Destinations & Resorts
Holidays to Dubai
New Tourist Taxes
A new Tourism tax will come into effect in Dubai on 31 March 2014.
The new tax will be collected at check-out by the hotel and will be charged on a per bedroom per stay.
The fees are :
AED 20 Dirham (approx €4) for 5 star hotels - per room per night
AED 15 Dirham (approx €3) for 4 star hotels - per room per night
AED 10 Dirham (approx €2) for 3 star hotels - per room per night
Dubai has been a firm favourite holiday destination for the past 15 years and with the introduction of direct flights from Dubliln to both Dubai International and Abu Dhabi Airports, the number of Irish visitors continues to grow.
Dubai today has become a very cosmopolitan and multi cultural society with so much to see and do on offer. It is also home to some of the worlds greatest sporting events including the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world, the Dubai desert classic golf and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship to name a few.
The city continues to grow and now displays some amazing modern architectural buildings such as the Burj Al Arab, the infinity Tower and the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the work.
Dubai’s heritage and culture can still be found in the Bur Dubai and Deira districts with abra and dhow boats still the common mode of transport on Dubai Creek and the bustling atmosphere around the gold and spice souks.
Today Dubai has become a major tourist destination that offers some of the most amazing hotels in the world – some of course, such as the Burj Al Arab, come at a price in excess of $1500 a night !!
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Of course not all of Dubai’s hotels are expensive and value can be had in city hotels year round and during the summer months from May to September with many hotels offering promotional rates and complimentary meals included.
7 of the Best things to do in Dubai
- The Dubai City Tour including the Bur Dubai old town and the Dubai Museum.
- Lunch at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
- A Desert Safari including dinner at a Bedouin village.
- The observation deck on the 134th floor of the Burj Khalifa
- A visit to the gold & spice souks (markets)
- A shopping trip to the Dubai Mall followed by The Dubai Fountains at “the old town”.
- A dhow dinner cruise on Dubai Creek.
Fountain Show at The Old Town