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 Dubai Travel tips


 

Ten things YOU MUST know before taking your Dubai vacation
Dubai has become a very popular tourist destination. There are few things you must know before going there. These tips will help you to get the best from your Dubai holiday.
 

Best time to have holidays in Dubai

Dubai has extreme weather conditions. Few months of the year are extremely hot. The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. This is the “winter” period in Dubai. The temperature is mild (average 20C). Visit Dubai weather page for more on this.
 

Avoid Ramadan

Ramadan is the fasting month of Muslims. Usually Ramadan falls in October-November period. There is a daily fasting time, which approximately starts around 5:00am and ends around 5:00pm. NO ONE (including tourists) can eat, drink or even smoke in public places during this time. I am sure you don’t want your Dubai vacation during Ramadan.
 

Visa requirements

You may have to apply for a visit visa before visiting Dubai. Citizens of few countries (first world countries such as USA, UK, Australia etc) can get visa on arrival. Check with your travel agent to confirm the visa requirement for your country while booking your Dubai holiday .
 

Liquor

I am sure you will need this during your holidays in Dubai. Visitors cannot buy liquor from liquor shops in Dubai. Only residence who are holding a liquor license can buy them. Visitors have to go to a bar in a hotel or to a nightclub to get liquor.
Tip: Buy liquor from the Dubai Duty Free shop on arrival.
 

Car rentals

Taxi fare is expensive in Dubai. Rent a car is the best option. Do it in advance. Visit Dubai car rentals page for more details on Car rentals in Dubai.
 

Driving

Dubai is a left hand driven state.
 

Accommodation options

Dubai has a wide range of accommodation options. So do not spend unnecessarily on accommodation and save that money to enjoy your Dubai vacation. For an example, there are cheap but quality 2 start hotels in Dubai. If you are travelling with a big group then renting an apartment is the cheapest option. Do not let your travel agent to limit your options. Visit Dubai accommodation page to learn more on various accommodation options available in Dubai.
 

Shopping tips

Dubai is a paradise for shoppers. Shopping malls, gold and cheap electronics will tempt you to buy even unwanted stuff. Have a shopping budget and stick to it. Don’t let your Dubai holiday hurt your pocket.
 

Language

You will have to speak to many people (specially Arabs) during your holidays in Dubai. Arabic is the main language in Dubai. Most of them can understand and speak English. But make sure that you speak slowly for them to understand properly.
 

Law

Dubai has become one of the safest places on earth because of tough laws. Respect the law and their culture while enjoying holidays in Dubai.
 
 

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