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T Discover Dubai Fast facts and travel essentials to get to know Dubai Terminal


Dubai Cruise


Spice Souk DUBAI


Zabeel Park


Te Dubai Mall


Downtown Dubai


Alserkal Avenue


LOCAL LIFE


Time zone GMT + 4


Health


Vaccinations are not necessary before travelling to the emirate


Dubai is a highly cosmopolitan destination with many international residents and visitors. A Muslim state, it is open and tolerant and warmly welcomes visitors. Visitors are encouraged to explore and respect the local culture, customs and traditions. Alcohol is served in licensed bars, in the hotels, restaurants and clubs (over 21s only).


WHEN TO GO


International dialling code: 00 971


Visas


UK passport holders receive a 30-day visa free of charge on arrival


Dubai is sub-tropical, with sunshine year-round. June to August is the warmest time of year but also the best time to pick up amazing hotel deals. All hotels, shops, attractions and transport are comfortably air-conditioned. The winter months (September to May), are pleasantly warm, with daytime averages in January around 24C.


HEALTH Language


Arabic is the official language and English is a widely-spoken second language


Currency


The UAE monetary unit is the dirham (DH or AED). £1= approximately AED6.0


Vaccinations are not necessary before travelling to the emirate. But note that some over-the- counter medicines, including codeine, may


appear on the UAE Ministry of Health’s restricted list, so travellers are advised to check before they travel at www.moh.gov.ae. Clients might need to carry a doctor’s note or prescription for the medicines they require and should only take sufficient medication for the duration of their visit, in the original packaging.


GETTING AROUND


The Dubai Metro is a good option for reaching many parts of the metropolis from the airport, and for travel in the city if clients are staying near a station. A rechargeable Nol card can be bought at Metro stations, check rta.ae for fares. Children under 5 (or shorter than 90cm) travel free. Alternatively, metered Dubai Taxi Corporation cabs are reasonably priced for getting around. Many hotels offer guests complimentary transfers from the airport and shuttle buses to the malls during their stay. Also, the best way to cross the Dubai Creek in Old Dubai is by abra, local water taxi, and this costs only AED1 per person.


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