Dubai comprises two towns which have merged into one; Bur Dubai and Deira, which are divided by the 10km long Dubai Creek. Bur Dubai is a bustling commercial area containing hotels, shopping and golf courses and Deira is the old city centre – although both areas are home to the traditional architecture and souqs.

Approximately 20 minutes from the city of Dubai is Jumeirah Beach. This is a major tourist area, which has a large number of fantastic award winning hotels, and a beautiful sandy beach. The man made port of Jebel Ali is about 30km away.

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  • Atlantis The Palm

  • Atlantis is the majestic focal point of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale an
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  • Burj Al Arab

  • Burj Al Arab is part of The Jumeirah Beach Resort complex, situated on Jumeirah Beach Road, a leisurely half hour drive from Dubai International Airpo
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  • Dukes Dubai

  • Location:  Dukes Dubai is Situated on the Palm Jumeirah.  Sister hotel to the award-winning DUKES LONDON in Mayfair, this elegant
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  • Hilton Dubai Creek

  • Located on the Dubai Creek, Hilton Dubai Creek Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel with fabulous panoramic views over the traditional Arabian dhow tradi
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  • Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences

  • Located in the exclusive Dubai Marina area, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences is located steps away from shopping and entertainment venues and close to
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  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel

  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel is located on the Jumeirah Beach Road, adjacent to Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah, and is a leisurely half hour drive from Dub
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  • Mina A’ Salam

  • Mina A’ Salam is a grand boutique hotel in Dubai of exquisite style. A beautifully authentic expression of Traditional Arabian architecture, Min
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  • Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

  • Overlooking the famous Dubai Creek, the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is just a short walk from the city’s main commercial and shoppin
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  • Taj Dubai

  • Location:  Conveniently located at the Burj Khalifa precinct, Taj Dubai is a mere five minutes from the famed Downtown area and Dubai Mall. The a
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  • Arabian Courtyard Hotel

  • This award winning hotel is centrally located in Bur Dubai, next to Dubai Museum and walking distance to Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Heritage Area, Souk Al
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  • Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach

  • Dubai is a global capital of upscale style and sophistication in the Middle East. Home to the world's tallest building and largest man-made island cha
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  • Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

  • Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is situated in Bur Dubai, in the heart of shopping, commercial, leisure and night life areas of Dubai. Golden Sands prov
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  • Day Trips And Sightseeing Tours

  • City of Merchants - Afternoon A fascinating historical excursion of Dubai city including mosques, palaces, the Dubai Museum and the gold and spic
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Fact File

CapitalAbu Dhabi

LanguageArabic and English

ClimateA sub-tropical, arid climate. Rainfall is irregular, and, falling mainly in winter, it amounts to approximately five days per year. Temperatures range from a low of about 24 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius

CurrencyUnited Arab Emirates dirham

VisaNo visa is required for Irish passport holders

HealthNo compulsory vaccinations but please contact the Tropical Medical Bureau for further advice

PassportsPassports should be valid for at least six months after proposed date of departure from the U.A.E.

Time ZoneGMT + 4