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Travel Guide To Dubai

  • UAE
  • Dubai
  • 4114 km²
  • Avg 41°C
  • UTC+4
  • UAE Dirham
  • Arabic & English
  • 2.789 million (Jun 8, 2017)
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General Information About Dubai

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultra modern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Do's and Do not's in the UAE

Statement from the Dubai government: Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay. Traditions:
  • The Emirati are friendly people who show tolerance and an open minded approach to visitors in their country, but their culture and values should always be respected.
Dress Code:
  • In public places such as shopping malls, restaurants and parks, you are encouraged to dress appropriately. Clothing should not be transparent. Be careful as well if you are tattooed with what could be deemed offensive images or slogans if in doubt cover up. Any form of nudity is strictly forbidden, including topless sunbathing. Swimwear should not be worn in any other area outside the beach, water parks, or swimming pools.
Alcohol Consumption:
  • Alcohol Consumption is allowed only by Non-Muslims in licensed restaurants, bars, clubs and private venues
  • Tourists will not be able to purchase alcohol in general stores and supermarkets etc.
  • It is against the law to drink alcohol in a public place.
  • It is an offence to carry alcohol in your car if you do not hold the special alcohol license.
  • The UAE has a zero-tolerance policy towards drinking and driving.
  • Dubai and the UAE has very strict drug/medication laws and even certain over the counter medicines especially those with codeine are forbidden, even for personal use unless with a specific doctor’s prescription about the period of use. Checking the banned substances list from the local consulate or your embassy is also helpful for peace of mind.
  • Smoking is forbidden in government buildings offices, and shopping malls. There are however many designated areas where smoking is allowed including many bars.


  • Pornographic media and websites are banned in the UAE both in terms of access and possession.
  • Sexual Harassment or randomly addressing women in public, or taking their photos without permission, is strictly frowned upon.
  • Holding Hands for married couples is tolerated but kissing and hugging are considered offenses against public decency. Open displays of affection are generally not tolerated.
  • Offensive language, spitting and aggressive behavior (including hand gestures) are viewed very seriously and can result in imprisonment and deportation.
  • Working without the proper visa is illegal. You cannot take part in any kind of paid employment without first obtaining a work visa. If caught, you will face imprisonment.
  • Tourist should carry their valid visa with them always till the end of the tour.
  • Ramadan Period – consumption of food & drinking in public is not allowed.
  • Metro ride – Eating, drinking and chewing gums are strictly not allowed and will attract fine if caught.

About Sports

Football and cricket are the most popular sports in Dubai. Five teams (Al Wasl FC, Al-Ahli Dubai, Al Nasr SC, Al Shabab Al Arabi Club and Dubai Club) represent Dubai in UAE Pro-League. Al-Wasl have the second-most number of championships in the UAE League, after Al Ain. Dubai also hosts both the annual Dubai Tennis Championships and The Legends Rock Dubai tennis tournaments, as well as the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament and the Dubai World Championship, all of which attract sports stars from around the world. The Dubai World Cup, a thoroughbred horse race, is held annually at the Meydan Racecourse. Dubai also hosts the traditional rugby union tournament Dubai Sevens, part of the Sevens World Series Event pictures of Rugby 7 Dubai 2015. In 2009, Dubai hosted the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Auto racing is also a big sport in Dubai, the Dubai Autodrome is home to many auto racing events throughout the year. It also features a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor Kartdrome, popular among racing enthusiasts and recreational riders.

Dubai Culture and History



The UAE culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and traditional Arab culture. The influence of Islamic and Arab culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle are very prominent as well. Five times every day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques which are scattered around the country. Since 2006, the weekend has been Friday-Saturday, as a compromise between Friday's holiness to Muslims and the Western weekend of Saturday-Sunday.


The city's cultural imprint as a small, ethnically homogeneous pearling community was changed with the arrival of other ethnic groups and nationals—first by the Iranians in the early 1900s, and later by Indians and Pakistanis in the 1960s. In 2005, 84% of the population of metropolitan Dubai was foreign-born, about half of them from India



Dubai Nightlife

Dubai’s claim to fame is its vibrant nightlife; Dubai has much to offer of late night entertainment and the emirate regularly hosts some of the most popular club nights and world-renowned DJs and artists from around the globe including David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Katy Perry, Nicky Minaj, Chris Brown and more. There are many bars and nightclubs in Dubai, though most of these are located in hotels. The crowd varies from one club to another but mostly consists of a mix of party goers of both Eastern and Western origin. Most Dubai clubs such as White Dubai, Cavalli Club, Cirque Le Soir, VIP Room, Armani and Blue Marlin Ibiza are packed on Thursday and Friday nights Thursday signals the end of the work week and Fridays and Saturdays are weekends for most working people in Dubai. Many popular hot spots host a ladies night on Tuesday or Wednesday where ladies can enter for free and are even offered free drinks and food. The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years of age and night clubs always adhere to this rule. For visitors, a passport is an acceptable form of ID, while for residents, an Emirates ID or a driving license will suffice. If you plan on drinking, make sure you take a cab back home or wherever you plan on going after; the UAE has absolutely no tolerance for drinking and driving and police are very vigilant; getting caught will guarantee jail time. Clubs typically start filling up after 10 pm and all night clubs close by 3:00 am. Whether you’re looking to dress up for a night to Dubai’s best night clubs or just a casual night out with some friends, there are plenty of party spots to pick from. Check our event section to find out the most popular and happening hotspots of Dubai each night of the week.

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Abu Dhabi Tour 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ150
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Ferrari World (Stopover)
  • Drive through Saadiyat Island
  • Date market (Stopover)
  • Drive through Corniche Photo stop
  • Heritage Village
  • Marina Mall
  • Emirates Palace Hotel (Photo stop)
  • Presidential Palace (Drive by)
  • Pickup & Drop off to Hotel

Aquarium Zoo 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ120
  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Submersible Simulator
  • Big Screen Theater
  • Glass Bottom Boat Ride
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Back of House Tour
  • Fish Feeding
  • Ray & Shark Feeding
  • King Crocodile Feeding

Aquaventure 01/10/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ270
  • Water Slides, River Rides
  • Shark Safari
  • Cownose Ray Feeding
  • Beach & Kids Play Area
  • Aquarium Experience
  • Aquarium Dives
  • Aquatrek & Snorkel
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Burj Khalifa 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ140
  • Tallest Building In The World
  • Great View of Dubai Fountain
  • 360 Degree Panoramic View
  • Observatory Deck at 124 Flr
  • Observatory Deck at 125 Flr
  • Observatory Deck at 149 Flr
  • Multimedia Presentation
  • The Cafe Available
  • Armani Deli Lunch Available
  • Prime Hours 17:00 to 18:30 Hrs
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Desert Safari 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ150
  • Dune Drive
  • Sunset Photography
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Camel Riding
  • Sand Boarding
  • Henna Painting
  • Belly Dancing
  • Tanoura, Haridi / Fire Dance
  • Arabic Costume Photography
  • Free Pick & Drop Facility

Dhow Dinner 01/10/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ120
  • Pickup from Hotel
  • Dubai Creek Cruise Dinner
  • 2 Hrs Cruising
  • International Buffet Dinner
  • Jain, Veg & Non Veg
  • Air Conditioned Lower Deck
  • Open Air Upper Deck
  • Tanura Dance Show
  • Magic Show
  • Drop off to Hotel

Dolphinarium 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ130
  • Dolphin & Seal Show
  • 45 Mins Interactive Show
  • Acrobatics, Dance
  • Sing, Juggle, Play Ball
  • Jump through hoops and Even Paint
  • Photo opportunity
  • Creek Park Bird Show
  • Amazon Parrots, Macaws
  • The Mystical Mirror Maze
  • 5D & 7D Cinema Experience

Dubai City Tour 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ100
  • Enjoy Dubai City Tour
  • Photo Stop at Dubai Creek
  • Photo Stop at Burj Khalifa
  • Photo Stop at Burj Al Arab
  • Photo Stop at Palm Jumeriah
  • Visit to Dubai Mall
  • Visit to Dubai Museum
  • Visit to Mall of Emirates
  • Drive through Gold & Spice Souqs
  • Free Pick & Drop Facility

Ferrari World 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ240
  • Turbo Track
  • Junior GT
  • Tyre Twist
  • Fast Lane
  • Speed of Magic
  • Junior Grand Prix
  • Flying Aces
  • Formula Rossa
  • Scuderia Challenge
  • Ferrari Driving Experience

Kidzania 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ136
  • Role Playing Activities
  • Under Supervisor Guidance
  • Culture, Education
  • Entertainment, Health
  • Food & Beverages, Media
  • Sports, Health, Retail
  • Virtual Tour
  • Business Lounge
  • Culture
  • Medical

Musandam Dhow 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ140
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Snorkeling Swimming
  • Telegraph Island
  • Sight Seeing
  • Exploring Fjords
  • Fisherman Villages
  • Life Jackets
  • Snorkeling Gears
  • Refreshments
  • Continental Buffet lunch

Palm Island Tour 01/10/2017 - 31/12/2017

per personد.إ600
  • 1 Hour Tour By Boat
  • Palm Island Tour
  • Burj Al Arab Photo Stop
  • Atlantis Photo Stop
  • Soft drinks & Water
  • Life Jacket
  • Safety Equipment
  • Professional Crew
  • Speed Boat
  • Yoat Available