Not for the easily carsick, is 'dune bashing'. You are driven out into the desert in an SUV and enjoy (or regret) a rollercoaster ride over the sand dunes. BBQs and belly-dancing are often included in these package tours. For a more relaxed way to experience the desert, take a camel ride at sunset or try hot air ballooning and catch the awe-inspiring panorama view from above at sunrise or sunset.
But if the heat just isn't for you, a visit to Wild Wadi Park Water Park could be a refreshing break. Located near Jumeriah Beach, you can take the whole family and cool down in refreshing tidal pools and a secret lagoon.
And if you're really sweating, why not head to the snow? That's right, Dubai now has its own snow skiing centre located in the Mall of the Emirates. This indoor slope is impressively large considering its location and you can hire everything there, including warm clothes.
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:
For more information on Dubai holidays check out our Dubai travel guide.
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