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Dubai Hotels and Flights

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£488 per person

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City in the sand

A city of gleaming skyscrapers and golden beaches paired with modest mosques and Arabian markets, we love Dubai for its unique blend of old and new, east and west. Spend a day in this dynamic, progressive destination and go from bustling, vibrant souks to vast air-conditioned malls and streets lined with super cars, all under the watchful gaze of Dubai's centrepiece, Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Dubai is also a great stop over destination to the rest of the Indian Ocean, making it perfect for a short stay en-route to the Maldives and Mauritius or as part of a longer multi centre holiday. 

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Our favourite time to go to Dubai

Weather

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
24°C
8mm
FEB
25°C
3mm
MAR
28°C
5mm
APR
33°C
1mm
MAY
38°C
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JUN
40°C
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JUL
41°C
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AUG
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SEP
39°C
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OCT
36°C
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NOV
31°C
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DEC
26°C
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Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Dubai Desert

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

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JAN
24°C
8mm
FEB
25°C
3mm
MAR
28°C
5mm
APR
33°C
1mm
MAY
38°C
0mm
JUN
40°C
0mm
JUL
41°C
0mm
AUG
41°C
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SEP
39°C
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OCT
36°C
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NOV
31°C
2mm
DEC
26°C
8mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Jebel Ali

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
24°C
8mm
FEB
25°C
3mm
MAR
28°C
5mm
APR
33°C
1mm
MAY
38°C
0mm
JUN
40°C
0mm
JUL
41°C
0mm
AUG
41°C
0mm
SEP
39°C
0mm
OCT
36°C
0mm
NOV
31°C
2mm
DEC
26°C
8mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Jumeirah Beach

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
24°C
8mm
FEB
25°C
3mm
MAR
28°C
5mm
APR
33°C
1mm
MAY
38°C
0mm
JUN
40°C
0mm
JUL
41°C
0mm
AUG
41°C
0mm
SEP
39°C
0mm
OCT
36°C
0mm
NOV
31°C
2mm
DEC
26°C
8mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about Dubai Centre

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
24°C
8mm
FEB
25°C
3mm
MAR
28°C
5mm
APR
33°C
1mm
MAY
38°C
0mm
JUN
40°C
0mm
JUL
41°C
0mm
AUG
41°C
0mm
SEP
39°C
0mm
OCT
36°C
0mm
NOV
31°C
2mm
DEC
26°C
8mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
Find more about The Palm

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

Excursions in and around Dubai

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Flight Information

There are a number of carriers offering flights to Dubai from the UK.

Direct Carriers: Emirates, British AirwaysVirgin Atlantic and Qantas offer direct non stop services from the UK.

Indirect Carriers: KLM offer regional UK departures via Amsterdam.

Departure Taxes: There are no relevant departure taxes in Dubai.

Visa Information

British Citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Dubai but will be given a 30 day visa on arrival free of charge. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Dubai. Please contact the United Arab Emirates Embassy for up to date country and visa information on 020 7581 1281.

Currency

The official currency is the UAE Dirham. You can buy them before you leave the UK. If you need cash when you’re there, you can exchange UK Pounds at most hotels and banks. You’ll also find currency exchanges in many of the large shopping malls.

Major UK credit cards are widely accepted. Cash machines accept major debit and credit cards and can be found across Dubai.

Tipping

Ten percent is standard, but many restaurants add a service charge straight to the bill, so check before you pay. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but it’s polite to round up the fare. A tip of 10 to 20 UAE Dirhams is fine for hotel porters and other staff.

Health

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Dubai. All travellers should be up to date on routine immunizations. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country. For full details, please contact your GP.No specific vaccinations required

What to pack

Holidays in Dubai are hot and sunny all year round. Pack modest clothing for activities away from the beach and pool though; aim to cover your shoulders and knees. Don’t forget layers and cover-ups for indoors too; air conditioning can feel very cool compared to the outdoor heat. Dubai uses the same three-pronged plugs as the UK, so you won’t need to buy an adaptor. Finally, make sure you have your credit card ready to hit the luxury shopping malls. Cool, lightweight clothes in natural fabrics like cotton or linen, including modest outfits that cover your shoulders and knees;

Comfortable walking shoes for exploring.

Sunglasses.

Swimwear.

Layers and cover-ups for over-the-top air conditioning.

High factor sunscreen.

A hat to keep the sun off your face.

An underwater camera for snorkelling.

Suitable clothing for when out visiting mosques.

Dubai Specialities

You will find every cuisine imaginable in Dubai, from fish and chips to seven course tasting menus in celebrity-chef-run restaurants. But be careful not to overlook the local food. The main ingredients of Emirati cuisine include lamb, beef, goat, fish, and rice. Expect skewered meats, grilled local fish, and mouth-watering meze served with flatbreads and moreish dips like hummus. For something sweet, snack on delicious medjool dates; the UAE boasts over 30 million date palm trees.

Shawarma
Popular with tourists, this tasty dish consists of spit-cooked chicken or lamb with tomatoes, garlic and pickle, all served in a soft roti and eaten with tahini or hummus.

Falafel
Often eaten as a side dish, falafel is a filling mix of chickpeas, herbs and spices usually fried in small balls. Try a falafel sandwich with salad and garlic or chilli sauce.

Wara Enab
Rice is an integral part of Middle Eastern cooking, and this is a unique way of serving it, mixed with spices and wrapped in an edible vine leaf.

Street Food


Signature dishes like shawarma are perfect for eating on the go, and there’s a strong parallel between the Arabic foods served in the restaurants and at the roadside. Other grab-and-go snacks include fluffy naan bread and hot sweetcorn doused in butter. Be careful to only order street food from vendors whose food is clean, fresh and cooked right in front of you

Average Prices

When it comes to spending on Dubai holidays, the sky really is the limit. On average though, a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant could set you back 150 UAE Dirhams, with a bottle of beer at 30 UAE Dirhams. When you’re out and about, a 1.5 litre bottle of water might cost you two UAE Dirhams.

National Dress

While many destinations have left their national dress behind in favour of more Western clothing, Dubai remains traditional. Women wear the abaya, a full-length loose-fitting dress (usually in black), and cover their hair with a hajab, a scarf which is wrapped around the neck leaving the face uncovered. The niqab face veil isn’t compulsory, although some women do choose to wear it. Men wear the dishdasha, an ankle-length, long-sleeved cotton garment, with a kaffiyeh headdress held in place with an agal.

Customs & Traditions

A place where seemingly clashing cultures work harmoniously together, Dubai is a fascinating destination. On one hand, it is very westernised; and on the other it is guided by laws and customs reflecting its dominant Islamic beliefs. As a Muslim city, citizens do not drink alcohol, although it is widely available in tourist establishments. While Emirati women are expected to wear a hajab, foreign women are not required to do the same.

When it comes to etiquette, try to remember the following:

•    For men, a light handshake and smile is the most common form of greeting. Men and women should greet Emirati women with a polite hello
•    Touching a member of the opposite sex during conversation is a no-no. Men should avoid staring directly into the eyes of an Emirati woman.
•    Dress modestly away from the pool and beach, covering your shoulders and knees at least
•    Remember to take your shoes off before entering a mosque
•    Always use your right hand to eat, shake hands, offer or take something. The left hand is considered unclean
•    Avoid pointing with your finger, use the whole hand
•    Don’t show the sole of your foot, point your foot at others or use your feet to move anything. Feet are considered the lowliest body part
•    Keep displays of affection private—kissing or embracing in public is considered disrespectful
•    If you drink alcohol, only do so in bars, hotels, restaurants, never in the street. Drink moderately; drunken behaviour is extremely offensive
•    It is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public in daylight hours during the holy month of Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan starts on 6th June and lasts for 30 days. This is a great time to visit the city and discover the traditions. Also, as Ramadan falls in the summer, when Dubai is at its hottest, there are some great deals to be found in the luxury hotels there.  

Ramadan is a major holiday in the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslim’s fast between sunrise and sunset. Tourists and non-Muslims are not required to follow suit though, and there are plenty of restaurants open throughout the day.  When the sun sets each day, Dubai truly comes to life, with friends and families coming together for Iftar, which is the sunset feast or Suhoor for an early morning feast.  You’ll see elaborately decorated, colourful Ramadan tents for these occasions and hotels will also provide special Iftar feasts for their guests to enjoy. 

Wildlife

Swim with Dolphins
From hugs, kisses, and playing ball to being towed through the water, a range of dolphin encounters await you in Dubai at Atlantis resort’s Dolphin Bay. Meet the bottlenose dolphins and make sure someone snaps a photo of this experience of a lifetime.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Not many shopping centres boast a 10 million litre aquarium, but Dubai Mall does. This gargantuan tank houses thousands of sea creatures, including over 400 sharks and rays. Watch them glide over you from the underwater tunnel, or get closer with glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling and shark dives. Then visit the underwater zoo to see otters, penguins, caiman crocodiles, giant spider crabs, piranhas, and more.

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