This is a good time to visit Dubai as going in the summer months is exceptionally hot. I like to be able to walk round and explore a place on holiday but I once visited Dubai in June and the heat was unbearable. It was impossible to walk round in it so I had to get taxis everywhere just to cool down a bit and keep out of the heat.
Dubai is a very cosmopolitan city. It can be a very expensive place to stay. It is very modern with some architectural marvels but it still manages to hold on to its traditional roots. The country is epitomised in the luxury of the Burj Al Arab, a 7 star hotel, well worth a visit if you get the chance, if only to see how the other half live and drink in the opulence. However, the don’t allow tourists just to go in for a nosy round. You have to at least book a meal there. We had afternoon tea which was very enjoyable and on a par with London prices.
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and worth a trip to as are some of the luxurious shopping malls with all the top designer names on show. If its culture you’re after then there are places like Jumeirah mosque that show off a fine example of Islamic architecture.
The Deira souk is world renowned and Dubai is known as the City of Gold. The Dubai aquarium on the ground floor of Dubai Mall is also well worth a visit.
A word of warning if you like a drink. Supermarkets don’t sell booze. You can only buy alcohol in hotels and it works out very expensive. Also be mindful of when Ramadan is. If you are caught eating or drinking in a public place, you may be arrested.