Dubai is one of the hottest spots (including in the literal sense) that you can go on holiday to these days. Built in the middle of what is essentially a desert, Dubai now boasts some of the most jaw-dropping activities and attractions that the world has ever seen. It has a reputation for luxury, beauty, charm, excitement and so much more and there is something to be enjoyed for people of all ages.
Dubai has a hot desert climate which, as you might have guessed, means that the days can get extremely hot and the temperatures tend to drop in the night time. In the summer months of July and August, average highs are pushing 40C which is far too hot for most people, but that is only if you are standing outside baking in the sun. Most of Dubai’s attractions are indoors and air-conditioned, as well as all of the hotels and resorts having mechanisms to keep out the heat! The winter months have average temperatures of around 20C - much more comfortable if you are thinking of bringing younger ones or much older ones.
The problem with giving you a brief introduction to Dubai is where to begin? There is so much on offer in such a relatively small part of the planet. Dubai Shopping Mall is certainly something worth checking out if you have some cash saved up and want to immerse yourself in some of the finest retail therapy that the world has to offer. Visiting the world’s tallest building also has to be toward the top of your list. The Burj Khalifa stands at an unbelievable 830m high. Getting anywhere close to it you will see it piercing the sky which is a truly magnificent sight to see.
Aside from the ‘main events’ of Dubai, there is still plenty to do that often fly under the radar of most holiday-goers. One of those is a visit to Garden Glow, the world’s largest glow-in-the-dark theme park which is, of course, best experienced at night time as you embark on a journey through forests and under the sea. Another is skydiving over the artificial palm tree islands of Palm Jumeirah which is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience.