USEFUL TRAVEL INFORMATIONPopulation | 1.5 million
Visa | Citizens of the following countries: UK, France, Italy, German, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will be granted a free of charge for One Entry Visit Visa on arrival in the UAE.
For Citizen of other countries a visa will need to be applied for .
Passport | Passport must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from date of arrival for tourism and 6 moths for business travel.
Airport | Dubai International Airport & Al Maktoum International Airport.
Weather | Dubai has a sub tropical arid climate. It is sunny throughout the year. Temperatures range from 10 – 30 degrees Celsius in winter and can reach as high as 45 digress C in summer. The best travel season is September to May.
Time | GMT +3
Currency | The monetary until is the Dirham (AED) which is divided into 100 fils. The official exchange rate is US$ 1 = AED 3.675
Alcohol | Alcohol is available in all clubs and restaurants and pubs/bars that are located in hotels as well as licensed restaurants outside hotels.
Clothing | Light weight summer clothing can be worn for most of the year but the temperature can drop quite sharply at night during the winter. Dubai is rather relaxed for clothing. Shorts and skirts are acceptable for ladies.
Weekend | Friday & Saturday for public sector
Electricity | Electricity in Dubai is 220 volts
Language | The National Language is Arabic but English is the most spoken language in Dubai.
Shopping | Dubai is a veritable shopper’s paradise! Dubai is famous for offering top international brand at unbelievable reasonable prices. Independent shops are generally open 10:00 to 13:00 & 16:00 to 22:00 opening hours at shopping malls in throughout the day 10:00 to 22:00. However on Friday, they open 14:00 to 22:00. Some even stay open until midnight.
Sports Facilities | As Dubai enjoys sunshine all year round, outdoor sports are extremely popular. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for and the city’s facilities for golf, diving, go-carting, tennis, cricket, jet-skiing, flying, horse riding, all kinds of water-sports and deep sea fishing are truly world-class.
Water | Dubai tap water is desalinated (sea) water. Such water is perfectly safe to drink, however, tourists and residents often prefer to drink locally bottled mineral water.
Vaccination | No vaccination needed for visitor to Dubai
Visa | Tourist visa is granted on arrival for tourists for the EU, North America & various other Asian Countries.
Flights | Dubai is home to award winning Emirates Airlines. The city is serviced by more than 130 airlines with direct links to over 160 cities around the world.
Safety | Dubai is an almost crime-free