Holiday in Dubai

by : nick rauge

Dubai is becoming a more and more popular holiday destination. Follow the guidelines below in order to get the best out of your holiday in Dubai.
1.Choose the right time to visit. Dubai has some very extreme weather conditions. A few months are very hot. The best time for you to visit Dubai is from the month of November through to the month of March. In Dubai this period is considered the winter period. with average daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25 degrees celcius.
2.Avoid the month of Ramadan - Ramadan is the fasting month of muslims and usually held in september-october. The daily fasting time begins around 5:00 am and ends around 5:00pm. You are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public during this period - not even as a tourist.
3.Visa - It may be necessary to apply for a visa before visiting Dubai. Citizens of a few countries such as USA and UK is able to get their visa on arrival. You will have to check with your local travel agent to confirm the rules that are required for your country.
4.Liquor - Tourists are not allowed to buy liquor at shops in Dubai. Only residents with a license can buy from liquor shops. However you can buy liquor at a bar or at a nightclub or from the duty free shop upon arrival.
5.Car rentals - Taxi fair is pricey in Dubai. Consider renting a car instead and do the renting it in advance.
6.Driving - Remember Dubai is a left hand driven area!
7.Accomodation - Dubai has a range of accomodation offers. Do not spend too much on accomondation. 2 star hotels are cheap but holds a decent quality. If you are traveling with a group of people renting an apartment might be the cheapest option for you. Shopping - Dubai has a lot to offer for shoppers. Large shopping malls, gold, inexpensive electronics and much more. Before you go shopping you should consider how much you want to spend and stick to it. You should always ask for a discount as this is common in Dubai.
8.Language - Arabic is the main language. Most can understand and speak english.
9.Law - Dubai is a safe place to visit because of its very tough laws against criminal acts.
A cheap holiday in Dubai is not the first thing that comes to mind but in fact it does not have to be that expensive to spend your holiday in Dubai.