Dubai, a city rich in both heritage and history, with many cultural highlights and known for its skyscrapers, 7-star hotels –, some of which are considered the best in the world – beach resorts and large shopping centres with giant aquariums and ski runs.
It’s currently a top global destination, attracting many tourists who travel here to shop, enjoy the sun and have fun with family and friends. Between November and April (the European winter) temperatures are milder, making the city more welcoming, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time to enjoy the beach, walk in the open or even take a ride in the desert dunes on a camel, among many other activities.
To explore Old Dubai, there is nothing better than wandering the streets of the Al Fahidi neighbourhood to find gold, spices or textiles – you choose. On both sides of Dubai Creek – make sure to take a trip across in an abra, a water taxi whose name comes from the Arabic verb ‘abara’ meaning ‘to cross – and explore some of Dubai’s classic markets, which were once some of the most important economic centres in the city. The Gold Souk is estimated to house to up to 10 tons of gold, with dozens of jewellery stores offering some incredible items.
When it comes to food, from food trucks to the most sophisticated eateries, there is plenty to try. Although much is said about hamburgers with gold powder and the like, the best restaurants serve national cuisines from all over the world as well as offering many fine Arab delicacies. Much more than just a place to enjoy a good meal, these restaurants attract customers for their decoration and incredible views. See for example Shanghai Me, Gaia, La Petite Maison, Amazónico, Buddha Bar Dubai, Pierchic, Zuma Dubai, Zheng He’s or Al Hadheerah.