Flight tickets from Sishen to Dubai

Dubai has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Middle East. But just what is the story behind this powerhouse of a destination? From grand skyscrapers to mystic deserts, bustling markets to eclectic cultures, Dubai is a city unlike any other. Whether you're looking to relax in some of the world's most luxurious hotels or explore the bustling souks, there is something for everyone in this incredible city. In this text, you will learn more about what makes Dubai such a captivating place to visit.

Getting to Know Dubai

Dubai is a vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates. As of 2016, its population was estimated at 2.6 million. Its time zone is the Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is four hours ahead of GMT. The official language of Dubai is Arabic, but English is well-spoken and widely used in business and commerce. Other common languages in the city are Hindi, Urdu, Persian, and Malayalam. Despite being a Muslim country, Islam is not the official or majority religion of the region. The currency in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). The Dirham is tied to the US dollar, which is the most commonly accepted foreign currency in the city. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Dirhams. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 fils denominations.

Climate and Weather

Dubai is a city located in the United Arab Emirates, and it has a hot desert climate. On average, temperatures during the months of June, July, and August generally reach highs of around 39°C (102°F) and lows of around 29°C (84°F). Winters are generally mild, with temperatures usually reaching highs of around 23°C (73°F) and lows of around 13°C (55°F). Rainfall is quite scarce, averaging only around 4 inches (100 mm) per year, with most of it occurring between the months of December and March. Dubai's desert climate means that the city experiences high levels of humidity, and dust storms are also common. Generally, areas close to the water may experience a bit more humidity and a few more rainy days during the monsoon season. In general, the city receives an average of 8 hours of sunshine each day.

Touring Dubai: Airport and Transportation

There are two international airports in Dubai - Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. You can get from Dubai International Airport to downtown Dubai in several ways. You can take a taxi into the city, which should cost approximately AED 80. Alternatively, you can take the Dubai Airport Shuttle which is AED 25 per person and a Metro train, starting from AED 3 (depending on the zone you travel to). Yes, you can change money at Dubai airport. There are multiple currency exchange offices present in the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Dubai

  1. Dubai is a modern city that is full of Middle Eastern culture and tradition, especially Arab
  2. Dubai is home to world-class museums and cultural attractions such as the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) which offers guided cultural tours
  3. Dubai has centuries’ old bazaars, souks and markets, showcasing traditional wares such as Arabian carpets, jewelry, local art, and spices

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