When on Dubai tour packages, one can also look forward for the enthralling know-how on the camel ride and sand get on. Dubai holidays offer you a delightful shopping experience in the luxurious shopping malls and the traditional Arabic foodstuff adds spice to your fun-filled trip. This destination of sand and dust has full-grown into one of the most progressive cities in the world. Here listing a travel around in Dubai
Background: Dubai is one of the seven city-states that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This guide is a short supplement to the wealth of information available on our website www.swantour.com
Arriving: Dubai International Airport (DXB) has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 is for major international airlines, Terminal 2 for low cost carriers and Terminal 3 is dedicated to Emirates Airline. Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Sharjah (SHJ) are nearby airports which travellers use to get into Dubai. Fastest way to get to your hotel from Dubai is by Taxi, fares start from 20 dirhams cheapest way is by Dubai Metro
TIP: Catch the Dubai Metro from airport and get down at a station close to your hotel. And then take a taxi from the station to your hotel. It’s cheaper.
Staying: Best areas to stay in Dubai are Deira or Bur Dubai where you will find hotels for all budget ranges. Areas like Jumeriah and Sheikh Zayed Road cater to more upmarket tourists. have a good deals for hotels in Dubai at swantour.com. TIP: Visit Dubai during the shoulder peak months of Sep/Oct and Mar/Apr to get the best hotel deals and also enjoy a fairly good weather.
Transportations: Taxis are metered (AED 1.6/km) and are cheap compared to western standards. Public transport buses are air conditioned and tickets have to be repurchased either from the ticket vending machines at the bus stops or at the nearest metro stations. Buses are not recommended for short distance as they generally have a long wait time. Dubai also has 2 metro lines. The Red line runs from Rashidiya to Jebel Ali and covers all the major tourist destinations on its way (end to end 70mins). The Green line runs from Etisalat to Dubai Creek (end to end 45mins). Metro innings daily from 6am till midnight. On Fridays it starts from 1pm.
TIP: Taking a boat ride on the Dubai Creek is the low-cost (AED 2) and fastest way to go from Deira to BurDubai (and vice versa). Mainly at night, this gives nice views of the buildings along the creek.
Shopping: Dubai is often called the Shoppers heaven; the city is full of malls and is a most wanted past time of the residents. Popular malls are listed in the side bar.
Eating & Drinking: Just like the hotels, Dubai has cheap as well as topend restaurants. The quality of the food is good due to the strict laws imposed by Dubai municipality. Dubai being an islamic state, alcohol is not permitted in outside restaurants. Only those inside a hotel can serve alcohol.
TIP: “Shawarma”, an arabic fast food is a very common street food and costs about AED 5.
Burj Khalifa: Tallest building in the world has 160 floors; you can take the Metro Red line and get down at Dubai Mall Station. The cost to go up to the observation deck on 124th floor is AED 400. Advance booking can also be done online from atthetop.ae for AED 130.
Dubai Mall and its Fountain: Dubai Mall is a huge shopping mall and has a giant Aquarium with underwater zoo, a full sized ice rink, indoor theme park called Sega World and Kidzania for kids.
World’s largest dancing fountain is on display every evening infront of the Dubai Mall. Shows take place every 30mins from 611pm and gives excellent photo opportunities with Burj Khalifa in the background. Best of all its free Fertility Centre Dubai