Dubai in August
I'm considering joining a friend on a quick trip to Dubai. I've always wanted to go, so its a good opportunity, however the fact that the trip will be in august really puts me of. For one thing, it will be 45 C which means that it's pretty much too hot to go to the beach and maybe even too hot to hang out by the pool. It also will be Ramadan which means alot of restaurants and stuff will be closed during the day.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Dubai and any advice? I'm thinking at this point I probably will not make the trip.
Did a brief stay but have to look at when we were there--it was a full day connecting from JNB then back to ATL. We expected to enjoy an excursion walking around the area near the gold and spice souks but Emirates flight was so horrible, we just spent most of the day sleeping in the hotel.. We liked the hotel alot---tres funky in a local type area--The Arabian Courtyard--next to a museum and not far from the creek.. Hoping to return sometime for better stay.
Originally Posted by copahc
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We were there in December 2010. The days ranged from warm to cool, and the nights weren't too cold.
For me, Dubai was like Vegas without the gambling. With all the theme parks, it could have been another Orlando, too. We spent the days shopping and sightseeing and the evenings dining and drinking ;)
May to September are too hot there so let me tell you that if some one want to go there then he will just waste the time and money.So leave the plan and enjoy Dubai during Spring season.In spring Dubai's beach look like a paradise.
Did you ever make it to Dubai?
Just came back from Dubai in February. It was a comfortable 85 degrees F. I agree with exflygirl. Reminds me of a mixture of Vegas and midtown Manhattan. Thought I was walking down 5th Ave in all the Malls. Preferred the souks. Loved Abu Dhabi.
Dubai is such famous and beautiful city in United Arab Emirates. There are many tourist destination in dubai like Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountains, Atlantis Hotel, Palm Island, Ski Dubai as well as many luxury hotels and resort available in dubai.
I decided not to go. My friend was going in August during Ramadan and I didn't think it would be worth it to go then. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of vacation time left at the time.
Originally Posted by danielboldea
She went and confirmed that almost all of the restuarants were closed during the day time. Even in the shopping mall it was impossible to get something to eat or drink. She still had fun though.
I will go some day :)