Dubai is one of the most wonderful cities of the world. There are lots of things to do like Yacht Hire Dubai. Hence, lots of tourists visit the city. But there are some points that should be kept in mind while visiting this wonderful city. Let’s have a look at them at a time:
As UAE is an Islamic Country, you should be very careful regarding your dressing style. Your dressing style should be modest which a way of respecting their local customs is. Bikinis and bathing suits can be worn by the women in the beaches but not in public places. That means she cannot wear such clothes even while on the way to the beach or back to her hotel room. Hence, make sure that she doesn’t wear revealing omoneyutfits in Dubai like short skirts or any others. On the other side, men should never wear a shirt.
Always go for proper money exchanges
Never exchange your money by the local currency on the street. Always exchange your currency by the UAE Dirham in a bank, at a mall ATM or at a hotel. Getting the currency exchange on the street is not at all safe and you might also won’t get the right amount in exchange.
A big ‘No’ to the public display of affection
The public display of affection and homosexuality are considered to be offensive not only in Dubai but in the entire country of UAE. Dubai falls under Sharia Law and therefore, some travel agencies would recommend the unmarried couples to stay in different rooms in the hotels.
If you are on the visit to the city, you should avoid taking drugs with you. If at all you need to then make sure that they are not illegal. If it is found otherwise then you would have to spend a considerable amount of time in the jail as a punishment for the same. For the safer side, double check with your embassy to ensure that your prescription drugs are allowed in the country. Some drugs are regulated and need approval while in some others you will have to carry a note from your physician.
Do not consume alcohol in public
In Dubai, alcohol itself is strictly banned. However, you can purchase it from a few Duty Free Shops on your way to UAE. Tourists cannot purchase alcohol in a local liquor store as Dubai residents must have an alcohol license. You can purchase drinks in restaurants and bars but the public drunkenness as well as drinking and driving is strictly prohibited.
Be very careful while taking photographs
Without permission, never take a snap with a person who is not with you. There are some tourist areas where photography is not at all prohibited while at the same time watch out while photographing some government buildings, docks, airports, military installations or any destination having similar nature. Also, never take a picture of a Muslim woman without her permission.
Check your driving license
If you want to travel and explore the city then you can go for public transportation as there are many. But if you want to drive your own then you need to get an international driver’s license. If you want to be Dubai’s residence then get a permanent Dubai driver’s license.
I am Atika Quraishi, Team Lead at one of the leading Dubai based company which specialize in Boat Rental Dubai service. I am also a Web Enthusiast and blogger who love to write on travelling experience.