Widely known as the City of Gold, Dubai is the undisputed land of luxury. Home to ultra-modern architectural wonders, glitzy malls, and beautiful beaches, a trip to Dubai is on every tourist’s list. However, just like any other popular tourist destination, it’s easy to get misled into overspending or fall into sneaky tourist traps if you’re not careful. Here’s a comprehensive guide with the top Dubai travel tips & hacks to ensure you don’t get burned in this glitzy metropolis.
As a tourist in Dubai, you will need to carry certain documents with you at all times. These include:
Visit Dubai between the months of November & February for moderate temperatures and great weather.
The RTA, Roads and Transport Authority, has an extensive network of metro lines, buses, trams, and taxis. These means of transport are affordable and safe for tourists.
Various stores in Dubai accept US dollars and other foreign currencies too. Head to iconic Dubai souks like the Souk Al Bahar for great deals and bargains and remember to make time for malls on a Friday for attractive discounts.
You can expect to spend anywhere between AED 400 - 750 per day in Dubai. You can save money by using public transport and shopping responsibly.
You can use public transit to get around late at night. Go on a Dhow Dinner Cruise for an intimate evening and remember that some pubs and restaurants may refuse entry if you’re under 25.
Dubai's currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). While credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Dubai, it is always a good idea to have cash on hand for smaller purchases.
If you're a female visitor, avoid clothing that exposes a lot of cleavage and clothes that expose your upper arms and legs. On the other hand, men can pretty much wear want as long as it's reasonable.