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Visa Options & Visa on Arrival Eligibility

The UAE offers many visa options depending on the purpose of the visit. The most common types of visa are the tourist visa and visit visa.   The Tourist Visa has two options, 14 days & 30 Days. The 14 day tourist is valid for 14 days from the date of issue and it cannot be extended. The 30 day tourist visa, has validity of 60 days from the date of issue and can be extended twice with prior notice and a... Read More

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Conversation in Arabic

Arabic is the national language but it’s very easy to communicate and navigate Dubai without any major language barriers. Government departments, taxi drivers, store staff and hotel workers are very well versed in English, making traversing Dubai almost as easy as in an English-speaking home country. There is also a large expat population from all corners of the globe and as a result, a wide variety of languages is understood. However, tryi... Read More

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NOL- Dubai Public transport Card

NoL: Your 24/7 Transport Access Key: NoL Card is a smart card that enables you to pay for the use of various RTA (Road Transport Authority) modes in Dubai with a single card. You can use your NoL Card to travel on Dubai metro, bus and taxis, as well as to purchase RTA ’s, paid parking. NoL card comes with a simple touch and-go operation where the cost of travel is automatically calculated based on the destination of embarkation and disem... Read More

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Dubai Metro - Public Transport by RTA

Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro rail network consisting of the Red and Green Line. The Green Line has 20 stations and the Red Line has 29. (Rashidiya to Jebel Ali).   Using Dubai Metro:   There are two stations to swap from the red line to the green line - Union and Burjuman. There are two-four exits at each metro station, so ensure and ask for the correct exit towards your destination. ... Read More

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Dubai Tram - Public Transport by RTA

Dubai Tram system is fully air-conditioned. Each tram measures 44 meters in length with a capacity of 405 passengers. The Tram has one carriage designated for the gold class, two carriages for women & children and the remaining 4 carriages are for the standard Silver Class. Phase One tram fleet consists of 11 trams   Using Dubai Tram The Dubai Tram is a tramway located in Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It runs for 1... Read More

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Dubai Bus- Public Transport by RTA

The Dubai Bus service is a well-managed transport system, one that is used extensively by the city’s commuters. It consists of nine bus stations, over 1,860 bus stops, 1,302 passenger shelters, and point timetables at more than 500 bus stops for traveler convenience. The bus service is available throughout the day and visitors to the city will find a bus stop outside every Dubai Metro station. Night buses are available for travel in the eve... Read More

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Dubai Water Taxi & ABRA

Water Taxis can be hired from stations below, on an hourly basis, by calling +971 4 208 0808: Al Mamzar, Al Seef, Jebel Ali, Golf Resort, Deira, Old Souk, Creek Park - A, Atlantis, Al Sabkha, Creek Park – B, Mina Seyahi, Baniyas, Al Boom Tourist Village, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Festival City, Al Ghubaiba, One & Only The Palm, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Jumeirah Open Beach, Rixos Hotel, Shindagha, Jumeirah Beach Park, ... Read More

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Dubai Taxi - Public Transport by RTA

Dubai Taxi services run 24 - hours in the city, and can be easily booked as well by calling any of the following numbers. Kindly note that the colors are for differentiating the operator, however the fare and tariff are standardized. TAXI BOOKING Dubai Taxi (red roof)              04 208 0808 Al Arabia Taxi (green roof)     04 285 5566 City Taxi (white roof) &nb... Read More

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Driving In Dubai

Dubai has a modern road network and routes are well sign-posted making it quick and easy to navigate the emirate by car. Motorists are expected to abide by strict traffic regulations designed to ensure the safety and convenience of all road users.   Basic Driving Rules   There are numerous speed cameras on the roads and motorways. Fines in the UAE are heavy. Tail-gating, speeding, racing, lane jumping and using... Read More

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Familiarizing with the Local Currency (Dirhams & fils)

Dirhams & Fils   For travellers to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, some knowledge of the local currency and its denominations is useful. Whether sorting out finances on arrival or haggling for souvenirs in the stores, it pays to make some time ahead of your trip to take note of money matters.   The currency in Dubai is the Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) or UAE Dirhams. The abbreviation usd is either AED or... Read More