All That You should Know Before Going for Dubai Holiday

Dubai local information for tourists

Same facts before planning a holiday in Dubai:

We go on holidays by depending solely on the experience, exposure, and expertise of the travel planner, but you must know that the best holiday experience comes with an informed and planned tour. We can understand that your travel planner may have done some really good planning but it's you who has to do know the destination's tourist places to get the best out of it.

We normally go on a holiday without knowing anything about the destination and depend too much on tour operators. It's the right time that we know some basics about your tour to Dubai.  Some popular International  tour Packages that you can book or customize our Nepal tour with PokhraFamily DubaiPhuket  tour for a romantic coupleMaldives HolidayCruise holiday tour, Packages for Bali, comfortable  Package for Bangkok, and a short  trip to Dubai,

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Dubai Shopping

Dubai has become the shopping capital of the world, other than contemporary shopping in a shopping mall like Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates, you can go for traditional shopping in old Dubai.

Shopping Escape in Souk( Traditional )market of Dubai:

Souk, the traditional shopping mall of old Dubai, is a treat for shopaholics to explore a range of rich Arabic scents and perfumes. It is a glorious and unique shopping experience.

The Gold souks are catching the country's simplistic lavishness. It's an ideal place for the ladies to indulge in the glittering metal of old traditional designs. Wander through Dubai Creek through Bur Dubai's Textile Souk to wrap yourself up in Dubai's colors and smell the consistency of the old woven thread

Why visit Dubai for Holiday:

Indians long for an international holiday and Dubai opens up the avenue for Indians to plan an international Holiday at the Indian Budget. Dubai holiday Price as a reasonable Dubai Holiday with Flight can be arranged for as little as Rs 45000/-.  Dubai packages are very affordable. It’s a destination that hypnotizes you to such an extent that you would not mind the suffering of your pocket.

It’s an all man-made tourism wonder that draws the attention of people around the world. Dubai always holds its promise of not letting them go with disappointment! It’s a very accessible destination with cheap flight rates but grand flight experiences.

Direct connectivity and a good frequency of flight takeoffs per day add to the bonus for Dubai Tourists from India. It’s a gateway to your many “firsts” as it holds various tallest and largest records. Kerala Holiday packages can be planned with Club Holiday

Doesn’t looking at the world from the tallest building enchant you? Dubai is about living life king size at very affordable prices in the hub of luxury hotels. It holds a large number of exquisite hotels with astonishing quality service and food menus. Dubai is a land, sky, and sea ultimate combination that can give you the best of the views. It lets you party in your way.

It’s a shopper’s stop that can’t let you stop! This is where you just burn your bucket lists without compromising on your budget. It brags its ultra-modern brands in most traditional settings. You name it, you get it in Dubai. Along with shopping, parallel food chains never disappoint tourists!

Restaurants in Dubai: Dubai has many Indian restaurants that serve both Veg and Non- Veg dishes. 

Rasoi Ghar - Pure Vegetarian Indian, Gujrati and Rajasthani

Serving Indian, Rajasthani, and Gujrati flavors, Rasoi Ghar is like another home in a foreign land. The royalty being served in the exquisite interiors triggers the elite side of the Indians and makes the experience more majestic. The thalis are served with a tinge of traditional twist and the well-curated menu with high-quality service helps you to relax and replenish.

The thalis with Aam Ras are among the “must try” recipes of the restaurant. The one who values quality and innovation over the contents of the plate must ring the bell at their door!

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge - Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean

It’s the best place to close your day at. With beautiful grainy deserts around and ears catching the melodies of regional music, the ambiance can help you to relax and refill your reserves. With a friendly staff to cater to your whims and demands, the food served will never disappoint you.

 Crowned on the rooftop, it provides a serene view of emptiness till miles and this view is adorned at sunset. They serve Lebanese, Seafood, and the Mediterranean with stretched desert views, live Arabic music, and of course, pizzas!

The Farm, Dubai- Mediterranean, Italian, Thai, European

The farm restaurant in Al Barari, Dubai is an exotic dining experience surrounded by naturally landscaped lakes, waterways, and botanical gardens. Serving all day long, it offers you Mediterranean, Italian, Thai, European, Salad to stimulate your taste buds! The Arabic breakfast served in its ultra-modern interiors with a lot of other comforts and options, it makes it a beautiful place to be in.

Although it costs a little higher than others, it’s worth it and the quantities won’t dishearten you. The delicious food, the colorful surrounding, and the service deserve it all.

Arabian tea house café- Local Food

Traveling a city is not about traveling through their buildings but is about traveling their streets. The Arabian tea house is just another road café on Al Fahidi Street serving Lebanese and Middle Eastern recipes. It is considered to be serving the best local meals in the city. The flatbreads and humus have spelled magic over all the tongues. Even the falafels are a good dish to try over here.

Bounded by charming smiles and mesmerizing surroundings, this place has its unique aura with a traditional Arabic tinge.

Azure beach Resort - Evening Snacks and Beach Club

Set among the blues and greens, the beautiful Azure beach club offers you a perfect vacation idea. They serve sandwiches, starter salads, sushi, pizza, and desserts. It’s a kid-friendly place with shallow pools and staffed playhouses letting adults enjoy to the fullest. The beats in the pool set your feet tapping while the crowd is just perfect to hang out with.

The chill vibe in the desert is all a new experience for Dubai. The ladies' day with various other events that keep on going in the club just adds to the taste of delicious food being served here. The delicious aroma dissolved in the cool party vibe defines the azure beach resort!

The currency of Dubai:

The currency of Dubai is the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) which is moderately expensive than the Indian rupee. It is advised to convert your home currency to Dirham before boarding your flight!

Almost all major shopping centers and restaurants accept payments with credit cards of international standards. However, travelers who hope to get a discount when purchasing a product are recommended to get a sufficient amount of cash.

The single easiest place to exchange your currency is at the Dubai International Airport with currency exchange services readily available which do not charge a commission, and many even offer to buyback.

ATMs are available all over Dubai and your home country bank card should work with no problem but make sure to check how much your bank charges for international fees as they can add up very quickly without you realizing it.

Visa information about Dubai:

For Indians, a visa needs to be obtained before boarding the flight. For application, a form is to be filled with a passport of 6 months of validity and two passport size photographs. Certain documents and IDs are also needed for proof.

Tourist Visa is valid for a given period only with an extension on a permission basis.

Stay safe during your Holiday in Dubai:

Dubai is a very safe country with strict implementation of rules and laws. The crime rates are very low.

The travelers need to be fully aware of the country's customs and beliefs and must follow them to avoid any legal action against themselves.

Pickpocketing is rare but still, it is advised not to leave your valuables unattended. Basic precautions are needed on behalf of the travelers too.

Special focus should be given on not drinking in open or not wearing indecent clothes in public. The city of Dubai is quite strict regarding its laws and beliefs and you must respect them.

Abu Dhabi is one of the safest places on earth where “A woman can walk alone at midnight and nobody would bother her.” The security force is very efficient

SOME IMPORTANT NUMBERS to be remembered during Dubai Vacations:

  • Police                999
  • Fire Department 997
  • Ambulance        999
  • Electricity          991
  • Water               991

WHEN TO REACH Dubai For Vacations:

The ideal time to visit Dubai is from mid-November to March. If you want to skip the crowd and also enjoy the weather, opt for a trip between August and October.

To catch the mega shopping festival of Dubai, postpone the vacation to January. But this is the busiest month for Dubai streets but the best of weather and choices are being served during this time only.

From May to October, the weather is too hot and unbearable. It’s the worst time to plan your Dubai vacation

How to reach Dubai:

Good direct flight connectivity is provided by Indigo, Spice Jet, Fly Dubai flights, etc. from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Jaipur…… etc. at affordable prices. Else, one-stop flights are easily available from other locations.

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Tourist Spots of Interest in Dubai:

Dubai has become an oasis in an arid desert of UAE and you should try to make the best out of this Oasis in your Dubai tour. Club Holiday suggests some must-visit places of tourist interest in Dubai:

Burj Khalifa: You should start your Dubai trip with a visit to Burj Khalifa. You must visit this engineering masterpiece in the evening for its fantastic water fountain show. You must enjoy a boat ride at a nominal cost in a small lake around the fountain. You can take a high-speed lift to go up to the lower deck on Level 124 or right up to the highest Level 148 which are the observatory floors for tourists to explore the fantastic and panoramic view of the Dubai landscape.

The Burj Khalifa observatory deck is considered the highest observatory deck made anywhere in the world for public viewing. This is the best amongst all Dubai attractions and popular with tourists of all kinds. All tourists must include this activity in your Dubai Vacation Plan

Dubai Shopping Malls:  Dubai is a house full of luxuries of shopping malls like the Mall of Emirates and Dubai Mall. Dubai mall is located near Burj Khalifa and is one of the most popular shopping malls to visit in Dubai this mall is the second-largest shopping arcade in the world as per its total land area. Apart from shopping, you can also spend time here at a skating rink, a big theatre, a theme park, a huge sea aquarium and much more.

Dubai Mall is an excellent place to spend the evening time. You can openly bargain at the Dubai Outlet Mall, or you can indulge in gold-loving shopping of jewelry at the Gold Souk Dubai. Dubai has a lot to offer to serious shopping lovers. 

In case you are interested in products like precious stones, clothes, ceramic utensils, spices, handlooms and handicrafts, and other souvenirs to bring back memories from your Dubai holiday, we highly suggest shopping at Meena Bazaar in the old Bur Dubai Area. Dubai shopping festival is an annual event with lots of discounts and deals and you should keep some time free to indulge in a shopping binge during your Dubai Shopping Tour.

Dubai Sea Aquarium: Dubai Sea Aquarium is the world's biggest suspended sea aquarium; it showcases over 147 species of water creatures including sharks. This aquarium is one of the Best Dubai tourist places that are likely to be admired by all members of the family. 

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi Ferrari World -Abu Dhabi is a very popular theme park and it is on Yas Island and is approximately 200 Km from Dubai city. A visit to this theme park is a must-to-do activity to be included in the Dubai holidays especially if you are on a family tour to Dubai. Tourists can enjoy many fun rides and game shows at Ferrari World. Formula Rossa, World’s fastest roller coaster ride can be enjoyed here by tourists during their Dubai Trip. 

Dubai Frame: Dubai Frame is the latest addition to the list of Dubai tourist places located within the Zabeel Park. Dubai frame showcases Old and New Dubai. Very few tourists include this activity in their customized Dubai itinerary.

Dubai Parks and ResortsDubai Parks and Resorts is a huge integrated theme-based amusement park. It is a fun-filled destination within the UAE and is emerging as a popular tourist addition to Dubai holiday packages, especially if you are traveling to Dubai with family and young children. This theme park consists of the below-mentioned parks: 

Motion gate amusement park:  It is based in Hollywood whereas Bollywood Parks Dubai is based on Bollywood themes. LEGOLAND with its Lego-themed fun rides, shows, and attractions is designed for families with young kids while LEGOLAND Waterpark is the world’s only waterpark crafted for children aged 2 to 12-year old and their families. A visit to Motion gate Dubai or any other parks can be included in Club holiday’s Dubai holiday packages. Visit to this park is a big hit among the movie buffs!

Atlantis the Palm - Aqua venture & Lost Chambers: Atlantis- the Palm is a luxurious world-class hotel on the Palm Islands at Jumeirah in Dubai. Even if you have not booked a stay at the Atlantis Dubai, you can enjoy some time here at the Atlantis waterpark by buying tickets to Atlantis Aqua venture Waterpark and Lost Chamber. 

These theme parks offer over 25 thrilling water slides and fun activities like interconnected river rides, underwater adventures, etc. This waterpark has a private beach for the benefit of visiting tourists and guests. You should combine your Aqua venture trip with a trip to the Lost Chambers Aquarium as it will be cheaper and will bring down the cost.

Sea Aquarium: It is the largest sea aquarium in the UAE with over 50000 marine species are displayed here. Tourists can also participate in the daily fish feeding shows and go snorkeling among the fishes. This activity is complimentary for guests staying in this hotel. If you are not staying in a hotel, ask your travel planner to include it on your Dubai trip as kids will love if you include it.  

Dubai Fountain show: Enjoy an Evening in Dubai at the Dubai Mall by witnessing the spectacular Dubai Fountain show with dancing light and shooting water jets in music-synchronized patterns.

Dubai City Tour:  Dubai is a city of fun and activities and a normal Dubai city sightseeing covers most of Dubai's places in a half-day city tour. For exploring Dubai, you can choose from:

Desert Safari with BBQ dinner: Desert Safari Ride can add thrilling moments to your Dubai holiday package. You will be taken out from Dubai to the golden dunes in a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a skilled driver. Experience adrenalin-shooting off as you undergo the road dune bashing session of 40 to 50 minutes. The tourist is dropped back to their hotel after Dinner. Desert safari is a must-do tourist activity in Dubai.

Ski Dubai: Ski Dubai, the world's first indoor ice ski facility is inside the Mall of the Emirates which in itself is one of the most popular shopping malls. No matter, how hot the outdoors are, Ski Dubai will always be a sub-zero winter wonderland covered with snow! Here, you will feel that you are on a manmade hill of ice. Ski Dubai is the right place to visit for people who wants to do some adventure in Dubai.  

Dhow Marina Cruise: The traditional Dhow cruise is one of the most popular and economical tourist activities in Dubai for most tourists. The Dubai Marina cruise is a premium cruise in a manmade canal lined with skyscrapers like Dubai Marina Mall and Burj Al Arab. Marina “Dhow cruise” is a wonderful experience. You will not only enjoy the evening Dhow Cruise but also enjoy traditional music with dinner. Bur Dhow cruise is done in the old Dubai area.

SkydivingDubai adventures have something for adrenalin junkies. Skydiving in Dubai is a chance to enjoy free-fall right over the unique Palm Jumeirah beach or over the desert outside the city. Even beginners can try their first skydive in Dubai under the able guidance of the instructors. A simulator can give a real-time experience to child divers. The cost of sky diving keeps the budget travelers away from this activity but if your bag is full of money and zeal to do something different go for Ski Diving in Dubai!

Stretch Limousine Ride in Dubai: Dubai has all the luxury of the world and if you wish to feel like the King of the world, opt for a luxury and princely ride in a stretched Limousine with your private chauffeur. This one-hour drive will take you past the major city highlights and sky-scrapping buildings like Burj Al Arab and the Shopping Malls of Dubai. This is an excellent add-on to your Dubai Honeymoon tour. If you are traveling in the group, the cost of this activity does not come out to be more than Rs. 1000 per Person.

Chopper Ride over Dubai: Helicopter tours in Dubai can add stars to your Dubai sightseeing. You will start from the Jumeirah Helipad and fly over places like Burj Khalifa and various other major Dubai skyscraping buildings. You can see captivating sights like Palm island, the Jumeirah coastline, Burj Al Arab, Dubai mall, Port Rashid, etc. from the top. A Helicopter ride of Dubai is a premium addition to your Luxury Dubai holiday tour or an excellent opportunity to impress your sweetheart during your Dubai honeymoon.

Dubai Private Yacht Ride: If you love water activities then we suggest you hire a private luxury yacht for 1-2 hours. The small yacht can carry up to 6 or 8 people. Renting a yacht is great for small family or group events like Birthdays or Anniversary celebrations in Dubai. You can feel a different panoramic view of Burj Al Arab and skyscraper hotels and buildings from the sea. If you are planning a Dubai honeymoon, you may ask the travel agent to include a luxury yacht ride.

What to eat in Dubai?

When you visit a new place, the first and foremost thing that comes to Your Mind is what to eat and where to eat food. Here are some suggestions:

Street food in Dubai: If you are a non-vegetarian foodie, taste some of the street food of Bur Dubai or Deira areas. Manousheh, Dubai’s traditional pizza is a delicious flatbread topping of salty Akkawi Cheese, zaatar herbs, and oil. Best for breakfast, it is served along with a jam, minced lamb, creamy labneh, and eggs. Street food is not very costly, contrary to perception.

Vegetarian food availability in Dubai: 

Other than normal Indian/Jain vegetarian food, you can try and get some authentic local vegetarian cuisines of Dubai like Tabbouleh made from raw onions, tomatoes, cucumber and seasoned with fresh lemon and fresh mint. You may even try the Fattoush.

Indian restaurants in Dubai: Dubai has many Indian restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. The most popular and prominent restaurants are Madras Cafe, Khyber Palace, Indego, Chutney’s, Suruchi, Udipi, Chor Bizarre, etc. You can locate some good Indian Dhaba-style eateries in Dubai.

You can eat a good dinner for Rs 400 to 1200 at some of these restaurants. Most of the restaurants are operated and owned by Indian and Pakistani immigrants. Club Holiday has helped many travelers to book perfect Dubai holiday packages from main cities with flights. Stop dreaming of a holiday in Dubai and start planning a Dubai holiday with us!

Activities for Family in Dubai.

I-FLY Dubai: Situated at Midriff city center is good- the place to experience the Sky diving in safety at an indoor Wind tunnel.

Jumeriah Beach Residence: is a premium and most popular beach in Dubai and its proximity to a whole host of restaurants, cafes and shops make it more than worthy of its status.

The Beach: a recent addition to the Dubai Sight scene is an excellent place for shopping and Dining with a mini children's water park, it is just a few minutes drives from the Heart of Dubai City.

Dubai Miracle Garden: Garden already is a beautiful garden amidst the main city with thousands of Butterflies/ and 45 million blooming flowers, and has aimed to become the world's biggest flower garden. A kid will Return from Dubai Trip with a strong Memory of a visit to Miracle Garden.

Global Village: This is a very popular Family destination having an attraction for Kids And senior citizens. This complex comprises 31 pavilions representing the culture and cuisine of different countries.

Dubai Parks and Resorts: is Gaining popularity among school kids as this park is having education-centric programs that are beyond classroom study materials.

Some Kids and senior citizens Park in Dubai are Motion gate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland.

Real Skydive over the Palm Jumeirah Beach in Dubai: The charm of Ariel's view of Dubai Skyscraper can only be experienced and not explained. Enjoy a breathtaking free-fall experience at the iconic Palm Jumeirah beach or over the Arabian desert under the experienced in instructor Round the Year clear sky

Have dinner in the sky: Indulging in luxury Dining high above the city is one of the most romantic feels at Skydive Dubai. Your Dining table is suspended by a crane 50 meters high above the ground in the sky to feel the adventure and luxury, as you enjoy the Dubai scenes below.

Some More Activities in Dubai. Enjoy the Stay at the only 7 Star Hotel in Dubai. Go for Ice Skiing at the Artificial skiing ground in Dubai. Helicopter Ride in Dubai.

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