We wanted to go for a vacation for a long time and could not decide on a proper place as we kept vacillating between Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai but then given the suitable weather conditions and of course the charm, we decided to go forward with Dubai. Both of us wanted a vacation where we could chill and relax as well as explore a lot of cool places so there was nothing better than Dubai in our minds. As we started the process of our plan, we contacted TravelTriangle and after knowing our interests and trip expectations, they came with the tour package of 8 days in Dubai in December and we couldn’t be more excited!
A Look At Our Holiday Package
Cost: INR 93,000
Duration: 8 Days
No. Of People: 2 adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Sightseeing, Desert Safari tour, Marina Cruise, Abu Dhabi city tour, Global Village, Miracle Garden
Exclusions: Lunch, Airfare, Dubai Dirham fee
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Timeless Trips Private Limited
8 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Marina Dhow Cruise, Dubai Marina Mall
Day 3: City Tour, Dessert Drive
Day 4: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall
Day 5: Emirates Palace, Ferrari World
Day 6: Leisure
Day 7: Dubai Miracle Garden, Global Village
Day 8: Departure
The Dubai weather in December was quite pleasant. It was sunny but not too hot during the day and it got a bit chilly at night but as we returned by 7 pm daily, we got to spend the evening at the hotel itself. We even experienced drizzles on a couple of days.
Top Experiences Of Our Trip
We explored around Dubai and experienced a lot of fun things that gave us memories for a lifetime!
1. Ferrari World
It was really fun to let loose our inner child and go on rides at the Ferrari world! We rode the Formula Rossa, Turbo ride and a few more rides at Ferrari world.
2. Global Village
At the Global Village, we saw a stunt show which was incredible and splendid and must be experienced by everyone visiting Dubai. The Global Village is an amazing place for leisure, shopping, and entertainment and we are glad to have visited this place.
We visited the Mall of Emirates on our first morning in Dubai and had a great time at Ski Dubai where we thoroughly enjoyed skiing and ice games! On our second day, we visited the Dubai mall and our hotel had a free shuttle service to the mall. Both the malls were really good and had famous brands for shopping along with recreational spaces.
4. Marina Dhow Cruise
On the first day of our trip, we went on the Marina Dhow Cruise ride. The ride was for about 90 mins and the views around the cruise were excellent. We got to see the Dubai eye from a very near distance and it was massive.
We stayed at the Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay. It was located at a prime location in Dubai and the Dubai Mall was quite near(about 4 km). The hotels in Dubai, in general, gave a good impression and our hotel’s service was pretty good and we loved the hospitality and facilities provided by them. Our overall stay was really comfortable and relaxing!
How To Reach Dubai
Since all of us are from Hyderabad, we took the Oman Air flight to Dubai from Hyderabad. We had a couple of hours layover at Muscat both ways.
Our Budget For The Trip
We spent around 150 Dirhams ( INR 2910) per day including food, transport and roaming about the place. Dubai travel cost can be a bit expensive if you opt for private transport which is why we took the Metro Pass to travel around during leisure.
Shopping In Dubai
There are quite a few things to buy from Dubai but we didn’t shop much other than souvenirs and dates at the dates market, but we hope that window shopping counts! There are quite a few interesting things that you can shop for in Dubai such as camel milk chocolate, Persian rugs and carpets, perfume oils, and pashmina shawls.
We experimented with food at various restaurants and much to our relief, the food was excellent both in terms of quantity and quality. The pricing was a bit higher side when compared to prices in Old Dubai but the experience was pretty good. Dubai food overall is really delicious and finger-licking and some of the dishes that we would recommend everyone to try are the hummus, falafel, shawarma, and fattoush.
What To Pack For 8 Days Dubai Trip
- As the weather is pleasant around December, packing light is suggested. So, pack sunscreen, caps, and cotton clothes.
- Shoes are a better option than sandals as it’s easier to walk in the sand.
- Pack the basic medicines needed for a trip.
- Carry extra clothes as you will be visiting the beach a lot
- Pack ready-to-eat meals especially if you are a vegetarian
Dubai Travel Tips
- Plan your trip ahead as the airline tickets and prices fluctuate a lot!
- Select a hotel which is nearby to a metro station so that it will be easier to travel around on leisure days
- If you aren’t particular about the locality of the hotel, old Dubai will be quite economical and there a lot more food options available especially in terms of Indian food
- The currency in Dubai is AED so make sure you convert the money before traveling
- Hire a taxi to roam around the city as it is the best way to travel across
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was really satisfying and fulfilling. The agents helped us plan our entire trip and catered to our needs and the kind of vacation we needed. It was a good package overall and it enabled us to explore the best parts of Dubai!
We are glad to have taken the decision to take a trip to Dubai as we literally enjoyed every moment of our trip; it was delightful to experience fun rides, shopping at malls, skiing and especially, taking the metro rides! Overall, it was a fruitful 8 days of leisure and activity and we couldn’t ask for anything more! So, we would recommend everyone to take a trip to Dubai in December with TravelTriangle.
Common Questions You May Want To Know
A. Even though it is a bit crowded during December, it is still a good time to visit Dubai because the weather is lovely and pleasant and the average temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius.
A. No, it is not cold in Dubai during December; the weather is pleasant and warm.
A. Given that the temperature is moderate, one can swim in Dubai in December and the water parks are also open during this time.
A. Some of the best places to visit in Dubai are:
1. Ferrari World
2. Global Village
3. Ski Dubai
4. Dubai Creek
5. Burj Khalifa
6. Kite Beach
A. One can shop at the following places in Dubai:
1. The Dubai Mall
2. Mall Of Emirates
3. Wafi Mall
4. Global Village
5. Burjuman Centre