Another Dubai Holiday season is coming up! Dubai is all set to welcome their guests with various new attractions from the enchanting like Expo 2020 to the amazing Cityland mall, everything is getting ready in the background. Can't wait to see the New Dubai!!
Are you also planning for a Dubai Holiday? If so, let's take some preparations together.
There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind before visiting this city. It is important to know what to and what not to do in Dubai. since there are millions of attractions available in the city, it is also important to know which all attractions to be visited/experienced and which tour package should opt.
This infographic will help you create a Dubai holiday package which covers more than 68 must-visit attractions in Dubai within just 7 days. It will also help you to enjoy the maximum of Dubai trip by customizing the trip as per your budget, time and interests.
Infographics - Complete guide to Dubai
So, what's next? What are you waiting for? Buckle up your shoes and catch your flight.
Scroll down if you need some bonus info about Dubai.
Dubai - All You Need To Know
Country of Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Official Language of Dubai
Time Difference in Dubai
From 3000 AED To 25000 AED
Official Religion Of Dubai
Islam ( All guests and residents in Dubai are free to practice their religious beliefs. Worship places like Hindu Temples, Churches, Mosques, etc, are there all over the country.)
The currency of Dubai and Money info
The currency of Dubai is United Arab Emirates Dirhams
ATMs can be found all over the City
Get high rates for currency in Dubai money exchanges and malls
All cards are accepted all over the city
Seasons & Climates of Dubai
Winter in Dubai ( October to March ) - an average daytime temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) - the best time for Sightseeing tours
Spring in Dubai ( March to May )
Summer in Dubai ( May to September ) - an average daytime temperature of 45 °C (113 °F)
Autumn in Dubai ( September - mid of October )
Visa requirement in Dubai depends on the nationality of the guest.
Gulf cooperation council ( GCC ) Citizens - No visa required to visit Dubai
American citizens - On arrival Visa to visit Dubai
Other nationalities - need to apply for a tourist visa
Best time to visit Dubai
Best time for Sightseeing tour in Dubai - October to March ( Winter )
Shopping Tour - December to February ( Dubai shopping festival)
Desert tours - Any time, preferably in winter. For summer, evening desert safari or overnight desert safari would be the best option.
Food Tour - Any time ( Try to avoid Ramadan month )
Driving in Dubai
You can enjoy self-drive in Dubai if you have :
International Driving Permit
A full UK license to rent a vehicle
What to wear in Dubai?
National dress of Dubai: Abaya, Kandura (No pressure, if you want to try it, you can)
In public places: Any casuals, Western or Eastern, modest clothes (Avoid too much-revealing or outrageous clothes) Tops, skirts, dresses (knee length), shirts, t-shirts, shorts, etc.
In Mosques: Long sleeves, Long Trousers, Loose fitting casuals, long skirts, Abaya & Shayla (for women, if they are planning to enter the mosque)
In beaches and pools: For women, bikinis and swimwear are allowable in beaches (Please note: only on beaches, not anywhere else, not even in beachside cafes or restaurants)
In the desert: Wear something simple and which is comfortable to do desert activities like sandboarding, camel trekking, quad biking, etc. Please do not forget to get covered shoes. Women are recommended to avoid short dresses
In Star rated restaurants: Formal or semi-formal dress code
During summer: Loose cotton clothing (recommended)
During winter: Jackets (recommended)
What to eat in Dubai?
Almost all kinds of dishes are available in Dubai. Check out the must-try foods of Dubai.
Shawarma - a delicious dish with meat (grilled on a spit) and kuboos
Mandi - a delicious combination of rice, meat, and spices. Special dish found in the Arabian peninsula
Camel Milk & Camel Meat (stuffed camel)
Dates - Try some original, fresh and delicious dates
Al Harees - a local dish of Dubai with wheat and meat
Arabic Tea - Traditional tea
Qoozi - a local dish of Dubai with rice and meat
Is it allowable to Consume Alcohol in Dubai?
In public - No, it is strictly restricted.
But you can consume alcohol from some restaurants in moderate level ( Please note: It is illegal to exhibit drunken behavior in public)
Top Attractions in Dubai
Check out the must-visit and unique attractions of Dubai.
Dubai Fountain Show
Dubai Miracle Garden
Burj Al Arab
The Ski Dubai
Dubai Mall & Aquarium
Dubai Underwater Zoo
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Try Dheira street foods
Free /less expensive things to do in Dubai
Check out the must-do free things in Dubai.
Fountain show near Dubai Mall (night)
Burj Khalifa (outside view)
Jumeirah beach & Burj Al Arab (outside view)
Free ladies day/night in Dubai
Dubai desert sunset view
Museum Visits in Dubai
Art Galleries in Dubai
Abra ride (less expensive)
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark (Free day pass on your birthday)
Hit the free parks in Dubai
Best way to travel within Dubai
Dubai Bus Services
Dubai Water taxis(Abra)
Rent a Car Service
Which is the best way to book a Dubai tour package?
If your tour is a pre-planned one, do enough research on the tour packages and tour operators. There are many sites available to check and get the best tour operators in Dubai.
What not to do in Dubai?
Eating/drinking in public transport
Alcohol consumption in public
Taking photos of the public without the consent of them
Obscene talks and hand gestures
Indulging in PDA (Public Display Affection)
Check your passport validity ( minimum 6 months validity required)
Don’t forget your gadgets like (mobile, tablet, required dresses which are comfortable for the climate of Dubai)
Check the airline baggage restrictions
Collect contact details & location of your national embassy in Dubai
Arrange travel insurance
Know the culture and rules of Dubai
Plan a tour itinerary as per your tour budget and time availability (do some good research)
So, that's it.
Welcome to Dubai!
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