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Visiting Dubai in the Spring

by Travelbag on 25 September 2015, 10:09AM

If you wish to escape the UK’s dreary weather and jet off to somewhere hot on holiday, then Dubai could be the perfect destination this spring. Temperatures will be in the high twenties in the day time and in the high teens in the evenings.
It’s a city bursting with life – there’s so much to see and do. Everything about Dubai is luxurious, so it’s the perfect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy being pampered.  The city’s architecture is out-of-this-world and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your hotel.


Something for everyone

Dubai caters for every kind of holidaymaker and it’s a place where dreams come true. Temperatures might be soaring outside, but you can enjoy a skate around an ice rink or go for a ski on the world’s biggest indoor ski slopes, if you fancy cooling off. If you’re into adventure and like to try new things,  you could soar over Dubai in a Cessna 208 Caravan Seaplane, admiring the pinnacle of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Or launch yourself from a plane and sky dive over the Palm Jumeirah, or in the nearby desert – the decision is yours.

Time to go exploring

Dubai is world-famous for its shopping malls and boutiques, but they shouldn’t be the only things you explore during your stay. If you can, you really should experience the views from the top observation deck in the Burj Khalifa. Thankfully, you won’t have to use the stairs to get there, instead enjoy a  high-speed lift ride as you ascend 450 metres to the top. The views are simply breath-taking.

Spring is the perfect time to visit the desert too. You could take a tour, stay in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve or enjoy a traditional Emirati falconry display… there are so many options available. During your holiday it’s good to explore not only the modern aspects of Dubai, but the more traditional and historical aspects too. Why not plan to visit a museum or art gallery during your trip?


Special events

There’s so much to see and do in Dubai that you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you can’t fit everything in don’t worry, you can always book another holiday to Dubai in the future.


There are a number of special events happening in Dubai in spring 2016, so we’ve decided to showcase our favourites below:

The Dubai Food Festival runs for seventeen days from 25th February  to 12th March 2016. It is a must for foodie fans. You’ll be able to see more than twenty celebrity chefs at work, cooking close to a hundred Emirati dishes like Arseeyah and Thareed Laham. The hard part will be deciding what to sample from the numerous exotic looking dishes lovingly created by local restaurants and food trucks. For more information, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com

Running from the 1st to the 5th March 2016 The Dubai International Boat Show allows you to get up close and personal with some of the world's most luxurious superyachts and boats. You’ll be able to take a spin in a water dinghy, pick up fishing tips from the experts, go on a sailing trip, enter competitions and watch live shows and demonstrations. A wide range of supercars will also be on display too, making it an event not to be missed.
For more information, visit www.boatshowdubai.com

If reading is your passion, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is something you won’t want to miss. It runs from the 1st March to the 12th March 2016 and is the Middle East’s largest literature festival. Authors, writers and speakers from around the world will be attending to share their unique insights. You’ll be able to attend literary discussions, workshops and a whole host of other activities as you share your love of reading and writing with others.

So far, the authors confirmed include John Man, Lucy Hawking, Lauren Child, Jonathan Meres and Kate Lord Brown, but more will be announced nearer the time.
For information, visit www.emirateslitfest.com

Horse racing fans will want to be in Dubai on the 26th March for the Dubai World Cup 2016. This event is famous for being the world's richest day of horse racing, with $30 million given away in prize money in 2015. Spectators should expect to see nine exciting races, showcasing some of the best horse-racing talent in the Middle East.
For more information, visit www.dubaiworldcup.com

The Al Marmoom Heritage Festival is something people of all ages can enjoy. The festival runs from the 1st to the 16th April 2016 and sees camels and their owners from all over the Middle East competing in races for cash prizes. The variety of camels on show is amazing, but aside from the races there are plenty of other things to grab your attention too. You’ll be able to get a taste of Dubai’s history and traditions from the festival’s sideshows.

Booking your holiday

We offer a wide range of Dubai package holidays. To see the deals currently available click here.

Alternatively, if you would like help or advice you can speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants on 0845 543 6615.

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