Dubai

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In less than 25 years, Dubai has skyrocketed. It has developed from an unknown fishing village into one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on earth. The city has grown at a dizzying pace: 40 years ago, there were no high-rises. Today, there are gigantic man-made islands in the shape of palm trees that are visible from space; you'll even find the first seven-star hotel and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Discover this great Arab metropolis, where one lives according to the motto "if you can dream it, we can build it."

Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is controlled by an ambitious royal dynasty. Dubai owes its phenomenal growth to the vision of this family. With the discovery of oil reserves in the 1960’s, this simple fishing village soon become a powerful financial centre and a major transportation hub in the region. When the oil began to flow less freely, the city focused on tourism and banking.

Dubai is now a paradise for shoppers. Look for bargains in the dazzling glare of the Gold Souk, or shop till you drop in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. Here you will find more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium and an indoor theme park.

Dubai offers attractions that stand in stark contrast to the arid environment. Admire the world's largest dancing fountain or grab your skis and hit the slopes on real snow at Ski Dubai.

Of course, Dubai has more to offer than just luxury created by man. Relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the nature of the wetlands and discover the magical desert environment in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Due to the fantastic climate throughout the year Dubai is a great destination. If you don’t like temperatures above 40 degrees, it is best to visit Dubai during the winter and spring months.

Dubai has excellent public transport with more than 50 bus routes, water taxis and a metro system. For those who prefer to drive, the car rental companies have a generous offer. Book a trip to Dubai with Expedia today!

Top hotels in Dubai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
P15,158
per night
Mar 11 - Mar 12

Located in Palm Jumeirah, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aquaventure, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Al Sufouh Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,535 reviews)

"Fun water park and great employees who assisted with questions and any concerns."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Atlantis The Palm
Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 Hotel
Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 Hotel
5 out of 5

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dubai Tennis Stadium, City Centre Deira and Dubai Festival City Mall. Dubai Creek and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,998 reviews)

"It's a great location. Central and easy to get around. However from terminal A there are not many signs for directions to the hotel. I had organized for your staff to meet me so it was great but if not I think one would find it a bit difficult to get there."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
2 out of 5
P2,742
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Garhoud, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dubai Tennis Stadium and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Dubai Festival City Mall. City Centre Deira and Dubai Creek ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,019 reviews)

"I loved the variety of the breakfast buffet. The workers were great!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Popular things to do in Dubai

Dubai Mall
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Dubai Mall

Take a trip to see the largest entertainment and shopping destination in the world.

Dubai Marina
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Dubai Marina

Visit Dubai’s first purpose-built waterfront development to see a man-made canal city with luxury properties, parks, promenades and plenty of shopping opportunities.

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa

The world's tallest building is a phenomenal feat of engineering and home to luxurious apartments, offices and a top-class hotel.

Top activities in Dubai

Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp
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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

96% of travellers recommend
P2,985
Per adult
Burj Khalifa 124 & 125 floor Observation Deck Tickets
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Burj Khalifa 124 & 125 floor Observation Deck Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
P2,084
Per adult
Desert Safari,BBQ Dinner,Belly Dance Show,FREE ATV Ride
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Desert Safari,BBQ Dinner,Belly Dance Show,FREE ATV Ride

94% of travellers recommend
P3,529
Per adult
Dubai Desert Safari at Al Maha with BBQ Dinner
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Dubai Desert Safari at Al Maha with BBQ Dinner

90% of travellers recommend
P3,416
Per adult
Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Premium Pass Options
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Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Premium Pass Options

88% of travellers recommend
P2,768
Per adult
Sunrise Desert Safari Dubai on Private Basis for 1 to 7 people
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Sunrise Desert Safari Dubai on Private Basis for 1 to 7 people

P4,096
Per adult

Reviews of Dubai

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Ac

Feb 9, 2020

Dubai is a very good country but just not this hotel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2019

The Hotel allowed food delivery service.

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