If you’re on your way to Dubai, you’re not alone! It’s one of the most popular holiday spots in the world. Here are a few tips to help your trip go like a dream….
As in any country, it’s courteous to respect the local culture. While beachwear is totally acceptable on the beach and around the pool, it’s not appreciated beyond the hotels. As a Muslim country, you should dress more modestly in public places – such as in malls, banks, airport, restaurants. This simply means not showing too much bare flesh – so avoid short shorts, low-cut tops and see-through clothing when out exploring. Contrary to belief, women do not have to wear headscarves – unless they’re visiting a mosque.
A good tip is to always carry a pashmina to throw around your shoulders if needed.
Book the Jumeirah Flavours half board offer which includes accommodation plus breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner at over 60 participating restaurants! You can also save yourself hundreds of Dirhams with the free isme by Jumeirah™ app. It’s full of discounts and buy-one-get-one-free deals including offers for many Jumeirah brunches, cocktails, restaurants, spas and Wild Wadi Waterpark™!
While you can easily hire a car during your stay, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts offer a fleet of private courtesy cars to ferry you to and from the airport and around town. Taxis are cheap and you can also travel using the Dubai Metro – a single journey costs as little as Dhs1.80.
Have a go at speaking the lingo
English and many other languages are widely spoken. While you can get by not having to speak a word of Arabic, a few polite words of the local language will be appreciated if you encounter a local Emirati – which you will as soon as you arrive at immigration in Dubai International Airport.
Here’s three for starters:
Standard greeting (day or night): Salam Alaikum
Thank you: Shukran
Reserve your table
Dubai is home to some of the best restaurants in the world – so make sure you get your order in early and secure a table well in advance. Your hotel concierge can make bookings for you and Jumeirah has over 60 restaurants in Dubai!
Venturing to the observation decks on the 124 th, 125 th and 148th floors of the
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower is a must. If you book your tickets online in advance you’ll save 50% compared to paying for immediate entry at the kiosk.
Absorb the culture
Don’t leave Dubai without learning a little about the local culture and heritage. Visit the Jumeirah mosque for their daily tours and visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for the cultural breakfast.
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