Thinking of traveling to Dubai ? There are few things you need to know about this beautiful state that are very important, but before then, I will like to tell you little about Dubai.
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia. It is also a major global transport channel for passengers and cargo. Oil revenue is a major contributor in accelerating the development of this city, which was already a major mercantile hub. Today, Dubai has successfully decreased it’s Emirate revenue dependence on oil to less than 5%.
Now, Dubai’s economy relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. According to the current government statistics data, the population of Dubai is estimated at around 3.38 million as of January 2020.
11 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To Dubai
Here are some of the important things you need to know before traveling to Dubai :
TIME TO VISIT: Due to some certain important factors such as weather conditions and festive period, the best time to visit Dubai is within the months of October to April. This is because Dubai has two weather seasons – the hot and the hotter season. The period of October to April comes with blue skies and the best beach weather in the city. There are also rainfalls during this season but funny enough, the rainfalls do not last for long.
BOOKING FLIGHTS: If you intend travelling to Dubai, you should be looking at booking flight ahead of time. This is because, during the festive period or between the months of October to July, there are always increase in the amount of flight bookings which causes an increase in the ticket price. Nevertheless, booking your flight ahead of time can save you from this stress and price increase. You can decide to start making bookings from three to six months ahead of your travel date.
BOOKING HOTELS: This is another important factor you need to take into consideration when traveling to Dubai. Since there is a usual increase in the number of foreign visitors during the months of October to July every year, one wouldn’t expect the hotels to be vacant, because most visitors will be lodging in hotels. During this period, there is usually an increase in the number of hotel bookings and which can also affect the price. Its far preferable to book you hotel ahead of time, maybe two to three months before your travel date to prevent the discomfort that comes with booking hotels late.