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.
Best Places to Visit
Our choice of Dubai's top spots from world-class hotel buildings to fun water parks
Essential Dos and Don'ts
A few things you should know before you go to save yourself from causing offence
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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.