Dubai Travel Guide

for First Time  Visitors!

While visiting Dubai last fall I took notes everyday which led to this post, Dubai Travel Guide for First Time Visitors!  I don’t know about you but one of the most frustrating things to me when preparing for a trip is researching items all over the internet.

No—with a US passport, you do not need a visa to go to Dubai (or Abu Dhabi), which is a part of The United Arab Emirates.

Do You Need a Visa to Go to Dubai?

How to Travel to Dubai

We took Emirates airlines directly from NYC to Dubai. They had a 2 for 1 deal airfare which was great!  Emirates airlines has deals often and they fly from several cities across America so I do suggest signing up on their website. They also offer free layovers in Dubai.

The Best Times to Visit

During the “winter months”, which correlate to ours, the temperatures are cooler with highs in the 80s to lows in the 60s.  Based on these temperatures, this is tourist season in Dubai, so expect it to be more crowded and prices to be a bit higher if you plan your Dubai trip for this time period. 

The Best Places to Stay

There is no shortage of hotels in Dubai, especially luxury hotels. You can also check rental sites such as Airbnb.  In terms of the best location, you should first think of Dubai as a long strip.

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