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Culture is very well defined in Dubai. How do you need to dress? Should you tip waiters or not? Where drinking alcohol is allowed? In this article, Dubai Visits Visa will tell you everything you need to know before you visit Dubai. Go ahead and check the list. 

1.Try to plan your trip between October and April

Dubai will only offer you two seasons of hot and hotter ones. The months between October and April, are considered as the winter season with blue skies and the best beach weather in the city. This season is also the rainy season, but usually, it does not rain showers for too long so this factor should not be considered while choosing travel dates.

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2. Look for flights that are six months ahead

International airlines are known to offer the cheapest seats about six months prior to departure dates. It doesn’t mean you will need to buy your tickets so far ahead of the time, but it is excellent idea to look and compare the prices. Please make sure that you buy the ticket at least one month before the flight. 

3. Never forget to Book your hotel months in advance

Dubai has became very popular vacation spot, and due to the fact that October through April is the peak time for tourists to visit, you must ensure that you have a nice place or a hotels in Dubai, where you can stay, booked before your arrival. It is recommended that you should make a reservation at least two to three months in advance.

4. Show complete respect during Ramadan

If you are visiting in between the holy month of Ramadan, which is celebrated in the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar. Make sure that you respect the Muslims and their practice of fasting. This means that you must not eat, drink or smoke in public or front of them.

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5. Dress properly 

When you pack your vacation wardrobe, you should keep conservative clothes instead of revealing and flashy modern clothes. Women’s clothing is considered improper clothing if the dress is too short, tight, or transparent. For men, they are ought to not walk around without a shirt on. Dress properly to avoid unwanted attention and respect the Muslim culture of your hosts. 

6. Ask for permission before taking pictures

You must not take any picture of or with a stranger without asking for their permission. This does not apply in general if you are taking a scenic shot in some major touristy areas. But it is completely prohibited to take a picture of a Muslim woman without her permission. Also, keep in mind not to take photos of government buildings, airports, military installations as well. 

7. Who should you tip?

Tipping is not a big trend in Dubai, but a usual practice. Most restaurants automatically add a tip to your bill. Taxi drivers, do not expect to receive a tip, but luggage carriers and supermarket baggers can be given a small tip for their valuable services.

8. Never give your taxi driver an address

Taxis are best to get around the city; you will find many of them and that too with the advantage of them being a fairly cheap mode of transportation. But, do not assume that your taxi driver will know every street and restaurant in Dubai. So, to ensure that you end up where you wanted to be in the first place, provide references to big-city landmarks. These landmarks will be very popular and known by every Taxi Driver. 

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9. Know the place where you consume alcohol

Alcohol is legal in Dubai. But, can not drink it in public as public drunkenness along with drinking and driving are prohibited. Also, you will not be able to buy alcohol for your own use without a permit, and you must buy alcohol from an establishment that has a license. Purchasing drinks at a bar or the restaurants is no problem, just you must not try and leave drunk.

10. Don’t try for PDA

Public displays of affection are considered very offensive in Dubai. A lot of  Dubai visitors have been arrested and imprisoned due to this reason only. To be completely sure avoid holding hands or kissing your better half while you are in public.
Even with a variety of the strict laws, you must not hesitate to visit Dubai if you have the chance. It is a great destination, and one completely worth seeing by yourself, with your significant other or along with your entire family.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please make sure that you have medical travel insurance with a international coverage covering COVID-19 before travelling.

All tourists and residents that are coming into Dubai from any point of origin (along with the GCC countries) must have  a negative PCR test certificate, and this test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of departure. 

 

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