More like, why not Dubai? This curious city that seems to have risen out of nowhere in recent times has taken the world by storm. Luxe hotels abound, amazing desert experiences await, business opportunities abound, restaurants offering global cuisines beckon and tempt, pristine beaches and the shopping…oh the shopping. Even if you’ve just got a short layover, massive amounts of retail therapy await within the incredible array of stores in the airport. It’s a whole world unto itself that you’ve got to really see to believe.
Capital of UAE: Abu Dhabi
Currency: Emirati Dirham (AED)
Country Code: +971
Do I need a Visa? Visas are required for visitors from some countries- best to consult UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for your specific country’s requirements
How will I charge my devices? The UAE’s electrical current is 220v, 50 Hz
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Dubai (DXB) and flying from…
New York: 13 hours
Los Angeles: 21 hours
Toronto: 16.5 hours
Sao Paulo: 17.5 hours
London: 7 hours
Geography: Dubai lies relatively at sea level along the Persian Gulf, and within the vast Arabian Desert. It is one of the seven emirates within the UAE.
Time Zone: GMT +4
How’s the weather? Dubai has a tropical desert style climate, so extremely hot, humid days are quite common year round with very little rain primarily between December and March.
Make sand angels in the desert and end the evening with a traditional outdoor barbecue dinner and music show before laying down to look up at the stars
The Mall of the Emirates has a fantastic set of slopes. It’s bizarre, yet fun
Take home some shimmering gold jewellery .
Day trip it over to Abu Dhabi for a visit to Ferrari World
Take a phenomenal elevator ride up to the viewing deck of the Burj Khalifa and take in the views from the world’s tallest building
Let your children explore a virtual “kid city” complete with job responsibilities unique activities
Special Arabian themed pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.
Explorateur Concierge Guide for your regions of choice when you book an Explorateur Journey.
Exceptional amenities including room upgrades, spa credits, curious welcome gifts and private touring experiences at select hotels.