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Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai and Las Vegas have a lot in common. Both cities share a love for the fantastical, with skylines that shine like beacons against barren desert backdrops. People from all over the world flock to these shimmering oases with the same goal: to play hard. But as a vacation spot, Dubai easily trumps ol' Sin City thanks to its gorgeous cream-colored Persian Gulf shoreline, international culinary scene, and larger-than-life attractions. And the city's still ... continue»

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When to Visit Dubai

The best time to visit Dubai is from October to April. Weather-wise, Dubai really only experiences two seasons: hot and hotter. During the winter months, the city sees blue skies and primo beach weather. However, this is also peak tourist season, so expect plenty of company on Jumeirah Beach. You can escape the crowds if you visit during the summer months, but be prepared for triple-digit temps and high humidity levels.

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Getting Around Dubai

The best way to get around Dubai is by taxi or by metro. Although prices are high here, taxis are relatively inexpensive and provide the freedom to move at your own pace without the hassle of navigating traffic. Dubai's metro system is currently undergoing expansion, but the existing lines transport passengers to major areas of interest, including the Dubai International Airport (DXB). DXB is just five miles from the city center. You can also rent a car at the airport, but driving here is not for the faint-of heart.

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