Dubai is best for...

Multicultural cuisine From Pakistani plates to French and Greek dishes, you can't leave town with trying everything

Street Food: Many locals eat the street food every day as it's both inexpensive and tasty

Sweet Tea: Visit Satwa or the Dubai Creek to try the sweet Chai from the open-air cafes and sweet stands

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Dubai is Arabic

Currency: The currency used in Dubai is the Dirham

Local time: Dubai is 3 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Dubai's main airport is Dubai International Airport

Fridays and Saturdays make up the weekend in Dubai, which is useful to remember when you’re planning a meal out. The cuisine’s an interesting fusion of Indian, Arabian, African and Mediterranean influences that come from the many travellers that have passed through or come to settle.

Coffee shops, fast food, pub grub and fine dining are all on the menu in Dubai, while the food courts in the malls are always trying to outdo each other. Dubai is a Muslim city, so alcohol is either scarce or very expensive, unless of course you know where to look.