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Dubai Tourist Attractions

Dubai Tourist Attractions

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Dubai Tourist Attractions

Dubai Tourist Information

If you're planning your holidays and Dubai is your dream destination then we've got all the information you need about visit visas, the airports, hotels, tourist attractions, things to do, places to go and all that insider information you're going to need to have the holiday of a life time! Dubai is one of the top tourist destinations in the world- where you can have that ultimate 5 star experience or a really action packed, budget conscious holiday. You will be amazed at the variety of options on offer- from great free or low cost options to the most expensive in the world- and everything in between! Find out more below on all those things you need to know before you go as well as expert advice and top tips from us the insiders...

Tourist Information

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  • Hotels In Dubai

    Hotels In Dubai

    Here we take a closer look at all you need to know about hotels in Dubai. We've added together our years of expert experience as both residents and tourists and put together the ultimate guide for you. Covering everything from where to stay, information about food, water, taxes, getting about, budget conscious options, hotel etiquette and so much more. So before you make a hotel booking for one of the many fab hotels on offer in Dubai check out this guide to help guide you in the right direction. Have a happy holiday whatever you decide to do!

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  • See the Old Dubai

    See the Old Dubai

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    New Top Dubai Tourist Attractions

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  • Top Tourist Insider Tips

    Top Tourist Insider Tips

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  • Welcome to the City of Gold

    Welcome to the City of Gold

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  • How Should I Act In Dubai?

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  • Visit Jumeirah Mosque

    Visit Jumeirah Mosque

    We took a trip to the famous Jumeirah Mosque recently. It is one of the only mosques in Dubai open to non- Muslims and has a cultural tour program. The mosque is one the most photographed sights in Dubai and is particularly attractive in the evening when it is lit up with floodlights. The Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque in Dubai open to non-Muslims, and one of only two open to non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates. The other is the new Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

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  • A Trip to Liwa

    A Trip to Liwa

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  • Metro Metro Metro

    Metro Metro Metro

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  • Ramadan Guide

    Ramadan Guide

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  • ExpatWoman Travelling Tips

    ExpatWoman Travelling Tips

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  • Currency In Dubai

    Currency In Dubai

    Make sure you get to grips with the local currency before coming here on holiday. It's a mixture of notes and coins and luckily most have English numbers as well as Arabic numbers which is a great help! The United Arab Emirates dirham was introduced December 1971. It replaced the Qatar and Dubai riyal. The Qatar and Dubai riyal had circulated since 1966 in all of the emirates except Abu Dhabi, where the dirham replaced the Bahraini dinar.

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