Many consider Dubai as a country. However Dubai is only one of the cities in United Arab Emirates whose capital is Abu Dhabi. Two airlines make flights from Addis Ababa to Dubai daily namely Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Emirates. The average price for an economy class roundtrip ticket is between 14,000-25,000 birr varying on the time of the flight. The currency of Dubai is Dirham. If you plan to stay there for a week and plan to spend around 50-60 USD per day, then you are guaranteed good hotels and services.
The Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dubai that stands as the tallest building in the world with 163 stories. To visit the highest floors on the building, you must pay 110 USD. However, you would require a special permit to go beyond the 144th floor. You can also visit the fountains next to the building which put on a spectacular show along with music and lighting for free.
Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall, is the second most popular tourist destination in Dubai. Thousands of shops and places that provide food services are located within this mall. You will be assigned with a map to navigate the mall and there are also taxis to take you to the specific shop number that you want to get to. Items in this mall happen to be more expensive than outside.
Gold shops are also common tourist destinations in Dubai. Aside from jewelry made from gold such as earrings, rings, bracelets and etcetera, these shops hold clothes like T-shirts, dresses and full outfits that are made from gold.
The fourth most popular tourist destination is the Desert Safari which is found in the outskirts of Dubai. There are many tour services which you can easily look up online and book. You can enjoy wild rides in a car or motorcycle. This is accompanied by dinner and a dance festival in the evening.