How to Visit Dubai

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Visit Dubai – a Tourist’s Manual

No doubt the top tourist destination on everyone’s list is Dubai. Whether you visit Dubai as a first-timer or you are an ex-pat with guests, this travel manual is going to help you plan the trip when you visit Dubai. There is so much to explore in the most happening city-Dubai in 2022.

Dubai is very fascinating and multicultural. As a first-timer, you will find it a very luxurious and exciting infrastructure. Do not worry luxury doesn’t mean that you have to spend heavily. There are many things to explore within a reasonable budget.

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Well everyone is not the same, so it’s a bit difficult to fit into your expectations, but there is something for everyone. Some attractions are free, some are paid, some are costly, some are adventurous, etc. Check out my Instagram feed for exploring Dubai through my lens.

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Best time to Visit Dubai

The Middle East is known for there desert and hot temperatures. Dubai temperature varies throughout the year and summers are unbearable. Some attractions are closed during the summer season. It is advised to check the attraction details on google maps and visit their website for more information. I recommend you to plan your visit from November till March. Winter is always a good time to visit Dubai. Get in touch with me for any assistance with Subject Line: Visit Dubai.

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Whether you are a solo traveler, couple, or family or a group of friends Dubai visit will never fail to amaze you. Based on the group size and budget you can book accommodation. The more you pay the more privilege you get. Also price varies from location to location. I recommend to stay in Bur Dubai as it has got good connectivity. You can also look for a hotel apartment if you are planning to cook food on your own. I recommend using a application for exploring various accommodation options.

Tips 💡 : Check property details on app for bathtub, free gym access, pool access, etc. If you a baby you can request a cot.

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Road Transport Authority is well organized in Dubai. Taxi, bus, metros, trams are available at almost all the locations. Google Maps is also very handy for getting a ride mode of transportation. Uber app, carreem app are recommended for booking cabs. For using the metro and RTA bus you will need an NOL card. NOL card is a prepaid card that is required to swipe at entry and exit points.


If you are foodie , you need to control your emotions. Dubai offers wide range of cuisine with finger biting taste. Sea foods, Mediternian , Indian, Chinese ,Mughlai and what not all are availble in Dubai. If you follow me on instagram you might be knowing the right place to visit. Zomato, Deliveroo, Uber eats, Talabat , etc will come handy for selecting restaurants.

Advance booking

Most of the places advance booking is not required. You can access the attraction by paying via NOL card or buying tickets on the spot. Dubai fountain is free of cost. For visiting, Top of Burj Khalifa advance booking is required. Same goes for desert safari, book it according to your requirement.

Itinerary for Dubai

One week seems less for Dubai,but you can plan accordingly. There are some additional places you can explore if you have local friends or family. Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain and Jebel Jais are mountain peaks in UAE and it requires half of your day so you can skip it.

Day 1 : Burj Khalifa , Dubai Mall, Fountain.

Visit Burj Khalifa in the morning and explore Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall is very huge so make your you take your pain killers LOL. You need to walk a lot inside the mall. Relax near the fountain and enjoy the show.

Day 2 : Palm Jumeirah , Desert Safari

Start your day by visiting Palm Jumeirah . You can take a tram as well to explore the fascinating view of the Palm shaped island. By noon you can go back to your pick up point for Desert Safari. Desert Safari usually starts at 4 p.m so you can have your lunch by that time.

Day 3 : La Mer Beach, Kite Beach , Jumeirah Beach Burj Al Arab

Cover Jumeirah stretch on 3rd day. La Mer beach is referred for fine dining and shopping. You can spend some time at Kite beach and move ahead for Burj Al Arab. While going back you can hop on to Antar Cafeteria for tasty shwarma and burgers.

Day 4: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Love Lake,Global Village

Plan your trip to Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Global Village. All these attractions are close by. You can start your visit by Miracle Garden. The butterfly garden is opposite to Miracle Garden. After finishing the Butterfly garden you can take a cab to Global Village at a very reasonable rate. Undoubtedly you will enjoy global village to the core.

Day 5 : Abu Dhabi, Grand Mosque , Ferrari World, Yas Island

Start your trip by visiting Ferrari world early morning. If you intend to visit Ferrari world you need to spend the entire day. Its up to you for going inside Ferrari World or Explore from outside. After this, you can move to visit Grand Mosque. After finishing the Grand mosque visit Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Day 6: Dubai Museum , Meena Bazar , City Centre Naif Souq.

On the sixth day, you can dedicate yourself to shopping. Shopping is attractive to women and indeed to many men. You can visit Dubai Museum in the morning hours and spend time around Meena Bazar. After finishing shopping you can take abra ( Boat ride ) at 1 AED to travel to Diera. Diera is the busiest place for tourists. In addition to this prepare your shopping list in advance to utilize your time. Last but not least prepare your budget as well.

Day 7: Theme parks.

Theme parks like Motion Gate, IMG World of Adventure, etc on the 7th day. Also, you can go for a Dolphin show or sky diving based on your interest. Please note Friday and Saturday are weekends in UAE so timing may affect your visit.

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Mubin Ansari is a Digital Marketing and CMS specialist, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He graduated from Pune University in May 2013 with distinction. Certified Digital Marketing and Doctorate in Management Studies. Marketing mind, ambitious, exploring the world. He enjoys cooking, microblogging, teaching, and learning new skills. Whenever he is not blogging you can find him exploring the world with his amazing family.

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