Dubai Is the Largest City in the UAE

Tourists cannot import goods that are produced in South Africa or Israel. The import of the following items is also prohibited:

  • Firearms
  • Pornography
  • Propaganda of literature
  • Drugs

Currency

Currency
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The currency is Dirham. There are no restrictions on export and import of national and foreign currencies. You can exchange currency at special points or banks.

Where to Stay?

Where to Stay?
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In the UAE, Dubai hotels are the most expensive, and the prices for them in all urban areas are almost the same. It’s better to stay nearby entertainment attractions and shops.

Getting around the City

Getting around the City
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The most comfortable way of getting around the city is metro. It’s cool in there and it is not very crowded. The price of the trip is determined be the distance you need to go to. The minimum amount is $0.5, the maximum amount is $1.6.

Taxi is another convenient way for transportation. It can be either with a meter or not. If the car doesn’t have a meter, then before getting in, settle the price with the driver. If there is a meter, the price for the trip is based on the distance.

There is also a bus service, but this type of transport has too long routes that are uncomfortable for visitors.

If you are older than twenty-one and have an international driving license, you can rent a car in Dubai. The shortest period of rent is a day. The rules of the road traffic are the same. There are radars on the roads that transmit data of speeding to the police.

Way of Life in the United Arab Emirates

Way of Life in the United Arab Emirates
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Tourists need to remember about the peculiarities of life referred to Islam. Sale of alcohol in restaurants is provided only to hotel guests. There are no alcoholic drinks in stores. The consumption of beer in public places entails criminal liability.

Drinking water in Dubai from a tap is not dangerous. In restaurants and hotels, local mineral water is served. The voltage in the outlets is 220/240V. Adapters are sold all over the place.

The city has state-run polyclinics and hospitals with a high level of service. Foreign tourists usually get insurance policies for the entire term of their vacation, which allows them to receive emergency assistance free of charge. In private clinics, counseling and treatment are expensive.

Security systems in hotels are very strict. Still, the administration brings to the attention of tourists that documents, money, and valuables should be kept in a special safe.

There are very nice beaches in Dubai that have the following features:

  • Work from morning till late evening
  • The beaches have all the necessary equipment
  • The rescue service operates.