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Gold star for beaches
Jumeirah Beach is all about azure blue skies and soft white sand. The Persian Gulf stretches on as far as the eye can see, the rolling breakers carrying a cool and refreshing breeze. The beach is overlooked by Dubai’s iconic skyline, and as the sun slips below the horizon and those vast towers light up, it becomes a beautiful place for an evening walk.
Being located near the centre of Dubai, it's within strolling distance of some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping destinations. Enjoy a drink with a view in one of the area’s many bars or take in an alfresco movie at the open air cinema. A little further south is the charming town of Jebel Ali, which boasts an excellent golf course.
There’s a whole range of water sports on offer, including kayaking, diving and wakeboarding. For families and others in the mood for some white knuckle thrills, the nearby Wild Wadi Water Park (one of the largest in the UAE) features three pools and 17 waterslides set in landscaped grounds overlooking the bay.
Choose Sovereign to design your bespoke holiday and every aspect of your trip will be taken care of. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak with your personally assigned Trusted Adviser. They have been travelling to the area for many years and can offer a wealth of insight. The One&Only Royal Mirage offers a more traditional setting, with classic Arabian architecture in fragrant gardens. Or there’s the exceptional Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, which offers nine restaurants and bars fronting onto a stretch of dazzling white sand.
Flight time from the UK to Dubai is approximately 6 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Dubai airport to Jumeirah Beach is approximately 25 minutes.
Summers in Dubai are seriously hot – 40°C kind of hot. Although all buildings are air conditioned, outdoor activities can be uncomfortable in this kind of heat, and some may even be closed. November to April is the best time to visit Dubai; rain is scarce, and temperatures stay at a comfortable mid-20s average.
British citizens will be granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival in Dubai.
In most tourist destinations in the Emirates (such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi), it’s customary to leave a 10% cash tip in restaurants. Small tips are appreciated for other services; aim for five to 20 UAE dirhams for porters bringing your bags to your room and for taxi drivers.
The official language of Dubai is Arabic. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.