Startling architecture, luxury shopping, Arabian heritage

If you have never been to Dubai, it’s time to prepare for a whole new experience. One of the 7 emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates it is a sparkling jewel in the middle-eastern crown.

Marvel at the ambitious and awe inspiring architectural projects, from the palm tree shaped islands that stretch into the Arabian Sea to the Burj al Khalif –the tallest building in the world. There are just two of the must-see wonders on your Dubai cruise.

Long before oil, Dubai’s wealth was originally built on the pearl fishing industry and it is still a great place to buy pearls, giving you an excuse to spend some happy hours in one of Dubai’s grand shopping malls!
The ancient culture is never far from the surface and you will find mosques, temples and serene gardens to bring peace and balance to your Dubai experience.

Weather and what to pack

Dubai is hot and dry, with temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. Winter temperatures are pleasant, never falling much below 20 degrees Celsius. Pack with the fierce heat of the sun in mind, choosing light clothes and sandals. A sun hat and sun cream are essential.

If you plan to visit the Jumereih Mosque, which welcomes non-Muslim visitors, make sure you have modest clothes which cover your arms and legs, as well as a headscarf.


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