Dubai, a city of towering skyscrapers, luxury hotels, and glitzy shopping malls, is a place that has long fascinated people from all over the world. But what is it really like to live in Dubai?…
Giving a tip in Dubai is no duty and every tourist should decide himself whether he wants to give this or not. In many restaurants in Dubai, however, it is customary that a service allowance of 15 percent in the bill is available. Here you do not need an additional tip. If this is not the case then you should give about 10 percent from the invoice price.
As a tourist, you certainly want to smoke in Dubai and here you can find out whether you are allowed to do so and where you can buy cigarettes. By the way, this is only possible in certain places and you should know that.
For tourists, the Heritage Village in the district of Al Shindagha is very worth seeing because you can experience the tradition, construction, and history of Dubai. It is a museum village built-in 1997 by the government of Dubai. The village has been built as an Arab settlement with stone houses from the mountain and desert regions, Bedouinelten. The traditional wind tower houses must not be missing in Dubai.
As a tourist, you should definitely stick to the Dubai behavior rules so you do not find it unpleasant there. Which ones are to be described exactly here.
2021 will be leaving us soon. Should we remind you about the most interesting articles that have been published on our website? Here everyone will find something interesting about luxury and wonderful Dubai.
If you are flying to the USA from Dubai International Airport, biometric boarding is possible. We will describe here exactly how this works.
Since January 1, 2018, the Dubai VAT of five percent has been introduced, which also has to be paid by tourists. Here you get useful information on what you need to know and which other taxes still have to be paid on site.
We will describe here once whether it is worth buying electronic goods in Dubai. You can definitely get a bargain. But certainly not everywhere you can imagine.
Dubai is a glittering world of luxury: Spectacular skyscrapers and oriental markets shape the cityscape of the Emirates on the Persian Gulf. However, things are anything but glamorous on a camel farm on the outskirts of the city. Over 4,000 camels deliver the milk for Dubai’s “white gold” there.
Fujairah is a small Arab principality in the east of the Arabian Peninsula, one of the seven emirates of the British protectorate of Treaty Oman.
Dubai is the premier sports capital of the entire Middle East region. Here your attention will be provided with various types of competitions and international championships, golf, tennis, equestrian sports and car racing, ice skating, and scuba diving. The local climate and modern sports facilities make Dubai an ideal destination for sports enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts. The pride of the United Arab Emirates is camel racing.
Tourists often choose the place of recreation by the United Arab Emirates, but sometimes absolutely not interested in local customs and rules. But this eastern country is very religious and strict with those who do not comply with public norms of behavior and dress code.
For the United Arab Emirates, the state religion is Islam. However, along with this, other religions are allowed. The Emirates is the most open state in the Arab world. It is here that citizens of many countries of Asia, America, and Western and Eastern Europe live and work. The country has a significant number of temples, churches, and other structures of various religions.
Azure sky, blue sea. In the honeycombs of white fences, rare and desirable, like a sip of spring water in the desert, spots of greenery – such are the United Arab Emirates from the window of a liner landing at Sharjah airport.
Few people know that we owe the existence of strong alcoholic drinks to the Arabs. There is a version that the technology of distillation, which makes it possible to extract the “water of wine” from wine, was transferred to the Europeans through Spain by the Arabs. The Arabic words “alcohol”, “alambik”, “alchemy” have entered many European languages.
Anyone who has ever been to the Emirates or another Gulf country knows firsthand about a real “Arab” scent. Arabs know a lot about good smells. A rich and dense sillage of the scent accompanies every indigenous inhabitant of the UAE.
Dubai is a city of contrasts. And only by embracing its past and present will you discover our emirate and experience its culture in its entirety. Someone comes to Dubai for just a couple of days, someone travels with family, and there are those who look for budget options for recreation. In any case, whatever the purpose of your trip, you will find entertainment and attractions in Dubai for which you will not have to overpay. Some of them will cost you just one dirham.
No pomp, no skyscrapers, and no traffic noise: if you visit the historic Al Fahidi district in the heart of Dubai, you will get to know the Arab metropolis from a completely different perspective. Narrow, winding streets, traditional wind towers, and low-rise mud houses dominate the image of the so-called Al Bastakiya.