Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Cruises from Dubai depart from fall through early summer. The chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a cosmopolitan yet exotic city. Wander the stalls of the traditional bazaars, called souks, where you can bargain for gold jewelry, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. Gold is a particularly good buy here. A guided city tour may take in the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai's oldest building, and the Juneira Mosque, Dubai's most-photographed structure (particularly beautiful after dark when it is illuminated). Other excursions can include four-wheel-drive adventures in the desert, visits to Bedouin camps, an opportunity to ride a camel, or a cruise around Palm Island, the expansive development project on Dubai's coast.

Language: Arabic, English
Currency: Dirham (AED)



Temperature (Celsius)
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High23 23 27 31 36 38 39 39 38 34 30 25
Low14 15 17 21 24 27 29 30 27 23 19 16
Precipitation
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Days5 7 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Humidity
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Percent76 76 73 67 59 66 65 66 72 74 75 786