Dubai Travel Information

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Dubai Scene Largest. Tallest. Biggest. Dubai does everything to the extreme, standing out for its uber-modern design in a historically conservative country. The soaring skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, and golden beaches, paired with vibrant nightlife, luxury shopping, and world-class dining, make the city a sight to behold and be explored. Keep in mind that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country and while visitors are not expected to follow religious dress codes, they should nonetheless dress with respect for local customs. Skirts and trousers should be knee-length or longer, and women should avoid tight-fitting clothes. Cleavage, midriff and upper arms should be covered. Shorts are only allowed on the beach and while bikinis are permitted, topless sunbathing is prohibited. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking in public is strictly forbidden. However, most hotels and clubs will serve food and beverages to foreigners. Over Ramadan, visitors should consider dressing extra conservatively outdoors.

Things to do in Dubai: Bastakia (Old Dubai) • The Dubai Fountain • The Dubai Mall • Dubai Miracle Garden • Global Village • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark • La Mer by Meraas • Ski Dubai • Dubai Desert Safari • Tickets Burj Khalifa Dubai • Jet Ski in Dubai • Quad Biking in Dubai • Dubai Desert Safari • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Highly rated hotels in Dubai: Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai • One&Only The Palm, Dubai • FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai • Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf • Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai • Jumeirah Al Qasr • Jumeirah Mina A' Salam • Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah • The Oberoi, Dubai • Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai • Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai • Address Boulevard • Raffles Dubai • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Dubai International Financial Centre • Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai • Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers • ME Dubai by Melia • Rixos Premium Dubai • Address Dubai Marina • Al Bandar Rotana - Creek • Grand Millennium Business Bay • Ghaya Grand Hotel • Taj Dubai • Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City Dubai • Anantara The Palm • Armani Hotel (Burj Khalifa) • Jumeirah Beach Hotel

United Arab Emirates's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types D & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Dubai International Airport is 3,416 miles. Dubai's IATA airport code is DXB.

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Climate: Dubai is hot most of the year. The small size of the UAE means that climate changes are virtually non-existent in this country, except for a slight temperature difference between the cities, which are all clustered on the coast, and the interior Land, which is desert. The most pleasant season, which can be described as winter, is between October and April where the weather is fairly mild. During this time it can be as low as 10°C on the coolest mornings, but reach 28°C by the afternoon. It can even rain sometimes during this season but this is sporadic as the country knows only about 10 days of rain over a full year. On the other hand, from June to September, the summer season is torrid, with temperatures between 30 and 40°C, and sometimes exceeding 50°C.

Covid-19 Data for United Arab Emirates

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(One way)
Tier Points
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Dubai, (Zone 5, 3,001-4,000 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
World Traveller Plus26,00040,000

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