Dubai is a famous tourist destination as well as all kinds of business trips. This post is for you if you are one of the many visitors to the UAE's largest cities. It will assist you in having a good time and staying out of trouble during your trips in Dubai.
Do's and Don'ts
Dubai may appear to be a symbol of modernity in the Middle East, but the city has some hidden threats for foolish visitors. It's similar to riding a roller coaster; enjoyable and thrilling but there's always a danger if you don't follow the safety rules and as long as you follow the rules you will always be safe.
You'll have one of the most memorable experiences of your life if you learn to avoid troubles.
The aim of the law is to keep people safe. However, there are some strict rules in Dubai that few Westerners are aware of such as:
- Wearing exposing clothing is strictly discouraged, especially while visiting religious sites or older areas of the city.
- Don't use foul language or make vulgar gestures, and don't upset people.
- During Ramadan, it is forbidden to eat in public places.
- No cross-dressing.
- Don't get drunk in public, and don't drink in public either.
- Before taking any images, get permission from the locals.
- Taking images of government structures is also prohibited.
- Keep in mind that metro trains have separate cabins for ladies and children.
Despite its numerous limitations and controls, Dubai is not immune to crime. Tourists are unlikely to be victims of violent crime, but they should be alert of theft and fraud at all times.
- From your accommodation, take a cab or drive to the nightlife.
- Don't leave your valuables unattended.
- Only take cabs that have been certified by the government.
- Stay away from troubled areas (e.g., Sonapur, Deira and Bur Dubai)
- Only use ATMs at reputable hotels or bank buildings.
Dubai has ideal infrastructure, and you can drive or take public transportation to any location in the city. However, there are a few precautions you should mind:
- Don't drive if you've had too much to drink.
- Tourists can readily access public transportation.
- Before crossing the street, think twice!
- When they see a red light, some people do not stop.
- Take a solo walk outside (especially at night)
- Accept strangers' drinks or leave your drinks on the table.
- Put on some revealing attire.
- Make eye contact with men
The city has a dry, hot desert environment with little rainfall. Throughout the year, the daily mean temperature is 82.3F, with typical peaks of 106.3 in August and lows of 57.7 in January. Finally, the city receives up to 11.5 hours of sunlight per day, with the UV index reaching high levels (over 11 from mid-spring to mid-autumn). So, these are the things you should do:
- Ensure that you consume enough of water (you can drink the tap water)
- Even on cloudy days, wear sunscreen (we recommend SPF 30+ every 2 hours).
- Beware of sand storms
- Wear hats, long sleeved shirts, trousers, and long skirts
Experience - What to see in Dubai?
Michael Ondaatje portrays the awe and longing that some Westerners have for the desert in his stunning novel The English Patient. You may not like it as much as one of the key characters in the book, but it is worth seeing.
The deserts safari in Dubai are sandy, in contrast to the rest of the country, which is largely made up of rocks and plain land.
In the local deserts, there are three main activities to partake in:
- Safari - is a guided tour of a desert. Apart from driving among the terracotta barchans, it would usually include other activities such as camel riding, sandboarding, eating local cuisine, and viewing cultural performances.
- Camping - Al Qudra desert is the finest place to go camping because it offers magnificent lakes and numerous safe camping locations.
- Off-road driving - some people enjoy driving all day. They enjoy the rush of climbing and then descending a sand hill. Sweihan Desert is the place to go if you're one of them. Rent a car, join a local organization, and go exploring. Just make sure you're driving with someone who knows what they're doing.
The world's highest tower, an artificial island, white-sand beaches, incredible souks, and upscale shopping are all included in the ticket. What else does Dubai have to offer?
- Zip through the Dubai Fountain - it's amazing to ride through the world's largest coordinated fountain during the day after viewing it at night.
- Skiing - yes, you read that correctly. A large indoor ski park is available. It's a welcome relief from the arid heat.
- Aquariums - ten million liters of water reveal the splendor of marine life in an aquarium. Did we mention that scuba diving is available there?
- Arabia - Order a tour of the old quarter and take a shared "abra" boat ride across Dubai Creek.
- Experience on the ground. Most tourists do not visit the Coffee Museum, Dubai Museum, or XVA Gallery of Art since they are simply unaware of their existence.