What Do You Need To Know About Dubai?
Dubai is one of the most visited locations in the world and hosts some of the record-breaking features! From the tallest tower or the planet to the busiest airport in the world! Besides record-breaking buildings, Dubai offers one of the most beautiful Dhow Cruise Dubai marina where you can see a lot of nice boats! It is truly one of the most prominent cities in the world and you should visit it whenever you have a chance. Before embarking on the journey, you need to have a couple of things on your mind.
You do not need a lot of money
Dubai is among the most expensive cities in the world and the city that literally is shining with gold and expensive costs of living. Even though people are saying it is costly city (which is), you can still visit it and explore on a budget.
Of course, it means that Hilton and Rove hotels may not be your first choice, but you will be able to enjoy in this beautiful city with the cheap taxi drives and affordable dinners. As you know, using your home mobile operator may be a subject of roaming charge, so it is recommended to buy a SIM card right at the airport and enjoy in cheap calls and internet!
Do not miss the culture part
A lot of stereotypes have been circling around, as people say there is nothing else but the skyscrapers and shopping malls. Beyond the bling-bling and fancy cars stays cultural heritage and rich history that depicts a certain part of history of the UAE. Dubai museum is one of the places that you must visit in case you gain interest in history.
The museum offers a lot of lectures on Arabian and Emirati culture so you could understand better their lives and history.
You CAN find alcohol
On the contrary to many sayings that you cannot buy alcohol, you can. The licensed bars, restaurants and hotels are eligible to sell alcohol so you can buy it at these places. The majority of places offer the happy hour, but you will be required to show your ID to prove that you are 21 and older, as they do not sell alcohol to young people under 21. In case you want to bring back alcohol to your country, you will have to obtain the license to buy it. Almost in every local on Tuesday, all women have free drinks as a part of tradition.
Burka is not required for foreigners
In spite of sayings that all women wear burka, this is not true. Of course, some women do wear it as a part of the tradition, while some do not. You, as a foreigner, are not required to wear it. It means you can enjoy in bikini wear on the beaches without the fear that someone might charge you.
Of course, like in every culture, if you are planning to visit malls, mosques and restaurants, you are required to respect the dress code and cover your knees and shoulders.