If you are a travel lover and want to travel far of places, Dubai would surely be on your list. The place attracts all types of tourists from all over the world due to its natural beauty, amazing architecture and luxurious lifestyle. However, traveling for the first time might fill your mind with multiple questions and anxieties.
To help you, here are some tips that will make your travel to and stay in Dubai easier even if you are a first time visitor-
- Getting Visa
Enquire properly about the visa rules of your country. If you hold a USA passport, you do not need a visa for going to Dubai. However, if you are from other countries, make sure that you apply for the right visa. (30days or 90days)
- Going to Dubai
Plan well in advance, before visiting Dubai. This will give you enough time to compare the flight tickets provided by various airlines. You will be able to choose the one that suits you the best. If you save here, you can spend more on the best hotels in Dubai.
- When to visit
Whether you are from a hot country or a cold one, you will look forward to visiting Dubai to enjoy. Do not let the weather spoil your fun. The best months to be there are November to March. The weather is pleasant there. You will not be exhausted due to heat while walking on the streets during these months. Do not visit during Ramadan if you are a non-Muslim by culture. You will not be allowed to eat or drink at public places without prior permission. Moreover, hardly a few restaurants or eateries would be open during the day.
- Staying in Dubai
If you have a friend or relative in Dubai and you can stay at his home, it will be the best. The more you save on your stay, the more shopping you will be able to do. If you have no acquaintance there, you will need to go for hotels. Dubai never faces a shortage of hotels. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. If you have allocated a good sum towards staying, you can look for 4 stars hotels in Dubai. This will give you a glimpse of the luxurious life. However, if you want to cut short on your staying expenses, look for budget hotels in Dubai. There will be no problem in finding your required hotel there. Make sure that you book the hotel in advance. This will avoid last minute troubles, and you will enjoy your trip properly.
- Conveyance in Dubai
You should expect good traffic in Dubai. The working schedule of the place is from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are counted in the weekend, and there is less office rush on these days. Metro is the best travel mode there. It is quick and keeps you away from the traffic on the roads. If you want to visit a place that is not connected to a metro station, take the services of a cab. Booking a cab will take you anywhere. The only issue with this is that you can be stuck in heavy traffic.
- Dressing up while traveling
It is important to know the general dressing norms of the place that you are visiting. No one would like to be fined or arrested for wearing wrong clothes. Therefore, when you are in Dubai, try to avoid wearing revealing clothes at public places especially at Arabic restaurants. There is slight relaxation at the beaches though. Public Display of Affection should be a strict no in your list when you are in Dubai. This might lead you into a trouble.
Dubai is more of a cashless place. You need to make sure that your bank cards would be accepted and work at the major places in Dubai. Keep little physical currency with you while commuting. You can even go for prepaid cards while traveling as they save your time.
- Language in Dubai
The sign boards and the people mostly communicate in English or Arabic. Make sure that you know at least either of the two languages before visiting Dubai otherwise it would be extremely difficult for you to travel without a translator.
Food in Dubai is not very expensive. The credit goes to the immigrants from Asian countries that have opened up various restaurants there and sell delicious food at amazingly low prices.
- Expect the unexpected fun
Dubai is known for adventure. Do not spend your entire stay in shopping otherwise you will miss the adventures there. Going to the top of The Burj Khalifa, skiing in a mall and skydiving should be there in your list. Camel rides, boating, para-sailing and the list is endless.
Visit Dubai now and have fun. Keep these things in mind to experience better adventure and fun there.