Dubai is known for its beautiful and artistic grandeur and luxury, coupled with the warm hospitality. Over the past few years, Dubai has emerged as one of the most sought-after luxury destinations for tourists from all over the world including India. But one thing which makes trip to Dubai all the more appealing is the fact that it is just around 3 hours journey by flight from most Indian cities. So if you are also eyeing a vacation in Dubai, then make sure you read this post through for some easy to follow tips!
Although Dubai is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world, nevertheless, there are lots of things which you need to keep in mind considering the culture which exists there. Hence, it is always better to be aware of some important points to avoid any unfortunate situation later. Let us now look at some of the things which you need to bear in mind:
- Different Terminals
Planning to travel to Dubai sometime soon, then this is one thing which you should know especially if you are asking for a pick-up from your friend/relative or hotel. Dubai has three terminals. Which terminal will your flight land will depend on the airline you choose. For instance, all Emirates airlines will land at terminal 3, whether it is Kolkata to Dubai Flight or Delhi to Dubai flight.
- Understand the Alcohol Restrictions
Unlike in the US or the UK or for that matter in any western country where you can get alcohol right across the counters in supermarkets, the culture of Dubai is a bit different. While it cannot be termed conservative, it is best to rely on licensed bars and restaurants for consuming alcohol. Alternatively, you can buy 3litres per traveller from the Dubai Duty-Free before you exit the airport.
- Avoid the Ramadan season
If you are planning a Dubai trip, then make sure that you avoid planning during the holy month of Ramadan. This is because, during the holy month of Ramadan, you cannot eat or even chew gum, drink, or smoke in public places during the time of observing fast for those 30-days. So if you are planning on taking the vacation, try and make sure you plan your travel in such a way that it does not coincide with Ramadan.
- Plan your Trip Well
Although applicable otherwise as well, but plan your Dubai trip well in advance. Try to plan your trip during the peak season or especially during the Dubai shopping festival to get amazing deals on shopping. Also during such peak season, all the major airlines like Emirates Airlines or Jet Airways or even Oman Air for that matter offer great deals. So make sure you catch hold of these deals.
- Be Heat Prepared
Last but certainly not the least, Dubai is always extremely hot. So if you are in Dubai or travelling there, then an average range 35 to 40 degrees Celsius is a common situation there. Make sure you carry plenty of sunscreen with a very high SPF and apply it rather luxuriously on your body before stepping out. Along with a sunscreen also carry a bottle of water just to keep yourself hydrated at all times.
Dubai is a beautiful tourist destination. Just keep these simple points in mind when you pack your bags for a fun and memorable trip to Dubai!