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Dubai - travel guide, tips & inspiration

Marhaba! Welcome to Sweden's largest and most up-to-date travel guide to Dubai. We give you inspiration, tips and facts, but also tell you how to book tickets for experiences in Dubai. [Updated 2022-06-08]

Dubai - travel guide

Dubai has become world famous for its high-profile luxury hotelsstunning restaurants, its senseless shopping, gleaming skyscrapers, fine golf courses, for the indoor ski slopes - and for all the astonishing construction projects.

The emirate is home to the world's tallest skyscraper by far, Burj Khalifa. But there's another city, beyond man-made islands, skyscrapers and sleek sports cars. We show you both sides.

Dubai - souks and beaches

Along Dubai Creek, the dhows, the traditional vessels, give a whiff of faraway lands. The spice souk sells cinnamon, cardamom and dried fruit from rough sacks, and in the alleys behind the mosque at Naif Souk you can enjoy Afghan kebabs without being reminded of the modern world outside.

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For those who want to sunbathe and swim, the emirate is a very good choice. Beaches The beaches are almost perfect, the water is a beautiful blue-green and it is sunny all year round.

For us Swedes, it has become easier to travel there in recent years. Norwegian was the first to open a direct route, and for several years now Dubai's own airline Emirates has also been flying direct from Sweden. Here you can read more about airlines, prices and tickets.

Hotels are often expensive, there is no getting away from it. You can expect the cost of the hotel to take up quite a large part of your travel budget.

Unfortunately, mid-range hotels are also scarce on the beaches, so if you want to stay cheaply, you'll have to opt out of sea views and walking distance to the beach. Here are our top tips for hotels in the city.

A travel guide to Dubai

This website is a travel guide to a destination that more and more Swedes are discovering. We hope you enjoy it. If you want to contact us, please go to this page.

Please understand that we are not in a position to answer questions from individual travellers. Please contact your travel agent, hotel, or airline for specific questions about your trip.

If you have any questions regarding passports, visas or other consular information, please contact Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Stockholm.

Tips on attractions and experiences

Sure, you can just relax, unwind, swim and eat well when you're in Dubai. But the city has plenty of world-class attractions, some so popular that many people travel to Dubai just to experience them.

A standing tip is to book in advance, there is a risk that it will be fully booked - especially in high season. If you book through our partner, the trusted Get Your Guide, you'll do it quickly, conveniently and securely.

Most tickets on sale can also be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance, so you'll get your money back if plans change.

On this page you will find all the attractions, tickets, guided tours and experiences you can book in Dubai. A selection of the most popular are shown below:

Map of the city

Dubai is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, a country of around 9.2 million people located in the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula.

The other emirates in the country are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.