UAE i.e. United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates in which Dubai is the most contemporary and hence is taken as an independent city. If these vacations you are planning to visit the place then keep in mind that Dubai is the residence of Muslims so it is worth to make yourself conversant with their tradition and custom. You can travel any time throughout the year but the most ideal time is October to May as it remains cool during this period.
Visa and basic requirements
Ensure that you keep all the important documents handy while you are travelling to Dubai. People from some countries have to get the visa before hand while travelling to Dubai but some other countries have the option to purchase it on arrival. So check before hand the requirements accordingly. If you are an U.S. citizen, you do not need a Visa. For a month, you get a free Visa stamp as soon as you reach the Dubai Airport. If you do not manage to qualify it, the hotel and tour sponsors could arrange it for you which have the duration of 30 days. Dubai is an expensive place but a little effort done in finding the average rate restaurants could bring it under budget. Public transport is a good option in Dubai using which you can travel more in less money. Various packages for travel and accommodation are available which will soothe your pocket for which you can check out the websites, example, makemytrip, cleartrip etc. Whenever you need to exchange the money, go for a reliable place such as UAE bank, mall ATM etc otherwise people could be in a loss. Check whether you health insurance policy is valid there or not; if not then do buy it for future savings.
Like every other place has some rules and regulation, Dubai also imposes some of them which you should always abide for a better and safe trip. Make sure not to drink at a public place as it would be considered as a crime by the government. In hotels or bars also, the minimum age limit is of 21, below which you are not allowed for the intake of alcohol. The emirate is bit conservative so getting intimate in public places could make you pay some penalty and imprisonment as well. Clicking photographs of women, harassing them or use of illegal or absurd words is a severe crime and could lead to an imprisonment and fine. So, it is worth to know all the laws and penalties of Dubai beforehand.
Some Tips for Women Travelers
Dubai is very safe for women. This country has some traditional values which include that women should not travel alone. So you must respect them. The fact that Dubai is more radical than others cannot be denied but still it is an Islamic state and stick to traditional ethics. While doing the packing, keep in mind not to carry the one which could displease the local sensibility. Women should wear clothes covering entire body from shoulders to knees. Reveling clothes are not at all tolerated in malls and other public places. Signs outside such places will make you remind again and again about clothing sense. Tees having short sleeves and three-quarter trousers are legal. The dress code has to be strictly followed during the Mosque visit. Clothes covering the entire body should be worn and if you are found not following the law they will make you wear a long gown and a black scarf covering your head.
So, all these tips have to be taken into consideration so as to make your trip safe, amusing and a memorable one.
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