There’s a reason Dubai is often nicknamed “Do Buy.” As the most progressive and well-appointed city in the Middle East, it attracts visitors from all over the globe with its near endless options of high-end shops, restaurants, and hotels. Whether you want to pay a visit to the world’s only 7-star hotel (the Burj al-Arab hotel) or relax on the man-made Palm Islands, it’s quickly apparent that everything in Dubai was designed to impress. Consider a visit to The Burj Khalifa, a must-see as the world’s tallest building with sweeping desert and city views.
The process of marrying in the United Arab Emirates depends on the religion of the couple seeking matrimony, and at least one partner must be a resident of the country. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for entry into Dubai. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Arabic is the official language in Dubai, though English is widely spoken.
The official currency of The United Arab Emirates is the dirham.
Climate & Beaches
The United Arab Emirates are very hot and dry with a desert climate. In the summer months, temperatures can be as high as 104 degrees F, while the winter months have temperature minimums in the low 60s F.
Dubai has a number of beautiful beaches along the gulf. Mamzer Beach has coves to explore and clear, warm water. Kite beach is a great option if you’re looking to try kite surfing, and Jumeirah Beach Park is also popular. Many hotels on the waterfront also have day passes available if you’d like to lounge in luxury poolside and people watch.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The Burj Khalifa is a must-see as the world’s tallest building. Shooting 500-feet into the air, the Dubai Fountains are choreographed to music and are reminiscent of a Vegas-style Bellagio show. The Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s most extravagant hotels, is jaw-droppingly opulent, with a rooftop sky bar that’s lavish and romantic. If you’re looking to shop, try the Dubai Mall, with endless varieties of familiar and new designer brands to browse.
There are also hundreds of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants to explore at night, ranging from old English pubs to swanky (and expensive) lounges.
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