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    Best Time to Visit

    Few locations this glitzy boast hot beaches in mid-winter, but Dubai is the go-to from all around for sunbathing in the cold season. All Dubai’s big events take place November through March too, so choosing the season to go is a real no-brainer.

    What to Pack

    Beachwear is for the beach only, the culture in Dubai frowns upon exposed skin in restaurants and malls, while at local sights and temples you’ll need to cover up completely. Pack for adventure if you plan to try Ski Dubai or dune-bashing in the sands.

    General Tips

    As part of the UAE, Dubai has a centuries old tradition of music and dance, including Khaliji music featuring the oud and tabl drum, and Yowalah traditional dance.

    In recent years in has become the center point of the Gulf region for modern music shows too, and has been running the Dubai International Film Festival for more than ten years, representing mostly Arab, African and Asian productions.

    When it comes to art, a thriving modern art scene has attracted international attention and seen Art Dubai, which takes place each March, become one of the world’s most important.

    A rival Art Fair Dubai takes place at the end of October.

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News & Features
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Feb 13, 2019
Opera Gallery, Dubai, will showcase “Korean Art: A Contemporary Take on Texture” .
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Feb 12, 2019
The 2019 edition of Art Dubai will soon begin from March 20 on view through March 23, 2019.
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Jan 30, 2019
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is presenting “Don’t worry, spiders, I keep house casually,” by Dubai-based artist...
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Jan 29, 2019
The Third Line is presenting “Building Blocks,” Sara Naim’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Jan 25, 2019
Carbon 12, Dubai is presenting “FANTASÍAS” by Elisabeth Wild through March 10.
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Luxury | High End
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Luxurious resort with overlook the Dubai Creek.
Luxury | Mid-Range
Luxury hotel with private beach front.
Luxury | High-End
Luxurious hotel known for its dining options.
Cafe | Budget
Gourmet food for everyday.
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Opulent club by designer Roberto Cavalli.
Bar | High-End
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Cafe | Budget
Comfort food for the health conscious.
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Concept based fashion store.
Quirky fashion and lifestyle store.