Dubai, the crowning jewel of the UAE is always in the news for its wonderful new creations like the ‘Three Palm Islands’, Burj al Arab hotel, and Burj al Khalifa tower. A vacation to Dubai gives you a range of exotically delightful time killers like wadi bashing, dune bashing, desert camel safaris, and even skiing to choose from. Just bear the following tips in mind to ensure yourself a literally zero inconvenience experience.
Obey the Law:
Dubai is a stickler for rules and one of the strictest legal enforcers in the world. Everybody wants you to have a blast in Dubai, but at the same time, you would be expected to follow rules and regulations to the dot. After all, being strict about the sanctity of law has made Dubai one of the most crime free regions in the world.
This is one very real danger in Dubai. Drink plenty of juices and water and avoid the sun as much as possible. After all getting a touch of the sun would take out all the fun out of your holidays that you anticipated while buying your cheap ticket. In fact, Dubai is known to sleep during the day and burst into life during nights.
Avoid the summer season:
Dubai summers are scorching and the destination should be visited during winter months, when temperatures hover at around 20 degrees Celsius.
Arabs are legendary for their hospitality, courtesy, and respectful treatment of their guests. However, they also expect to be repaid in the same coin. This is all the more important in matters concerning Arabic women. For instance, if you are a male, it would be prudent not to initiate handshakes.
Do not Visit during Ramadan:
Ramadan is the holy month in the Muslim world. During this time, followers of the Islamic faith keep fasts everyday and pray during specific times of the day. Unsurprisingly, Dubai meticulously follows these tenets. Even tourists are not allowed to eat, drink, or smoke in public during this month. So, don’t fall for the budget ticket offered during this month.
Bargain as much as Possible:
Dubai is known as the city of merchants and its souqs (traditional bazaars) are bargain havens. You can even pick up gold and electronics items at throw away prices. However, to be successful, you have to bargain hard as the traders actually expect this and fix prices accordingly.