When you go to depends on your time constraints, preferences and, of course, budget. Dubai is known to have two climates: hot and very hot; those who are less able to face temperatures of over 100 degrees would be wise to visit between November and March. Be aware, however, that by choosing the less hot season, you will be joined by far greater numbers of tourists. You will find cheap flights to Dubai during rainy season (January – March), during which time the warm winter sun is interspersed with the occasional brief shower. Visitors can seek a reprieve from the balmy weather of the Persian Gulf in its many malls, luxurious hotels and activity centres.
The idea that Dubai is very much the reserve of grown-up indulgence is a myth. If you know where to stay and what to do it is a truly memorable break for all of the family. In fact, Dubai boasts the world’s largest indoor theme park, as well as a host of other fantastic attractions for all ages, including IMG Worlds of Adventure, Legoland and Bollywood Parks. For grown-ups, there are myriad choices – from fine-dining experiences, to indulgent treats and sun, sea and water sports. The fact is that, no matter how old you are or what you love doing, it is likely this city will be able to deliver – on a scale that you have only ever dreamed of.
With shopping, hotels and architecture like you have never seen before, accompanied by the warm sun on your back and incredible desert experiences, your trip to this world class city promises to be truly unforgettable. So, trek the desert on camel or jeep; sleep under the stars in a Bedouin tent; shop until you drop; live like a celebrity for a few days; take in some architecture or culture. You can go skiing, visit the cinemas, visit amusement parks, take a boat trip or simply sit and watch the world go by and get lost in the incredible contrast of people and cultures – in Dubai, your choices are virtually limitless.