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Dubai Tourism

There's More than Sand and Sun to Tourism in Dubai

Dubai is a land steeped in tradition, history and startling beauty. Located on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, this tiny nation is home to some of the most incredible wonders in the world. You'll find far more than sand and sun in this desert kingdom. You'll find a vast array of entertainment, from nightlife to historical tours, from manmade wonders to the beauty of the Red Sea. A visit to Dubai is well worth the trip.

What can tourists find in Dubai? What are the best things to see and do in the kingdom? To plan a trip to Dubai successfully, you'll need to know where to go and what to do. Thankfully, there are many attractions in the area to tempt your interest.

The Emirates aeroplane

Getting To Dubai

Traveling to Dubai is usually done by air. You'll find a wide array of airlines serving the area. Aero Asia, Air Afrique, Air France, Gulf Air, Finnair, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM and many other airlines fly into the country. Book your trip early to save money on tickets. While it is possible to find discounted last minute airfare, it is unlikely as Dubai tourism is geared to attract many visitors throughout the year. Booking early is the best way to save money.

Getting Around Dubai

Dubai is a land rich in many things, including methods of travel. The taxi is the primary means of conveyance for tourists, though. You'll find the rates reasonable and the service friendly. Most taxi drivers are bilingual, as well.

Taxi fare displayed

Car rentals are available as well. You'll find several rental companies at the airport. To drive in Dubai, you'll need a valid passport, as well as an international driver's license (no, your local one will not work). You can get a temporary permit if you hold a local license. You'll need the passport, 2 photos and your driver's license the get the temporary permit.

Water taxis can ferry you between Dubai and Deira. You'll find that this mode of travel is relatively convenient and offers great novelty. You'll be able to hire a taxi once your reach the other side. Numerous taxis wait at both sides to provide travelers with transportation through the areas.

Metro rail in Dubai

What To Do in Dubai?

You'll find an incredible number of things to do in Dubai. Sightseeing is always popular; however, you'll also find the best shopping and dining throughout the area. Cruises are available from the port, that can take you out into the Red Sea for a day, a week or longer. You'll also find numerous historical sites to visit. Burj Nahar, Bait Al Wakeel, the Dubai Museum and the Bastakiya are all worth exploring.

There's obviously much more to Dubai tourism. Hopefully this brief introduction will give you an idea where to start and what to expect in Dubai.

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