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    PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO DUBAI
  • Emirates Airlines is the national carrier of Dubai
  • Etihad Airlines is an option as it's based out of Abu Dhabi which is 1.5 hours drive from Dubai. If we wish to visit Abu Dhabi during your trip you can opt to fly with Etihad and land in Abu Dhabi for sightseeing
  • Air Arabia Airlines is an option as it's based out of Sharjah which is half hour drive from Dubai. You can opt to fly with Air Arabia as it is a cheaper option.
  • Check for "Special Upgrade Options" with return tickets on select airlines
  • Frequent flyers should opt for frequent flyer programs
  • Check the weather before planning your Dubai trip
  • Weather in Dubai
  • Given UAE’s location in the Arabian Desert, Dubai enjoys a warm climate year-round. The winter months from October through to May are the mildest
  • During the summer months of June through September, the weather heats up, with averages from high-30s to mid-40s.
  • Tourists are advised to take note of the weather before planning their Dubai trip.
  • Dubai Culture
  • Dubai is a very tolerant, cosmopolitan and multicultural city.
  • Being largely a Muslim country, it is recommended to dress modestly especially in public places
  • The work week runs from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being the weekend.
  • Government buildings may close around 2.30pm each day
  • Visa to UAE
  • Depending on your plan, tourist visas to the UAE can be issued for 30 days or 90 days duration, single entry or multiple entries.
  • The UAE embassies do not issue tourist visas. In order to get a tourist visa to the UAE, you need to get in touch with one of the UAE-based airline or a tour agency in the UAE who will apply for visa on your behalf to the official visa-issuing authorities
  • 96 Hour Transit Visa - This visa is valid for 30 days to use from its issue date and it only gives you access to visit Dubai for 96 hours from the date of entry. The application process requirements are pretty much the same as the 30 days tourist visa whe
  • Arriving in Dubai
  • With over 7,000 weekly flights operated by 125 airlines from 260 destinations on every continent (except Antarctica), you have a wide range of options to choose from when flying to Dubai.
  • Tourists in Dubai can enjoy a free Sim card, complete with complimentary talk time and data, on their arrival at the airport. The Tourist Sim package comes preloaded with a free Sim card, three flexi minutes, 20mb data and one-month validity. Some service
  • If you're a UAE resident, then remember to bring your Emirates ID next time you're travelling through DXB as you'll be able speed through passport control in a matter of seconds through the newly installed Smart Gates at all three Dubai Airport Terminals.
  • Money Exchange counters are available but you might negotiate a better rate at the city money exchangers. Taxi with pink roof lady driver driven, black rooftop are only for booked pick up, start rates differ for pre booked and street pick up, and eating a
  • Dubai Taxi is very efficient and economical compared to other online taxi apps, and can be pre book on 009714 2080808. Avoid between 3pm - 5pm as that the duty swapping time.
  • Salik (Toll) charges are added to the taxi meter while crossing certain bridges and highways
  • Kindly ensure you have read your visa expiry date and are exiting within the time limit. Unauthorized extended stay will be penalized.
  • Kindly read your 'airport/terminal' carefully, as there are three terminals; apart from two international airports in the city
  • Arriving early is advisable, as you would want to depart on a shopping note with some fabulous offer at the Dubai Duty Free.
  • The Millionaire and Super Car raffle draws are worth a try at the Dubai Duty Free.
  • Public Transport
  • Dubai Metro is a good option and is accessible from the airport terminal. The Dubai Metro Red Line runs between Rashidiya and UAE Exchange (Jebel Ali), passing Dubai International Airport, though Deira and Bur Dubai and then following the Sheikh Zayed Roa
  • Metro peak hours are: Sun – Wed 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM/ Thursday: 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM. There are two lines of metro that operates - Red & Green, and they intersect at two stations i.e. Union & Burjuman.
  • Please note every metro station has either 2 or at times 4 exit points, to ensure you know your exact exit toward your destination
  • Dubai metro is connected to the Dubai Tram at Dubai Marina and JLT stations and would take you up to The Palm
  • Ensure you buy a Silver NOL or a Gold NOL for gold class access for metro, bus and water taxi as cash is not accepted in all these modes of transportation in Dubai
  • Not all countries’ international licenses are valid in UAE, so kindly check and follow process before taking on the wheel.
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