How to Travel to Dubai Like a Pro

Top 3 Tips for Traveling to Dubai

Along the Persian Gulf Coast is the city of Dubai, which can be found right within the Arabian Desert.  On the outskirts of the city, the landscape is filled with sand, seashells, dunes, and eventually massive mountains.  The large desert area means hot humid temperatures for the city throughout the year, although it has been raining there a little more in recent years than it used to.  

View of the Dubai skyline from the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Here are the top 3 tips for anyone who is planning on traveling to Dubai:

  1. Save on AttractionsOne of the best parts of traveling is visiting all the attractions in an area.  However, the admission prices can add up quickly during a vacation and that cost can cause most people to forgo numerous places that they may have wanted to see.  In Dubai, people can purchase the Go Dubai Card.  This card will allow them to pay one low price and then visit as many attractions as they wish from a list of thirty-eight museums, tours, cruises, and more, including the Burj Khalifa and even a desert safari.  Visitors can activate the cards for anywhere from two calendar days to seven calendar days in a two-week period, and they can even choose an additional premium attraction with an activation of a three day or more pass.

    Desert dinner safari in Dubai’s Arabian desert.
  2. Visit the Largest Mall in the WorldA visit to the Dubai Mall is going to be a lifechanging experience for any traveler, and not only because it is the largest mall in the world.  In addition to all the stores that people can shop in, there is an aquarium, ski slopes, cinemas, a kid’s playground, and an ice skating rink.  In fact, people can spend days in this mall before they have seen and experienced it all.

    Ski Dubai, located inside the Dubai Mall, allows visitors to ski even in one of the hottest deserts in the world.
  3. TransportationThe city is not very pedestrian friendly, so visitors will not want to plan on walking from one destination to another.  Everything has been placed far away from everything else, plus as mentioned, it can get extremely hot in Dubai, which makes walking unbearable for any length of time.  While taxis are an option, the city also has an easy to use Metro system.  However, to see more of the city while going from one place to another, the Big Bus Hop On/Hop Off Buses might be a better solution.  These buses are included with the Go Dubai Cards and they have easy pickup and drop-off locations in multiple locations throughout the city.
The Big Bus hop-on-hop-off tour of Dubai takes visitors to the best sites throughout the city.

It can be a little disconcerting when arriving in a new city at first, but by knowing a few things in advance, everyone can feel at home and relaxed right away.  Travelers should always do a little research prior to their trip, so that they have information like this available to them.  It will make their vacation much easier and allow them to enjoy their trip without any major incidents or mishaps.

The water fountain show located at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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