Sky-high buildings, the world’s most advanced travel and transportation system, the world’s only 7-star hotel, a gold buyer’s hub with the most exciting jewelry designs, the world’s largest accommodator of shopping center amid the sea, sand, and sun – this is all Dubai is about. Dubai, once a modest fishing community on the Arabian Gulf, is now one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The city is home to more than 200 different nationalities and is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It provides all visitors with an outstanding experience. Whether it’s on top of the Burj Khalifa, the highest skyscraper in the world, or by the banks of the Creek, Dubai radiates a sense of possibility and creativity. And memories are simply waiting to be built here with an unrivaled coastline, stunning desert, and spectacular cityscapes.
If you are planning to shop till you drop, Dubai Shopping Mall is your place. December is the month of every year when all brand and boutiques of Dubai offers heavy discount a shopper wouldn’t want to miss this experience in his life. This time of the year is also best to explore Dubai as the weather is pleasant. This is the best time of the year to look for the best Dubai tour packages from India. There is a lot to do and explore in Dubai. Still, due to time-packed travel itineraries, you must plan your Dubai tour packages with the help of an experienced tour organizer. Smart Shop Holidays is a travel agency that is an expert in planning Dubai tour packages for couples and Dubai trip packages for families from India within the client’s budget. Explore below some of the popular and best Dubai trip packages, which are budget-friendly and can be customized based on your needs.
Two top-notch airports in Dubai handle thousands of weekly international flights. Since the first airfield was built in the 1960s, Dubai International Airport (DXB) has served as the emirate’s entry point; now, it is one of the busiest airports in the world. Indian airlines have good connectivity with Dubai International Airport. You can take your flights from all major cities of India, like Delhi and Mumbai, with Air India, Spicejet, IndiGo, and other airlines that fly to Dubai regularly. The most convenient way to reach Dubai from India is by Air. If you want to keep the Dubai family trip costs low, it is advisable to plan and book your tickets in advance. Waiting for last minute deals and offers are also an option to get cheap flights, but it can reverse as well, so it’s not likely advised to go ahead with plan B.
The cost of traveling to Dubai could vary based on your interest and the entertainment you want to experience in the city, and how many days you want to stay. However, a minimum Dubai trip cost from India will reach around Rs. 41999 on twin sharing basis for 4 night and 5 days trip. Usually, the cost of a family tour package for Dubai includes back-and-forth air tickets, hotel room tariff, meals, sightseeing, and a local transfer to and from the airport.
You may also need a professional tour guide, audio guide, or local city commute or tickets for other activities like sky diving. All the costs are excluded from your package. Therefore, you must discuss your preferences and choices and the type of trip you are thinking of from your trip to Dubai with a travel expert so that they can calculate the best dates and negotiate pricing for the best dates in the year to save some good bunch of money on your trip.
Both old and new Dubai has lots of hotels and apartment options. It’s up to you whether you want to go with the five-star resort or a chic boutique hotel based on your budget. You can decide it while booking your Dubai tour packages for family with your travel agency so that they can find the best dates, prices, luxuries, and localities for your comfortable stay. You have an incredible range of options in Dubai to make a comfortable stay. All you need is to share your preferences with your travel partner as they used to have an excellent network and tieup with the best properties and hence can ensure only the best for you. Besides luxury hotels and budget hotels, Dubai’s hotels have made waves worldwide with home apartments and apartment rentals. Though your stay in new Dubai can add up to your budget, staying in old Dubai could also be the best option. Rest assured, you can enjoy every convenience of being at home and more with Old Dubai’s hotel. All you need is to search for the best deals available in the market.
Metro: Dubai is well connected with an air-conditioned Metro line that takes you to even the city’s busiest areas. It is also connected with Dubai Internal Airport and is the world’s most extensive driverless train system. All you need is a Nol card to travel in Dubai’s metro that is also valid to use in Dubai buses.
Bus: Local commute in Dubai is cheaper with bus services. You can explore the city by hopping on a bus connecting all significant neighborhoods. The buses run here 24 hours a day. All you need is to check your map to understand the extensive network and intersecting points to reach your destination easily. You will also need a Nol card to travel on buses in Dubai, as cash is not accepted here.
Taxi: If you want to experience luxury, privacy, and comfort, Dubai has taxi services available that you can grab from almost anywhere in the city. Even the Uber application works here that you can use to book on-demand taxis for your travel and commute.
Boat: Dubai has a coastline, and many world wonderlands are built around it. Therefore, plenty of options are available here to travel by water. If your Dubai itinerary includes Business Bay and Dubai Marina, you can go with budget water taxis and Dubai Ferry and stop off at several neighborhoods. There are also options for affordable AED1 Dubai Creek, wooden abra, or luxury yacht rental to plan and host huge parties and events.
There are plenty of options for fulfilling your taste buds, including global restaurant chains, Indian restaurants, or street food; there is something for everyone in Dubai. If you are looking for pure vegetarian food, the Bur Dubai area is the best place. You can have your desi taste there as Aloo Paratha, Onion Paratha, Chilly Mushroom Dosha, Chilly Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, and more. There are also happy meals provided for families in Dubai.
Weather: The climate of Dubai is warm and subtropical, with 300+ days of sunshine a year. Therefore, you must pack your bag with cotton and comfortable clothes to be pleasant all day.
Culture: Dubai’s culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and traditional Arab culture. You may get to see the influences of culture in the city’s architecture, music, food, lifestyle, and clothing.
Visa: Dubai offers on-arrival visas to US and UK citizens. Even if you are an Indian citizen with a valid US visa, you can get your visa on arrival in Dubai. You can head towards the mud harbor counter to get your visa by paying the visa fee. Indians can apply for regular visas for Dubai from India itself. It will take about seven to fourteen working days to get the visa approval by paying the visa fee for a minimum of 14 days. The charges for 14 days visa would cost around Rs. 5690 per visa application.
From high-end hotels and beach clubs to decadent dining, there is plenty for Dubai’s sun-seekers to enjoy on this magnificent island. You can plan itineraries for your Dubai family tour packages by exploring the neighborhood on the map at a time. You can do lots more things in Dubai that you can decide based on your budget and interest. However, there is a popular attraction in Dubai around which most tourist entertainment and activities are organized. Let’s explore a few of them:
Palm Jumeirah: You must visit Palm Jumeirah – a series of artificial archipelagos built like a palm tree when viewed from an eagle camera angle.
Downtown Dubai: Downtown Dubai or Dubai Downtown is the locality in Dubai where you get to see icons like the world-famous Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall – The world’s largest mall, and Dubai Fountain, which runs almost every evening with musical lights. Iconic landmarks, beautiful promenades, and world-class shopping are just a few wow-factor that attracts visitors to Dubai.
Jumeirah: If you are looking for the ultimate luxury, Jumeirah in Dubai is for you. It is a coastal residential area of Dubai, and best to rent your accommodation to experience the beauty of the ocean waves against the shore.
Dubai Marina: Dubai Marina offers some of the most magnificent views and is quite famous among tourists.
Deira: Deira offers an exciting blend of heritage and modernity showcased together. If you want to explore UAE’s historical attractions, this is the neighborhood you must include in your Dubai itinerary.
Bur Dubai: If you are foody, you can’t afford to visit Bur Dubai. It is a foodie’s haven and offers a wide range of middle eastern cuisines. Treat your taste buds to the fullest with plenty of available options, from street food shops to courtyards and restaurants.
Al Barsha & Barsha Heights: Al Barsha & Barsha Heights is a lively, urban community in new Dubai. These are best known as the home of the Mall of the Emirates or ‘shopping resort.’ It also has an indoor ski hub and five-star hotels next door.
Business Bay: Business Bay is a charming neighborhood with architecturally-striking buildings and strong transport links. It is known as Dubai’s central business, commercial, and residential areas.
All I asked was a luxury trip and Sahil and Hemanth planned the itinerary according to how i want it. In Singapore we stayed in Parc Sovereign Tyrwhitt which is near to little india, a place where we got our vegetarian Indian food. In Maldives, we stayed in Centara Ras fushi spa and resort which was a very good choice as we felt emotional while leaving the place. We got lot of Vegetarian options there. We had an awesome experience and came back with lot of memories. Thanks to SHS holidays and to Sahil and Hemanth
Hemant ji thanks a ton for making such a beautiful arrangements. Its was an awesome experience.. i had booked a honeymoon package for maldives .. shs holidays is very professional team. They kept their word and made my holiday awesome…
Booked our honeymoon trip to Maldives through SHS.
Trip was simply AWESOME. They are very good at providing options based on your budget, being a honeymoon couple we had a free upgrade to luxurious villa with private pool. I would like to thank agent Hemant who made it possible with no issues at all.
Smart holiday shop helped me plan the best possible honeymoon trip! Special shout out to Hemant for all his help/suggestions/planning for this trip. From Paradise resort to Atlantis Dubai everything was top notch! Prices offered by Hemant were 30-40% less than all major tour operators like sotc, Cox etc. I highly recommend their services.
Went for our honeymoon to Maldives and stayed at Paradise island resort and spa. Ultimate experience from start till theend. Credit goes to smart holiday shop for providing excellent service at affordable rates right from speed boat pick and drop facility up to having our Garden Villa upgraded to Superior Beach Bungalow, within the resort. Hassle free travel! Quick to respond!
Awesome experience…Got best discounts…Well organised…
We are from Bangalore and had been to Bali and Singapore for a family vacation. SHS had done good arrangements and we really enjoyed our vacation. All credit goes to Hemant.