With a flight duration of around 14 hours from Australia to Dubai, the thought of visiting this United Arab Emirates city may feel more than a little daunting, but be sure to know, it is worth the effort.
Dubai is a highly popular city, which is renowned for its party scene and of course, extremely indulgent shopping facilities. It is an exceedingly affluent city, which is popular with business owners the world over. Dubai is basically the Las Vegas of the UAE. If you travel from Australia to other countries, particular the UK, you will find that Dubai is a popular stop over.
When to Visit
If you worship the sun, Dubai should be on your list of cities to visit, as you can expect high temperatures the whole year round. If you want to avoid the exceedingly hot weather and massive crowds though, the best time to visit Dubai is October and April. However, if you want to enjoy the hottest weather possible and soak up the city when it’s at its busiest, your best bet is to arrive during the summer.
Bars and Nightlife
One of the many reasons Dubai is such a popular destination for all age groups is the nightlife it offers; you won’t need to walk far to find pubs and clubs, as they are here in abundance! You can relax in the cosy Uptown Bar and enjoy the stunning views from the 24th floor of the building or liven up your evening with a trip to the Mercury Lounge; a venue which offers breath-taking views of the city and drinks you are unlikely to have tried anywhere else! There are, of courses, loads more and your choice will depend on what kind of night you are looking for. Dubai does offer something for everyone though, so you won’t be disappointed.
Sights and Landmarks
There are many popular sights and landmarks in Dubai, which you should make a point of seeing if you visit this spectacular city. It is probably impossible to see them all, unless you have a few weeks to spare but if you are just visiting for a short time, these are the ones worth putting at the top of your agenda. Make sure you take your camera with you to these Dubai landmarks, as you will most definitely need it!
One such landmark is the Dubai Foundations, which is similar to the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. With performances every 30 minutes, the Dubai Foundations are dancing water jets, which are beautifully choreographed to an enjoyable composition.
Another popular landmark in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, which, at 830m tall, is the tallest building in the world. You better take a full wallet with you to this one, as you can expect to pay some hefty prices for afternoon tea, but it is well worth it to really soak up the culture and of course, enjoy the stunning views.
Burj Al Arab
Another sought afternoon choice in Dubai landmarks, Burj Arab is a venue where you can enjoy afternoon tea, along with more amazing views of the Dubai city. You can expect delicious food and a tour of the building, if desired. The service is impressive and you will be sure to have an outstanding overall experience here.