Holidaying in Dubai

in Dubai

If it is time to go on a vacation, then you should seriously consider going to Dubai. This grand city is increasing in popularity as a holiday destination with each passing year, and for good reason. The main reasons are the weather, shopping and other activities that are offered by this great city. It is situated on the Arabian Peninsula, so obviously the landscape is desert. Compared to most places in the Middle East, Dubai is not as strict. Therefore this city has managed to attract many businesses and tourists alike. Now more than ever, it is also easy to get cheap flights to Dubai. 

From the UK, cheap flights Dubai are only a 6 hour flight. There are many airlines operating to this cosmopolitan city. Most of them offer cheap flights Dubai if booked well in advance. A Big portion of the population of Dubai is expatriates. This means a big number of people who go to Dubai are friends and relatives of people living there. This is a major reason many airlines services to this city. But Dubai is not all about shopping and enjoying the climate. There are plenty of other activities available here. The following are some examples.

Desert safaris are a popular activity in Dubai. There are many tour operators offering this service, and booking one is very easy. Most hotels can help you with this. A popular way to do it is to go for an overnight safari. In the evening you will be able to pitch camp and eat local food. Maybe there will be a chance to take part in falconry. The next popular activity in this desert city is to enjoy the beaches and water parks. Several hotels are located on the beach. Dubai also has some world class water parks, which is a great place to go to if traveling with the family.

Taking a boat ride across the creek in an Abra, a type of wooden boat, is a very popular activity in Dubai. Other sightseeing places include a visit to Burj Al Arab, the world's only 7 star hotel. Getting reservations can be hard; therefore it must be done well in advance. The main airline based in Dubai is Emirates, and they serve to most major cities in Europe, including the UK. Not only do they offer cheap flights to Dubai, they make it easy to get a visa also, if you have confirmed booking with them.


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This article was published on 2011/01/10