Outrageousness has a name: Dubai

Air France offers cheap flights to Dubai. Dubai often makes the headlines with its outrageous building projects. The capital of the eponymous emirate in the United Arab Emirates is not afraid of anything that is gigantic and lets it be known, attracting many.
In fact, over the past few years, the craziest building projects have come true, attracting many tourists. Here are some examples:

  • In 2008, Burj Khalifa became the tallest skyscraper in the world, towering at 828 meters and shaped like a ship's sail.
  • Palm Islands, an artificial peninsula shaped like a palm tree.
  • The World, an artificial archipelago that represents the map of the world.
  • Ski Dubai, an indoor ski slope approximately 400 meters long, etc.

There are many other projects in the works, but not all projects leave the drawing board. However, Dubai advertises for these incredible projects and, for several years, attempts to attract large foreign investments to make Dubai an important business and tourist center. In fact, Dubai has become a shopping capital with its huge malls and popular souks. The city of Dubai currently has a population of over 2.3 million.

Air France: regular flights to Dubai

Air France offers flights departing from large Canadian airports, in particular Montreal or Toronto, to Dubai . The city's international airport is the world's 7th largest in terms of air traffic.
Flights to Dubai include one or two stopovers, depending on the city from which you depart: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, etc., with some connections provided by our partners.
For a flight from Montreal to Dubai , plan on about twenty hours in travel time with a nine-hour time difference.
There is a subtropical arid climate in Dubai. In summer, the thermometer can reach 50° C (122° F). The best time to visit Dubai is during the months of November through March when temperatures are pleasant, 24°C (75 ° F). Of course, all hotels are air-conditioned. Dubai has over 400 hotels for all budgets. If you plan on renting a car in Dubai, an international driver's license is mandatory, with a flap translated into Arabic. Taxis are also good solutions, as are buses, whose prices cannot be beat. There is also an automatic subway since 2009.

Travel to Dubai: practical information

To travel to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid at least six months beyond the expected date of departure from that country. Also, you should have a visa that you may obtain upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates.
There is a serious health risk of dehydration with such high temperatures and it is important to drink a lot of water, preferably filtered or bottled. However, there are adequate health services in Dubai, especially private clinics.

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