Top 20 things you must know before travelling to Dubai

Top 20 things you must know before travelling to Dubai


One of the most prominent cities in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai city is signified with the greatest construction of the world. It is certainly a marvel to see how deserted place has grown up with a surplus of skyscrapers. The city is a hub for business and networks not only that it ranks top at international getaway. This city offers everything you wished for, you may probably run out of things to ask for. Be it beautiful shopping centres, best honeymoon destinations, relaxation spots, entertainment stations, amazing nightlife, dinner at the luxury cruise and what not? It abodes stunning skyscraper Burj Khalifa, amazing Palm islands, dreamy sand dunes, Dubai city attracts a myriad of tourists from all around the world to experience this lands the culture and relish the life differently. Travelling to Dubai for sure is a dream come true moment. For this, all you need is a good assistance and a small Dubai Travel guide. Sushant Travels is here with an exciting Dubai tour package at an affordable price. 

Top 20 Things You Must Know before travelling to Dubai

  • There will be a lot of questions arising such as Is there any dress code in Dubai? Can unmarried couples stay in hotels in Dubai? Is food expensive in Dubai? What month is the cheapest to fly to Dubai? Is Dubai dress code strict? What should tourists not do in Dubai? How expensive is the food in Dubai? How many days are enough to visit Dubai? Here is a small Dubai Travel guide form Sushant Travels that solves all your doubts.

  1. Yes! Number one the list is dress code: As you pack your vacation clothes, think traditional, not exposing and flashy. Both Men and Women must dress modestly, clothing is seen awkwardly if it’s short, tight or transparent for women and men should never walk in Public without a shirt on. 

  2. Respect the Muslim culture during Ramadan: If you visit Dubai at the month of Ramadan, value the Muslims practice of fasting that is you are supposed to eat, drink or smoke in public in presence of them between sunrise and sunset.

  3. The best time to visit Dubai is between October and April: Dubai swings between two seasons they are hot and hotter. The months between October and April is when the winter season exists, this season brings blue sky and excellent beach weather to the city.

  4. Try to book your flights in advance: International airlines usually deliver their lowest seats nearly six months preceding departure dates. This doesn’t mean you need to buy tickets ahead of time, yet it’s a good idea to start looking and comparing prices. At most you should buy your tickets at least one month in advance.

  5. Book your hotel in advance: Dubai is growing to such a beloved vacation spot, from October to April, it is the prime time for travellers to visit, so you have to make sure you get a nice place to stay. It is advised to book Dubai hotel reservation before two to three months in advance.

  6. You gotta take permission before clicking pictures: Never ever take a picture of or with a stranger without their permission, especially never take a picture of a Muslim woman without her permission. Don’t take photos of any government buildings, airports, military foundations, etc.

  7.  Tip Culture: It isn’t actually expected in Dubai, but it has become a common practice now. Maximum number of restaurants will add a tip to your bill. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but luggage carriers, supermarket baggers are normally given a small tip for their services.

  8. Be sure about the destination address you give to taxi drivers: Before you go to any place make sure you have some knowledge about it. Few big landmarks nearby.

  9. Be careful about the place where you consume alcohol: Despite alcohol is legal in Dubai city, you can’t drink in public as public drunkenness and drinking and driving are banned. You can’t buy alcohol for your own use without permission, buying drinks at a bar or restaurant is not a problem.

  10. Don't involve in PDA: Here we are strictly speaking about Public displays of affection they are considered very offensive in the UAE. Several travellers have been arrested and jailed for showing PDA in Dubai. So refrain yourself from holding hands or kissing your beloved one in public to be on the safer side.

  11. Don’t wear swimwear or swimsuit away from the pool or beach: Swimwear is well acceptable to wear when loafing by the pool or on the beach, but away from these areas, it’s strongly disrespectful and could get you in trouble.

  12. Research about the opening and closing times: The weekend in Dubai city is on Friday and Saturday, Friday's are the equivalent of Sunday in the West. Many shops and entertainment spots will be closed for a part of the day, so make sure you check timings in advance.

  13. Showing a Thumbs up sign as per Western culture - here it is equivalent of the middle finger: Yes! What you think you are saying may differ and put you in trouble.

  14.  Criticizing Islam religion or the ruling families of Dubai is a punishable offence: Do not criticize any religion or do not disrespect anyone, as it can put you in deep trouble. 

  15. Do bargain at the shops: Try to bargain when you buy as the vendors will decrease the price and will enjoy the lower the price.

  16. Do not take any drugs or carry pork: Both of these are punishable offence.

  17. Pointing the sole of your shoe in the direction of an Arab is observed as an insult: Do not point the sole of your shoe to any Arab, it is considered as an insult even though you intentionally do not mean to do so. Make sure when you cross leg and sit you do not point it to anyone.

  18. Best time to visit Dubai: The best time to visit Dubai is between the months of November to March. The weather in these months are moderately cool and is an ideal time to soak some sun on the beaches.

  19. Things to do in Dubai: Dubai is considered to offer plenty of outdoor activities such as Desert Safari, Skydiving, Camping in the desert, etc, visit the place from November to March, as the weather lets you enjoy your time outdoors as well as go for walks on the beach, visit the local markets, and savour dining outdoors.

  20. Places to visit in Dubai near Airport: Must visit places near Dubai airport include Burj Khalifa, Stunning Dubai Fountains, Banquet at Dubai Creek, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Dolphinarium, Burj Al Arab and The Dubai Mall. 

Even with all of these strict laws, Dubai is a wonderland for all travellers. Book your Dubai Tour packages today from Sushant Travels get customized itinerary for you according to your choice of place and budget.