Are you planning to pack your bags and go on a next vacation trip? If yes, then I don’t blame it because it is that time of the year when most people go on vacation thanks to the holiday season. If you are one of them and are confused about where to go then you should surely consider Dubai as your next holiday destination.
There are countless reasons for it. The city has everything a tourist can think of. From rich history and culture to high rise buildings, shopping malls to waterparks and everything in between. It has something for everyone, and you will never get bored if you visit Dubai because there are so many things to do in Dubai. Despite all its advantages, there are certain things you should keep in mind when traveling to Dubai.
In this article, you will learn about seven things every tourist should know when traveling to Dubai.
Irrespective of where you live, the first thing you will notice when you visit Dubai is the heat. Dubai is located close to equator and temperatures during hot summer months can rise up to 50 degrees centigrade. Make sure to take all the precautionary measures such as applying sunblock and wearing sunglasses as well as staying hydrated during the day. The scorching hot weather can take its toll on you and can leave you dizzy if you are not careful. Always keep a water bottle with you and stay hydrated so you don’t end up losing too much body fluid during the day which can lead to dehydration.
For those tourists who like to roam around the city and explore every corner of it, Dubai has an excellent transportation system. There are many ways to go from point A to point B. You can jump on Dubai Metro, use Dubai Tram, take advantage of Taxi service or make the most of its bus network. What’s more, taxi fares are quite reasonable especially if you pay via cash. If you want to take multiple trips through the bus, you should consider investing in a prepaid card that can be used everywhere whether it is a taxi, tram or metro.
The currency of UAE is Dirham. Thankfully, you don’t have to carry a lot of cash with you because the credit cards are accepted but make sure to carry a small amount of cash in case you don’t find an ATM or vendor does not accept credit cards. Make sure you have a credit card that works globally because you might have to withdraw money once you are in Dubai. This small amount can be used to pay for minor expenses such as taxi fare, tipping the waiters at the local restaurants.
4. Tourist Attractions
If you ask tourists who are visiting Dubai about why they want to visit Dubai, they will tell you that they love the tourist attractions in Dubai. There are so many of them around that you are literally spoilt for choice. Most tourists usually visit places that are famous but miss out on less popular but similarly exciting ones. For instance, you can book a desert safari tour in Dubai if you love adventure. It will give you a heart-racing, action-packed, fun-filled experience that you will not forget for the rest of your life. I would recommend tourists to also look at places which are not famous because you won’t find crowds there and they tend to offer a similarly good experience at a lower price.
5. What To Avoid
Dubai is one of the most accommodating places you will ever find. Irrespective of religion, country, culture, customs, gender, and its caste, it welcomes tourists with open arms which is the reason why it attracts millions of tourists every year. Despite that, there are certain things you must avoid when you are in Dubai.
Drugs, alcohol, and smoking are some of the things you should not do openly in public when you are in Dubai. Be careful when showing affection in public and avoid indecent clothing. Wear clothes that cover your whole body. Similarly, you should refrain from insulting the ruler, disrespecting women and taking photos without any permission.
Which is the best piece of advice you can give to a tourist who is visiting Dubai for the first time? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.