The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to the famous Dubai city, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and the Palm Islands (artificial islands). These attractions and many others make the UAE one of the prime tourist locations in the Middle East.
We found the UAE has an impressive road network making traveling by car in and out of the major cities quite convenient. And within the cities, there are plenty of car travel options. You can rent a car (if you’ve got a valid license to drive in the UAE), call Uber or Careem, or ride a bus.
In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we found the metro to be a cheaper, faster, and more convenient way to travel.
While traveling between cities, car driving allows you to visit unexplored desert areas.
Important Things To Know
The currency of the UAE is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED).
Arabic is the national language of the United Arab Emirates.
English is used as a second language, making communication convenient for you if you can’t speak Arabic.
Climate And Weather
The UAE enjoys an arid desert climate with two seasons.
Temperatures in summer (June to Sept) are usually high 90°F – 99°F (32°C – 37.2°C). But in winter (Dec to Mar) the UAE enjoys pleasantly warm temperatures between 62°F – 75°F (16.4°C – 24°C).
Rainfall is inconsistent. However, there are frequent, violent dust storms locally called the ‘shamal winds.’
As a Muslim nation, the United Arab Emirates expects tourists to dress modestly, especially in public places like hospitals, government buildings, parks, shopping malls, and religious buildings.
Below are the dress code rules we recommend you follow
- Your clothing shouldn’t indecently expose your body or display offensive messages/images.\
- Any form of public nudity isn’t allowed.
- Wearing your swimwear in public is only in pools, beaches, and water packs.
- Female tourists aren’t expected to cover their hair or wear traditional abayas in public areas. However, you’ll be asked to wear a traditional abaya and cover your hair when visiting mosques out of respect for the Islam religion.
- Women and men are encouraged to wear clothes covering their legs, arms, and shoulders.
We found that these rules are only applied in public areas and not in private settings like your hotel room.
Source : Travel Pulse