Travelling Tips for Dubai

Dubai is one of the most trending tourist destinations in the world. It receives around 14 million tourists annually, out of which 3 million are Indians. This city provides a vast experience to its visitors, starting from stunning attractions, thrilling activities and amusing entertainment.

A trip to Dubai for the first time can get confusing for many tourists. As a result, they end up missing out on the essentials and spending too much. Here are some Dubai travel tips and suggestions that will help you plan and organise your trip. With the help of these tips you will get to know the best time to visit, what to pack and some of the basic etiquette of the city. Go through these tips before you visit Dubai so that you can have a convenient and hassle-free trip.

Here are some of the best travel tips to Dubai:

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When to Visit Dubai?

1. Best Time: Dubai is an all-year-round destination, offering unique and unforgettable experiences throughout the year. However, the most ideal time to book your Dubai tour packages is during the winter season, starting from November to March. During these months, you will experience pleasant weather and a temperature ranging between 12 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius.

2. Avoid: It is advisable to avoid the month of February as Dubai experiences heavy downfall of rain in this month which might hamper your outdoor activities in the city.

3. Extreme Condition: It is best to avoid planning your trip to Dubai between April and October as the city experiences extreme weather conditions. During these months, the temperature ranges from 28 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius. Due to the extreme temperatures and humidity, you will miss out on the outdoor fun and restrict yourself to indoors.

What to Pack For Your Dubai Trip?

You can wear all kinds of modest clothing options on your Dubai trip. You can pack light summer clothes and sneakers for a usual day out. For a beach day, carry your swimsuits, or burkinis and flip-flops. Remember to carry loose-fitting modest clothes that cover your knees and shoulders and a head scarf for religious places.

Make sure to carry an additional pair of sturdy shoes for your adventure and outdoor activities. One of the most important Dubai travel tips is to carry sufficient sunscreen, moisturiser,  hat, scarf and sunglasses to prevent your skin from sunburns. Do not forget to pack some light jackets, and shawls as it can get cold in the evenings.

How to Book Stays in Dubai?

One of the most important Dubai budget travel tips is to choose your accommodation wisely. There is a wide range of options available in the city, all you have to do is pick out the one that suits you the best. Before finalising a hotel, compare prices, facilities and proximity to the attractions of the city.

Additionally, it is advisable to book your hotel rooms in advance so that you do not miss out on your preferred hotel. You can plan your trip during the waning season from April to October, to get various accommodations at affordable prices.

How to Dress in Dubai As a Tourist?

Dubai is a liberal and fashionable city and you can dress up as you like. However, it is still important to remember that wearing something too revealing might be frowned upon. It is advisable to dress up modestly to respect the local culture. You can wear Western clothes that cover you from your shoulder to knee.

Wearing appropriate clothes and carrying a headscarf is mandatory if you are planning on visiting a religious place. However, feel free to wear swimsuits and summer dresses at the beaches. Dubai also has extremely hot weather, which is why it is best to wear covered clothes to prevent skin burns.

What Local Etiquette Should be Followed in Dubai?

There are some strict rules and regulations that you must know before visiting Dubai. The most important Dubai travel tip to follow is to avoid any kind of public display of affection such as kissing and holding hands. It is strictly prohibited to drink in public areas or drinking while driving.

Make sure that you do not use any swear words in public as it is strictly against the rules and customs of Dubai. Additionally, avoid wearing revealing clothes and dress up modestly in public. Follow these rules so that you can enjoy your trip with ease and avoid any kind of inconvenience.

How Are The Alcohol Norms in The Middle East?

Dubai has a lively nightlife with a wide range of bars and pubs. You will find all kinds of alcohol from affordable to top-notch. If you are planning on going to a bar or pub in Dubai, make sure you have a valid ID proof, showing that you are 21 years of age or above. Some bars have a minimum age limit of 25 years as well.

It is also important to note that you will require a liquor license if you wish to purchase alcohol in the city. Another Dubai travel tip is that you can purchase your preferred liquor from the completely duty-free airport. This way you will be able to save a lot of money and enjoy your best in the ‘City of Gold’.

Can You Eat in Public Places During Ramadan?

During the holy month of Ramadan, it is advised not to eat in public places. Although it is not prohibited, it is considered rude if you eat or even drink water outside a restaurant or cafe. During these months, all the Muslims keep their fast from dawn till sunset.

Whether you are a Muslim or a non-Muslim, it is suggested that you do not eat in public places for the local customs and traditions. This rule is only limited to the month of Ramadan and you can happily enjoy your meal anywhere you want during the rest of the year.

Is It Important to Learn Arabic?

Dubai is a welcoming city and has a mixed ethnicity. Although the official language of the city is Arabic, the most commonly used language is English. Apart from Arabs, there is a huge population of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, Persian and Chinese.

Immigrants from all over the world have settled in Dubai and to understand each other, they all speak English. There is no need at all to learn Arabic and you can go to any corner of the city and comfortably speak English.
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