In Dubai? Things You Should Know
Life becomes normal after the fasting
break for the day around 5:00pm and the fasting starts again around 5:00
am on the next day. Usually Ramadan falls in October-November period
depending on the appearance of the moon.
has become one of the most famous holiday destinations these days.
The Dubai government is investing millions of dollars to bring Dubai up
to a world-class tourist destination. Dubai is truly a fantastic
place to spend a memorable holiday.
of this article is to provide you with useful information about Dubai,
such as what you should know before going there, when is the best time
to visit Dubai, where to go and what to do in Dubai etc.
countries, Dubai has its own rules and regulations, which can impact your
holiday. Also there are certain things you MUST know about Dubai
before going there. Read on…
to visit Dubai
Dubai is extremely
hot during summer (May – Oct). The temperature varies from 35C –
45C. Therefore the best time to visit Dubai is Nov – April period, which
is the Dubai winter season. The temperature is around 25C in November
and gradually decreases to 15-20C in December/January period before it
starts increasing again.
Rain is a rare
thing. Bright sunshine is guaranteed almost every day of the year,
so carry plenty of sunscreen with you.
The Holy month of Ramadan is a religious
practice of Muslims. During this month Muslims do not eat or drink
between 5:00am – 5:00pm. NO ONE (including tourists) can eat, drink
or even smoke in public places during this time. Restaurants are
closed and no food or drinks are publicly available to buy. There
are heavy fines and jail terms if you break this law.
is real estate such a popular investment in Dubai?
articles on Dubai:
Globally more people have made more
money out of property than any other asset class. Even big investors also
have to live somewhere. But there are reasons behind these reasons that
make property so desirable to investors both in Dubai and elsewhere.
freehold property registration revive a slowing market?
of freehold property in Dubai has now started for all nationalities at
the Dubai Land Department in advance of an imminent decree formally identifying
all the zones in which foreigners can hold this title. But the value of
real estate deals involving GCC nationals fell by 11 per cent in the first
half, so will this be enough to boost a slowing market?
Estate In Dubai - New Law Grants Foreign Buyers Greater Ownership Rights
The new Dubai
Property Law will mean that for the first time foreigners will be allowed
to register properties under own names in the Dubai Land Department. And
if the latter conjures up images of Dickensian title deeds think again,
this department offers the very latest in electronic land and property
strict visa regulations and changes the regulations quite often, therefore
it is always better to check the current visa requirements with your travel
agent before booking your holiday. Dubai visa regulations were as
follows at the time of writing this document (Jan 07’)
Saudi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman do not need a visa to enter Dubai.
Visa is stamped
on arrival for 34 nationalities. The countries are:
South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei, United Kingdom, France,
Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Swiss, Austria, Sweden, Norway,
Denmark, Paraguay, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland,
Andorra, San Marino, Liechtain, Canada, United States of America, Australia,
The other nationalities
have to apply for a visit or tourist visa prior to arriving Dubai. There
are four ways to apply for Dubai visa.
1. Fly with
Emirates Airline and ask them to provide visa.
apply from the UAE embassy in your country.
the hotel that you are planning to stay to get visa for you.
a relative or a friend to apply a sponsored visit visa.
buy liquor from liquor shops in Dubai. Only residence visa holders
with a liquor permit can buy them. Visitors have to go to a bar in
a hotel or to a nightclub to get liquor.
Tip: Buy liquor
from the Dubai Duty Free shop on arrival.
to travel around
expensive in Dubai. Renting a car is the best option. This
will give you the flexibility of visiting many places in Dubai. The other
option is to use the shuttle service of the hotel where you are staying
- though this limits the locations you can visit.
Dubai is a
left hand drive state; that means the driving seat is on the left side
of the vehicle. The road signs and traffic systems are very similar
to those in the US.
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a wide range of accommodation options. So do not spend unnecessarily
on accommodation and save that money to enjoy your Dubai vacation.
For an example, there are cheap but quality 3 star hotels in Dubai.
If you are traveling with a big group then renting an apartment is the
cheapest option. There are plenty of furnished apartments for short-term
holidays. Do not let your travel agent limit your options.
You will have
to talk to many people (especially Arabs) during your holidays in Dubai.
Arabic is the main language in Dubai - many people can understand and speak
English as long as you make sure that you speak slowly for them to understand
Arabic countries, Dubai is flexible about the dress. Men and women
can wear T-shirts and shorts. People are also allowed to wear
at places like beaches, swimming pools etc. But it is not allowed
to be nude or half naked. Women can wear clothes exposing legs, shoulders
and midriff. However, you should not expose too much of yourself.
Short tight skirts are also allowed. You may notice that local Arabic
women in Dubai are usually dressed in the traditional black dress and head
cover. However, it is not applicable to foreigners.
go and what to do in Dubai
plenty of things to do and places to visit in Dubai. ollowing are
MUST do things in Dubai:-
This is a fantastic adventure trip to the Dubai desert. A 4WD vehicle
will take you through the golden sandy dunes to a central camp in the middle
of the desert. You will then have a barbecue dinner while enjoying
the traditional belly dancing performed by young Arabic girls. Liquor
is available to buy in this desert camp.
and Dune bashing are some of the other activities you can do during the
Your travel agent can arrange camping facilities in the desert. Spend
the night in the desert if possible. It will be a truly amazing experience.
Keep in mind that this has to be booked in advance.
Dubai Gold Market - This is the only place in the world where you could
see tons (yes tons) of gold in jewellery shops without a single security
guard. Some necklaces are so big you wonder how a person can wear
Arab 7 Star hotel - This is a truly luxury hotel. You cannot
just walk in. You need to buy a ticket to go and see the inside of
There are restaurants for the public inside the hotel, for which you need
to buy a voucher.
Dubai has the world’s largest artificial Ski resort. It is worth
visiting this resort even if you are from the North Pole.
Water Park - This is a place where both kids and adults can enjoy water
rides. There are fantastic adventure rides such as almost a free fall from
25m heights. This theme park is using the latest technologies. You do not
have to walk from one ride to another as they are linked to each other.
You must visit this place especially if you have kids.
- Shawarma is the Arabic version of the wrap. This is one of the Arabic
foods you should taste while in Dubai.
in Dubai is not complete without shopping. Here are the best shopping
malls in Dubai:-
Deira City Centre, Wafi shopping mall, Lamzy Plaza
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