The Emirate of Dubai, located southeast of the Persian Gulf, is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. This cosmopolitan metropolis boasts some of the most sophisticated infrastructure in the world and is surrounded by a vast desert. It has steadily grown to become the leading tourist and business hub in the Persian Gulf region with its unique Bedouin heritage, breathtaking beaches, extravagant shopping malls and luxurious hotels – truly a World’s Ultimate destination.
The local currency in Dubai is Emirati Dirham (AED) and the official language is Arabic, however English is widely spoken. Islam is the official religion of the United Arab Emirates and therefore, tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay. The time zone is UTC/GMT +4 hours.
THINGS TO DO
Luxury Brand Shopping
Indulge in luxury brand shopping at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the most spectacular shopping malls in the world and home to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, or Dubai Mall, the largest and most extravagant shopping mall in the world. You can also purchase limited edition haute couture items at the Armani Galleria in the Armani Hotel. If you wish, an exclusive personal shopper can plan a glamorous shopping experience to satisfy your interests.
Soak in the Arabian sun on one of the breathtaking beaches along the Dubai coastline while enjoying spectacular views of the Persian Gulf. Be sure to bring your sunscreen as temperatures in Dubai are generally quite high.
Luxury Desert Safari
Embark on a luxurious desert safari in a private Mercedes G Wagon through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve en route to a desert retreat belonging to a member of the Royal Family. Dune drives, camel rides, falcon viewing and an Arabic-style feast under the stars in a traditional Bedouin-style camp awaits you.
Enjoy high tea and unparalleled views of Downtown Dubai and the Persian Gulf from your window table at the At.mosphere Lounge on level 122 of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world measuring 828 metres (2716 feet). The Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab also offers afternoon tea with a selection of teas, coffees and delicacies for you to indulge in while you overlook the Palm Jumeirah and The World islands.
Helicopter Tour or Charter
Embark on an aerial sightseeing helicopter tour passing through the iconic sails of the Creek Golf Club over the famous Dubai shorelines and beaches. This helicopter tour can be arranged on an exclusive basis. You can also charter a private helicopter for a trip to a destination of your choice.
Seaplane Tour or Charter
Take a journey of exploration on a 40 minute seaplane tour. You will have spectacular aerial views of the Dubai Creek and the Dubai skyline. You can choose to do a private seaplane tour or charter a private seaplane to a destination of your choice.
Dubai City Tour
Embark on an 8 hour Dubai City Tour guided by your personal chauffeur. You will experience the charm of the most spectacular sights in Dubai and learn more about the history of this Arabian oasis.
Luxury Vehicle City-to-City Transfer
Your personal chauffeur can take you to any of the other Emirates in the United Arab Emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, in a private luxury vehicle.
Luxury Yacht Charter
Cruise around the Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai coastline in a private luxury yacht. You will enjoy VIP treatment and lunch prepared by your personal chef on board. On your trip, you will experience the magnificent architecture and splendour of Dubai from a truly unique perspective. A private luxury yacht charter is ideal for larger groups.
Enjoy a round of golf at the best Golf Courses in Dubai. We recommend the Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis Championship Course – the desert miracle that is home to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Swim with Dolphins
Experience a memorable private swim and interaction with dolphins at Atlantis The Palm. An up close encounter with these intelligent sea creatures is sure to leave a lasting impression. There are various different interactions to choose from which can also be done on a private basis to ensure an exclusive experience with a dolphin.
Exclusive Dinner and Club Reservations
We can reserve a private table for you at the best restaurants and clubs in Dubai including Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House, Armani Privé in Downtown Dubai and Provocateur at the Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach. Reservations are subject to availability.Go To Top
PLACES OF INTEREST
You will be taken to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building and free-standing structure in the world measuring 828 metres (2716 feet). It also holds the records for highest occupied floor in the world, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world and the elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. Inside the Burj Khalifa there is an observation deck on level 124, the At.mosphere Lounge and Fine Dining restaurant on level 122, residential apartments, corporate suites, the Armani Hotel, Armani Residences, an 11 hectare park with 6 water features, and a 4-storey fitness and recreation annex named The Club.
Welcome to the world’s largest shopping mall! Here you will find anything and everything, from an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink, to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, to more than 1000 retailers including high-end stores such as Zara, Topshop, Bloomingdales, Galleries Lafayette, Chanel and Burberry.
Mall of the Emirates
Indulge in luxury brand shopping at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the most spectacular shopping malls in the world and home to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. There is a large indoor entertainment centre and the Dubai Community Theater and Art Centre, ensuring that you will never run out of things to do. Flagship stores include Harvey Nichols, Marks & Spencer and Debenham’s as well as top designer brands in the Fashion Dome.
Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The water show shoots 22 000 gallons of water as high as 150 metres in the air. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from more than 30 kilometres away. This is truly an iconic and magical experience.
This man-made island in the shape of a palm tree is a triumph of human imagination. It is home to numerous luxurious hotels such as The One&Only and Atlantis. There is a monorail connected to Dubai’s tram system running up and down the ‘trunk’ of the island allowing for easy access from the mainland. A luxury yacht charter or a seaplane tour would allow you to experience views of the Palm Jumeirah from a unique angle.
Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
This vibrant two kilometre stretch of white sands on the one side offers stunning views of the coastline. On the other side you will find The Walk consisting of many cafes, restaurants and shops. An ideal spot to embrace the sun, sand and shopping that Dubai is famous for.
The world’s largest gold market sells jewellery and gemstones crafted in 22-karat and 18-karat gold originating from various countries. The quality of merchandise is carefully regulated by the government, giving you peace of mind that your purchases are genuine. There are also various items made of silver, platinum, diamonds and pearls.Go To Top
Expect to find a blend of many Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines on this Emirati’s menus. This includes Iranian, Lebanese and Arabic foods. Traditional foods include a lot of meat, seafood, rice and dairy. As camels are highly valued for their milk and transporting ability, the eating of camel meat is reserved for special occasions. Saffron, cardamom, turmeric and thyme are principal flavours used in Emirati cooking. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork, thus you will rarely find it on an Arab menu. Lamb and mutton are the more favoured meats, followed by goat and beef. Popular beverages are coffee and tea which are flavoured with cardamom, saffron or mint. Alcohol is generally only served in hotel restaurants and bars. There are many acclaimed restaurants in Dubai offering traditional Arabic cuisine as well as cuisines from all across the world.
Whether you are looking for a cocktail bar, fine dining, culinary gastronomy or degustation, traditional Arabic or international cuisine or a taste of the nightlife and club scene, Dubai has something to satisfy your desires. Acclaimed selections include Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House, Armani Privé in Downtown Dubai, Provocateur at the Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach, Al Mahara at the Burj Al Arab where you can dine surrounded by an aquarium, Nobu at Atlantis The Palm and Pierchic on the Jumeirah coastline. Subject to availability, we can reserve a private table for you at the best restaurants and clubs.
Savour the best of regional Italian cuisine served with style. The essence of Italy is brought to life at Armani/Ristorante where a natural passion for the finest ingredients, exquisite flavour combinations and contemporary presentation come together in an exclusive environment that excites the palate and leaves lovers of gourmet dining wanting more. A signature tasting experience for all the senses; Italian culinary excellence is paired with uniquely personalised service, taking diners on a memorable journey from a classic aperitivo at the bar to the subtle nuances of the degustation style menu and expert recommendations from the restaurant’s own sommelier.
Thiptara at the Palace Downtown Dubai
Thiptara translates to ‘Magic at the Water’ and specialises in Royal Thai cuisine with an emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by the Burj Lake, this contemporary al fresco waterfront restaurant is sure to provide a magical experience.The impressive interior design with dark wood finishes and high ceilings, as well as modish furniture and soothing Thai sounds in the background, provides the ultimate romantic atmosphere.
Sea Fu at the Four Seasons Resort
Sea Fu, located on our private stretch of Jumeirah Beach, is known for offering the freshest seafood in Dubai, showcasing dishes influenced by Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Evenings sparkle at Sea Fu. Elegant lanterns enhance dreamy pool and sea views, while a lively wok station adds a note of drama.
Al Muntaha at the Burj Al Arab
Arabic for ‘The Ultimate’ or ‘The Top’, Al Muntaha is a restaurant that lives up to its name. See Dubai stretched out in all its glory from the 27th floor, where the stunning views are matched only by the sumptuous menu. Sit back and let us delight you from the first course to the last. Each dish blends the best ingredients with innovation and style, resulting in a showcase of imaginative Modern European cuisine. Combined with the incredible location, it all comes together to create a dining experience fit for the top of the world.
ZEST at One&Only The Palm
The resort’s main restaurant blends culinary influences of the Middle East, Asia and the West. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows create a decidedly elegant and inviting ambience in ZEST. Silver leaf and cut-quartz crystal will accent flourishes of Arabian design. An elegant and light ambience and generous seating make it an ideal choice for dining with friends and family. Outdoor seating, overlooking the grand pool and Moorish inspired gardens is also available.
Blue Jade at the Ritz-Carlton
Experience a culinary journey through the Far East at this contemporary Asian restaurant in Dubai. Along with a menu that combines authentic flavours with a contemporary style and presentation, guests can enjoy an ultimate Asian dining experience at the restaurant’s raw bar and sushi station, located in the center of the restaurant.Go To Top
WEATHERDubai enjoys year-round sunshine and warm weather. There are seasonal fluctuations in the degree of heat, humidity levels and rainfall. The summer months are from June to September with average temperatures of 40°C and high humidity. Winter months are from December to March with an average day temperature of 25°C and cooler evening temperatures. Rain occurs mainly in the winter months. Dubai is well equipped for these high temperatures as shopping malls, restaurants, attractions and transport are well air conditioned. The best time to visit Dubai would be between October and April.Go To Top