A tourist favourite destination, Dubai packs in a lot for adventure seekers. From desert safari trip to the amazing X-Line, there’s a lot to do when in Dubai. And not to forget, it’s certainly a paradise for shopaholics and foodies.
If you haven’t been to this emirate till now, it’s the perfect time to plan your vacation now. However, there are certain things you must know about this emirate before you book your tickets and plan your bags. Let’s take a look at them:
Abundant Options for Accommodation
Soon after you have landed in the emirate, you would want to head over to your hotel and relax for a bit. However, this is the part that can prove to be challenging for tourists who haven’t booked their accommodation prior to coming. Not that the accommodation options are limited here. It’s actually the opposite.
The emirate houses some of the most renowned resorts and staycations. Furthermore, there are some world-class hotels offering ultra-luxury and exclusive amenities. The real challenge is to pick one from the many options available. You need to consider various factors (most importantly, your budget) before booking a room for yourself. If you are staying with your family for a couple of weeks, consider selecting a hotel apartment or a short-term rental home.
The climate in Dubai can be very hot. So, if you live in a country where weather temperature tends to stay at the lower side, you may face difficulties during your stay in Dubai. So, plan your trip at a time when the weather is relatively pleasant. That’s the winter time in Dubai. This is the time of the year when the emirate is flooded by tourists. Hence, you may find it very crowded.
Having said that, taxis, hotels, metro buses, and every other indoor facility is fully air conditioned. Therefore, you won’t face the heat when you are here, except for when you’re outside.
A Little About the Law
It’s important that you know about the law before visiting Dubai. Although it’s a modern emirate, there are some rules that you may find very conservative. For example, PDA (public display of affection) in Dubai can land you in trouble. Furthermore, alcohol and controlled drugs consumption is strictly prohibited. DUI (driving under influence) is another act that can get you penalised.
Similarly, it’s not allowed in the emirate to stay in the same room with opposite sex if you’re related or married. However, hotel authorities don’t usually ask about your marital status at the time of booking. Lastly, wearing appropriate clothes is recommended in the emirate. This, however, doesn’t mean that you have to cover yourself from head to toe.
Things to Do
As stated above, there are a lot of things to do in Dubai. Whether you’re with friends or family, you will never find a single dull moment as the emirate has something for everyone. The best piece of advice here will be to schedule your activities. Of course, no one likes to have “scheduled” fun. But, when you have so much to explore in limited time, it makes sense to set your schedule accordingly.
What to include in your schedule totally depends on your preferences and hobbies; however, our recommendation will be to add the Dubai desert safari trip to your list. It’s a must visit activity if you want to have unlimited fun and thrill. Other than that, you can take a Hatta dam trip. It will take you away from the hubbub of the city amidst natural beauty. This offers a perfect opportunity to explore the other side of Dubai not many talk about.
While setting your schedule, spare a couple of days to explore major shopping destinations in the emirate. Your trip is certainly going to be incomplete if you haven’t purchased anything from the shopping capital of the world.
Places to Eat
There are so many places to eat in Dubai that making your pick is going to be difficult. You can get every kind of cuisine here in both high-end restaurants and casual eateries. Whether you’re fond of Chinese or South Indian food, you can find it quite easily here.
A Final Word
In all, your trip to Dubai is certainly going to be full of adventure if you are fully prepared for it. So, know as much as you can before booking your trip and have a great experience visiting Dubai.