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Things to do in Dubai 2024 | Pelago by Singapore Airlines

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    Frequently asked questions

    What are the top recommended foods to try in Dubai?
    Dubai offers a diverse culinary scene with a wide range of international cuisines. Some of the must-try dishes include traditional Emirati dishes like machboos (spiced rice with meat), harees (slow-cooked wheat and meat), and luqaimat (sweet dumplings). Don't miss the opportunity to try Middle Eastern specialties like shawarma, falafel, and hummus. For a taste of luxury, indulge in a seafood feast at one of the city's renowned seafood restaurants.
    What are the visa requirements for visiting Dubai?
    Visitors from most countries can obtain a visa on arrival at the Dubai International Airport. The visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended for an additional 30 days. However, it is recommended to check the visa requirements specific to your country before traveling.
    What are the popular attractions in Dubai?
    Dubai is home to several iconic attractions that should not be missed. These include the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views from the observation deck. The Dubai Mall, adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, is a shopper's paradise with a wide range of luxury brands and entertainment options. Other popular attractions include the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island shaped like a palm tree, and the Dubai Marina, a vibrant waterfront district.
    Is it safe to travel to Dubai?
    Dubai is generally considered a safe city for tourists. The crime rate is low, and the local authorities take security measures seriously. However, it is always advisable to take common precautions such as keeping an eye on your belongings and avoiding isolated areas at night.
    What is the local language spoken in Dubai?
    The official language of Dubai is Arabic. However, English is widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. You should have no trouble communicating in English during your visit.

    About Dubai

    Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, is a vibrant city known for its modern architecture, luxury shopping, and lively nightlife. The official currency of Dubai is the UAE dirham (AED). With its stunning skyline dominated by iconic skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai offers a unique blend of traditional Arabian culture and contemporary attractions. Visitors can explore the historic Al Fahidi neighborhood, take a traditional abra boat ride along Dubai Creek, or indulge in a shopping spree at the world-famous Dubai Mall.

    When to visit

    The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is pleasant and mild, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). This is also the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices. If you prefer warmer weather, you can visit during the shoulder seasons of spring (April and May) or autumn (September and October), when temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). However, be prepared for occasional sandstorms during these months. The summer months from June to August are extremely hot, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F), making it less favorable for outdoor activities.

    The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is pleasant and mild, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). This is also the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices. If you prefer warmer weather, you can visit during the shoulder seasons of spring (April and May) or autumn (September and October), when temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). However, be prepared for occasional sandstorms during these months. The summer months from June to August are extremely hot, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F), making it less favorable for outdoor activities.
    Getting around

    Dubai has a well-developed transportation system that makes it easy for visitors to get around. The Dubai Metro is a convenient and efficient way to travel within the city, with two lines covering major attractions and neighborhoods. Taxis are also readily available and relatively affordable. For a unique experience, you can take a ride on a traditional abra boat to cross Dubai Creek. Additionally, Dubai has a comprehensive bus network that connects various parts of the city. Renting a car is another option, but be aware of the heavy traffic and parking restrictions in certain areas.

    Dubai has a well-developed transportation system that makes it easy for visitors to get around. The Dubai Metro is a convenient and efficient way to travel within the city, with two lines covering major attractions and neighborhoods. Taxis are also readily available and relatively affordable. For a unique experience, you can take a ride on a traditional abra boat to cross Dubai Creek. Additionally, Dubai has a comprehensive bus network that connects various parts of the city. Renting a car is another option, but be aware of the heavy traffic and parking restrictions in certain areas.
    Traveller tips

    Dress modestly and respect the local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat. Be mindful of the cultural norms and avoid public displays of affection. It is advisable to carry a valid identification document with you at all times. Bargaining is common in traditional markets, so don't hesitate to negotiate for a better price. Check the local laws and regulations to ensure you are aware of any restrictions or requirements.

    Dress modestly and respect the local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat. Be mindful of the cultural norms and avoid public displays of affection. It is advisable to carry a valid identification document with you at all times. Bargaining is common in traditional markets, so don't hesitate to negotiate for a better price. Check the local laws and regulations to ensure you are aware of any restrictions or requirements.

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