Hilton Jumeirah Resort, Dubai - Destination Info
The best time to visit Dubai is in the cooler months from December to February. That’s when the temperatures are more like the Mediterranean. In May to September, the city really boils – but it still remains popular with visitors looking for a summer holiday!
Bur Dubai, south of the Creek, is the oldest part of the city, with its most interesting traditional Arabian heritage houses and highly atmospheric textile souk.
Deira, north of the Creek, has most of Dubai’s traditional commercial activity in its vibrant array of old-fashioned souks.
The Bastakia is the city’s most perfectly-preserved traditional district with a labyrinth of old-fashioned Arabian houses topped by distinctive wind towers.
Take a stroll on the Dubai Marina Walk after dark when the heat cools and the moon rises. There are plenty of low-key cafes and restaurants to stop and do some people watching, amongst locals and ex-pats alike.
The Jumeirah Mosque is not just good to see, but its thrice-weekly tours led by entertaining and informative guides are filled with fascinating insights into Muslim life.