Dubai is an island of magnificent opulence contrasting the stark splendor of the surrounding desert. Undoubtedly the most popular among all the Emirates, Dubai has redefined the idea of a world-class luxury destination. Home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai remains grounded with its age-old culture and traditions. Though it has some of the best shopping malls, it still cherishes its traditional souks which were the original malls of the Arab world. The gold souk will overload your senses with the lavish displays of gold in every shape and size imaginable, displayed casually in the stores. Broiling hot during the day and freezing at night, Dubai has even converted the desert into a playground for the adventure seekers.
As a holiday destination, Dubai is the complete package. The city boasts of an efficient public transport system that is the best option to get around on your urban explorations. Start your tour with the iconic Burj Khalifa and the awe-inspiring Dubai Fountain. Indulge yourself with some retail therapy at the Dubai Mall and witness the triumph of Dubai’s architecture at the Palm Jumeirah. These man-made islands are symbols of the city’s substantial authority in shaping its own landscape. While the Dubai Marina is a new-age extension of the city, the Dubai Creek is its heart. This is where the original settlers of Dubai made home. Take a trip back in time at the historic Al FahidiNeighbourhood and take a trip to the Etihad Museum for a more contemporary take on history. Venture into the fantastical IMG Worlds of Adventure to experience the thrill of an escapade in 5D. All this and more awaits you in Dubai. Book your own Dubai holiday from Thomas Cook India for a holiday experience that goes beyond the facade and taps into the city’s very essence.
The Best Time to Visit Dubai
Winter, from November to April, is the best time to visit Dubai for a holiday. Dubai has only two distinct seasons, summer and winter. Between May and October, the summer season takes over Dubai and the temperatures average between 24°C and 43°C. On the other hand, the winter temperatures are relatively pleasant and range between 19°C to 32°C, making it the ideal season to be in Dubai. Winter is also the season when Dubai receives most of its rainfall, but the showers only help cool things down and don’t affect your sightseeing.
The mild winter weather allows you to explore Dubai’s beaches and indulge in outdoor activities such as picnics, desert safaris and dune bashing. The days enjoy warm sunshine and bright blue skies while the evenings are cooled down by gentle winds. But if you’re a shopaholic looking to score some amazing deals, January and February are your months to visit Dubai. The Dubai Shopping Festival starts in January and continues into February and offers incredible deals, as much as a 75% discount, on electronics, jewelry, fashion and more.