If one were to rationalize and rank global tourist areas, it would go a little something like this:
Let’s start with the basics, the scenery out there is absolutely STUNNING. It’s surprising to fly into the middle of the desert and see massive high-rises, established infrastructure and construction everywhere.
The Dubai marina district is considered the “new” section of Dubai – built within the last decade or so. It’s where the high-end hotels, apartments and night life is located – truly a playground for luxury and money.
The weather is considerably hotter than most might expect. Granted I did fly out there in July (Probably the hottest time of year); You should expect to bring light clothing – temperatures while I was there averaged about 117F (47 C) during the day, and around 90F (32C) at night – nothing that a quick swim in the Persian Gulf can’t fix. Thankfully the humidity is low so it’s a “dry” heat (what ever the hell that means). Growing up in Florida, I am used to the oppressive heat of summer. I survived the heat with light cargo shorts and dri-fit shirts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to respect the local cultures, religion and rules, even if it is not your view – remember you are a visitor. Dress code is important, especially for women in this country.[sociallocker id=1511]