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Dubai is a stylish United Arab Emirate boasting an impressive skyline of towering buildings, plus year-round sunshine, sightseeing landmarks, mega shopping malls, and pristine stretches of coastline, not to mention some of the world’s most luxurious resorts, including Atlantis Dubai. This UAE hotspot makes for the ultimate city break, and Brightsun Travel has a great choice of Dubai holiday packages for you to browse.

Despite its modernity, Dubai has a rich cultural heritage; there are many charming ancient buildings and landmarks dotted around the city. Dubai is also a superb leisure centre offering endless fun for all ages, from theme parks to entertainment centres, which is why it’s considered a family-friendly destination. By night, Dubai comes alive with an array of venues to spend the evening at, including roof-top bars, cocktail lounges, and chic clubs.

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Sea View Hotel

Al Mina Rd, Al Raffa, Bur Dubai Opp Dubai Customs - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Room Only 5 Nights
From £639 per person View Offer

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Sheikh Rashid Road, Riyadh St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £809 per person View Offer

Movenpick Al Mamzar

Corner Cairo Road - 46th St - Al Mamzar - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £859 per person View Offer

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Cluster A - Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £949 per person View Offer

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Plot no. PJCR39 East - Crescent Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £969 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips

Transportation & Getting Around Dubai

The Dubai Metro is efficient and a great way to avoid traffic. Taxis are also readily available and relatively affordable. Uber and Careem (a local ride-hailing app) are also popular. Dubai has an extensive bus network, but it will be slower to get around due to traffic.


Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world with low crime rates.

Local Etiquette & Cultural Sensitivity

Ramadan - During the holy month of Ramadan, eating, drinking, and smoking in public during daylight hours are prohibited.

Greetings - A handshake is common, but be mindful of cultural differences, especially when interacting with the opposite sex.

Tipping - Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory. A 10% tip is considered generous. Hotel porters, valets, and housekeeping staff appreciate small tips.

Dress Code - Modest dress is recommended, especially in public places. Swimwear is acceptable at pools and beaches.

Behaviour - Public displays of affection are frowned upon. Respect local customs and traditions.

Things to Do and See in Dubai

Top Dubai Attractions

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building,standing at 828m with panoramic observation decks.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the world’s only seven-star hotel, shaped like a sail with luxury interiors and fine dining restaurants, as well as a stunning helipad.

Dubai Mall

Explore one of the largest shopping malls in the world, Dubai Mall, boasting over 1200 retail stores, plus an indoor ice rink, aquarium, and the Dubai Fountain show.

Dubai Marina

The man-made Dubai Marina offers a blend of urban lifestyle and stunning waterfront views with highlights including dhow cruises, upscale restaurants, and a dynamic nightlife.

Global Village Dubai

This large cultural and entertainment destination opens seasonally with pavilions representing different countries, cultural performances, shopping, and international cuisine.

Palm Jumeirah

The artificial archipelago Palm Jumeirah is shaped like a palm tree and is home to luxury hotels including Atlantis, the Palm, plus beach clubs and fine dining.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's largest natural flower garden, home to over 150 million flowers arranged in stunning designs, and open from November to April.

Jumeirah Beach

This Dubai beach is situated along the Persian Gulf with white sands, exciting water sports opportunities, and great views of Burj al Arab.

Dubai Creek

The natural seawater inlet of Dubai Creek cuts through the centre of the city; here you can enjoy traditional abra rides, explore the Dubai Museum, and stroll through the historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, home to rollercoasters and themed zones. This attraction is perfect for a family day out.

The Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

This is one of Dubai’s oldest districts, offering an insight to the city’s pre-oil era with traditional wind-tower houses and other impressive heritage buildings that have been converted into museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Dubai Weather

Dubai has a hot desert climate with extremely high temperatures in the summer and mild to warm winters.

Summer (June to September)

Summer in Dubai sees temperatures reaching up to 42°C, with intense sun and little to no rainfall. Outdoor activities can be challenging due to the heat, so it’s popular to explore the city’s indoor attractions like air-conditioned malls, museums, and indoor entertainment complexes.

Autumn (October to November)

It’s still warm during autumn, but much more bearable, with less humidity and average temperatures ranging between 20°C - 35°C. This period is ideal for beach visits, sightseeing, and desert safaris.

Winter (December to February)

Winter is a popular time to visit Dubai with clear skies, very little rain, and mild, pleasant weather with temperatures ranging from 14°C - 26°C - perfect for beach activities, outdoor dining, sightseeing, and exploring outdoor attractions like parks and gardens.

Spring (March to May)

Temperatures begin to rise again in spring, with average highs between 28°C - 38°C, and average lows ranging between 18°C - 26°C.

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