4 Things to know when visiting Dubai

Dubai is known for a lot of things. But for a first-time traveller, it can be quite intimidating and scary, especially if you don’t have any idea about the place. To resolve this dilemma, we compile some of the awesome facts that would convince you to visit this amazing place.

  1. All about the cars

If you are a car enthusiast, then Dubai is the right place to visit. Once you step out of the airport, you will find luxury cars roving on roads and streets. This is one of the reasons why the team behind the Fast and Furious 8 chose Dubai as one of their film locations.

If you want to satisfy your cravings for auto thrill, visit the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Aside from the exciting rides, you may also want to try the Driving with the Champion attraction of the theme park where you can. And do not forget to visit the Galleria Ferrari and know the amazing history of the famous auto brand through the cars they produced ferrari-world-abu-dhabithroughout the years. It would be best to book your Abu Dhabi Ferrari World ticket in advance or ask your tour organizers to include this on your itinerary. There are also tour operators like the thecitysmart.com that include this on this big bus tour packages.

  1. Taxis are pretty cheap

Walking in Dubai is unheard of. You can either go on public transport network or ride a cab. Not to worry, cab rides in Dubai is pretty cheap. You can have up to $10 – $15 cab ride depending on your location. Most of the drivers speak English so you don’t have to worry about language barrier or miscommunication. Just be sure to give the proper information needed to get to your destination like the nearest landmarks.

  1. Dress code to follow

Dubai has leaner rules when it comes to dress code, but travelers and tourist are expected to follow a couple of directives as a sign of respect, especially if you are in a public place. For women, avoid wearing sleeveless garments and tight-fitting dresses. To be safe, you can wear a T-shirt that covers your arms.  Try not to show your gams too much. A knee-length skirt or pant will do.

For men, smart casual and T-shirt is fine as long it is appropriate and there is no offensive slogans or graphic design that might upset others. Wearing shorts is acceptable is some areas like the beach or the pool but might get frowned upon in some places.

And be sure to bring a couple of wardrobe staples like a scarf, cardigans, and leggings and go for natural fabrics since the climate in Dubai is pretty humid.

  1. Rules on Alcohol

Alcohol is allowed but to a certain extent as the place has zero tolerance on drunkenness and rude behavior. There are licensed restaurants and clubs that allowed tourists and non-Muslims to drink. You can also purchase a bottle of wine from Duty Free but do not consume it on public as this is not allowed. Just take a sip in your hotel room and you are all good.

Dubai offers a lot of exciting tourist attractions and experiences for travelers, so do not be afraid to go and enjoy the place. As long you research a bit and keep in mind the rules and regulations, you will have no problem exploring even the most unheard off destinations.