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Start Planning Your Dubai Adventure!

Getting There:

  • Dubai is served by two major airports: Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
  • Most major airlines offer direct flights to DXB from around the world.

Your Flights Options:  

Direct Flights:

  • Emirates: Daily Flight to Dubai
  • Air Mauritius: Daily Flight to Dubai (Operated by Emirates)

Connecting Flights:

  • Kenya Airways (Via Nairobi)
  • Saudi Airline (Via Jeddah)
  • Vistara (Via Mumbai)

Visa and Entry Requirements:

  • Check the visa requirements for your country. Many nationalities can get a free tourist visa on arrival.
  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date.

Visa information for Mauritian Passport Holders:

  • The visa on arrival is valid for 30 days from the date of entry.
  • There is a 10-day grace period for extension.
  • If extended, the total validity would be 60 days from the date of entry.
  • Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
  • This is a multi-entry visa. The visa holder can consume the 30-day validity regardless of whether they are inside or outside the UAE – days spent outside the UAE are calculated from the 40-day validity of the visa.

Currency:

 The currency used in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). Credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are readily available.

Language:

-Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.

Weather:

– Dubai has a desert climate, with hot summers and mild winters.

– Summer (April to September) can be scorching, with temperatures exceeding 40°C (104°F).

– Winter (November to March) offers pleasant, cooler weather, making it the peak tourist season.

Local Culture:

– Dubai is a diverse and multicultural city, but it’s important to respect local customs.

– Dress modestly in public places. While beachwear is acceptable at resorts and beaches, more conservative clothing is appreciated elsewhere.

– Alcohol is served in hotels and licensed venues but is not available in public places.

Transportation:

– The Dubai Metro and public buses provide a convenient way to get around the city.

– Taxis are widely available and reasonably priced.

– Apps like Careem and Uber are a convenient way arrange for transportation

Safety:

– Dubai is considered one of the safest cities in the world. However, it’s always essential to be aware of your surroundings and follow local laws.

Emergency Numbers:

– In case of emergencies, dial 999 for police, ambulance, or fire services.

Time Zone:

– Dubai is in the Gulf Standard Time (GST) zone, which is UTC+4.

Voltage:

– The standard voltage is 230V, with a Type G British-style plug.

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Where to stay:

  1. Dubai Creek & Deira: A historical heart with a bustling creek, traditional souks, and cultural heritage.
  2. Downtown Dubai: The epitome of luxury and modernity, home to iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa.
  3. Dubai Marina: A sleek, waterfront neighborhood offering stunning skyscrapers, leisurely promenades, and vibrant dining.”
  4. Palm Jumeirah: A renowned palm-shaped island boasting luxury resorts and stunning oceanfront living.”
  5. Al Barsha: A vibrant district with a blend of residential and commercial areas, known for shopping and dining options.

10 Must-Visit Places:

  1. Burj Khalifa (tallest building)
  2. Dubai Mall (shopping and entertainment)
  3. The Dubai Fountain (water show)
  4. Jumeirah Mosque (architectural gem)
  5. Desert Safari (adventure)
  6. Palm Jumeirah (man-made island)
  7. Burj Al Arab (iconic hotel)
  8. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood (culture)
  9. Dubai Miracle Garden (floral wonderland)
  10. Dubai Frame (architectural landmark)

Kid-Friendly Activities:

  1. IMG Worlds of Adventure
  2. Motiongate Dubai
  3. Legoland Theme Park & Waterpark
  4. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  5. Aquaventure Waterpark
  6. Wild Wadi Waterpark
  7. Green Planet
  8. Safari Park
  9. KidZania Dubai
  10. Ski Dubai

Where to Shop :

  1. The Dubai Mall
  2. Mall of the Emirates
  3. Deira City Centre
  4. Ibn Battuta Mall
  5. BurJuman Centre
  6. Dubai Festival City Mall
  7. City Centre Mirdif
  8. The Beach, JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
  9. Mercato Shopping Mall
  10. Dubai Marina Mall
  11. Wafi City Mall
  12. Dragon Mart
  13. Al Ghurair Centre
  14. The Outlet Village
  15. Dubai Outlet Mall
  16. City Walk
  17. Global Village

Where to Shop: Buzzing Streets

  1. Deira Street (Deira Souks)
  2. Naif Market
  3. Al Fahidi Street
  4. Dubai Textile Souk
  5. Baniyas Square
  6. Meena Bazaar
  7. Satwa

Activities for Adrenaline Junkies:

  1. Skydiving over Palm Jumeirah
  2. Indoor Skiing at Ski Dubai
  3. Bungee Jumping at Gravity Zone
  4. Zip Line at XLine Dubai Marina
  5. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Dubai
  6. Dinner in the Sky
  7. Mountain Bike at Hatta
  8. Go-karting at Dubai Auto drome
  9. Edge Walk at Sky Views Dubai
  10. Glass Sliding at Sky Views Dubai

Unique Desert Experience:

  1. Desert Safari
  2. Camel Ride
  3. Star Gazing
  4. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  5. Quad Bike
  6. Desert Camping
  7. Hot Air Balloon
  8. Falconry Experience

Dine & Sail

  1. Luxury Yacht Cruise
  2. Super Yacht Cruise
  3. Lotus Mega Yacht
  4. Marina Dhow Cruise
  5. Creek Dhow Cruise

Party & Chill:

  1. Ce La Vie
  2. Armani/Prive
  3. White Dubai
  4. Nammos
  5. Bla Bla Dubai
  6. Nikki Beach
  7. Nobu by the beach
  8. Twiggy by la Cantine
  9. Verde Beach
  10. White Beach

Desert Oasis:

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (5 stars):

A 5-star luxury resort in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, offering private villas, desert safaris, and unparalleled desert views.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara (5 stars):

This 5-star resort is situated in the Rub’ al Khali desert, providing a lavish desert experience with camel trekking and dune adventures.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa (5 stars):

A 5-star desert oasis blending Arabian charm and modern luxury, offering outdoor dining, spa treatments, and desert adventures.

Desert Palm PER AQUUM (5 stars):

An equestrian-themed 5-star resort in a desert oasis, featuring horse riding, fine dining, and tranquil relaxation.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert (5 stars):

In the nearby Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, this 5-star resort offers luxury villas, desert wildlife encounters, and stargazing experiences.

Arabian Nights Village (4 stars):

An authentic desert retreat, offering traditional-style accommodations, desert adventures, and cultural experiences.

Tilal Liwa Hotel (4 stars):

Located in the Liwa Desert, this 4-star hotel offers comfortable rooms, a pool, and easy access to desert activities like dune bashing and camel trekking.

Mysk Al Badayer Desert Resort (4 stars):

A 4-star desert retreat located in the Sharjah desert, offering comfortable accommodations, desert activities, and a unique desert experience.

 

LOCAL CUISINE:

Dubai’s culinary scene is a diverse fusion of flavors, featuring traditional Middle Eastern and Emirati dishes, as well as international cuisine. Here are some local foods to try:

Shawarma: This popular street food consists of seasoned and slow-cooked meat (usually chicken or lamb) wrapped in pita bread with tahini sauce, vegetables, and pickles.

Falafel: Deep-fried balls made from ground chickpeas or fava beans, typically served in a pita with tahini sauce, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Hummus: A creamy dip made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, often served with pita bread.

Arabic Mezze: A selection of small, flavorful dishes like tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, and stuffed vine leaves, perfect for sharing.

Mandi: A traditional Emirati dish of spiced rice and tender meat, often cooked with saffron and other aromatic spices.

Al Harees: A slow-cooked dish made from wheat and meat, often prepared during special occasions and festivals.

Kebabs: Dubai offers a variety of kebabs, including lamb, chicken, and beef, grilled with a mix of spices.

Luqaimat: A popular Emirati dessert, these sweet, deep-fried dough balls are drizzled with date syrup or honey.

Arabic Coffee (Gahwa): This traditional coffee is often served as a welcoming gesture in small cups with dates.

Fresh Dates: Savor the delicious and diverse range of date fruits, including Medjool, khidri, and more, a local treat loved for its natural sweetness.

Dubai’s food scene combines local flavors with global influences, making it a culinary adventure for travelers. Whether you’re enjoying traditional Emirati cuisine or savoring international dishes at a high-end restaurant, Dubai offers a diverse and delectable dining experience.

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

The Emirati Hospitality (Heritage Express)

Meet and dine with Emiratis as you explore the desert lifestyle, tour Old Dubai historical landmarks and enjoy a full-fledge Emirati meal.

Culinary Tour

Embark on a guided Dubai Food Tour, savoring diverse flavors and cultural dishes while exploring the city’s culinary richness and history.

Overnights Desert Safari (Platinum Heritage)

Experience Dubai’s origin with an immersive desert camping safari, reliving its pre-city era under the stars for a unique adventure.

Aura Sky Pool

Aura Skypool, atop The Palm Tower, is the world’s highest infinity pool, offering a unique experience with stunning 360-degree Dubai views.

Deep Dive Dubai

Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest pool at 60 meters, offers certified divers a sunken city experience and serves as a diverse underwater film studio.

Ferrari GT Experience

Embark on the ultimate Ferrari GT Experience at Dubai Autodrome. Drive a Ferrari GT car and enjoy a thrilling, unforgettable adventure.

Helicopter Tour

Discover Dubai’s beauty from the skies on a Helicopter Tour. Enjoy panoramic views of iconic landmarks and experience the city’s magnificence.

Private Yacht Charter

Indulge in a private yacht charter l in Dubai with red carpet service, gourmet food, premium drinks, and a skilled captain and crew.