Dubai

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

Dubai is an idyllic holiday destination all year round, with its long sunny days (up to 11 hours of sunshine a day in the mid-summer months of July and August) and predominantly rain-free climate. The height of summer, though, may be too hot for those accustomed to more temperate climates, particularly for desert excursions and beach going. The magnificent hotels, shopping malls and indoor attractions, however, are well air-conditioned, to the point that many travellers advise packing a cardigan even during the hottest season. Most visitors will find conditions more comfortable for outdoor pursuits during the winter, between December and March.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Arbi & English

CUSTOMS & CULTURE

HOSPITALITY IN DUBAI CULTURE
Emirati life is very much geared around families, with marriage and children being the bedrock of society.  Hospitality plays a key role in Dubai culture, especially to strangers or newcomers, although older and more traditional Dubai citizens may be more reserved.  Do not be surprised if you are invited to join an Emirati family for refreshment, and when carpet or jewellery shopping in particular, your tea will arrive almost before you do. It is polite to accept Dubai tradition like this graciously.
ISLAM AND DUBAI CULTURE
Islam is inextricably intertwined with the very fabric of UAE society. Muslims see the Qur’an literally as the word of God, and it issues very specific moral guidelines, dealing with all issues of daily living. For this reason, the book itself is strongly revered, and must be respectfully treated. Although the most open of Arab societies in its culture, the Muslim tradition in Dubai is no different.
Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, is marked by prayer, fasting and charity. As an Islamic country, Dubai culture is no different and many restaurants and cafes close during daylight hours. Non-Muslims should not eat, drink or smoke in public, but do so only in private or at specially closed off hotel restaurants.

CUISINE

FAMOUS FOOD OF DUBAI
1. STUFFED CAMEL

2. Al Harees

3. Falafel

4. Hummus

5. Ghuzi

6. Matchbous

7. Shawarma

8. Esh asarya

9. Tabbouleh

10. Mehalabiya

INDIAN CUISINE IN DUBAI

1 .Aangan
Tel: +971 4 3599992 | Location: Dhow Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai, Dubai

2. Amala
Tel: +971 4 3998888 | Location: Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai

3. Options
Tel: +971 4 3293293 | Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

4. The Bombay
Tel: +971 4 2720000 | Location: Marco Polo Hotel, Deira, Dubai

5. Spice Lounge
Tel: +971 4 3453365 | Location: Jumeirah, Dubai

6. Calicut Paragon
Tel: +971 4 3358700 | Location: Karama, Dubai

7. Delhi Darbar
Tel: +971 4 2733444 | Location: Deira, Dubai

8. Patiala
Tel: +971 4 4519151 | Location: Souk Al Bahar – Level 3 | Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

9. Gazebo
Tel: +971 4 35985554 | Location: Bur Dubai, Dubai

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

2015: United Arab Emirates
National public holidays of United Arab Emirates in 2015
Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday 1-Jan New Years Day
Saturday 3-Jan Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Friday 15-May Israa & Miaraj Night Ascension of the Prophet
Saturday 18-Jul Eid Al Fitr
Sunday 19-Jul Eid Al Fitr
Monday 20-Jul Eid Al Fitr
Thursday 24-Sep Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Friday 25-Sep Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday 25-Sep Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday 26-Sep Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday 15-Oct Hijri New Years Day Islamic New Year
Wednesday 2-Dec UAE National Day
Thursday 3-Dec UAE National Day

HEALTH & HAZARDS

PRIVATE HOSPITALS GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS
AGA Khan University Hospital –  Al Amal Hospital
Oud Metha Office Complex, Apt 514 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1
Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (4) 344-4010
+971 (4) 324-8081
Dubai Hospital
American Hospital Dubai Al Khaleej Road, Deira
19th Street, Oud Metha Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (4) 271-4444
+971 (4) 309-6645 (emergency), +971 (4) 309-6333 (ambulance)
Rashid Hospital
Emirates Hospital Oud Metha Road, Umm Hurair Second
Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah Second Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 (4) 337-1111
971 (4) 349-6666

International Modern Hospital
+971 (4) 406-3333
Sheikh Rashid Road, Bur Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

TRAVEL DOCS

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel                                                              STARS                                              PLACE PRICE
“Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis                 3              Off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

“Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa                  3               Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

“Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park        3               E311, Dubai 35118, United Arab Emirates”

“Golden Sands Hotel Apartments                3                Al Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

“Citymax Bur Dubai                                        3                Kuwait St and Mankhool Rd, Al Mankhool | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

“Flora Grand Hotel                                         4                 Al Rigga Rd. | Deira, Dubai 120328, United Arab Emirates”

“Majestic Hotel                                                4                 Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

“Raintree Hotel Dubai                                   4                  Garhoud Road, Deira | adjacent to the Etihad Building, Garhoud Road, Dubai 35771, United Arab”

“Landmark Grand Hotel                               4                 Al Riqqa Road | Deira, Dubai 42222, United Arab Emirates”

“Marco Polo Hotel                                         4                  Al Muteena St | PO Box 25570, Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

UPCOMING EXPOS

Menope
Middle East Natural & Organic Products Expo
Audience: professional visitors and general public
25.11.2014 – 27.11.2014

Dubai, Dubai
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IATF International Autumn Trade Fair
International Autumn Trade Fair
Audience: professional visitors only
01.12.2014 – 03.12.2014

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Dubai International Jewellery Week
International Exhibition for Jewellery
Audience: professional visitors and general public
03.12.2014 – 06.12.2014

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

ICAAM
International congress of aesthetics, anti-aging medicine and medical spas in the middle east
Audience: professional visitors only
05.12.2014 – 06.12.2014

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Gulf Traffic
Exhibition and Conference for Traffic and Infrastructure
Audience: professional visitors only
08.12.2014 – 10.12.2014

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Dubai Drink Technology Expo
International trade fair for non-alcoholic beverages
Audience: professional visitors only
14.12.2014 – 16.12.2014

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent road
55558 Dubai
1748 AED

Yassat Hotel Apartments
Sheikh Zayed Road
. Dubai
1020.00 AED

Arabplast
International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Industry
Audience: professional visitors only
10.01.2015 – 13.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting
International trade fair for joining, separating and coating
Audience: professional visitors only
10.01.2015 – 13.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Tekno
International industrial trade fair
Audience: professional visitors only
10.01.2015 – 13.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Yassat Hotel Apartments
Sheikh Zayed Road
. Dubai
1020.00 AED

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Bahar 7 Jumeirah Beach Res
Dubai
954.00 AED

Tube Arabia
International Trade Fair for tube and pipe technologies
Audience: professional visitors only
10.01.2015 – 13.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East
Trade Fair for signage, printing and graphics
Audience: professional visitors only
11.01.2015 – 13.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Intersec
International Trade Fair for Security and Safety
Audience: professional visitors only
18.01.2015 – 20.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

Arab Health
Trade fair for healthcare in the Middle East
Audience: professional visitors only
26.01.2015 – 29.01.2015

Dubai, Dubai
UAE

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Burj Al Arab
“The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is the world’s only 7 star hotel and designed to resemble a billowing sail, the Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai skyline making it the fourth tallest hotel in the world.It truly is one of the most iconic symbols of Dubai and is a majestic building.”

Burj Khalifa
“The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower and is an amazing feat of engineering- the story of which you can see if you take a trip to “At The Top”- the highest viewing platform in the world.The high point of any Burj Khalifa experience is the view from At The Top. Located on level 124 of the world’s tallest tower.”

Atlantis Hotel
“Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on the Palm, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity.From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in a dazzling world of imagination, pleasure and luxury of 5-star hotels.”
Dubai Marina
“One of Dubai’s newer tourist attractions is Dubai marina. The marina is set in the backdrop of the amazing buildings of JBR and has great views, walkways and boat rides available. It is amazing either during the day or in the evenings. Dubai Marina is the largest man-made marina in the world and is home to super yachts and also Dubai Marina Mall.”

Wild Wadi
“Located in front of the  Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family.Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore.
Wild Wadi Timings:
November to February: 10am – 6pm
March to May: 10am – 7pm
June to August: 10am – 8pm
September and October: 10am – 7pm

MAP

TIME ZONE

India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai – United Arab Emirates

TRANSPORTATION

  • Taxis
  • Car
  • Bus
  • Air
  • Local Bus
  • Ferry
  • Metro

CURRENCY

Official Currency “United Arab Emirates Dirham”

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to go to the scorching hot city is during its cooler months i.e. in between November and April, when the hot suns is at rest and cool with blowing winds during the evenings and night time. Even if you visit the city during the rest of the months you will find the air-conditioned hotels, malls and other complexes well-equipped to easily keep off the heat.

TRAVEL TIPS

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Dress modestly – Dubai is in a Muslim emirate, so opt for conservative attire over anything revealing. Revealing clothing, like short skirts or spaghetti strap tops are big no-no’s. Women can wear bikinis and bathing suits while on the beach, but should not wear them in public (even on the way to and from the beach). And boys, keep those shirts on at all times.

Use proper money exchanges – Never have your money exchanged for the local currency on the street. Not only could you get short-changed, you might end up in a dangerous situation. Your best bet for exchanging money is a bank, a hotel or an ATM at the local shopping centre.

Avoid public displays of affection – PDAs are considered offensive in the UAE, as are displays of homosexuality. Because Dubai falls under Sharia Law, some travel sites even go as far as recommending that unwedded couples book separate hotel rooms.

Electricity adapters – Electrical sockets for three-pinned plugs of 13 amps each are the standard throughout the UAE. But we recommend buying an electrical adapter just in case you run into a problem.

Avoid drugs and check your prescriptions – It goes without saying, but the consumption of illegal drugs and trafficking drugs is strictly prohibited. If you are caught with illegal drugs, you’ll spend quite a bit of time behind bars. Double check with your embassy to make sure your prescription drugs are permitted. In some cases, you may need to carry a note from your doctor.

Avoid public alcohol consumption – Alcohol itself is not banned in Dubai, but it can only be purchased at a few duty-free stores on your way into the city. As a tourist, you won’t be able to purchase alcohol from a bottle shop. You can purchase drinks in restaurants and bars, but keep in mind that public drunkenness is strictly prohibited, as is drinking and driving.

Think before you click – Never take a photo with a stranger without asking for permission first. Unless you are in a tourist area where photography is expressly permitted, avoid taking pictures of government buildings, airports, docks, military installations etc. And never, ever, take a picture of a Muslim woman without permission.

Driving in Dubai – There’s no shortage of public transport options in Dubai, but if you plan on getting behind the wheel, you’ll need an international driver’s license. If you plan on taking up residence in Dubai, you’ll eventually need to get a permanent Dubai driver’s license. Don’t panic if you are in a car accident; simply remain with your vehicle, without moving it from the place where the accident happened, and wait for the police.

Check your visa – Will you need to have a visa on hand before visiting Dubai? Citizens from some countries are allowed to enter the UAE by purchasing a tourist visa upon arrival. Others must have a visa in hand at the time of arrival. Check with your country’s embassy before leaving home to ensure you have the right documents in hand.

Buy health insurance – Most health insurance companies won’t pay your expenses when travelling out of country. Check with your own carrier before you leave to make sure you have coverage. If not, purchase some travel insurance. While in Dubai, it is generally easy to get medications from pharmacies, but if you end up hospitalised, the costs of treatments or getting home can add up very quickly.

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