Community//

4 Travel Tips to Keep in Mind While Visiting Dubai

Dubai is a paradise for travelers. This city never fails to impress tourists with its colossal man-made wonders like the World Island and Burj Khalifa along with the stunning natural beauty that includes both deserts and picturesque beaches. The buzzing nightlife, exciting tourist activities, and some of the best shopping malls make Dubai an irresistible […]

Visiting Dubai

Dubai is a paradise for travelers. This city never fails to impress tourists with its colossal man-made wonders like the World Island and Burj Khalifa along with the stunning natural beauty that includes both deserts and picturesque beaches. The buzzing nightlife, exciting tourist activities, and some of the best shopping malls make Dubai an irresistible choice for your next vacation.

With so many things to experience, you shouldn’t miss out on some of the essential travel tips to make your trip go smoothly.

1.    Wear covered clothes when you are out

Make sure you don’t carry your bikinis while visiting Dubai. Wearing revealing clothes is a no-no because Muslims in Dubai don’t approve such fashion-style. Even men shouldn’t roam about without their top on. You need to wear decent covered clothes to avoid unwanted attention. Women shouldn’t offer to shake hands first to men unless they offer to first. Try avoiding short and sleeveless dresses, and keep the knees and shoulders covered. Swimwear is acceptable only when you are near the pool or around the beach. Your first rule of thumb when visiting Dubai is respecting the Muslim culture, one of the simplest ways to do this is by dressing decently.

2.    Hire cars to commute cheaply

Dubai is an expensive city, and it will be best to hire a car to roam around. What’s great is that you can find Dubai tours that come with luxury car hire, allowing you to go about the city while saving money. Just specify your pickup and drop off locations on the car rental website and expect a car waiting for you as and when you want to go. The drivers are aware of the city routes and will help reach your destination in as little time as possible.

3.    Keep a city map handy

It is easy to get lost amidst the towering skyscrapers of Dubai, and since there are thousands of tourists throughout the year, you hardly find locals to help you find your way back to the hotel. One essential travel tip is to keep a city map with you wherever you go. There are so many lanes and stores around that even if you are two blocks from your hotel, you may have a tough time figuring out which direction to go.

4.     Limitations on tobacco and alcohol

If you can’t live without carrying a pint of alcohol or a pack of cigars, it’s wise to check the customs limitations of Dubai before traveling. There is a limit on the number of tobacco products and alcohol that you can carry to the city. You will be checked thoroughly, and all your belongings will be scanned at customs. You wouldn’t want to arrive in Dubai on the wrong foot. Your trip to Dubai will be more memorable if you follow the rules and regulations of this one-of-a-kind city. Research on the various cultural beliefs before visiting Dubai. Although this is a liberal city, there are a few etiquettes that tourists have to follow and respect.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

The Right Way To Travel

by Malik Nayar
Westend61/Getty Images
Well-Being//

The Classpass Founder on How NOT to Miss a Workout

by The Ladders

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.