GOING TO DUBAI?
What to know before travelling to Dubai?
1.The Dubai international airport ( DXB) is one of the busiest in the world. Get ready for some delays.
2.Almost 90% of the Dubai population are expats and foreigners in general. It’s really a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures.
3.Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. The crime rate is very low.
4.The city is like the Mecca of shopping. You’ll find a lot of US, Canadian, French, and UK stores.
5.Drugs are not allowed anywhere in the UAE. Even traces of drugs on your suitcase, shoes or clothing can get you into trouble.
6.Even though it is recommended to dress conservatively, there isn’t any lawfully-enforced dress code in Dubai.
7.Because it’s a Muslim country, alcohol is only allowed in designated areas like some restaurants and hotels (tourists’ areas).
8.Weekend in Dubai is Friday and Saturday, which means Sunday is a workday.
9.If you’re going to have fun, avoid going to Dubai during the month of Ramadan. All the restaurants are closed during the day. No eating, smoking, or drinking is allowed in public places including hotel lobbies. You can only eat in your room.
10.Public fights, arguments or swearing are not allowed. If you are caught, you will be thrown out of the country whether you’re a resident or tourist.
11.Taking photographs of people without permission is illegal and can lead to fines or being deported. 12.The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the Marina, Old Dubai and many other places can be reached directly via the Metro Electric Train.
13.There is an overwhelming choice of bars and clubs if you are the partying type.