Skyscrapers rising from emerald waters of the Persian Gulf, Maybachs' and Bentley's: there is an undeniable grandeur around this city, meaning a trip here will be a trip of a lifetime. If you want to visit this modern Babylon of Middle East, reserve a luxurious vacation rental in Dubai, where you can wake up in a bedroom with a view overlooking the Marina Yachting and the Persian Gulf. Live like a local and feel at home in a fabulous vacation rental, which overlooks this exciting destination.
Discovering Dubai, the new Babylon of Middle East
Nothing is too much in Dubai. There is never enough money, never enough business, never enough power. Sitting across two natural environments, the sea and the desert, as well as across two different coexisting cultures, a profoundly religious Muslim tradition and a western lifestyle for business and trade, Dubai shows everywhere its dual identity which makes it one of the most fascinating places in the world. Book vacation homes for your holiday in Dubai across the Burj Khalifa tower, with its 30,000 flats, studio apartments, loft, penthouses, and nine hotels, all in one dynamic destination. Whichever location you choose in Dubai, and however many guests you are bringing along, you can find the perfect property in your dream area, and book through Tripadvisor or Airbnb today.
When is the best time to visit?
As Dubai is positioned in the middle of a desert, it is unsurprising that this vibrant city can be visited all year round, as you are almost guaranteed some sun, and you are not likely to see any rain. That being said, the heat can feel too overpowering at times, so for a more moderate experience, visit between November and March, which avoids the peak summer months.
How to get there
Located in the United Arab Emirates near the Persian Gulf in Asia, the only way reaching Dubai from the US is to fly, with the quickest flight time coming in at 12 and a half hours from Newark Liberty International Airport, it is going to be a long haul! Direct flights are also available from neighbouring East Coast airport John F. Kennedy International and Dulles International in Washington DC by Emirates Airlines. As non-stop flights are available from these eastern airports, it could be a good idea to jump on a domestic flight, and reserve a holiday apartment in New York or a holiday home in Washington DC where you can explore these great cities, before heading off to Dubai.
If you decide to travel from elsewhere in the country, including Los Angeles or Chicago, there are direct flights still available, which take over 15 hours from the west coast. However, a more budget-friendly option could be to stop en route, at airports such as Amsterdam, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Hong Kong, which can offer a more reasonably priced fare, and give you the chance to walk around on land for a little while. Once you arrive in Dubai, it could be a good idea to choose a vacation rental with room for parking, where you can travel to/ from airport hassle free, while with having the chance to explore the wider deserts which surround the city. That way, you do not need to rely on public transport of taxi service's, and you are unlimited to where you can end up in this Arabian land.
Lifestyle and culture tips in Dubai
Most of the expatriates you will meet in Dubai left the US and European countries to settle in this increasingly dynamic country. Therefore, English is currently spoken all over Dubai, including in public information on the streets and the buildings, so it is reasonably easy to navigate around the city. Dubai has the biggest seventy commercial centers and malls of the world where you can find everything you could ever want. The Dubai Mall, which is the most important of these centers, is visited every day by thousands of tourists who come here just for shopping in its exclusive boutiques. You could also go to the Mall of the Emirates to enjoy skiing in the biggest indoor slopes in the world: Ski Dubai. It is a great place to go during your Dubai vacation, just for the surreal experience of renting out ski jackets, socks, and gloves to go ski while you were in T-shirt a few minutes before. After skiing, you can take a rest in your Dubai apartment or your villa with a pool near the city center, in one of the most exclusive expatriates' residences as Arabian Ranches. Be sure to reserve a vacation rental with wifi, where you can share your adventures on the gram, because trust us, you are going to want to share this beautiful place.
Things to do in Dubai:
Explore 'Old Dubai' and its stunning sandy desert
Visit the 'old' Dubai and get lost in the Gold Souk, an ancient souk market with more than 250 local jewelers, where you will be able to buy diamonds or any precious rocks for almost half the price than anywhere else in the world, from Europe to the United States. When you are tired of shopping, have a break and drive to the Desert Conservation Reserve, where you can hire a camel and tour the desert, then enjoy your dinner served under a tent in front of a beautiful sunset on the golden sand. Dubai's sandy landscape does not stop with its desert, as you can find a property near the stunning Jumeirah Beach, where you can wake up in a room with a view of the sparkling Persian Gulf and the striking cityscape which is on the fringe of the coastline.
Adventure in Dubai
If you want some adventure in Dubai, look no further than a Jeep tour in the desert, and enjoy a real desert safari while dune bashing on Dubai gold sands. Golf lovers will find everything they need in Dubai, where golf greens are the most reputed in the world and offer exciting accommodation opportunities for socials and business leisure. If you are staying in a holiday home with pool in Arabian Ranches Dubai, you could also enjoy their specific Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Walk around downtown before heading for a drink in a club along the sea or at the Marina Yachting, for a slice of the billionaire lifestyle.
Party the weekend away when night falls in Dubai
Dubai nights are not very different from those close to home in New York and Los Angeles! With a rich display of the best restaurants along the sea, or on the top of its incredible towers and skyscrapers. You can have dinner in one of Jumeirah's restaurants, at The Palm (Atlantis), the Mango Tree, or the Rivington Grill, while watching the famous Dubai Fountain show.
If you want to experience an electric Arabian nightlife, you are in luck, as Dubai is crawling with a. number of clubs and lounge bars in Dubai. All clubs close at 3 am, and only clients above 21 years old are welcome. Dubai is the new Babylon of the Middle East, where only the most prestigious DJs work hard all night long to keep the vibes alive. Get out there to experience the Dubai pulse, and enjoy.