dealchecker's guide to Dubai

Dubai is the shining jewel of the United Arab Emirates and a destination that almost defies belief. With a coastline dominated by two man-made islands, miles of sandy beaches, desert and unbelievable shopping, it's important to snap up a Dubai hotel deal when you find one.

When to go to Dubai

Dubai's sub-tropical climate almost guarantees sunshine with the hottest weather from May to September. Not coinicdentally, the scorching temperatures mean it's the best time of year to find a cheap hotel in Dubai. The coolest months are December to April and the offer of winter sun is a magnet for visitors from colder climates, but this makes it harder to find a bargain. This is also the case for flights, however if you use our flight search you should be able to find a cheap Dubai flight whatever the time of year.

Where to stay in Dubai

For the utmost in luxury look no further than the Burj Al Arab! Dubai is an upmarket destination and hotel prices reflect this, but as Dubai's popularity grows into 2018 and 2019 expect more deals to be cropping up. If you're not sure what you are looking for then our Dubai holiday deals are a fantastic place to start.

What to do in Dubai

Dubai is a shoppers' paradise! There are many souks (markets) where you can haggle on the price of everything from electrical goods to rugs. The real draw however is the great bargains at the gold market. Once you've shopped to your heart's content, you could take one of the organised trips into the desert or visit the historic centres. As the temperature drops in the evening why not take a stroll and enjoy cocktails at sunset? If you are feeling like having a bit of an adventure then why not hire a car in Dubai and explore under your own steam.

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