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Things To Know Before You Travel To Dubai

Things To Know Before You Travel To Dubai

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The city of Dubai is known for its various landmarks, such as the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest man-made island, and the world’s largest mall. It is also a great place for remote workers and digital nomads. Recently, it was named the world’s top tourist destination.

Before you go to Dubai, there are some things you should keep in mind. We’ll talk about all the details you need to know about the city in this post.

  1. What are the costs for travelers?
  2. What are the top attractions?

According to statistics, the city of Dubai has a large international population, with over 88% of its residents being foreigners. However, most of these are migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India who are often subjected to harsh working conditions.

  1. Dubai’s Affordability

There are so many different types of accommodations in Dubai that it can accommodate different budgets. If you’re planning on having a budget-friendly vacation, choosing a hotel that fits within your budget can provide you with an enjoyable experience. However, if your goal is to have an ultra-luxurious trip, you’ll find that there’s plenty of options.


The prices of hotels in Dubai drop significantly during the off-season due to the lack of tourists and the oppressive heat. The prices are only for the high season, which is from October to May.

  • Average hotel price: The current average price for a hotel in Dubai is $225 per night.
  • Luxury 5-star hotels: One night in a luxury 5-star hotel in Dubai will cost around $518 per night, although there are certainly pricier options like the famous Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which has rooms available starting at a cool $2989 per night.
  • If you’re on a budget: A bed in a hostel costs anywhere from $30-$60 a night.


Your food budget can really vary in Dubai depending on your tastes and interests.

  • A mid-range three-course meal for two in Dubai will set you back about $80.
  • For a cheap meal at an inexpensive restaurant, expect to pay around $11
  • A bottle of beer from a restaurant while a cappuccino is about $5.


  • Tickets on Dubai’s public transit system are very inexpensive and range from $0.80 to $2, depending on the distance traveled.
  • Taxi fares in start at $3 and then an additional $1.30 per mile.
  • Ride-hailing services include Uber and Careem, with Uber costing slightly more.

2. Top Attractions in Dubai

  • The Dubai Fountain: This incredible fountain in Burj Lake is the tallest in the world. Free shows are scheduled every day, and visitors can watch 22,000 gallons of water dance 500 feet into the air along with choreographed music.
  • Burj Khalifa: No trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to the world’s tallest building. Tourists can visit the observation deck on the 124th floor and enjoy endless views of the city below.
  • The Dubai Mall: The largest mall in the world could take a lifetime to explore. With over 1,200 retail outlets, 200 dining options, and even an aquarium.