Dubai Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

In only a couple decades, Dubai has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest shopping destinations as well as a great place to soak up some sunshine in the winter months. There may not be much history to speak of in Dubai, but there is actually a lot more to see and do here than you might expect.

Why Visit Dubai

Dubai Facts

Population 2,300,000
Area 3,500,000
Timezone UTC+4
Currency UAE dirham
Airports Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Things To Do In Dubai

Dubai Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 99.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 161.00
starstarstarstarstar51.00 - 332.00
starstarstarstarstar75.00 - 501.00

Dubai Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed19.00 - 22.00

Where to eat and drink in Dubai

Budget breakfastYour hotel is likely to include breakfast, otherwise you'll have options in all price ranges nearby.$4.09 - $6.81
Budget lunchShawarmas are everywhere and usually cheap, and many Western fast food options are there as well.$5.18 - $8.17
Budget dinnerProper sit-down restaurants can range from incredibly cheap Indian places on up to the sky. You might have to look around for the best values.$8.72 - $12.26
Beer (pint)Only licensed night clubs and hotel bars serve alcohol in Dubai, and it's always expensive.$7.63 - $10.90
ShawarmaThese local sandwiches are hard to miss and make a great budget meal or snack.$1.63 - $2.45
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Best tours in Dubai

When to visit Dubai

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January75580.6
February78601.0
March83640.8
April91690.3
May100760.0
June103810.0
July105860.0
August106860.0
September102820.0
October96750.0
November87680.1
December79610.6

Dubai Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:22am6:30pm
21 Jun5:29am7:12pm
21 Sep6:07am6:17pm
21 Dec7:00am5:34pm

Where to stay in Dubai

Dubai Hotel Seasons

Dubai Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 99.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 161.00
starstarstarstarstar51.00 - 332.00
starstarstarstarstar75.00 - 501.00
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Dubai Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed19.00 - 22.00

Getting to Dubai

Getting around Dubai

Dubai Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center6.81 - 20.44
Metro from airport to city center0.54 - 1.09
3km taxi ride in Dubai2.18 - 3.27
Metro ride in Dubai0.54 - 4.63
Ferry across Dubai Creek0.27
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Where to go before and after