Whether you are a spontaneous adventurer or a seasoned traveler, Dubai has a host of delights for everyone.
If Dubai has been on your destination wish list for some time, and you planning to move there sometime soon, then here are a few things to look at before planning for your perfect Middle Eastern getaway.
These can be broadly grouped into the following. This list is in no way exhaustive. This is just as a guide to base your planning on.
The perfect Budget
Knowing what the conversion rates are and how much does the essential stuff (including accommodation, food, travel, lifestyle and other purchases) cost will go a long way into optimizing the funds that you have saved up or are that available to you. For an idea, the conversion rates between Indian Rupee to Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) is 18.2994.
Ideally, a budget should have a little leeway or leg space for unexpected expenses.
Time of travel
This is of course, completely based on the schedule you are comfortable with taking everything into due consideration. Dubai has a hot, desert climate. And like all tropical climates, it’s more pleasant in the winter than it is in summer. Being in the desert belt, the summers can be hot and uncomfortable. So the best time to plan a trip would be October to March. This period also coincides with the Dubai Shopping Festival that is designed to tickle your shopping senses.
Once you have decided on your time of travel, it’s time to check out the best deals on airline fares. You will also need to be as flexible as possible to get the best deals. This can be a momentous task in itself unless you know where to look for. You’ll need a flight service that will meet your requirements so that your transition to vacation mode is smooth and effortless. Services like FlyDubai tend to focus on the same.
Plan an Itinerary
A breathtaking collusion between the ancient and the new age, the city serves to be a wonderful medley for the discerning traveler and the carefree nomad alike!
From the Burj Khalifa to white, sandy Jumeirah beach, and from public parks to desert safari, to the bazaars of gold and spices, and to the extravagant Dubai Mall, there’s something for every traveler.
So, an itinerary will not only optimize you time, it will optimize your budget and energy as well. You can experience a lot more if you have a solid plan in hand.
If you are a solo traveler or travelling with folks with the same liking for adventure, you could try out couch surfing as well. This not only saves you money, it also helps you meet new people and make new friends. You get the opportunity of experiencing an insider’s view of the city and have a completely different experience altogether.
Health and Safety
No matter what, it’s imperative to get a travel insurance. You might get into a problem situation where you probably get ill, lose something important or have to fly back in a jiffy. You probably think you don’t need it, but it’s better to have one, just the same.