Dubai Cheap Holidays
Who says a vacation in the beautiful Dubai can burn a hole in your pocket? Going for a holiday in Dubai can be cheap and fun at the same time if you know where to check out the good deals.
As a tax free country, Dubai is a shopping haven, especially during the shopping peak season which starts from mid-January to mid-February at the Gold Souq. Those interested in historic sites should visit the Dubai Museum and Bastakiya District for more information.
Air tickets are considered the biggest part in a vacation budget so you should try to save as much on it as possible. Airfare to Dubai will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday because Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are popular dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible. The most expensive air tickets to Dubai are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. If you donít need to be in for these events, you should be aware of national events or festivals and avoid these dates.
You might also consider flights into Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. first then get between the cities by train or bus. On a positive note, you can do some sight-seeing on the train or bus. Besides train and bus, you can look for cheap flights, no frills airlines or even carriers besides national airlines because most of the time they would undercut the monopolistic competition. For example, you can take Aer Lingus, Finnair, Thai Airways and other airlines instead of Emirates. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you cash that you can spend it on elsewhere. When it comes to accommodation, Dubai has a wide variety of options. So do not spend unnecessarily on accommodation. There are a lot of inexpensive but quality budget hotels that is well worth your money. If you are travelling with a big group then you should rent an apartment because itís more cost effective to share the rent. Most importantly, do not let your travel agent limit your options and control your accommodations.
When you are travelling in a group, you should try to rent a car. It allows you to travel to your destination anytime you want without waiting for taxi and itís hard to talk together especially in a packed bus.
Visited by over millions of tourists from all around the world each year, the shopping festival of Dubai is a much sought after festivity. Heavy discounted prices for renowned designer clothes, and cool gadgets, gizmos and machineries are available, lip luscious food to gorge, intermingling with exciting cultural events, beautiful and awe inspiring fireworks in the night. Dragon Mart is the most popular spot for cheap shopping all year round.
Lastly, you should take note of an important issue before planning a trip to Dubai - if you have evidence of travel to Israel in your passport you will be denied entry. There are a lot of cultural issues that you should be aware of as well so do take the time to do research on Dubai before planning your holidays.