Dubai is a high-tech metropolis with luxury beach resorts, where the sun never stops shining. Spending a vacation in Dubai is the so-called classics of tourist fashion, and every year millions of travelers from different parts of the world come to spend their vacation here.
Indeed, the luxury and beauty of this amazing city make every visitor to fall in love with it. Dubai will provide you with all the opportunities so that you can forget about everything and enjoy your time there.
However, before the amazing journey to this mysterious and luxurious city starts, you ought to familiarize with some tips that will favor making your staying in Dubai maximum comfortable and safe in all respects.
What you shouldn’t forget about when you are in Dubai:
- It is impolite to offer a Muslim alcohol or pork dishes. It is also prohibited to drive under the influence of alcohol. Drinking alcoholic beverages, including beer, in public places (in a park, on a beach) can be punished by fine and imprisonment.
- Don’t look into the mosque out of the curiosity.
- Give the money, things, and eat with your right hand, because the Muslims consider left hand “not clean”.
- The Muslims don’t eat when standing or walking; they don’t look into the face of a person which is busy with eating, and don’t drink water after fat food.
- If you are invited to enter the house, don’t forget to take off your shoes.
- Try not to sit in the way so that your feet are directed to someone else.
- You are not forced to wear the burqa, but still UAE is a Muslim country. So, try to avoid deep décolleté, mini-skirts, and translucent dresses on the naked body.
- Going to the restaurants, shops and other public sites in sports or beach clothes (T-shirts, swimming pants, shorts, rubber slippers, etc.) is considered to be extremely impolite.
- Never take pictures of the local residents (especially of the women) without asking the permission. Avoid taking pictures of governmental buildings, airports, docks, military bases and other similar facilities.
What you might need to put in your suitcase before leaving to Dubai:
- The sun in Dubai is scorching, so make sure you have a sunscreen with you.
- Take the copies of your documents: passport, health insurance and air ticket. Always store the copies separately from the originals.
- Don’t forget the chargers for all of your gadgets.
- Consider your wardrobe: don’t take too low-cut and defiant dresses or T-shirts.
- If your kids go with you to Dubai, take for them a sufficient number of light clothes and toys, a repellent sunscreen, comfortable slippers for the beach and headdresses.
How to travel around Dubai:
In the UAE there is no such a public transport as most people are used to. Most hotels have their own buses and the guests can get to the downtown or to the beach for free.
You will not see various trams and trolleybuses in the UAE as all the locals travel by private cars and 95% of them are using taxis. And, actually, that is the reason why public transport is not well developed there. There is also subway in Dubai which was open in 2009, but some lines haven’t been finished yet, so it is more like an excursion object, rather than a social mode of transportation.
Therefore, the most rational and convenient way to get around the city for the travelers will be to rent a car. Renting a car in Dubai is quite popular and simple procedure, so you won’t have any difficulties with it. Just book in advance a suitable car at Dubai Airport and immediately start your journey upon arrival to the airport.
When to go to Dubai?
The period between January-February is a paradise for shopaholics. At this time of the year all the shops are usually overcrowded and it is not surprising, because the local shops offer around 40 percent discounts!
In March Dubai is filled with the fans of tennis. At this time of the year open tournaments between men and women take place. The fans of golf also come to Dubai in March, the reason for that is Dubai Desert Classic, which is an important stage of the world golf championship. In Dubai March is also famous for Dubai-Muscat sailing race.
In April equestrian championship takes place, which is highly esteemed around the world. As a rule, over two hundred horses compete in it.
June-September is the time for Dubai Summer Surprises Festival. The guests of the festival can get discounts for the hotel rooms, and children can participate in competitions, exhibitions, lotteries and carnivals in almost all shopping centers of the city.
November is the time for UAE Desert Challenge Motor Rally.
In December UIM Formula One Power Boat Championship takes place. Make sure you attend this spectacle event, because you will not see such a powerful and well-organized power boating competition anywhere else.
But even if all these events are of no interest to you, you may come to Dubai whenever you like, because it is almost never rainy, cloudy or cold there.
So, now you have all the necessary information that will help to make your visit to Dubai not only fascinating and interesting, but also safe and comfortable. Just try not to forget about the given advices and you will come back home with lots of positive emotions and warm memories of the time you spent there!
Author Bio: Lily Berns is a travel writer and specializes in finding the best and brightest things to do, while you travel in different cities of the world.