A holiday with sun, sea and beaches is pretty much all we desire. Oh, and some amazing architecture, record breaking skyscrapers and underwater hotels. Add opulent shopping complexes, and the shining lights of a city at night to your list and you should consider making Dubai the centre of your holiday plans. One seventh of the United Arab Emirates, this port city has been modernized from its earlier days and is now a place of wonder.
The average summer temperatures range from around 29.9 to 39.5 degrees Celsius in July. So the welcoming, sandy beaches are a necessity. The water will beckon you in, however your attention will most likely be attracted to the huge structure rising up from an island near the shore. This impressive spectacle is a famous example of the innovative development which your new destination has seen. The Burj Al Arab Hotel, said to be the only seven star hotel in the world, is located on an island accessible by a causeway. The luxury of this phenomenal accommodation comes at a price, however, and thankfully there are many more hotels in Dubai to choose from.
For a family holiday, there are beach hotels which can cater for everyone. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel is Dubai’s leading five star family hotel. With a kids club and a leisure club, there is something for everyone. Located 15km from the centre of Dubai, this hotel offers an unhindered view of the Burj Al Arab, however it is a beautiful, distinctive feat of engineering in its own right. It is the ideal place for a luxurious beach holiday.
For those who prefer to explore on a budget, there are many hostels which are ideal for this type of getaway. Try www.hostelbookers.com for an extremely easy way to search through hostels in the city. There are many in the centre, including the Rush Inn Hotel, with an average price per person for a private, double, en-suite room starting at just £12.09.
With the enormous range of hotels in Dubai, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a base for your holiday. Once this has been found, shopping and sightseeing awaits. A camera is essential as you walk past Burj Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world. And your purse may feel slightly lighter after visiting the Dubai Mall. Here, breathtaking architecture coupled with an aquarium and a promenade will almost make you forget to shop. However, once you remember, you will surely not be disappointed. The range of jewelry and Haute Couture is impressive, as well as many retail brands.
After shopping, there is an abundance of watersports and desert safari tours. In addition to these, there are the World Islands, man-made silt islands off the coast of Dubai, made to resemble a map of the world.
So, once you have found a hotel to suit your needs, you will be free to enjoy all this city has to offer. Enjoy your stay, and for more information, visit My Destination Dubai.
Post written by Rosalea Collinge.