If you've got a stop-over in Dubai for a day or so, consider a whirlwind tour of the sights and delights so you know what to return to if you're ever in that part of the world again.
The 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world. If you're not staying in this stratospheric end of town, you may be able to afford to dine here. Otherwise the Dubai Fountains can be admired at night – they're a spectacle too featuring 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors.
If you've never tried them, it's worth exploring the local Emirati foods, which blend ingredients from around Asia and the Middle East. Naturally, as an international hub for travel, the city is also home to a diverse and mouth-watering selection of cuisine.
Dubai has a jaw-dropping variety of shopping options for the browser and serious shopper alike. Textiles, electronics and gold are particularly popular items on the list of international shoppers. Souks, or markets, are where you can get your haggling going.
Dubai Airport (DXB)
Flights from Australia to Dubai will disembark at Dubai International Airport.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main international airport of Dubai and a major port for travel to the United Arab Emirates. The three terminal airport is also the main hub for Emirates Airlines, accounting for more than half of the airport's passenger traffic.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Dubai International Airport. Book your Dubai Airport accommodation.
Getting to Dubai
There are several airlines that offer flights to Dubai from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane take around 14 hours and 30 minutes. Direct flights from Perth take around 11 hours.
Airlines that fly to Dubai
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Dubai from Australia include:
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