Dubai is a dream destination for many travelers, the end of August may not be an ideal timing to travel to Dubai due to the hot temperature, but the benefit is hotel rooms are much more affordable. During daytime, the heat was almost unbearable, it was relatively impossible to walk on the streets, thankfully to the convenient and affordable Uber or Taxi in Dubai, it was pleasant to move around under the 45°C sunlight. After sunset, the temperature dropped to under 40°C, with the breeze and the amazing sunset, it was the best time to take a walk or swim at the beach. Sunset beach which is a public beach, a good option for those who don't stay in a hotel that offers a private beach and where you can have a decent view of the famous Burj Al Arab.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a traditional Middle Eastern style bazaar, with its spacious landscapes and gardens of Arabian architecture, every corner is a picture perfect view including the iconic Burj Al Arab.
Another must-see in Dubai, with no doubt, is the tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain show, even the show goes on every 30 minutes every night, it is always crowded around the fountain when the show goes on, and people still get amazed and inspired watching this magical show.
Next to Burj Khalifa is The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall, it has the most luxury things that beyond your imagination, not only it has all the luxury designer brands, international prestigious restaurants, there are also a 3-floor-height aquarium, an Olympic-size ice skating rink, a virtual reality park, a 5-star movie theater and even a real Jurassic period dinosaur!
Dubai is full of extraordinary and luxury experiences, do you know you could easily make a free 24-96-hour stopover in Dubai with Emirates Airline? Here's how I did it for my journey from London to Taipei:
A free stopover only applies to a round-way ticket that passing through Dubai. When booking on Emirates.com, click on the Advanced Search option
Insert Dubai to be one of your destinations and remember the arrival date to departure date should be between 24 to 96 hours.
Then when you choose the tickets, you will see "no extra charges" on the part of stopping over in Dubai.