Tips and Tracks for travel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tips and Tracks for travel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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DUBAI TRAVEL TIPS

DUBAI TRAVEL TIPS

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Preparing for Your Trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Book Dubai Hotel and Air Separately

It's like buying a TV with a built-in DVD player. If one component ends-up not working, then the unit as a whole doesn't work. Finding the ideal combination of, or making changes to a package deal, can be restrictive, difficult, frustrating and time-consuming. And just because most ads for package deals to Dubai tout that you will save money, you may find otherwise. Also, you may get a better flight to Dubai, without spending more, when you purchase your airline ticket to Dubai separately. Yes, a Dubai vacation package could be ideal, but we like to urge savvy travelers to check into the alternative. You can easily check Dubai hotel room prices on i4dubai.com when doing your research.

Packing for Your Dubai Trip

Be sure to pack for the climate in Dubai and also for the season. Bring breathable natural fabrics for hot weather, and layers that can be added or removed for cooler weather. Remember that summers and winters are opposite in the Southern Hemisphere, with summer in December and winter in July.

Bring a Map of Dubai

Don't leave home without it! If you don't know Dubai well, it will be a huge advantage to buy a Dubai map and look it over prior to your trip. You'll be surprised how much you remember about the major streets and areas of Dubai once you've studied the map and gotten the big picture. It will help you get your bearings once you've arrived. Whichever attractions in Dubai you want to see, you'll have a better idea of where they are from your hotel and how to get there. Check the brochure rack in the hotel lobby for what to do in Dubai. There might even be a map of Dubai tourist attractions.

Check the Weather in Dubai

Before you embark on your trip to Dubai, search Dubai weather on a search engine and find the 10-day forecast for Dubai. It could help you decide which Dubai tourist attraction to see and do on which day.

Taking a Computer to Dubai

There are benefits of taking your computer with you on vacation, such as staying in touch with family and friends and making or canceling reservations on the go. Take advantage of the internet in your Dubai hotel, or if unavailable, locate the closest internet cafe.

Dubai Travel Journal

You may like to keep a small travel journal or notebook for your trip to Dubai to jot down place names, dates and phone numbers of newly acquired friends. These reminders will also be useful if you'd like to blog about your trip to Dubai after you return home.

When You Arrive in Dubai

Check Your Room When You Arrive in Dubai

Now, immediately, is the time to be sure you are happy with your room. If ANYTHING is bugging you, now is the time to ask for a different room or to have any issues cleared immediately. After you've spent the night, or even hours in your room, is NOT the time. Speaking of bugging you, it is a good idea to check the bed thoroughly. Yes, it can happen to any hotel, anywhere. Even the very best and very cleanest of hotels in Dubai could fall victim because the critters can travel the world in people's luggage. So now you can unpack, order extra towels, look at prices on the room service menu and start enjoying Dubai.

Restaurants in Dubai

Isn't going out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner a favorite thing to do for just about everyone and especially when on vacation? You might want to actually think about your Dubai restaurant route ahead of time to avoid - Where do you want to go? I don't know, where do you want to go?- To find a restaurant in Dubai that suits your fancy each day, peruse the Dubai Yellow Pages and ask friendly locals or other visitors for recommendations.

Things to do in Dubai

You probably based your vacation trip to Dubai because of what there is to see and to do in Dubai. But it never hurts to check a little further in case there is an attraction you don't know about. Check the brochure rack in the hotel lobby for What To Do in Dubai. There might also be a map of Dubai attractions. You know... the maps with the cute pictures on them. Just one more Dubai souvenir to take home!

Dining Out In Dubai

Don't be afraid to try regional cuisine in Dubai. When dining out, ask about local Dubai specialties. You'll find that locally sourced ingredients make for the freshest and tastiest meals, and you'll be paying a compliment to your host city in honoring their traditions.

Festivals in Dubai

Local holidays in Dubai may have an effect on the availability of some amenities or attractions, but local Dubai festivals or parades will add to the enjoyment of your trip making Dubai even more memorable.

Celebrations in Dubai

No matter what time of year you're visiting Dubai, there are amazing events to make your trip unforgettable. Contact the Chamber of Commerce or Visitors Authority in Dubai and ask for calendar of local events. This information may also be available on the website for Dubai. This will help you plan your activities to include local festivities you would like to participate in.

Souvenirs from Dubai

Don't forget the folks at home. Purchasing small souvenirs or gifts in Dubai will save you money over airport gift shop prices, and will be appreciated by friends and loved ones who were unable to be with you in Dubai.

Side-trips in Dubai

Spontaneous side trips in Dubai can be made with the help of your hotel concierge, or a local Dubai travel agent. So don't worry about having to plan out every detail of your trip to Dubai before you leave.

Must See Sights in Dubai

If you are visiting Dubai for the first time make sure you decide on the Must See Sights and plan your itinerary accordingly. Guide books on Dubai can be an invaluable resource, listing directions, hours of operation and entrance fees.

Dubai Transportation

Driving in Dubai

If you plan to drive in Dubai it's best to reserve your rental car in advance. Not only will you get the best rates, but you will be assured of a vehicle being available for you, rather than taking your chances upon arrival. Make note that speed limits and other rules of the road may vary in Dubai and may differ from those you are accustomed to.

Public Transportation in Dubai

Subways, commuter trains, trams, monorails, cable cars, taxis, buses and ferries are all modes of public transportation. Not only is it convenient when traveling, but usually it's an adventure! When traveling around Dubai, you'll want to make the most of what is available and what might be, well...an adventure! Be sure to research Dubai transportation online, in advance, or speak with the concierge at your hotel.

Taxis in Dubai, Additional Dubai Tips

When using taxis in Dubai make sure they are legitimate and licensed. Public transportation in Dubai is a viable alternative to taxis and will give you the opportunity to talk to locals who can give you pointers for great restaurants and side trips.

Medical Insurance in Dubai

If your health insurance provider does not provide coverage for Dubai, look into purchasing medical insurance for travelers so that you are covered in case of emergency.

Security in Dubai Hotels

If your hotel room provides an in-room safe, be sure to use it for personal valuables and papers. Otherwise ask the hotel staff about safety deposit boxes. Always remember to thoroughly check all drawers, safes and closets before you leave your Dubai hotel room so as not to leave anything behind.

Health Precautions in Dubai

Waterless hand sanitizers are a boon to travelers, include travel size containers when you pack for your trip to Dubai. These will come in very handy when eating on the go during your sightseeing adventures.

Safety in Dubai

Use common sense when in Dubai as you would anywhere. Don't draw unwanted attention by carrying excessive amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewelry. Avoid undesirable areas and stick with your group.

Prescription Medications in Dubai

Be sure to bring with you to Dubai any and all prescription medications. Pay close attention to airport security regulations for medications, your prescriptions must be contained in their original, clearly labeled containers. It's also a good idea to carry a list of your medications and wear a MedicAlert for any medical conditions.

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