United Arab Emirates
The worst of the desert heat strikes the U.A.E. over the summer months, particularly July and August -- and it's often humid to boot. The most pleasant temperatures are between October and April, though you can expect hotel rates to go up this time of year as well. If you're willing to deal with the heat (and stay inside in the air conditioning), you can snap up good hotel rates over the summer months.
The U.A.E. is known for its wealth and decadence, especially in over-the-top Dubai -- but that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune when you go there. In Dubai, skip the pricey hotel restaurants and dine on a wealth of delicious, affordable ethnic food, courtesy of the city's large population of migrant workers from around the world. You can find hostels, rooms for rent and budget hotels with a little bit of searching.
Dazzling Dubai by Adrienne Lee
When my husband and I discussed possible destinations for our 38th anniversary trip there were many, but Dubai remained at the top of our list. We had heard so much about the city that we wanted to experience it for ourselves. So after studying brochures, websites and videos we were ready for the trip. The ... Read more!
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE - An Introduction to the Middle East by Ben Szweda
Everyone I told that I was going to the UAE in summertime told me I was crazy. With temperatures reaching 45ºC/113ºF and with a chance that humidity would top 90% I was beginning to believe them. While the beaches of Dubai and Abu Dhabi were not empty during my trip, if 45 degrees is a bit much for you there ... Read more!
Dazzling Dubai by vagabondginger
The UAE or United Arab Emirates broke ties with Britain and became independent in 1971. They are absolute hereditary monarchies or sheikhdoms, each emirate is governed by a emir or sheikh and one of them is selected to be the President of UAE. The land borders are Oman and Saudi Arabia and sea borders along ... Read more!
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