5 Important Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To Dubai
Dubai – the worlds most visited place well-known for its luxurious shopping, marvelous hotels and resorts, spectacular nightlife, breathtaking architecture, desert safari adventures and the best of the best of everything – is just the right destination for your next family holiday. However, before traveling to this awe-inspiring city, there some really important things you should know to make your experience unforgettable.
Dubai’s economy is continuously booming and UAE government is looking forward to work with more high-tech companies to bring more development and innovation with future mega projects to this city of wonders. You will be surprised to see how rapidly this city has transformed and how many unforgettable memories you can make here while admiring its rich heritage and culture.
1. You Don’t Have to Be a Millionaire to Have Fun in Dubai
Although Dubai is famous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, you don’t need to be amazingly rich to explore this lavish city. If you are on a budget, you can still enjoy and experience Dubai’s high life and top class attractions. Stay at one of the city’s mid-priced hotels such as Rove Downtown and travel in Dubai Metro which is fairly cheap and best option to explore different parts of Dubai. For delectable cuisines from all over the world, visit Deira where you will find inexpensive food to satisfy your taste buds. On top of all, if you want to shop but can’t splurge, visit the old souks and markets in Deira or Dubai Creek where you can find some really good items of your interest and bargain as well.
2. Modern Bars and Clubs are Located Inside Hotels
Dubai houses some of the most lively and dazzling bars and clubs in the world. Most of the high-end clubs and bars are located inside hotels and are completely packed on Thursday and Friday nights. The reason why they are located inside hotels is that the UAE has some strict rules and regulations regarding licensing which ensures security from every aspect. Some of the best bars and clubs are 101 Dining Lounge & Bar, At.mosphere, BiCE Skybar, Luna Sky Bar, Moe’s on the Fifth, and Poppy by David Myers. If you want to get the instant access inside the clubs, come dressed in one of your best attires, since some high-end clubs hire bouncers who give preference to the best-dressed people to get inside first. On Tuesday, its ladies night which means they can enjoy free drinks at their favourite bar, on the other hand, you can enjoy glorious brunches on Fridays at the best restaurants and cafes such as Nobu, Ruya, Axe House, Toro & Ko, Brasserie 2.0, and The Promenade. Moreover, if you plan to hang out at one of the above mentioned clubs, make sure you book a cab to get back to your hotel or wherever you wish to go. The UAE government has zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving.
3. Dress Modestly in Public Places
Dubai is a part of a Muslim Nation – United Arab Emirates, so you need to dress up a little more modest in public areas and you have to cover yourself while visiting the Mosque. Although nobody will ask you to change your dress, it’s an obligation to respect the local culture. You need to cover your shoulders and don’t reveal too much legs. However, if you are wandering in one of the hotel spaces, you can wear pretty much anything you want. If your hotel has a day beach club, you can also flaunt your bikini all day long.
Tip: you can pair a maxi skirt with a cool t-shirt and add funk with some stylish jewelry to look elegant while exploring the city.
4. Dubai Can Get Intensely Hot
Dubai is a deserted place which usually experiences only two seasons, hot and scorching hot. Dubai is balmy and dry in summer and its temperature can reach up to 45 °C (113 °F) and stay the same for many days. The ideal time to visit Dubai is between the November to March, where you will get a chance to experience perfect beach weather along with a clear blue sky. During this time, a lot of tourists from around the world visit Dubai and enjoy its beautiful white sand beaches which are highly popular among tourists. If you wish to avoid the crowd, you can visit Dubai in summer season; however, you need to be prepared for the extremely hot weather.
5. Take Precautions at Desert Safari
As mentioned above, Dubai is well-known as the desert city, which makes the desert safari in Dubai a must to do activity, but you need to take some safety measures before heading out for an exciting experience. Keep a sunblock to protect yourself from the scorching sun that can affect your skin and keep some warm clothes as the desert temperature can drop anytime if you are planning for an overnight desert safari. After that, get ready for an action packed ride in a 4x4 vehicle as the trained driver will show some expert skills whipping around the high and low sand dunes. Sit back and fasten your seat belts as you will experience the best of Dubai desert safari by starting off your adventure with dune bashing – an experience of a lifetime. You will find an array of exciting activities in the heart of desert which includes quad biking, sand boarding, camel riding, falconry photography and much more. If you want something extraordinary, stay overnight in the desert that will let you feel the amazing ambience and old Bedouin lifestyle.
If you want to have a great time in the megacity of Dubai, you need to keep the above mentioned points in mind that will make your trip much more convenient and fun
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