay at this aparthotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are located nearby. Discover ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The overall experience was wonderful. Great place in the heart of Dubai."

Reviewed on 2 Nov,2022

New! Sonder Business Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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