Dubai Travel Guide
Know About Dubai:
Dubai has a hot desert climate. Summers (April to September) are very hot, humid and dry with temperatures climbing to 40 °C and higher and rarely dropping below 30 °C. Winters (Octobers to March) are still warm however temperatures drop considerably to highs of 23 °C and lows of around 14 °C. If You are from cold country then I Strictly suggest you to come in winters because winters are so hot here And if you are from hot country then I also suggest you to come in winters but you can come also in summer like March , April but not in July , August (August is the hottest month) Book holiday to Dubai now.
Currency: UAE dirham. US$ 1 = AED 3.67
Luxury Means Expensive, yes Dubai is luxury destination, you can make expensive as you want Like Dubai’s Burj Al Arab is the only 7-Star Hotel on the planet. You need reservations just to walk around the grounds. Its all depends upon you how you manage transport, food, Accommodation.
Like if you take taxi for your travel it will increase your budget yes it will give you comfort but you want to decide between comfort and budget.
Geographical & Political Situation
Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf, in the northeast of the United Arab Emirates.
It Has 7 States
- Abu Dhabi (Capital Of UAE)
- Ras al-Khaimah
- Umm al-Quwain
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
Emergency Phone Number
Emergency services: Dial 999 (police), 998/999 (ambulance) or 997 (fire department)
Dubai Tourism: definitelydubai.com and dubaitourism.ae has kiosks in all the big shopping malls
Important Rules to Know
- No Drugs – There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences.
- Alcohol – The Dubai Emirate allows residents to consume alcohol in that Emirate only if they have an alcohol licence. Tourists can buy and drink alcohol in licensed venues such as hotels, restaurants and clubs, says the FCO. Meanwhile, in conservative Emirate Sharjah, drinking alcohol is illegal.
- Kissing – Kissing in public is illegal and can result in deportation.
- Homosexuality: Homosexual acts are illegal and subject to severe punishment.
Weekends in Dubai
Its Friday not Sunday, the first thing to know about working in Dubai is that the working week can differ from business to business. The working week is generally Sunday to Thursday. However, retail and some other businesses open six days a week, closing on Fridays.
Gold Price in Dubai
Yes, It’s Cheap, Gold prices in Dubai follow International gold prices. But there is a difference between trading gold on the Gold Commodity Mart in Europe and buying physical gold in Dubai. If you buy physical gold in any European country you have to pay a huge overhead for converting gold into bullions of 1kg or whatever size or weight. It us cheaper to get gold bullion in Dubai because this is where most physical gold is handled in the world.
Travelling Dubai in Ramadan
Things are very quiet during Ramadan. Many local businesses close down or have reduced hours. A lot of the Muslim expatriate community will return home to be with their families, and a lot of the non-Muslim expatriate community will use this slower time as an opportunity to go home as well, or travel elsewhere.
Further, Dubai is renowned for its shopping, but it turns out it’s not at all cheap.
Mostly you can do the same things during the day during Ramadan that you would do in Dubai otherwise, except eating, drinking and smoking in public. Shopping, golfing, and whatever else you want to do in Dubai is probably still available to you.
Travel to Dubai:
with a US passport you do not need a visa to go to Dubai (or Abu Dhabi) which is a part of The United Arab Emirates. For Other Countries Please Check Through Official Website
Book Flights Tickets 90 Days Before Traveling for cheaper option. There are very high chances you are booking with Emirates. All Emirates flights have a stopover in Dubai, that’s great for those who want to visit and explore the city. Book holiday and flights now
Travelling in Dubai
From the Airport: Book a Marhaba Bronze “meet and greet” service to fast-track through the airport with zero hassle.
Public Transport: Use Bus / Metro Keep in Mind It’s forbidden to eat or drink in the metro (and that includes chewing gum). Cabins are reserved for different categories, like women only and gold class, so watch the signs. Sleeping is not allowed in stations.
Taxis: Book a Local cab / UBER.
Boats: A lot of attractions in Dubai are on or near the water so there are water ferries and taxis that run at 10 A.M., 12 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. You can also take a ride on a traditional “Abra” boat down Dubai Creek or through Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Bike: There are city paths throughout the city that make it easy to bike! You can rent a BYKY bike at a curbside station and return it when you’re done.
Accommodation at Dubai
I Recommend to Book at least two Hotel / Hostels According to your price budget, 7 Days before visiting (With Free Cancellation). If You Don’t Like one you can change Your Accommodation.
Tricks to save bucks in Dubai
Use Friday – Friday buffet of unlimited drinks and food
Attend a happy hour – The lifeblood of any drinker, happy hours are where you can go to save a buck.
Get pizza for lunch – Tucked into The Dubai Mall — near the entrance used to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa — is a place called Debonair. It’s located right in the food court on the ground floor and has a pizza-and-drink lunch special for 15 AED ($4 USD). It’s one of the best bargains I found. The pizzas are small (you can upsize for 22 AED ($6 USD)) but filling enough for lunch.
Eat in old Dubai – Step away from the hotels, malls, and fancy souks meant to make you think you are in Aladdin and head into Old Dubai for cheap eats. Meals at restaurants in this area generally cost 20-30 AED ($5-8 USD).
Take the metro – While the metro only really cuts through the middle of the city, it does go to the marina, airport, and Old Dubai. At 8 AED ($2 USD), it’s cheaper than any taxi.
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world lets you go up to the 128th floor for 100 AED ($27 USD). From there, you get panoramic views of the city and desert. When I went it was pretty hazy, but it still made for a beautiful contrast. I would highly recommend it (but don’t pay 500 AED ($136 USD) for the 148th floor. It’s not that much of a difference!).
Top Venue at Dubai
THE BURJ KHALIFA
You can´t miss the tallest structure on the planet. This wonder of modern technology and design with 829.8 m has an observation deck on the 134th floor with stunning views, basically to everywhere! Book your visit few days in advance online and you’ll save considerably over the “instant access” tickets on the door. Also, make sure you go in the waiting line around 3PM (yes, you will wait a lot), the best time to take pictures is during sunset.
There are dozens of shopping malls, markets and souks in Dubai. My favourite is Dubai Mall, the largest shopping centre in the world with more than 1,000 stores and a giant Aquarium with an underwater zoo. Just make sure you use comfortable shoes… if you get tired you can also get a golf car taxi, how fabulous is that?
THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN
Right next to Dubai Mall you will find the Dubai Fountain. It has shown every evening starting at 6 p.m. (every half an hour). The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the centre of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
BURJ AL ARAB
The Dubai Landmark, the 7 starts hotel Burj Al Arab… Truth is, you can’t officially go higher than five. The seven-star rating may be an urban myth that got out of hand, but nothing dominates the Dubai skyline and tourists’ imagination quite like it. Can´t spend 1800€ for a night? You can actually go inside for an afternoon tea, the cost is “only” 155€… Fortunately, you can see from outside without paying nothing!
Palm Jumeirah, the most audacious of all of Dubai’s megaprojects is the world largest man-made island increasing Dubai’s shoreline to a total of 520 kilometres. The tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is known for glitzy hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. Food trucks offering snacks like shawarma dot the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, popular for its views of the Dubai coastline and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. Beach clubs with spas and infinity pools turn into boisterous nightclubs with live DJs in the evening.
Near Dubai Marina, this beach is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. There are hotels strung out all along the length, with this being one of the most popular places to stay for tourists. The beach has excellent facilities with plenty of sun loungers, restaurants and water-sport operators offering jet skiing.
Located on Emirates Mall, Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski centre. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, Ski Dubai offers an amazing setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding or just playing in the snow. From tube slides, slopes and jumps to a 3,000-meters interactive Snow Park and Zip Wire, this is an indoor ski resort that has it all.
It is most famous for its traditional souks (markets), which bustle with shoppers at all times of the day. Deira Gold Souk where you will find really cheap gold
THE ARABIAN DESERT
This is a great activity, especially for those who are looking for some adventure. The easiest way to get at the dunes outside the city is on a four-wheel-drive safari. Spend a night in the desert.
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