There is a fundamental truth about a desert whether it is summer or winter, it is hot! I believe even the architects of UAE tourism were probably aware of this inevitable reality and hence everything to see and experience in this man-made metropolis is air-conditioned or is dextrously lit up to be in its full grandeur even when the sun sets down.
Our travel motto in Dubai was simple: Get indoors when the sun is out and get out when the sun sets in.
Also with hotel prices at rock-bottom, you can experience sheer luxury at a bargain (Expect 5* hotel tariffs at 4,000-5,000 INR per night for 2 persons, including breakfast :p). The prices for outdoor activities also slash down by half during the summer months.
We split our time in UAE between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. While Dubai has raced ahead as the go-to tourist-destination in the UAE, Abu Dhabi is fast catching up and offers experiences unlike Dubai.
This is not a typical day to day itinerary, but has the Top things you can't miss when in Dubai during summers for the sheer pleasure of living in luxury on a budget!
Read below for all the tips and tricks to escape the sun
During our stay, our mornings were usually spent at the breakfast table and the swimming pool and our ‘days’ really started in the afternoon. It would have been a sin to miss the luxury on offer at our hotels.
Our stay in Dubai