For your next visit to Dubai, book accommodation through Likibu. Nothing is too much in Dubai so why not push your limits and stay in a luxury apartment or hotel. If you wish to visit this modern Babylon of the Middle East browse through our selection of holiday rentals on Tripadvisor or Airbnb. Dubai is a city that must be seen, to be believed.
Visit Dubai, the city of gold!
Dubai has the ultimate holiday experience, it offers sunshine holidays, family holidays, couples' holidays, action holidays and much more. It has some of the world's most famous attractions, such as the world's tallest building -the Burj Khalifa – a global icon and an engineering achievement. Book a hotel room in one of the many sky scrapper buildings or an apartment on the Palm. Whether you're looking for a short break in the sun or somewhere to stay for your next business trip, browse accommodation in Dubai on Likibu.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, from November to April. During these months the temperature is pleasant and suited for all kinds of outdoor activities. Summer months in Dubai are when temperatures exceed, and Dubai becomes really, really hot and humid making it almost impossible to explore outside. All stores are air-conditioned, so you can easily find your escape from the heat.
How to Get There?
Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), so for many tourists flying may be the best option. Dubai's international airport is extremely convenient and has modern facilities. With over 7,000 weekly flights operated by 125 airlines from 260 destinations, there will be a flight departing to Dubai from an airport near you. From London, Turkish Airlines, Saudia airline, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates and other airlines fly directly to Dubai.
How to Get Around Dubai?
For long distances, Dubai's extremely hot temperatures rule out walking as an option for exploring this city. But, the best walking areas are the Dubai Marina, City Walk and Deira. Instead, buy a Nol Card and use the air-conditioned metro or tram to get around. For shorter distances, taxis are the fastest way of getting around and not too expensive. When hailing a taxi, look for cabs with the yellow light on! It is also worth the experience to go on the Monorail. This elevated, driverless Palm Jumeirah Monorail connects the Palm Jumeirah with the Marina.
Where to Stay in Dubai?
The Dubai Marina is man-made surrounded by glamourous skyscrapers, shopping malls and upscale restaurants making it the perfect area to book a holiday rental. Stay close to the Dubai Marina Walk for an easy starting point to explore this area. You can either stay beachfront or by the Marina Promenade at one of our selections of apartments to rent which are affordable and come with a complete kitchen.
Book a room with a view in Downtown Dubai. Here you will find the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building at 2,722 feet with 163 floors. Other highlights include the magnificent Dubai Mall. Even if you can't afford to buy from their extensive range of high-class brands, it's worth walking around to see the beautiful interiors – especially the shoe department. Downtown Dubai is guaranteed to exceed all your expectations, so book a hotel room or apartment here in order to get the full experience.
Browse accommodation in Dubai and find holiday apartments to rent in Jumeirah. This is the area to stay for the ultimate beach holiday. There are plenty of activities, clean and private beaches and the option of a vibrant nightlife. There is a whole array of water sports available, including water-skiing and paragliding, a good distraction for the kids, ensuring that your sunbathing will not be interrupted! Take a night stroll along the various restaurants, beach clubs and bars before returning to your holiday rental.
What Activities to do in Dubai?
Burj Khalifa which opened in 2010 and took 6 years to construct is the worlds tallest building. It has broken many world records including building with the most floors (163), world's highest nightclub, and world's highest restaurant. You have to pre-book tickets to go up the Burj to the 124th floor, where there is an outdoor observation deck. On a clear day, people can see the shores of Iran from the top of skyscraper.
The Dubai Fountain
Outside the Berj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, a complex fountain system is in place. Every hour, the fountains turn into life, shooting water in time with a range of classical to contemporary music. They are a magnificent sight, especially at nightfall when they are illuminated by 6,600 lights. It has become the world's second largest dancing fountain.
Another record holder is Dubai's mall, the largest in the world. Apart from over 1,000 shops inside the mall, it also houses numerous attractions that you wouldn't believe possible. These include the aquarium and underwater zoo, the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, children's Kidzania and a massive indoor cinema complex and these are just some of the ways to keep everyone busy.
Atlantis Water Park
Head to the Palm to find one of the best water park experiences. Filled with a range of rides from the classic lazy river, to adrenaline pumping rides. One ride to be noted is the slide that brings you up close and personal with sharks and rays as you go through a translucent aquarium.
The Palm Jumeirah
The palm is a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. Dubai once again exceeded the limits and defined natural laws to create such a surreal landmark. Enjoy the Palm's vast array of high-end hotels and restaurants including the iconic Atlantis Hotel. If you are an adrenaline hunter, do a skydive to get the full experience (and best view) of the Palm!
The appropriately named Kite Beach is where to head to if your keen to do some water sports. As well as improving your kitesurfing or wakeboarding skills, there is plenty to do out of the water too. Lined with funky beach cafes and restaurants grab some food and watch or play in a game of beach volleyball. There is also a stunning view of the Burj Al Arab from Kite Beach.
Only a short drive away from the city centre is the Arabian Desert. Take a desert safari tour Dubai-style and go in a 4x4 to drive over sand dunes. Other options include quad biking and sandboarding followed by a camel ride. The ideal time is to go very early to beat the blasting temperatures at midday.