Dubai

Climate Guide
These figures show Dubai monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 24 11
 February 25 34
 March 28 24
 April 33 8
 May 37 1
 June 39 0
 July 41 0
 August 41 0
 September 39 0
 October 36 0
 November 31 2
 December 26 14

Dubai really is a destination with just about everything. With its year round sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and world class facilities it has become one of the worlds favourite destinations both for business and leisure. It is the perfect destination to soak up the sun, experience top quality hotels, 'shop until you drop' or be pampered in one of the many luxurious spas.
The contrast between the city and desert are a significant reminder of where East meets West. Skyscrapers stand side-by-side with the intricate alleyways of the gold souks.

There is also plenty of opportunity to experience the desert which has a magic of its own. Desert safaris, dune bashing in 4 wheel drives, belly dancing, camel riding and falconry are on offer at many of the hotels as well as traditional cruises on the Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden 'dhow' boat. You can even camp for out on an 'Overnight Safari' with 5 star service!
Ambitious projects such as the 'Palm' islands and the Burj Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world, are other fascinations of this unique place.

Dubai really is a destination with just about everything. With its year round sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and world class facilities it has become one of the worlds favourite destinations both for business and leisure. It is the perfect destination to soak up the sun, experience top quality hotels, 'shop until you drop' or be pampered in one of the many luxurious spas.
The contrast between the city and desert are a significant reminder of where East meets West. Skyscrapers stand side-by-side with the intricate alleyways of the gold souks.

 

There is also plenty of opportunity to experience the desert which has a magic of its own. Desert safaris, dune bashing in 4 wheel drives, belly dancing, camel riding and falconry are on offer at many of the hotels as well as traditional cruises on the Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden 'dhow' boat. You can even camp for out on an 'Overnight Safari' with 5 star service!
Ambitious projects such as the 'Palm' islands and the Burj Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world, are other fascinations of this unique place.

Sports range from world class golf, tennis, sailing, horseriding, polo,deep sea fishing to year round skiing at Ski Dubai's indoor ski dome! Golf ranks high on the list of attractions. Championship courses include the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, the Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie, Dubai. For the more relaxed golfer the Jebel Ali Golf Resort is highly recommended.
Families and water lovers may head for the 'Wild Wadi' Water Park at Jumeirah Beach or the regions biggest new water park 'Aquaventure' to be found at the new Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah.

No matter what the desert activity the evening usually ends with a feast which starts at dusk to the accompaniment of a spectacular sunset. This includes an Arabian barbecue, music, belly dancing and a display of falconry with the chance to smoke the aromatic shisha pipes.
Tax free shopping is a major attraction for many visitors and ranges from locally sourced items such as Bedouin jewellry, pearls, textiles and gold in the souks to top designer labels found in the most amazing shopping malls.

 

Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic direct from London Heathrow. Emirates direct from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Via Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways from London Heathrow and Manchester.

Flight Time
From London Heathrow to Dubai: 7 hours.

Flight Upgrades
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £785 per person, each way.

Capital : Dubai City

Population: 2,106,177

Language :  English and Arabic

Time Difference : +4 hours

Currency :  UAE Dirham (exchange rate approx UAE 5.71= £1)

Voltage :220 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

Dubai Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.dubai.ae