Dubai Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

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

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.$3.54 - $6.81
Budget lunchShawarmas are everywhere and usually cheap, and many Western fast food options are there as well.$4.36 - $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.$7.36 - $10.90
Beer (pint)Only licensed night clubs and hotel bars serve alcohol in Dubai, and it's always expensive.$7.63 - $10.35
ShawarmaThese local sandwiches are hard to miss and make a great budget meal or snack.$1.36 - $2.18
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BEST TOURS in Dubai

WHEN TO VISIT Dubai

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
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 Bed19.99 - 22.99

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 center0.68 - 1.23
3km taxi ride in Dubai2.25 - 3.27
Metro ride in Dubai0.54 - 4.63
Ferry across Dubai Creek0.27
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER