I've ready lots of info here on the forums but wanted some tips and advice on my holiday to Dubai that i'm planning.
I'm planning a 6 night trip from 18 Jan 2015 for my wife's 30th and wanted both a) to celebrate in style and b) make up for not being able to go away on a proper holiday for nearly 2 years! It's also a surprise!!
I've read the weather is not so warm, but still around 20C, so comfortable and still warm enough to walk around in shorts etc and swim in the pool. But i've also read that someone who went in January 2014 said it was a lot cooler, and given the short days and cool nights, even the pools were a bit cold. What's the real deal here? Sure, it'll be warmer than the UK, but will it be cold?
Also, the place it full of some amazing hotels all over the place! This makes it hard to choose! I wanted something 4* or 5*, with a decent pool, around a beach and maybe a spa. Am i going to get a decent hotel fitting this which is not really expensive like £200 a night? Over 6 nights, that's getting a bit tight on budget for me! Any advice would be great?
As well as chill out a bit, we want to do a few things like see the fountains, check out the malls, the souks, Burj al Arab, Burj Khalifa, What else can we do as i've never been before?
Most important of all, i need to make a plan for the birthday itself. Any suggestions of some good restaurants?
Many thanks in advance!