Dubai is the city of cemented fortifications with an honest, culturally strong Middle Eastern soul. The land of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, located on the south-east coast of the Persian Gulf, is strongly associated with its glamorous, over-the-top, materialistic, financially driven outlook. Tourism is intrinsically premised around glitzy hotels, world-class restaurants, luxury shopping malls and happening bars and nightclubs. Once in the city, you are expected to get a view of it from atop Burj Khalifa, be an audience to a show at the Dubai Opera, and get a hot-air balloon ride over the sand dunes. If you are in the mood for adventure, try skydiving over the Palm Jumeirah. If you happen to be in the city during the month of Ramadan or the Dubai Shopping Festival, you will be taken aback by the cosmopolitan culture of Dubai. Traditional songs, dances while smoking some hookah will show you a different side of the city.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying To Dubai
Where to shop
Shopping malls are where you’d see residents and tourists flock. Not just to shop but to get respite from the intense heat outside. The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest mall with 1000+ stores. It is almost a mini-city with posh stores like Bloomingdales. You cannot miss out on Deira Gold Souk. Get the best deals on jewelry and gold bars. Get your hands on exotic fabric at the Dubai Souk. Al Fahidi Street offers the cheapest electronics in the world. Your trip to Dubai would be incomplete without satiating your culinary senses with bagful of spices from the Dubai Spice Souk.
What to eat
You will not find pork meat. Camel meat is a local delicacy. The whole animal is stuffed with herbs and spices and roasted, resulting in a succulent, salivating meat preparation. Binge eat on Shawarma, a local street food, which is spiced meat wrapped in bread along with some mint chutney and salad. The spicy meat curries, “naan” breads, sweet vermicelli, slow cooked lamb, saffron rice and shaksouka are a few other must haves.
A Few Arabic Words
Grasp a few pleasantries and phrases in Arabic before flying to Dubai:
• Thank you:
• Where is the toilet?:
• Where can I find a taxi?:
ymknny aleuthur ealaa sayarat 'ajrat?
• How much does it cost?:
Do’s and Dont’s:
• Do not consume alcohol in a public spot.
• Do not be drunk in the streets of Dubai.
• Check the list of banned substances before traveling. A lot of doctor-prescribed medication is seen as a drug and will not be permissible within the Emirates.
Emergency Contact Numbers
• Police: 999/901
• Ambulance: 998/999
• Fire: 997
• Coast Guard: 996
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Dubai?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Dubai is Aeroflot.
• What is the time zone used in United Arab Emirates?
The time zone of Spain is GMT+4.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from London to Dubai?
From London to Dubai, the most popular airlines are Aeroflot, Ukraine International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Gulf Air, Emirates
and Jet Airways
• What is the shortest time for a London to Dubai flight?
The shortest time for a direct London to Dubai flight is 6 hours 55 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Dubai?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Dubai are Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek and the Palm Island.
• What is the currency of United Arab Emirates?
The currency of United Arab Emirates is Dirham.
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