IS DUBAI THE CAPITAL OF THE ARAB EMIRATES?
No. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is located south of Dubai. Both are the most important cities in the Arab Emirates. However, Dubai is the most famous city for tourism in the Middle East and is much more popular than the capital of the country itself.
How to get around in Dubai
Learn all you need to know about Public Transport in Dubai – from metros, trams, buses to traditional abra rides, Dubai ferry or you can rent luxury car Dubai.
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF DUBAI?
The Arab. However, most people in Dubai also speak English.
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL CURRENCY OF THE ARAB EMIRATES?
The Dirham is the official currency, whose contraction is Dhs and is symbolized by the letters AED.
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL RELIGION IN DUBAI?
In all the countries that belong to the United Arab Emirates, the official religion is Islam; however, unlike elsewhere, there is a high tolerance for other religions in Dubai. In fact, there are Jewish synagogues and Christian temples.
WHAT IS THE TIME ZONE IN DUBAI?
The time zone in Dubai is GMT / UTC +4 hours.
DO I NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO DUBAI?
It depends on your country of origin. The most recommended thing is that you consult it in the embassy of Emirates of your country. Spaniards do not need a Visa.
IS DUBAI A SAFE CITY FOR FOREIGNERS?
Yes. Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. A place where the laws have been made to be enforced and where justice seems to work.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS IN DUBAI ?
As Dubai is a city fully prepared to receive tourists, there are not many demands regarding clothing. However, it is recommended to wear sober clothing and, especially in the case of women, to avoid provocative and short clothes. It is well seen that tourists want to dress in the Dubai fashion, however, it is not a requirement to enjoy your stay in this wonderful city.
CAN YOU DRINK ALCOHOL IN DUBAI?
Yes. In any establishment in the city you can consume alcohol without any problem. However, it is strictly forbidden to drive after having consumed and, in this sense, the fines can be substantial.
CAN A WOMAN TRAVEL ALONE TO DUBAI?
Dubai is a very safe city and you will not have a problem if you travel alone. However, for Dubaitis it is somewhat strange to see a woman alone and uncomfortable situations can occur. In this case, it is convenient that you stay in five-star hotels to stay in safe territory constantly.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES OF CONDUCT ?
When we come to a new country we want to be liked and appear respectful. In the case of Dubai, it will not be difficult if you try to comply with two rules of behavior: 1) take off your shoes when entering a house. 2) Take whatever they offer you (be it food, money or a gift) always with your right hand.
CAN I TAKE ALL THE PICTURES I WANT?
Regarding the photographs, there are some requirements that you must respect. Taking pictures of important public buildings is prohibited (we recommend that whenever you want to take a photo in a public space you ask if it is allowed to avoid misunderstandings). Also, do not try to photograph unknown people because there are religious restrictions for Islamists around this topic and you could find yourself in an awkward situation.
SHOULD I BRING ADAPTERS FOR MY MOBILE PHONE CHARGER?
Yes. In Dubai the electricity standard is different from what we have in Spain. The plugs are with three flat pins, so an adapter will be essential to charge your mobile or any other device. Regarding the voltage, it is the same as here: 220 to 240 volts.