How not to quote now, the Emirate of Dubai, as being one of the unavoidable destinations in the world. Dubai is unique in its kind. Its population is composed of nearly 80% of foreigners, it’s a strangely diversified city where only immoderation reigns. A city, where even while being at the gates of the desert, everything is possible.
For this destination, we chose to accommodate you in the best possible conditions. That's why we favored the location in two different neighborhoods. First, the downtown area of Dubai, where activities are concentrated. Then the Dubai Beach District, where luxury hotels and night bars / clubs are located. There is a lot of varied activities in Dubai :
- Clubbing at night, in the many trendy clubs of the city
- During the day, skydiving, buggy in the desert, go skiing or shopping in the center, or simply relax by the sea.
CITY CENTER HOTELS
M Hotel Downtown by Millenium
Located in Downtown Dubai, close to the Burj Khakifa and the world's largest mall (Dubai Mall), this 4-star hotel is one of the most affordable. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a gym and 2 restaurants serving international food. You can have a drink on the terrace of the hotel with a magnificent view. Regarding the rooms, they are spacious and elegant, all equipped with a sitting area and a bathroom.
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Located in the Downtown of Dubai, this 5-star hotel enjoys great value for money. Indeed, with its 5 stars, it is a quality hotel. Close to all activities, the Hyatt Regency Dubai features a beautiful swimming pool, a luxury spa and a 24-hour gym. The hotel has 3 varied restaurants as well as 2 bars and 1 tea room. The rooms are elegant with a nice view. You will find a fully equipped bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and safebox.
Villa Rotana Dubai
Located in Dubai city center, this 4-star hotel is close to all activities and offers beautiful views of Burj Khalifa. The beach is located 2 kilometers from the hotel. Highly rated, the hotel has a rooftop pool and a poolside bar. You will be able to eat at this hotel thanks to its restaurant, open all day long. Sauna, jacuzzi and gym are also present. The rooms are modern and fully equipped. The wifi is free.
JUMEIRA BEACH HOTELS
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Located close to the sea, the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is a beautiful 5-star hotel. With its lovely outdoor pool and 2 international restaurants, the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is a good choice for holidays in Dubai. You can have a drink in the two bars or work out in its modern gym. Sauna, massages, shisha bar ... there are plenty of activites offered. The rooms of the hotel are modern, all equipped with bathroom, balcony, tv, hi-fi system...
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach
Located only a 3 minutes walk from the beach, this luxurious 5-star hotel is located along Dubai's beach. You will have at your disposal a large outdoor pool, spa, sauna and many restaurants serving international dishes. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, with views of Dubai or the Persian Gulf. The wifi is free throughout the hotel.
Habtoor Grand Resort
Located at the foot of Jumeirah Beach, the luxurious Habtoor Grand Resort is a 5-star luxury hotel. Indeed, it has a total of 3 swimming pools, a spa, several indoor and outdoor restaurants. This is in total about 14 restaurants / bars that are located in the complex. All rooms are spacious and equipped with views of the gardens or the sea.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort in Dubai, located close to the sea. With 14 restaurants and bars, 3 pools, spa and several saunas and steam rooms, the hotel has great ways to make you spend good holidays. The rooms are spacious and all equipped (bathroom, air conditioning, balcony, minibar, tv, safebox ...)
The Fairmont Palm Hotel Resort
An unavoidable hotel in Dubai, the Fairmont Palm Hotel Resort is a fabulous 5-star resort close to the sea. The hotel is located a short walk from the beach and has its own private beach. There are several restaurants and bars in the complex, as well as a gym, spa and even a cigar bar. The resort rooms are contemporary, well equipped and all have their own private balcony. Free shuttles are available for Mall of the Emirates.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Huge 5-star resort, one of the most famous in the city, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has countless ways to upgrade your holidays. Indeed, the hotel has no less than 21 restaurants all as diverse as each other and 6 large and beautiful pools. The hotel even has its own private beach. The rooms are luxurious, spacious and fully equipped. They all have a bay window with views of the Persian Gulf. Staying at this hotel offers you free and unlimited access to the city's water park, the Wild Wadi Waterpark. Free wifi.
The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort
A fabulous luxury resort, the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort is synonymous with excellence. Located close to the leisure port, the hotel has its own private beach and has a total of 6 pools. The hotel has a luxury spa, a steam room, a modern gym, and many restaurants and bars. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, fully equipped and facing the sea.
Remember to bring a European adapter for electrical outlets. It’s possible that it’s allowed to smoke in some rooms.
The access to clubs and some bars, required to be 21 years old and to be well dressed.
The hotels have been chosen to suit all possible budgets. They are all ideally close to the sea and the activities of the city of Dubai.
The climate :
Dubai enjoys the subtropical climate, with two periods well marked. Indeed, from November to the end of April, the temperatures are pleasant. While from June to October, the temperatures are very hot with an arid climate. Noted that, sunshine is present throughout the year. Sometimes, strong winds during the day and cool temperatures at night are to be expected.
The official language in Dubai is logically Arabic. However, Dubai is a city full of expatriates and many languages are present. Thus, in Dubai we speak mainly English. You will not have any trouble making yourself understandable in this language.
The currency used in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). It’s advisable to always carry cash on oneself and to avoid as much as possible the withdrawals at ATMs to avoid bank fees. The current exchange rate, as of November 2017 is: 1 € = 4.30 AED 1 $ = 3.67 AED
The exchange offices in the city often offer more interesting rates than those present at the airport.
To make a call :
From Dubaï to France : 00 + 33 + phone number
From France to Dubaï : 971 + 4 + phone number
Check with the consulate of the country of destination if a visa is required, but also with any countries crossed if a transit visa is required.