7 things tourists should know about travelling to Dubai
Published on February 14, 2020 at 16.23
With the Dubai tourism season in full swing, now is an exciting time to visit the country. But before your head off, here are some important tips for travelers to help make your stay in the emirate comfortable. (Photos: KT file)
WHAT TO BRING: The UAE's custom's authority has a list of items that tourists are not allowed to carry into the country. It's imperative to check this updated list while you pack your bags.
CONDUCT: Apart from banned items, tourists should also be mindful of what they do in public. Taking someone's photo without their consent and dressing improperly are some examples of things that could get you in trouble in Dubai.
BEST TIME TO GO: The best time to travel is the period from mid-September to mid-May, when there is no sweltering heat in the day, and the evenings are pleasantly cool. The average temperature in this period is +24 degrees celsius.
HABITATION: The districts of Dubai are distinct components of a single huge metropolis with each having a number of unique advantages.
TRANSPORT: According to transport service site GetTransfer.com, the Dubai Metro is extremely popular with tourists. It allows you to quickly get to the main attractions, shopping centers or popular public beaches of the city.
FOOD: There are many cultures in Dubai, so you can always find international cuisines at a low price. Tourists will be pleasantly surprised by the multitude of affordable restaurants in Dubai.
VIRUS? While there are a number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the UAE, the Ministry of Health (Mohap) has reassured residents and tourists of their safety. According to Mohap, the health system in the country "works very efficiently and that the ministry is closely following the situation in a way that guarantees the health and safety of everyone."