A question I get asked frequently and the answer will depend on how hot you like it, or can bear it! Temperatures can reach over 48 degrees during the day and rarely drops below 35 at night, so much of the outdoor evening entertainment shuts down. Add to this the religious festival of Ramadan which occurs anytime between June and August, where most Muslims are fasting between sunrise and sunset, it is easy to see why many would say don’t go. However, it can be a fabulous opportunity to go and experience why Dubai is one of the ‘Must visit ‘ destination_blogs on many peoples list. Hotel rates are at their lowest, with many including added value offers such as meal or room upgrades. The fabulous family friendly Atlantis on the Palm increase the child age to 15 in the summer so it can be very affordable if you have teenagers and want to experience the thrills and spills of the on site waterpark, Aquaventure – free unlimited entrance for all Atlantis guests. The hotels also do their best to keep you cool with free ice pops and ice cold flannels being offered round the pool.
Indoor attractions can keep you busy and entertained during the day too, try ice skating in the Dubai Mall or skiing in the Mall of the Emirates, a surreal experience and of course there is shopping to suit every taste and budget!
Only 7 hours by direct flight from the UK and with regional flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, Dubai is easily reachable. It personifies what a luxury holiday is all about, if you want to experience it at the very best value, then go between May and September. However, there are some do’s and don’t’s:
- Keep hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Wear high factor suncream – factor 50 is recommend for children, but would be wise for adults too and make sure its waterproof for those dips in the pool.
- Many of the sun parasols have canopies, which are handy as it provides the most protection, especially for children.
- Wear footwear outside at all times, even from your sunbed to the pool as the soles of your feet will burn!
- Reverse your day – go shopping in the air conditioned Mall, or try an indoor activity then late afternoon or early evening, enjoy your time outdoors on the beach or by the pool.
I will be happy to recommend hotels or help you plan your holiday to Dubai, either as a destination or as a stopover for a few days. Please call or email, I will be delighted to help.