Dubai travel guide

An in-depth guide to make your Dubai trip magical

A modern Middle Eastern metropolis with Arabic flair - as indulgent as it is fascinating. An architectural dream with past and present attractions that are some of the planet’s tallest, biggest and most spectacular, Dubai is glamorous, heritage-focused, and full of fun. Packed with personality yet deeply connected to its cultural roots, this is an intriguing city with so many faces. Read on to find out just what makes Dubai tick.

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Must-see in Dubai

Things you can’t leave Dubai without witnessing

Seasonal events in Dubai

There’s always something happening in Dubai

Once you're in Dubai

Getting around Dubai

This highly-technological city has a plethora of transportation options available to efficiently whisk you around - from water taxi to monorail and more.

Diverse flavors from every corner of the world

Dubai tantalizes taste buds with mouth-watering street food, local treats and sweets, and it’s a destination that’s renowned for its world-class culinary connoisseurs who consistently dish up five-star fare.

Things to do

The ultimate family travel destination

From theme parks to animal encounters, dedicated children’s menus, childminding services, and full-of-fun kids’ clubs, Dubai has something for all, no matter how small.

Dubai's nightlife: Nights out in the capital of cool are lit

Shopping in Dubai: from bustling bazaars to mammoth malls, the city has it all

Fashionistas of the world take note, whether you’re all about seeking out the latest high-end fashion or more interested in adding some traditional Arabesque threads to your already established wardrobe, Dubai is the ultimate shopping destination.

There’s plenty to explore in the city’s periphery.

The UAE has many different faces, and within a couple of hours of Dubai, depending on which way you go, you’re in for a delight.

What to pack for Dubai

Precision packing is key to any overseas vacation and often begins weeks before your planned departure. To make things a little easier for you we have put together our best tips and tricks for what to take and what to leave at home.