Dubai Tourism

Dubai is undoubtedly a Shopaholic’s paradise. Travel to Dubai and live your heart out.

Shopping lovers from far and wide visit this city. Their primary goal: to shop-till-they-drop but Dubai Tourism has a lot more to offer. A vacation in Dubai has everything for everyone!

Dubai is slowly becoming a favorite tourist destination. Dubai vacations are a great resort for everyone! Book your Dubai tours to experience the great city.

Dubai is famous for its shopping districts called Souks. Tourists flock to the modern malls as well as the souks to meet their shopping needs. The best part about Dubai is perhaps that friendly negotiation over prices is available almost everywhere so you can get some really good bargains too. One of the important Dubai travel tips is Bargain!

Shopping aside, the most exciting part of Dubai is the several new additions to the Dubai skyline. The Burj Khalifa which is the tallest man-made structure in the world is most definitely a sight to see. Visiting The Burj Al Arab; the fourth tallest Hotel in the world is a once in a lifetime experience too. To add to this you can also see Dubai Miracle Garden, the biggest natural flower gardens as well as man-made islands along with some spectacular shopping malls. In short, Dubai will exceed your travel expectations. Dubai city tour will enchant you with its verstality.

However, a word of caution: It is important to be well-aware of the culture of the Middle East before you visit Dubai. Be extra vigilant and follow some rules and you will have the shopping experience that is incomparable to any other in the world!

When visiting Dubai, Always remember that you are going to be in a country with a different culture. The belief-systems differ greatly. It is important to follow certain rules and respect the values. Moreover, the laws are extremely strict so make sure that you do not get into trouble due to the failure to follow them.

Essential travel information and Dubai tips for your visit

Essential Information

These tips to be kept in mind if you are travelling to Dubai or booking the tickets for Dubai Tours.

  • Summer clothing are required for most of the year. However, at night the temperature falls down so carry some heavy clothes like jackets.
  • Sun cream and sun glasses will also be essential to beat the Dubai heat. Avoid staying outside during daytime in summer as you might fall sick.
  • Hotel price goes very low during summer.
  • In case of money, it’s better if you can exchange your cash into Dubai currency. 
  • Time Zone: GST (Gulf Standard Time)  
  • Currency: Dirham (AED) is the official currency. It is abbreviated as DH or Dhs.
  • Languages: Arabic is their national language. With Arabic, English is the other business language that is spoken. Urdu, Hindi and Farsi are other widely spoken language.
  • Security: Police (999), Electricity & Water (991), Fire (997), Ambulance (998)  
  • Off-beaten Path:  Go for snorkeling with reef sharks at Dibba Rock, If you visit the city in December, don’t miss the air show done by military planes. For visiting off-beat places, check out the Camel Souks that come up across the outskirts of the city.
  • Tipping: Tipping the staff in Dubai is optional. 
  • Customs: Avoid wearing clothes that might hurt local Muslims. In hotel swimming pools and at the beaches, women can wear swimwear with their top on. For men, any dress is allowed unless one should not walk without a shirt on the street.If you are visiting Dubai during Ramadan, avoid eating, drinking or smoking in the public places. For using public transport, get Nol Card. It is a prepaid debit card that can be used for metros, buses, water buses and on taxis as well. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Dubai

  • Know the pollution level of Dubai before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.51 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 40.24 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.02 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 28.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.12 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.18 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Dubai for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dubai.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.43 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.14 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.81 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.93 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.57 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.55 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.39 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.47 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.94 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.12 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Dubai is 157.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.07 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 50.27 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 50.61 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.11 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.73 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.94 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.48 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dubai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 62.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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