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Where is Ras Al Khaimah?

Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth largest Emirate out of seven Emirates of United Arab Emirates. Ras Al Khaimah has earned its reputation as a pre-eminent commercial centre with an innovative, dynamic and entrepreneurial business culture. Strategically located at the crossroads of trade and commerce between East and West, it is ideally positioned to service and access markets that span the Middle East, North and Southern Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Confederation of Independent States.

Parking System in Dubai

The Driver of the vehicle will be responsible for:
Pay and park during 8:00 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 21:00 hrs.
All fines or penalties related to non payment for parking tickets
Service charges in the event of a penalty fine.

AED. 2 per hour within C.B.D area (charges will be displayed in parking meters)
AED. 1 per hour outside C.B.D. area.

Penalty for non payment of parking ticket is Aed. 200 and additional Aed.50 for administration charges.

Parking meters are placed in all parking spaces, tickets can be bought on the spot or prepaid cards available with Patriot-Petrol stations.

Does one have to be physically present in Dubai to buy a property here?

It is possible for the prospective buyer to give Power of Attorney to a person to handle all the aspects of the purchase on their behalf. It is not necessary that one have to be present in Dubai to conclude the deal. But it is advisable that they check all the documentation and ensure that everything is clear before signing the deal.

What is the oldest existing building in Dubai?

Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1799, is the oldest existing building in Dubai – now part of the Dubai Museum.

Where can we buy eco-friendly products in UAE?


What type of food is available at Dubai restaurants?

Dubai restaurants & hotels offer a diverse range of food and beverage outlets.  Other than traditional Arabic cuisine, there is a wide choice of British, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swiss and Thai. The traditional food of the Emirates has always been rice, fish and meat.  Fore more information visit:

What is the local currency in UAE?

Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED or Dhs. - 1 USD = 3.68 Dhs)

How can I renew Dubai driving license online?

1. Do an eye test - You need to carry 2 passport photos and proof of identity. Costs 25 dhs.
2. Visit the RTA website - register first if you haven’t done so already.
3. Navigate to ’Driving License’ section and proceed.
4. Login to your RTA account. There you can fill in the form and pay your renewal fees (110 dhs).
5. A new driving license should be posted to you within a week or so.

I would like to go for a Desert Safari in Dubai. Who can arrange this?

Please visit
We recommend: Dubai Paramount

How can I get a new mobile connection?

Etisalat & Du are the 2 operators providing mobile connection. You can visit of any their centres to get a new connection.


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