Dubai Travel Guide

Planning a stopover or a long weekend in Dubai? Check you've got everything covered with our handy travel guide resources. Discover some of Dubai's top attractions and when best to go for optimal weather conditions. Make sure you know all you need to know about visas and see what currency and plugs you'll need. And don't forget it's an Islamic country so swot up on cultural etiquette.

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Best Places to Visit

Our choice of Dubai's top spots from world-class hotel buildings to fun water parks

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your visit with our overview on the seasons and festivals held each year


Top Travel Tips

Start preparing for your trip with info on health advice, currency, food and more


Dubai Tourist Visas

Make sure you have the correct visa before travelling and check out our guide

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Essential Dos and Don'ts

A few things you should know before you go to save yourself from causing offence

Get to know Dubai

Recommended Reading

  • The Dog
    by Joseph O’Neill
  • The Sand Fish: A Novel from Dubai
    by Maha Gargash
  • Hello Dubai
    by Joe Bennett
Did you know...?

Facts about Dubai

  • Dubai has no address system and mail is instead sent to a PO Box and then picked up by residents.
  • The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world and has over 1,200 shops as well as an aquarium.
  • There are vending ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars in varying forms and sizes instead of cash.

Dubai Travel Advice

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Dubai and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Dubai Tourism site and the latest Dubai Weather Updates from the BBC.