In spite of being home to enormous shopping centers and flashy high-rises, the glistening metropolis of Dubai (also called the ‘City of Bright Lights’) is ultra conservative. The one, who breaks the rules, is charged hefty penalties. Here are the major Dubai travel tips:
As Dubai is a Muslim emirate, tourists must wear conservative attire. While on the beach only, bikinis and bathing suits can be worn by women and boys must keep shirts at all times.
As Dubai falls under Sharia Law, visitors must avoid public displays of affection like the displays of homosexuality. Holding hands or sex publicly is restricted in Dubai.
You must get your money exchanged only through a bank, a hotel or an ATM at the local shopping center.
As a tourist, you can’t buy alcohol from a bottle shop, except through a few duty-free stores on your way into the city and bars and restaurants. Public drunkenness is strictly restricted in Dubai. Only the people more than 21 years in their age can consume alcohol.
All over the UAE, electrical sockets for three-pinned plugs of 13 amps each is the standard.
The consumption of illegal drugs and trafficking drugs is strictly forbidden here.
Without asking for permission first, taking a photo with a stranger or a Muslim woman is prohibited. You must avoid capture photos of airports, government buildings, military installations, dock and so on.
You will need to have a visa in your hand at the time of arrival in Dubai.
You must purchase health insurance before entering Dubai.
Drink-driving in Dubai is illegal.
You must avoid public dancing as dancing in only allowed at licensed clubs or in the privacy of your home. .
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