Traveling Dubai
 
 
 
  A short yet complex guide to Dubai which contains the most important facts, places, projects and more to help the first timers not to miss anything in the most developed city of the United Arab Emirates.
As a start, check if you need visa when visiting UAE/Dubai here, and then check how to apply for visa if you need one here.
 
 

General:

The city is located in the UAE (United Arab Emirates),
as you can see here:
UAE map

More Information about the country itself can be found HERE

The emirate has a population of about 674,100 in the city and 1,510,000 in metro, only about a quarter are native Emiratis,
most of the rest came from India and almost all other countries of the world.

Dubai is about 3,885 km² (1,500 mi²) big.

Currency: Dirham; Converter

Price for Taxis:
Flat Rate: Dhs3 (Dhs4 past midnight and for preordered taxis)
Rate per km: around Dhs 2
Average Taxi Fares:
Dubai Marina/Emirates Hills to Mercato, Jumeirah 1 : Dhs40
Jumeirah 3 to Deira City Centre : Dhs30
Deira City Centre to Mirdif: Dhs25
Madinat Jumeirah to Dubailand/Arabian Ranches/Autodrome: Dhs20
Dubai Marina to Sharjah/Ajman Border: Dhs 110
SZR to Jebel Ali: 75 Dhs
The best Observation Points are here:
-Lobbies in the Emirates Towers
-Trade Centre at SZR

5+ Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels 3 Star Hotels
     
The Burj Al Arab 4 Points Sheraton Al Khaleej Holidays
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel Concorde Hotel Broadway Hotel
The Emirates Towers Towers Rotana Landmark Plaza Hotel
Jebel Ali Hotel Traders Hotel Princess Hotel
The Grand Hyatt   Orchid Hotel
Hilton Hotels   Landmark Hotel
Royal Mirage    
Madinat Jumeirah    
Al Bustan Rotana    
Bab Al Shams    
Crown Plaza Hotel    
Marriott Dubai    
Sheraton Dubai Creek    

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Nightclubs
Tuesday Nights - Ladies Night All Across Town (Unlimited Champagne)
 
Rock Bottom Cafe , Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai
Jimmy Dix , Movenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai
Longs Bar , Rotana Hotel, SZR
Peppermint , The Fairmont
Scarletts , Emirates Towers
Waxys , Ascot Hotel, Bank Street, Bur Dubai
 
Sho cho , Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa
Sho Cho Dubai
Boudoir , Dubai Marina Beach Resort and Spa
Boudoir Dubai

more: here and here

Residential Areas: Real Estate Agents: Newspapers:
Villas:
   
Jumeirah, Umm Seq, Al Barsha, Emirates Hills, Arabian Ranches, Mirdiff, Green Community
Apartments:    
Sheikh Zayed Road, Bur Dubai, Deira, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, The Greens    


 
 
Places you have to see:
The Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road
The Dubai Creek
The Dubai Creek
Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi Water Park
The Desert (Safari)
The Desert (Safari)
Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates
SkiDXB
Ski Dubai
Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre
Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai Gold Souk
The Gardens Mall (Ibn Battuta Mall)
The Gardens Mall (Ibn Battuta Mall)
   
   
Public Beaches
public beach
beach
beach
burj al arab beach
 
 
Public Parks Heritage/Culture Hospitals
 
   
Cinemas
Souks
   
Deira Covered Souk, Al-Sabkha Road
Deira Old Souk or Spice Souk, 67 Street
Deira Gold Souk, Sikkat al-Khali Street
Perfume Souk, Sikkat al-Khali Street
Electronics Souk, Al-Sabkha Road
Dubai Souk, Bur Dubai
   

Transport: Bus 5, 16, 19 or 20 all drop off at souks in both Bur Dubai and Deira.Opening hours: Daily 0700-1200 and 1700-1900; Fri 1700-1900.

   
Sports and Activities
Sporting Events
   
 
 

Most important projects in Dubai :

Burj Dubai
Official homepage / More

Burj Dubai

DubaiLand
Official homepage / More

Dubai-Land

Dubai Mall
Official homepage / More

Dubai Mall

Dubai Marina
Official homepage / More

Dubai Marina

Dubai Waterfront
Official homepage / More

Dubai Waterfront

Jumeirah Lake Towers
Official homepage / More

Jumeirah Lake Towers

The Palm Deira
Official homepage / More

The Palm Deira

The Palm Jebel Ali
Official homepage / More

The Palm Jebel Ali

The Palm Jumeirah
Official homepage / More

The Palm Jumeirah

The World
Official homepage / More

The World Islands

  Various Photos of Dubai  
 

Guide by DubaiFlo, Photos by Tom Green, AltinD, DubaiLover
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