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Holidays in Dubai

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Holidays in Dubai

Holidays in Dubai for tourists and visitors - finding the best holiday deal in Dubai, how to have a good holiday, when to go for a visit, what sights to see, how to get a visa for American, Arab, British, European, Indian, Russian, and other nationalities. Public holidays in Dubai and UAE.

When to go for a holiday to Dubai and UAE

Weather, climate, temperatures in UAE

Generally the months from November to March are the best (bring warm clothes in January). October and April to May are also good but can be hot during the day. Early June might be tolerable. July to September are horrible outside - too hot and humid. On the bright side, hotels and airlines sometimes have cheaper package deals and special offers in the summer, but don't expect to enjoy being outside.

Busy and peak holiday periods

Note that Islamic holidays are not fixed to a particular date each year as the Islamic calendar is a different length, and usually the exact dates are not confirmed until shortly before the holiday as Muslims rely on moon-sightings to confirm holiday dates.

List of events in Dubai, includes some for Abu Dhabi and other emirates. Most outdoor events take place between October and April - golf, tennis, concerts, sports, horse racing. Major events include:

Best holidays in Dubai

The best holiday in Dubai depends on what you're looking for. Usually the major factors are best in terms of price, luxury, weather, events, places to visit, shopping.

Budget holidays in the UAE

Dubai and the UAE is not really set up for backpacking hosteling style holidays. There is only one Youth Hostel in Dubai, it's not great for single women, and no other hostel style accommodation. One reason is that it is illegal for unrelated men and women to be in private areas together in the UAE, for example sharing hotel rooms or hostel accommodation. This rule is mostly ignored - unrelated men and women share cars, apartments, bedrooms, hotel rooms usually without any problems. A couple of ways to find a budget holiday in Dubai are:

Visitor and tourist visas for Dubai

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