Hi guys! Here’s a quick Dubai summer travel guide. I was there on September 2017 and the summer season was slowly shifting to winter. It’s called shoulder/off peak season and almost everything is at its lowest price. The humidity was bearable during our visit. The only downside of visiting during off peak season is that the Miracle Garden’s closed for redecoration and will only open during winter time (November-May). So take note of that if Miracle Garden is on top of your places to visit in Dubai. Overall, our four day trip was beyond amazing and we were able to cover some of the best touristy/non-touristy spots.
Reason to visit during Summer
Off-peak season, visit September – October (Shoulder season), lots of deals! You can find luxury hotels and tours up to 50% off.
Where to stay
Affordable: Rove Hotels or AirBnB apartments overlooking Marina Bay
Splurge: The Palace Downtown or One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
Check the cheapest prices of these luxury hotels here.
Sunblock, sunnies, hat/scarf, light clothing
Things you shouldn’t miss
Visit the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa
Desert Safari – Read about my experience here
Best places to eat
Breakfast: The Daily
Lunch: Lunch or brunch buffet at Ewaan
Dinner: Arabic buffet included in Desert Safari package
Where to shop
Dubai mall has all the brands you could imagine. Skip the souvenirs in attractions and malls and head over to Spice Souk for the same quality at cheapest price.
Famous Instagrammable Spots
At the top, Burj Khalifa
The Palace Downtown
Madinat Jumeirah, Souk Al Bahr, Spice Souk
Public beach outside Burj Al Arab
Why I would come back
Dubai boasts so many activities and it’s impossible to cover everything during a three day trip. Coming back for skydiving, sunset yacht around palm jumeirah, dining in burj al arab, atlantis the palm, waterparks, beach clubs, and so much more!
Let me know your thoughts about Dubai by commenting below! xx